Course Catalog

Updated 4/5/2017

Table of Contents

 

Title IV Funds                                                                              Page                           2-4

ISBN/ Textbook Information                                                       Page                           4

Completion/ Graduation Rate                                                      Page                           5

  • Disaggregated Completion Rate                                          Page                           5

National Student Loan Data System                                             Page                           6                 

Availability of GED Program                                                        Page                           6

Vaccination Policy                                                                        Page                           6

Refund Policy                                                                               Page                           6-7

  • Treatment of Title Aid when a student withdrawals             Page                           7-9

Constitution Day Observance                                                      Page                            9

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Information                         Page                           9-11

Drug and Alcohol Treatment Facilities                                 Page                            9-10

  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policy                                           Page                           10-11

FERPA                                                                                         Page                            11

  • Student Records information                                       Page                            12

  • Student Access to their education records                            Page                            12

  • Disclosure of education record information                         Page                            12-13

  • Annual Notification of FERPA rights                                  Page                            14

  • Students Rights after graduation                                          Page                            15

  • Privacy rights of deceased student                                        Page                            15

CONSUMER INFORMATION

Academy of Hair Design has been granted the privilege of distributing Title IV funds. Beverly Quick, Financial Aid Director, at Academy of Hair Design is available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to answer any financial aid related questions.

 Title IV funds include:

Federal Pell Grant (Gift aid---does not require repayment)

Subsidized Direct Stafford Loan (requires repayment)

Unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loan (requires repayment)

Direct Parent Plus Loan (requires repayment)

All Title IV funds are awarded based on eligibility. You can determine your eligibility by filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The application can be found online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. You must be fully enrolled at Academy of Hair Design before any Title IV aid will be disbursed on your behalf.

 After you are fully enrolled in the program of your choice, your financial aid award will be presented to you, and billing options will be discussed. At this time, the financial aid representative will give students instructions and opportunity to use our office computer to complete entrance counseling. This entrance counseling is required and failure to complete the in person entrance counseling sessions will prohibit the student from receiving Title IV funds.

 Private education loans are available to students. The financial aid representative will assist students with any information needed to complete private educational loan application.

Academy of Hair Design is providing information related to the diversity of the members of the student body who are receiving Federal Pell Grants. The information is broken down by gender and ethnicity. This information does not consist of the entire student body. This information is considered true and correct for those who were in attendance in the year of 2016

93% of the Pell eligible students were female, and 7% were male

• 9% Hispanic

• 14% African American

• 4% Asian

• 54% Caucasian

 • 7% American Indian/Alaska Native

 • 7% Two or more races

If the student had previously received Title IV loans, he or she may defer payment on the loans while enrolled full time at Academy of Hair Design. For assistance in deferring student loans, please contact the Financial Aid Director via phone (405-842-2031 ext. 104) or via e-mail contact@academyofhairdesignok.com (Beverly Quick)

 Students who receive federal financial aid funds have the following rights:

 • The right to review your financial aid files and accept or decline your financial aid award.

 • The right to know how the financial aid will be distributed.

• The right to know how your financial need was determined.

• The right to request an explanation of various programs in your student aid award.

 • The right to know the refund policy of Academy of Hair Design.

 While receiving financial aid, the student has the following responsibilities:

 • The student has the responsibility to remain in satisfactory academic progress (SAP). Satisfactory academic progress is defined by Academy of Hair Design as maintaining a GPA of 80% or above and an attendance record of 80% or above. Failure to maintain SAP standards could result in financial aid probation. If a student is determined to not be making satisfactory academic progress, the student may appeal the determination. The student must submit a written appeal to the school on the designated form with supporting documentation of the reasons why the determination should be reversed. The student must go before members of the disciplinary board on a case-by case situation, which includes the director, student service coordinator, and an educator. Appeal documents will be reviewed and a decision will be made and reported to the student within 30 calendar days. The appeal and decision documents will be retained in the student file. If the student prevails upon appeal, the satisfactory academic progress determination will be reversed and federal financial aid will be reinstated, if applicable. The student may also regain financial aid eligibility by completing the necessary coursework and hours to reach the AOHD satisfactory academic progress requirements.

• The student must complete all application forms accurately.

• The student must provide correct information. If it is found that a student purposefully provided false information, it could be considered a criminal offence, which could result in an indictment under the U.S. Criminal Code.

• The student is responsible for providing all documentation to the financial aid office in a timely manner. Failure to do so could result in not receiving a financial aid award.

 • The student is responsible for reading and understanding all materials he or she signs and keeping copies of those document(s).

• The student is responsible for all agreements that he/she signs.

Financial aid will be disbursed on 30 days, 450 hours, 900 hours, 1200 hours (unless overlapping loan periods) for cosmetology students.

Financial aid will be disbursed on 30days, 450 hours, 900 hours for Master instructor Students.

The financial aid office will confirm that the student is eligible and is making satisfactory academic progress. Students must also have reached the week requirement before aid will be requested.

