Through the NC-SARA agreement, Dickinson State University is authorized to offer online degree programs in the following states. Prospective students should be sure their home state is listed below:

  • Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming

In addition to the NC-SARA authorization above, DSU has applied for and been approved for authorization in the following states:

  • California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Kentucky*, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, Wisconsin

*Internships are not allowed as an option in the following degree programs: BS in Accounting, BS in Business Administration, BS in Human Resource Management, Bachelor of Applied Science

Dickinson State is currently seeking authorization in the following states:

  • Delaware, District of Columbia, Massachusetts, New Jersey

Misconduct Report Policy

Dickinson State has a strong commitment to highly ethical and moral principles. Our institution has established a Misconduct Report Policy to assist students, staff, and faculty with any concerns they may have in a quick and fair manner.

In the event of an issue, open communication between those parties involved is encouraged for the matter to be resolved without the need to file a formal complaint. However, if an attempt to resolve the issue does not come to fruition, or if the matter is more serious in nature, either party may follow the Formal Complaint Process.

Formal Complaint Process

Institutional level

If an issue cannot be resolved by the aforementioned procedure or is more serious in nature, individuals should begin by completing the Misconduct Report Form.

For more information, contact the Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs
Dr. Carmen Wilson
Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs
Dickinson State University
291 Campus Drive
Dickinson, ND 58601
(701) 483-2330

State level

If the complaint is not resolved at the institutional level, the complainant may contact the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) Portal Agency at the North Dakota University System (NDUS).

SARA Portal Agency
Richard Rothaus, Ph. D.
Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs
600 East Boulevard Ave.
Bismarck, ND 58505-0230

Distance Learning—Home State

In the event that a complaint cannot be resolved using the options outlined above, students enrolled in online courses from outside the state of North Dakota may also file a complaint within their home state. Use the SHEEO Complaint Process list to contact your state representative.