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Winston-Salem State University provides several means which a student may address complaints and grievances. Students are advised to put their concerns in writing and carefully document the events that led to the complaint or grievance. Refer to Student Grievance and Appeals Procedures for more information. Concerns should be expressed as soon as possible after the event occurs; some of the procedures below have specific deadlines for filing grievances or complaints.

For questions about the student compliant or grievance process for online and distance education courses or programs at Winston-Salem State University, please contact

Associate Provost
Dr. Frank Ingram

601 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
202 Blair Hall
Winston-Salem, NC 27110

If a complaint cannot be resolved after exhausting Winston-Salem State University's procedure described above, the student may file a complaint with the following agencies:

SARA North Carolina
North Caroline State Education Assistance Authority
P.O. Box 14103
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

T: (855) SARA-1-NC (727-2162)
T: (919) 549-8614, ext. 4667

SARA NC Complaint Form

SARA NC Compliant:
SARA NC Compliant information:

Professional Licensure Disclosure Statement

All applicable WSSU academic programs prepare students to sit for licensure in North Carolina. Please contact the respective academic department regarding licensure.

In accordance with 34 CFR § 668.43(a)(5)(v), Winston-Salem State University provides the following additional information for programs which may lead to professional licensure or certification.

See the below information for contacting your particular state’s licensing board as required:

  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
    • Once on the CACREP website, click on the "Getting Licensed After You Graduate" link on the left blue panel. You will find requirements (by state) for licensure as a professional counselor, mental health counselor, marriage, couple and family counselor and/or addictions counselor. You will also find requirements (by state) for licensure or certification as a Professional School Counselor.
  • Birth to Kindergarten Education
    • Once on the website, scroll down to the "Find Teacher Certification and Licensing Requirements by State" for a map that links you to licensure requirements (by state).