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Policy 12: Use of “College” or “University”
- In accordance with O.C.G.A. § 20-3-250.7(b), no person, agent, group, or entity of whatever kind shall use the term “college” or “university” unless approved to do so by the commission, unless it falls within one of the statutory exceptions set forth in O.C.G.A. § 20-3-250.7(b).
- Pursuant to Code Section 250.5(b)(5), the commission delegates the task of authorizing use of the term “college” or “university” to the Executive Director.
- In the instance that the requestor is a postsecondary institution, it must be accredited by an accreditor recognized by the United States Department of Education to be permitted to use the term “college” or “university”.
- The Executive Director has the sole discretion to deny a name request whenever he/she determines that the use of the name is likely to be misleading or to cause confusion with the general public.
Approved by Commission Vote May 15, 2023