Accreditation

Credibility You Can Count On

Why We’re Proud to be an Accredited Institution
The University of Arkansas System eVersity is proud to be an accredited institution through the Distance Education Accreditation Commission (DEAC), which defines the process as one where “an accrediting body grants public recognition to an institution as having met certain standards.” We worked really hard to earn this distinction to assure you, the student, that we operate on a sound financial basis, have an approved program of study, qualified instructors, adequate facilities and equipment, and approved recruitment and admissions policies.

Accreditation Statement
The University of Arkansas System eVersity is officially accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), which is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

Distance Education Accrediting Commission
1101 17th Street NW, Suite 808
Washington, D.C. 20036
Phone: (202) 234-5100
Fax: (202) 332-1386
www.deac.org

The University of Arkansas System eVersity is proud to be an accredited institution through Distance Education Accreditation Commission

Arkansas State Approvals
The University of Arkansas System eVersity is approved by the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board (AHECB) to offer degree programs. The Arkansas Department of Higher Education serves as the administrative staff for AHECB.
Arkansas Department of Higher Education
423 Main St., Suite 400
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: (501) 371-2000
www.adhe.edu

State Authorization/NC-SARA
University of Arkansas System eVersity is authorized to deliver distance education programs in states where enrolled students reside through eVersity’s participation in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). SARA is an agreement among member states, districts and territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. Participation is voluntary for institutions and open to all postsecondary institutions that are accredited by an association recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. Participation in SARA allows institutions to offer distance education courses and programs to students in other SARA participating states without seeking state authorization. For more information on SARA, including an up-to-date list of SARA States and Institutions, visit NC-SARA.org.NC-SARA Approved Institution logo

As an approved SARA institution, eVersity only needs home state approval to offer distance education to students residing in any other SARA member states. eVersity was approved by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) and became a participating SARA member institution in March 2018. ADHE is the Arkansas portal agency for SARA. For more information on SARA from ADHE, visit http://www.adhe.edu/institutions/academic-affairs/sara/.

California is not currently a SARA member state. However, the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE), which is the legal entity identified by the State of California to authorize postsecondary institutions, does not regulate public institutions that have no physical presence in the State. Therefore, as an accredited public institution with no physical presence in California, eVersity is free from BPPE oversight and may deliver distance education programs to people in California.

Complaint/Grievance Resolution Procedure
The University of Arkansas System eVersity is committed to providing every student with exceptional academic and student support services. The university seeks to resolve complaints in a fair and expeditious manner. In attempting to resolve any grievance, the student should first make a serious effort to resolve the matter informally with the individual with whom the issue originated. If informal efforts are not successful, a formal grievance should be submitted to the eVersity director of institutional assurance. The director of institutional assurance can be reached toll free at (844) 560-2561 or grievance@eversity.uasys.edu.

If the grievance is not resolved after exhausting eVersity’s grievance procedure, the student may file a complaint with the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) or eVersity’s accrediting agency, the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). Students who wish to file a complaint should review the contact information listed below. In many cases, these agencies require the student to exhaust the institution’s internal complaint processes prior to filing a complaint or grievance. Therefore, it is recommended that students not contact these agencies until they have proceeded through eVersity’s grievance processes.

Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE)
A student may report an unresolved grievance (except for those related to grades or student conduct) by contacting ADHE at ICAC @adhe.edu. The student grievance web form may be accessed at: http://www.adhe.edu/institutions/academic-affairs/institutional-certification-advisory-committee/grievance-form

Arkansas Department of Higher Education 400 Main Street, Suite 400
Little Rock, AR 72201 (501) 371-2000

ADHE is Arkansas’ state portal agency for the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and is responsible for the final resolution of student complaints against Arkansas institutions. If a complaint is received from an eVersity student located outside of Arkansas, in accordance with the SARA complaint resolution process, ADHE will notify the SARA portal entity of the state in which the complaining student is located. For a list of NC-SARA portal entity contacts, visit http://nc-sara.org/content/state-portal-entity-contacts.

Helpful Forms and Consumer Information

Consumer Information Disclosure Form

According to University of Arkansas Board of Trustee Policy 350.1, any fraud that is detected or suspected must be reported to the Internal Audit Department, which coordinates investigations with the university’s general counsel and other affected areas, both internal and external. If there is any question as to whether an action constitutes fraud, contact the internal audit director for guidance. The Confidential Fraud Hotline number is 866.252.9838.