Ohio University

Complaint Resolution and Licensing

Ohio University strives to provide the highest quality educational opportunities available. However, if a conflict does arise, our efforts are meant to resolve your grievances, complaints, and concerns in an expeditious, fair, and amicable manner.

If an issue cannot be resolved by Ohio University’s internal processes, a complaint involving allegations of fraudulent activity, including the provision of false or misleading information, may be brought to the Ohio SARA portal entity. The SARA portal entity in the state where the student is located will be notified that the complaint was received and may assist as needed. Resolution of the complaint by the SARA portal entity in the institution's home state is final.

Complaint Resolution Structure

Academic Matters: Students residing outside the State of Ohio while attending Ohio University who would like to file a complaint related to academic matters should follow the process outlined in the Student Handbook.

Equity and Civil Rights: All discrimination, equity issues, equal opportunity obligations (including affirmative action), and efforts to fulfill ADA/504 requirements should be sent to the Office of Equity and Civil Rights Compliance.

Professional Licensure

Important Note for Students: If you are considering an online academic program that leads to a professional license in your state, it is highly recommended that you contact the appropriate licensing agency in your home state BEFORE beginning the academic program located outside your state. SARA does not provide reciprocity for state professional licensing requirements. Academic programs and individual graduates must meet standards set by that state in order to be eligible for a license. If you experience difficulty finding the licensure requirements for your state, please con tact the program advisor or the compliance coordinator at Ohio University for help. Eligibility for licensure and/or certification may involve more than successful degree completion.

State Licensing and Complaint Information

Alabama

Alabama Commission on Higher Education
http://www.ache.alabama.gov/

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Alaska

Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
https://acpesecure.alaska.gov/

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Arizona

Arizona Commission on Higher Education
https://www.hlcommission.org/

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Arkansas

Arkansas Commission of Higher Education
https://www.adhe.edu/

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California

California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
https://www.bppe.ca.gov/

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Colorado

Colorado Department of Higher Education
https://highered.colorado.gov/

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Connecticut

Connecticut Office of Higher Education
https://www.ctohe.org/

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Delaware

Delaware Department of Education
https://www.doe.k12.de.us/domain/226

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District of Columbia

District of Columbia Higher Education Licensure Commission
https://osse.dc.gov/service/higher-education-licensure-commission-helc

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Florida

Florida Commission for Independent Education
http://www.fldoe.org/policy/cie

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Georgia

Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission
https://gnpec.georgia.gov/

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Hawaii

Hawaii Postsecondary Education Authorization Program
http://cca.hawaii.gov/hpeap/

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Idaho

Idaho State Board of Education
https://boardofed.idaho.gov/

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Illinois

Illinois Board of Higher Education
https://www.ibhe.org/

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Indiana

Indiana Commission for Higher Education
https://www.in.gov/che/

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Iowa

Iowa College Student Aid Commission
https://www.iowacollegeaid.gov/

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Kansas

Kansas Board of Regents
https://www.kansasregents.org/

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Kentucky

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
http://cpe.ky.gov/

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Louisiana

Board of Regents, State of Louisiana
https://regents.la.gov/

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Maine

Maine Department of Higher Education
https://www.maine.gov/doe/highered/

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Maryland

Maryland Higher Education Commission
http://www.mhec.state.md.us/Pages/default.aspx

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Massachusetts

Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
http://www.mass.edu/

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Michigan

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
https://www.michigan.gov/lara/

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Minnesota

Minnesota Office of Higher Education
https://www.ohe.state.mn.us/

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Mississippi

Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning
http://www.ihl.state.ms.us/

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Missouri

Missouri Department of Higher Education
https://dhe.mo.gov/

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Montana

Montana University System
https://mus.edu/che/

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Nebraska

Nebraska’s Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
https://ccpe.nebraska.gov/

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Nevada

Nevada System of Higher Education
https://nshe.nevada.edu/administration/academic-student-affairs/sara/

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New Hampshire

New Hampshire Department of Education
https://www.education.nh.gov/

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New Jersey

New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education
https://www.state.nj.us/highereducation/

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New Mexico

New Mexico Higher Education Department
http://www.hed.state.nm.us/

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New York

New York State Education Department
http://www.highered.nysed.gov/

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North Carolina

University of North Carolina Board of Governors
http://www.northcarolina.edu/stateauthorization

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North Dakota

North Dakota University System
http://www.ndus.edu/

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Ohio

Ohio Department of Higher Education
https://www.ohiohighered.org/

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Oklahoma

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
https://www.okhighered.org/

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Oregon

Oregon Office of Degree Authorization
https://www.oregon.gov/highered/institutions-programs/private/Pages/office-degree-authorization.aspx

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Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Department of Education
https://www.education.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx

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Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Council on Education
http://www.agencias.pr.gov/agencias/cepr/inicio/Pages/default.aspx

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Rhode Island

Rhode Island Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner
https://www.riopc.edu/

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South Carolina

South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
http://www.che.sc.gov/

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South Dakota

South Dakota Secretary of State
https://sdsos.gov/

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Tennessee

Tennessee Higher Education Commission
https://www.tn.gov/thec.html

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Texas

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/

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Utah

Utah Division of Consumer Protection
https://dcp.utah.gov/

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Vermont

Vermont Agency of Education
http://education.vermont.gov/

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Virgin Islands

University of Virgin islands
https://www.uvi.edu/

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Virginia

Virginia State Council of Higher Education
http://www.schev.edu/

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Washington

Washington Student Achievement Council
https://www.wsac.wa.gov/

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West Virginia

West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
http://www.wvhepc.edu/

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Wisconsin

Wisconsin Educational Approval Board
https://dsps.wi.gov/Pages/Programs/EducationalApproval/Default.aspx

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Wyoming

Wyoming Department of Education
https://edu.wyoming.gov/

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