Core Requirements are basic, broad-based, foundational requirements that an institution must meet to be accredited with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). They establish a threshold of development required of an institution seeking initial or continued accreditation by the Commission and reﬂect the Commission’s basic expectations of candidate and member institutions. In order for an institution to maintain accreditation in good standing; that is, without sanction, an institution must maintain compliance with all Core Requirements.
Source: Resource Manual for the Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Second Edition: 2012 p.12