Select Your Role

You have multiple roles with HLC, and in Canopy you can view records related to one type of role at a time.


Select Your Institutional Role

If you have more than one institutional role, select one for this session. Otherwise, select the role below.

User Information and Terms of Use

Canopy is a web-based platform used by representatives of Higher Learning Commission (HLC) member institutions and other HLC stakeholders, such as peer reviewers. Institutional representatives use Canopy to view and update institutional data, request additional location updates, and participate in various activities to ensure compliance with HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation and other HLC requirements. Peer reviewers and other stakeholders view and update personal and professional data, accept or decline event invitations, and maintain up-to-date schedule and conflict of interest information within Canopy .

Canopy is maintained by HLC and its technology partners. All references to HLC throughout these Terms of Use may include HLC, its technology partners and designated representatives of each.


Terms of Use

By logging into Canopy, users agree that they have read, understood and agree to abide by these Terms of Use.

Each user is assigned unique login credentials by HLC. Users may not share their credentials with others or allow others to use their login credentials to access Canopy. Users agree to take reasonable measures to secure their login credentials.

Canopy requires users to provide personally identifiable information in support of their official relationship(s) with HLC. This information is required to ensure proper access to various features and information, to keep data current and accurate, and to perform various accreditation activities. Users should familiarize themselves with HLC’s Guidelines for Personally Identifiable Information Submitted to HLC.

Users agree to post information in Canopy in a manner that reasonably avoids spreading viruses or malware and that reasonably avoids causing damage to Canopy, its users and HLC. Users will not upload any executable files or files that contain code or programs designed to impede or destroy the functionality of any computer software or hardware, including, but not limited to, viruses, Trojan horses, worms, corrupted files or code, or spyware.

Users are responsible for ensuring that their end-user devices are compatible with the system requirements of Canopy.

HLC may scan files as they are uploaded. However, users of Canopy explicitly acknowledge that they are downloading files at their own risk, should files be made available for download.

By posting information in Canopy, users understand and agree to the requirements regarding ownership of institutional records and information as detailed in HLC’s Management of Records and Information policy.