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, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky*, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

*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

DSU is currently seeking authorization in the following states:

  • Massachusetts 

Misconduct Report Policy

DSU 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 Online Academic Misconduct Report Form.

For more information, contact the Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Ms. Marilyn Lee
Interim Provost/Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs
Dickinson State University
291 Campus Drive
Dickinson, ND 58601

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

Cheryl Thompson
Outreach Manager
Communication | Training | State Authorization Coordinator
Core Technology Services
North Dakota University System
2000 44th Street SW, Suite 301
Fargo, ND 58103

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.