Saint Leo University, Inc. is a private, non-profit Catholic
educational institution operating under IRS section 501(c)(3).
Originally chartered in 1889, Saint Leo University has undergone
several name changes over the years, with the most recent change
from Saint Leo College to Saint Leo University in August 1999.
Saint Leo University is Florida’s oldest Catholic university.
Details on Saint Leo University’s various accreditations and
memberships are available on our website at / under the
header About SLU by
clicking on the link Accreditations & Articulations.
Department of Education (FDOE) serves as the single repository
of education data from school districts, community colleges,
universities, and independent postsecondary institutions. While the
FDOE’s Commission for Independent Education has
statutory responsibilities in matters relating to nonpublic,
postsecondary, educational institutions, Saint Leo University is
not under the jurisdiction or purview of the Commission except as
otherwise provided in law, and is not required to obtain licensure.
See §1005.06, Florida Statutes. The FDOE Office of
Articulation is the office available to assist students with
complaints. For information on how to file a complaint with the
Florida Department of Education, Office of Articulation, please
call 850/245-0427 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Other States
Under U.S. Department of Education regulations, each state is
required to have a process to handle complaints for all
institutions in the State, except certain Federally-run
institutions and tribal institutions such as tribally controlled
community colleges. For purposes of HEA eligibility under these
regulations, the State remains responsible for responding to
complaints about institutions in the State regardless of what body
or entity actually manages complaints. Information on the State of
Florida and the University’s accrediting bodies has been described
above. For other states, the State Higher Education Executive Officers
(SHEEO) has compiled a list of Student
Complaint Procedures by State and Agency.
NOTE: Students should attempt to resolve
complaints with the university itself. Applicable university
policies usually describe the appropriate procedures. Filing a
complaint with the State of Florida, another state, or an
accrediting body does not excuse a student from following any
applicable university policies for appeals or challenges to actions
taken or toll any time frames for the filing of such internal
Complaints related to the university's regional accreditation
should be referred following the procedures found at www.sacscoc.org.