Policies & Disclosures

Federal regulations require that institutions provide specific consumer information about the school and about financial aid to enrolled and prospective students at Grand View University. The information below will explain in detail the various campus policies and disclosure statements.

Institutional and Specialized Accreditations

Higher Learning Commission

Grand View and its undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited or licensed by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
30 North La Salle Street
Suite 2400
Chicago, Illinois 60602
1(800) 621-7440 or (312) 263-0456

Teacher Education Program

The Grand View teacher education program is approved by:

The Iowa Department of Education
Grimes State Office Building
400 E. 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
(515) 281-5294

Nursing Program Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree in nursing/masters degree in nursing at Grand View University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 665 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Distance Learning & Authorization Status

NC-SARA Approved InstitutionThe U.S. Department of Education expects educational institutions that offer distance or online education programs to students residing in states other than the home state of the institution to comply with applicable regulations in those states. Requirements for educational institutions vary by state.

Many states, including Iowa, have voluntarily joined together in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), which provides authorization for participating educational institutions to offer certain activities to students in other SARA-member states. Grand View University was approved for institutional participation in SARA on July 17, 2017.

While Grand View endeavors to comply with the requirements established in each state, various state conditions and fees may prohibit Grand View from achieving authorization in every state. In addition, state requirements and Grand View's approval status may change over time so prospective students residing outside of Iowa who are interested in enrolling in Grand View programs should contact admissions to confirm whether Grand View is authorized to offer online programming in their state. Grand View's Admissions staff can answer questions about state authorization.

In addition to regulating online programs, several non-SARA states require institutions to be authorized by state authorities if Grand View students will be placed in credit-bearing internships or clinical rotations at a location or organization in the state. Consequently, Grand View cannot assure that students will be allowed to select internships or clinical rotation sites in every state.

Online Programs & Clinical Rotations

At this time, Grand View is unable to accept applications for online programs from applicants who are legal residents of California, Florida, Massachusetts, or Puerto Rico.

Questions & Complaints

Prospective students are encouraged to ask about Grand View's ability to allow distance learning activities in their state before enrolling any program. Questions can be directed to admissions @ grandview.edu.


Privacy Policy 

Grand View University takes the privacy rights of the University community, and our privacy obligations under the law, very seriously. To this end, Grand View has established and maintains reasonable procedures to comply with all legal obligations regarding privacy and to ensure that all our obligations are fulfilled. This includes reasonable and appropriate restrictions on access to information provided to us. Grand View University uses technology to manage and maintain information. In doing so, we take reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure that our systems are, and continue to be, secure. We strictly follow all legal prohibitions on the sharing of information. 

Smoke Free Policy

In compliance with Iowa’s Smokefree Air Act, Grand View University is a smoke-free campus.  

Policy Group: I. Miscellaneous
Scope: All Employees, Students, Affiliated Persons and/or Organizations, Applicants, and Visitors
Effective Date: 1 July 2008
Version: 1.1
Approved Date: 21 Jul 2008
By: President’s Council


To reduce the level of exposure by the students, faculty, staff, contractors, visitors, and general public to environmental tobacco smoke in order to improve the public health.


Smoking means inhaling, exhaling, burning, or carrying any lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe, or other tobacco product in any manner or in any form, including electronic or ecigarettes.


Smoking is prohibited on all campus property and vehicles. This includes:

  • In all buildings on campus. This includes all dorm rooms, suites, and apartments; work areas, private offices, conference and meeting rooms; classrooms, auditoriums, lounges, and cafeterias; stairways, hallways, and other enclosed spaces.
  • On all property maintained by Grand View University, including either leased or owned property, athletic fields, sidewalks, and parking lots.
  • Seating areas of outdoor sports events, stadium, amphitheaters, and other outdoor entertainment venues.
  • In all vehicles owned, leased, or rented by Grand View University.
  • In all vehicles when parked on University property.

There are no designated smoking areas within any Grand View University facility or on any grounds.  

Associated Procedures

The University shall:

  • Clearly and conspicuously post signs that say “no smoking’ or include the international “no smoking” symbol in and at every entrance to Grand View University buildings.
  • Post no smoking signs in vehicles owned or leased by Grand View University, that are visible from the outside.
  • Make no ash receptacles available on campus.

Supervisory employees and others who have custody or control of an area, shall inform individuals when they are in violation of the Iowa Smokefree Air Act, may be subject to a $50 fine from law enforcement, and request that the individual stop smoking immediately.

  • If the individual refuses to stop smoking, the supervisor or person with custody or control of an area may request that the individual leave the area where smoking is prohibited.
  • If the individual refuses to leave the area where smoking is prohibited, the state or local law enforcement agency with jurisdiction over the area where smoking is prohibited may be notified.

Weapons Policy

Grand View has zero tolerance for weapons on campus except when expressly authorized by the University. Possession or use of firearms (or look alikes), explosives, other weapons, dangerous chemicals or compounds or other dangerous objects of no reasonable use to the student on the campus, or the brandishing of any object in a threatening manner on University premises are not permitted. (Legal defense sprays are not covered by this section.)

Non-Discrimination Policy

Applicants for admission and employment, students, employees and sources of referral of applicants for admission and employment are hereby notified that Grand View University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities, services or practices.

Any person having inquiries concerning the University’s compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disability Act is directed to contact the vice president for administration and finance, (515) 263-2821, who has been designated as the equal employment opportunity and affirmative action officer.

Any person also may contact the Department of Education, regarding the University’s compliance with regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disability Act.


EthicsPoint Reporting Tool

An anonymous and confidential reporting tool of misconduct or inappropriate activity. EthicsPoint is to be utilized for issues pertaining to one or more of the following:

  • discrimination or harassment
  • sexual harassment
  • concerns related to diversity, sensitivity, tolerance and acceptance

Students are still encouraged to discuss these kinds of issues with the vice president for student affairs, the associate vice president for student affairs, the director of multicultural and community outreach or Human Resources. In addition, EthicsPoint may be used to file a report either online or by calling (888) 238-1484.