Lake-Sumter State College, as a public institution in the state of Florida, participates in the SARA Initiative.

The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) deals with issues related to state approval of postsecondary distance education, an inherently complex topic. In addition to that complexity, each state regulates around those issues in widely varying ways. Replacing that wide variance with a set of common, widely accepted policies and procedures that states voluntarily adopt will increase access, improve efficiency, lower administrative costs, and support quality. That is the core task of the SARA initiative.