Regulations and Complaints | Langston University

Regulations and Complaints

Regulations and Complaints

University Mission and Vision

Mission Statement (Adopted December 5, 2014):


Grounded in its rich traditions as a historically Black college and university, and a land-grant institution, Langston University offers quality post-secondary education to diverse populations through academic, research, community engagement, extension, and co-curricular experiences that lead to professional competence and degree completion.

Vision Statement (Adopted December 4, 2015):


Langston University fosters an environment that cultivates leaders, innovators, and engaged citizens who meet the challenges of local, national, and global communities.

Complaint Process:

Grievance and Appeal Procedures

To ensure freedom of expression (students should be free to take reasoned exception to data or views presented in any course of study) and protection against improper academic evaluation, a Committee for Academic Appeals has been established. The committee is composed of four faculty members, one staff member, and three students. A student shall be considered to have an authentic grievance when it can be demonstrated that a grade has been adversely affected because a faculty member has (1) made a prejudiced or capricious evaluation of the student's performance or (2) failed to notify (or to make a reasonable attempt to notify) the student of course requirements, instructional policies, and grading criteria.
Students are encouraged to seek to resolve the grievance first by talking with the instructor with whom they have the grievance. If the grievance cannot be resolved, the student should then meet with the department chairperson and the school dean in that order. If the grievance is still unresolved, the student has the right to appeal if he/she so desires. Appeal forms and additional information concerning the appeals process are available in the Office of Academic Affairs.

Academic Suspension Appeal

Langston University has an academic suspension appeals procedure that requires a student to apply through written correspondence one week prior to the beginning of the semester to the Academic Suspension Appeals Committee in Academic Affairs. The appeal must be based on extraordinary personal circumstances.

State Agency and Regional Accreditor

Should a student feel their issue remains unresolved after completing the University process outlined above, they may contact the state-level coordinating board, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, to appeal a complaint. Langston University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
655 Research Parkway, Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
(405) 225-9100
Click here to review the online process for resolving complaints.
Students may also submit an online complaint to the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA):
Click here to view the NC-SARA’s Student Complaints page