Penn State Warned by Accreditation Panel
Published: August 14, 2012
Pennsylvania State University has been warned that its accreditation is in jeopardy unless it corrects conditions that contributed to sexual abuse of children by a former assistant football coach, Jerry Sandusky.
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education issued the warning last week, giving the university until Sept. 30 to report what steps it is taking. The commission, which oversees more than 500 schools, issued 32 accreditation warnings in a two-year period ending in June. Such warnings are almost always resolved without punitive action.
Mr. Sandusky was convicted in June of molesting 10 boys.