Student Right to Know

The federal Higher Education Opportunity Act (Public Law 110-315) (HEOA) was enacted on August 14, 2008, and reauthorizes the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA).

The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) requires reporting and disclosing information from various administrative areas of higher education institutions. This page provides quick access to this data, organized by category, with links to additional information.

*Paper copies are available upon request.


Middle States
Nazareth is an accredited member of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Visit MSCHE for accreditation status and details. Additional information about accreditation and memberships for individual departments or schools can be found on About Nazareth.

New York State
Nazareth is incorporated under the authority of the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York. View the list of Nazareth programs registered through the NYS Department of Education (select "search for programs by institution").

Students have the right to file a complaint about a college or university through the New York State Department of Education. A full description of the process and guidelines, as well as a link to the complaint form, are available on the College & University Evaluation section of the the NYSDOE website.

CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund I

Nazareth received funding from the CARES Act to assist students who were affected financially due to the disruption of campus operations. Our students received these emergency funds because they met a set of criteria based on guidance from the U.S. Department of Education.

12/31/20 final quarterly reports

9/30/20 quarterly reports

Coronavirus Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds: CRRSAA Higher Education Relief Fund II, ARP Act Higher Education Relief Fund III

Nazareth received federal funding under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) as part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSAA HEERF II) Act, 2021; and the American Rescue Plan (ARP HEERF III), 2021. These emergency financial aid grants will be administered to students for emergency costs due to coronavirus or for any component of the student's cost of attendance. Eligible expenses include tuition, food, housing, health care and child care

Complaint Processes

Nazareth is committed to the mission of providing our students the best opportunity to realize their true potential. That mission demands we do our very best for you every day.

If you are aware of an issue involving Nazareth programs, activities, or operations, the best response is for you to take it to one of your professors, to an advisor, to a supervisor, or to a college official.

Information on additional internal and external mechanisms for raising concerns is provided below. If your complaint cannot be resolved through an internal mechanism, an external mechanism may be appropriate. For other more general issues, you may lodge a complaint by filling out the Questions form on the webpage for the president’s office.

Internal Mechanisms

External Mechanisms

Nazareth participates in federal student aid programs that are authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. Participating institutions must be legally authorized to operate within the state in which it is located. 34 CFR § 668.43(b) requires that institutions “make available for review to any enrolled or prospective student upon request, a copy of the documents describing the institution’s accreditation and its State, Federal, or tribal approval or licensing. The institution must also provide its students or prospective students with contact information for filing complaints with its accreditor and with its State approval or licensing entity and any other relevant State official or agency that would appropriately handle a student’s complaint.”

To comply with these regulations, Nazareth provides the following information to our prospective and current students:

New York State Education Department
89 Washington Avenue, Albany NY 12234

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West Philadelphia, PA 19104

Website; see

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)

New York State Education Department
89 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12234

Andrea Richards
Supervisor of Higher Education Programs

Distance Education

Nazareth (via New York State) is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). This is an agreement among member states, districts and territories that establishes comparable standards for interstate offering of post secondary distance education.

When students participate in distance education coursework, it is Nazareth's policy that the address submitted on their application/program approval form will be presumed to be the same as the location of the student when completing the online coursework. It is the student's responsibility to notify Nazareth if their location while completing distance education coursework differs from that listed on the application/program approval form.

Students have a right to lodge a complaint or grievance via the NC-SARA Student Complaints Process. The student should begin the complaint process with the institution and if resolution is not found, Nazareth students can get information about filing a complaint with NYSED: Filing a Complaint About a College or University.

General Institutional Information
Intercollegiate Athletic Program

The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Report provided below is designed to make prospective students aware of Nazareth's commitment to providing equitable athletic opportunities for its men and women students. Requests for paper copies, if necessary, can be directed to the office of the athletic director.

Voter Registration
Smyth Hall on campus