The Higher Learning Commission’s Obligations of Affiliation describe behavioral requirements established for member institutions, including the requirement to abide by commission policies.

Among those policies, the obligations draw particular attention to requirements for transparency as to specified outcomes of the commission’s reviews for accreditation. While the commission makes information about these reviews public, this information concerns the accreditation relationship of institutions. Thus, member institutions have an obligation to accept such publication and to represent this information accurately.

The Obligations of Affiliation are absolute, and the commission may take immediate administrative action if an institution fails to meet any of them.