State Authorization

The University of Bridgeport is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). As an institutional member of NC-SARA, the University of Bridgeport is authorized to operate in all states that participate in NC-SARA.

For more information on NC-SARA, please visit http://nc-sara.org/sara-states-institutions. For information on Connecticut-specific NC-SARA institutions (including the University of Bridgeport), please visit http://nc-sara.org/states/CT or contact the designated representative at the NC-SARA Connecticut State Portal Entity:

Christon R. Kurker-Stewart, Esq.
Senior Associate, Academic Affairs
Office of Higher Education, State of Connecticut
450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 510
Hartford, CT 06103-1841
Telephone: (860) 947-1820
Fax: (860) 947-1310
ckurker-stewart@ctohe.org
www.ctohe.org

Complaint Process

The University of Bridgeport seeks to resolve student* grievances, complaints and concerns (including those related to consumer protection) in an expeditious, fair and amicable manner. Any student, including those residing outside of the State of Connecticut while attending UB, who desires to resolve a grievance should follow the University’s Student Grievance Procedure found in Chapter 6 of the Key to UB. However, if an issue cannot be resolved internally, any student except those located in Massachusetts and California, may contact the NC-SARA Connecticut State Portal Entity using the contact information listed below.

NC-SARA Connecticut State Portal Entity Contact
Christon R. Kurker-Stewart, Esq.
Senior Associate, Academic Affairs
Office of Higher Education, State of Connecticut
450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 510
Hartford, CT 06103-1841

A student located in Massachusetts or California (which are not members of NC-SARA) should contact their appropriate state contact, as listed in the chart below.

As stated above, the appropriate location for a student to file an unresolved complaint (except those in Massachusetts or California) is with NC-SARA Connecticut State Portal Entity Contact. Notwithstanding, for convenience, a list for all NC-SARA state contacts is provided below, should a student wish to inquire with the particular state in which s/he is located.

AlabamaKentuckyNorth Dakota
AlaskaLouisianaOhio
ArizonaMaineOklahoma
ArkansasMarylandOregon
CaliforniaMassachusettsPennsylvania
ColoradoMichiganRhode Island
ConnecticutMinnesotaSouth Carolina
DelawareMississippiSouth Dakota
District of ColumbiaMissouriTennessee
FloridaMontanaTexas
GeorgiaNebraskaUtah
HawaiiNevadaVermont
IdahoNew HampshireVirginia
IllinoisNew JerseyWashington
IndianaNew MexicoWest Virginia
IowaNew YorkWisconsin
KansasNorth CarolinaWyoming

Accreditation

The University of Bridgeport is accredited by:

New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC):
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803-4514
Phone: (781) 425-7714
Email: cihe@neasc.org

*The Key to UB applies only to current UB students. However, for the purpose of NC-SARA student consumer complaints only, the Student Grievance Procedures applies to prospective and enrolled students.

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