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State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements Contact

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Coordinator:

B.B. Stotts

Phone: 620-235-4181
Fax: 620-235-4219

Address:
1701 South Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762

Complaint Process for Out of State Students

In accordance with the U.S. Department of Education Program Integrity Rule, 34 C.F.R. Part 600.9, the Kansas Board of Regents has adopted a process to review the appropriately act on student complaints concerning the six state universities.

If you as a student have a complaint about PSU’s distance education programs, please contact the Director of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, Cindy Johnson, at cynthia.johnson@pittstate.edu, or call 620-235-4189, to help you with the grievance process. More information about this process can be found at http://www.pittstate.edu/office/eoaa/grievance-procedures/

If after exhausting all available institutional processes a student’s complaint remains unresolved, the student may make a complaint to the Kansas Board of Regent’s office, in writing, by completing and submitting a complaint form (http://kansasregents.org/students/university_student_complaints#pol-complaint) for university student complaints.

Out of State residents living in SARA* states: Out of state students residing in a SARA state and enrolling in programs offered by Pittsburg State University may file a complaint to the Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) by using the KBOR SARA Complaint Form (http://kansasregents.org/resources/PDF/Academic_Affairs/3257-ComplaintForm_SARAinstitutions.pdf).

Follow this link for a list of SARA* states.

Students may also make a complaint to the Higher Learning Commission (http://www.ncahlc.org/information-for-the-public/complaints.html).

Pittsburg State University (PSU) is accredited by:

The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1411
Phone: 800.621.7440 / 312.263.0456 . Fax: 312.263.7462 . info@hlcommission.org

In most cases, these complaint procedures require the student to exhaust all complaint avenues internal to the institution before a complaint can be filed at the state or accrediting agency level. PSU students are advised to first attempt to resolve complaints with PSU administration.

For more information please contact:

Pittsburg State University Office of the Provost
220 Russ Hall
Pittsburg State University
1701 South Broadway
Pittsburg KS 66762-7554
Phone: 620-235-4113
Fax: 620-235-6192
E-Mail: provost@pittstate.edu

California

California Department of Consumer Affairs
http://www.dca.ca.gov/
(800) 952-5210

Connecticut

Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education
www.ctregents.org
(860)947-1801

Delaware

Delaware Department of Education
www.doe.k12.de.us
(302) 735-4000 (302) 739-4654

Florida

Florida Department of Education
Student Grievance Procedure
(850) 245-0505 (850) 245-9667

Hawaii

State of Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
http://cca.hawaii.gov/(808) 587-3222

Kentucky

Kentucky Council on Post-secondary Education
Student Grievance Procedure
(502) 573-1555 (502) 573-1535

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Board of Higher Education
Student Grievance Procedure
(617) 994-6950 (617) 727-0955

New Jersey

New Jersey Commission of Higher Education
Student Grievance Procedure
(609) 588-3226

New York

New York State Education Department, Office of College and University Evaluation
http://www.highered.nysed.gov/ocue/
(518) 474-3852

North Carolina

North Carolina Community College System, Office of Proprietary School Services
Student Grievance Procedure (pdf)
(919) 807-7146 (919) 807-7164

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Department of Education, Division of Program Services
Student Grievance Procedure
(717) 783-6137 (717) 783-6139

South Carolina

South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
Student Grievance Procedure (pdf)
(803) 737-2260 (803) 737-2297

Utah

Utah Division of Consumer Protection
Student Grievance Procedure
(801) 530-6601 (801) 530-6001

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Educational Approval Board
canderson@hepc.wvnet.edu (email)
(608) 266-1996 (608) 264-8477