"It does, because it makes me think about my future and if I have to change schools or not," said TSU student Nikki Anderson.
TSU student Shannon Colquitt explained, "If I'm going to class and it ends up meaning nothing, then that becomes a problem."
The school would not talk about the probation on camera, but did issue a statement which read in part:
- "Although Texas Southern University continues to be a fully accredited institution... We are disappointed by a decision ... to continue monitoring TSU by placing it on probation for six months. We believe the decision was based on ... procedural requirements rather than any new concerns about the school."
"It kind of does because people look down on TSU when we're really just not a bad school," said TSU student Jenaye Robinson. "We can do better. So once we get off of probation I guess we can prove them wrong."
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools says it will again review TSU's accreditation in June 2010.