Catalog 2016-2017


State Information for Filing Complaints

Western International University is regulated by a large number of state regulatory bodies across the country for filing complaints in the state that a student resides. If a student chooses to file a complaint, he or she can submit an internal complaint to the University’s Office of Dispute Management or file an external complaint with the designated state regulatory agency. The following is a list of the contact information for those regulatory bodies. 


In Arizona, the student may contact:

The Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education

1400 W. Washington, Room 260

Phoenix, AZ 85007

Telephone: (602) 542-5709 


Online students residing in other states than already listed may contact:

Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education

1400 W Washington, Room 260

Phoenix, AZ 85007

Telephone: (602) 542-5709

 

 

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

 

Western International University is approved by the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) as a SARA member institution. (http://nc-sara.org). The University has reciprocity with other SARA states for its distance education programs. Please visit the NC-SARA website for the most current list of states that participate in SARA.

 

Online students residing in a SARA state may appeal a complaint to the Arizona SARA Council (AZ SARA) for review after exhausting the institution's internal complaint process. SARA complaints must first be submitted internally for resolution through the University's Office of Dispute Management. The Arizona SARA Council will not review complaints regarding student grades or student code of conduct violations. For more information visit the AZ SARA Council website (http://azsara.arizona.edu).