Institutional Accreditation

Georgetown College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate and master's degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Georgetown College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling 404-679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC's website (

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Program Accreditation

The Education Department of Georgetown College has earned national accreditation by demonstrating excellence in the areas of content and pedagogy, clinical experiences, selectivity, program impact, and capacity for continuous improvement from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. The Education Department of Georgetown College has also earned the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board state accreditation at both the initial and advanced educator preparation levels.

Program Approval

The Department of Chemistry has “approved” status from the American Chemical Society. This recognition is granted to less than one-quarter of the nation’s colleges and universities. The ACS promotes excellence in chemistry education for undergraduate students through approval of baccalaureate chemistry programs. ACS approval is based upon such factors as the number and academic qualifications of the faculty, foundation and in-depth course and lab offerings, instrumentation, library holdings, administrative support, budgets, research opportunities, and lab space. ACS-approved programs offer a broad-based and rigorous chemistry education that gives students intellectual, experimental, and communication skills to become effective scientific professionals.

Other Affiliations

Georgetown College's affiliations include the American Council of Education (ACE), American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (AIKCU), Kentucky Independent College Foundation, the Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities, and the International Association of Baptist Colleges and Universities. Additionally, faculty and staff are affiliated with a number of regional, national and international professional organizations.

Non-Discrimination Statement

As a Christian institution, Georgetown College builds community through admissions, hiring and promotion policies based on merit, qualification and character.  As a matter of policy and in compliance with state and federal laws, Georgetown College operates on the principle of non-discrimination.  Georgetown College does not discriminate, either in the admission of students, hiring and promotion of employees, or in the administration of any educational policies, programs, or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability or veteran status.  Because the College is primarily residential in nature, Georgetown College reserves the right to restrict admissions to undergraduate programs on the basis of sex due to limitations in availability of campus housing, if necessary.  The College may use religion as a factor in making faculty employment decisions and in Board of Trustees appointments.  This policy is in compliance with Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Inquiries or concerns should be directed to the Director of Human Resources or the Title IX Coordinator at 502-863-8000.

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