Each institution must provide an environment that is conducive to good instruction and learning and that supports the educational programs offered by the institution. The adequacy of the environment is assessed against the demands made upon it by the curricula, faculty, and students.

Facilities and Equipment. The buildings, classrooms, equipment, furniture, grounds, instructional tools, support systems, instructional facilities, machinery, and other physical requirements of the educational program shall be appropriate and shall contribute to the achievement of the institution’s objectives. Equipment, instructional tools, and machinery must be properly installed and maintained.

Code Requirements. Facilities shall meet the general tests of safety, usefulness, cleanliness, maintenance, health, lighting, and compliance with any laws governing physical facilities, particularly with respect to fire, safety, and sanitation.