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State Authorization

Accreditation & State Authorization

Moravian College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) (link is external). Middle States (MSCHE) is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Students may submit a complaint about a Middle States-accredited institution using the MSCHE complaint process (link is external).  

State Complaint Contact Information

Pursuant to the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Integrity Rules, Moravian College must provide state agency contact information for filing complaints to its out-of-state distance education students or prospective students. 

If a student located in a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (link is external) (SARA) state has a complaint about Moravian College, complaints must first go through the institution’s standard procedure for resolution of student grievances (link is external). If a student is not satisfied with the outcome of that process, a complaint involving allegations of fraudulent activity, including the provision of false or misleading information, may be brought to the Pennsylvania SARA portal entity (link is external). The SARA portal entity in the state where the student is located will be notified that the complaint was received and may assist as needed. Resolution of the complaint by the SARA portal entity in the institution's home state is final. 

Examples of types of student complaints that may be brought to a SARA portal entity include, but are not limited to, complaints regarding accuracy of job placement data, tuition or fee information, accreditation, whether a program meets licensure requirements, or course transfer information. Grade appeals and student conduct appeals are not allowed under SARA.