Penn State May Lose Academic Accreditation Over Mishandling of Sandusky Sex Scandal
Penn State has been warned by Middle States Commission, the organization that grants them academic accreditation, that it is in danger of losing is crucial status. The university made the announcement this week. This, of course, is in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
While investigators found Penn State school leaders did too little stop the abuse, they are in jeopardy of losing what keeps students funded in school. If this were to happen, the school would face the loss of eligibility for federal student aid programs, guaranteed student loans, federal research grants and could lose eligibility for state aid, commission spokesman Richard Pockrass said.