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National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA)

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Niagara University participates in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) to deliver online and distance education. Participation in SARA represents an agreement to maintain comparable standards for online education among member states, districts, and territories. As such, participating in SARA provides Niagara University with authorization to provide postsecondary distance education to students in other states and territories covered by the agreement.

Niagara University strives to provide a high-quality educational experience across all of our programs. Should a concern arise, online students should follow the standard university procedure for resolving grievances as outlined in the academic catalog or by referring to the university’s non-discrimination policy and grievance procedures. If a resolution is not met by following the university’s established grievance process, online students who reside outside of New York state may file a complaint with the New York State Education Department as outlined here or via the SARA complaint process. Please note that complaints regarding grade appeals or student conduct do not fall under the purview of SARA.