Upon graduating or withdrawing from Academy of Hair Design, a student who has received student loans must complete an exit interview with the financial aid representative. The exit interview must be completed before the student leaves the AOHD campus upon the last day of enrollment. During the exit interview, the Financial Aid Representative will go over different payment options available for the student. Exit counseling booklets, which are provided by the Department of Education, are also given to students during this time.

Transfer hours will be accepted as decided by the Academy of Hair Design Director and Admission Director. Students interested in transferring hours should contact Ashley Williams at 405-842-2031 ext. 101 or email contact@academyofhairdesignok.com  

 Textbook Information

Cosmetology:

Milady’s Standard Cosmetology Hardcover Book ISBN-13: 9781439059302

List Price- $150

Milady’s Standard Cosmetology Theory Workbook ISBN-13: 9781439059234

List Price- $65

Milady’s Standard Cosmetology Exam Review ISBN-13: 9781439059210

List Price- $60

Textbook Information

Master Instructor:

Milady’s Master Educator Student Course Book ISBN-13: 9781428321519

List Price- $175

Milady’s Master Educator Exam Review ISBN-13: 9781428321540

List Price- $60

Completion/Graduation Rate

 The school tracks its annual performance with respect to student Graduation rate, graduate licensure rate, and graduate employment rate. It is the goal of the academy to achieve the following rates: Graduation: 50%; Licensure: 70%; Placement 60%. For the 2015 NACCAS Annual Report, the Academy achieved the following performance statistics:

Graduation Rate: 73.47%

Placement Rate: 94.12%

Licensure Rate: 78.79%

Each year, a member of the administrative staff compiles the statistics for the prior cohort year. This rate will count the students who have completed or graduated by the end of the 12-month period. The completion, graduation and transfer rates of Academy of Hair Design will be submitted to the Department of Education via the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

Disaggregated Completion/Graduation Rate

 Gender Male 14%

 Female 86%

Major racial and ethnic subgroup (as defined in IPEDS)

 93% of the Pell eligible students were female, and 7% were male

• 9% Hispanic

• 14% African American

• 4% Asian

• 54% Caucasian

 • 7% American Indian/Alaska Native

 • 7% Two or more races

Completion/Graduation Rates by Federal Funding

Recipients of a Federal Pell Grant 86% Recipients of a Subsidized Stafford Loan who did not receive a Pell Grant 14% Student who did not receive either a Pell Grant or Subsidized Stafford Loan 14%

National Student Loan Data System

All Federal Loans will be submitted to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS), and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, and institutions determined to be authorized users of the data system.

Availability of GED Program

Academy of Hair Design DOES NOT admit students who do not have a high school diploma/GED.

Vaccination Policy

At this time, Academy of Hair Design does not have requirements regarding vaccinations. However, AOHD does encourage each student to take responsibility for his or her individual health and wellness. Information for free or reduced price clinics offering vaccinations and other health service can be found at https://www.occhd.org/eng/clinical-services/immunizations .

REFUND POLICY For applicants who cancel enrollment or students who withdraw from enrollment a fair and equitable settlement will apply. The following policy will apply to all terminations for any reason, by either party, including student decision, course or program cancellation, or Academy closure.

 Any Monies due the applicant or students shall be refunded within 45 days of official cancellation or withdrawal. Official cancellation or withdrawal shall occur on the earlier of the dates that:

 1. An applicant is not accepted by the Academy. The applicant shall be entitled to a refund of all monies paid.

 2. A student (or legal guardian) cancels his/her enrollment within three business days of signing the enrollment agreement. In this case all monies collected by the Academy shall be refunded, regardless of whether or not the student has actually started classes.

3. A student cancels his/her enrollment after three business days of signing the contract but prior to starting classes. In these cases he/she shall be entitled to a refund of all monies paid to the Academy less the registration fee in the amount of $100.

4. A student notifies the Academy of his/her withdrawal in writing.

 5. A student on an approved leave of absence notifies the Academy that he/she will not be returning. The date of the withdrawal shall be the earlier of the date of expiration of the leave of absence or the date the student notifies the Academy that the student will not be returning.

6. A student is expelled by the Academy. (Unofficial withdrawals will be determined by the institution by monitoring attendance at least every 30 days).

7. In type 2, 3, 4, or 5 official cancellations or withdrawals, the cancellation date will be determined by the postmark on the written notification, or the date said notification is delivered to the Academy administrator or owner in person.

 • For students who enroll and begin classes but withdraw prior to course completion (after three business days of signing the contract), the following schedule of tuition earned by the Academy applies. All refunds are based on scheduled hours:

Percent           of Scheduled Time                                                     Total Tuition School

Enrolled to Total Course/Program                                      Shall Receive/Retain

0.01%  to 4.9%                                                                                      20%

5.00%  to 9.9%                                                                                     30%

10.00% to 14.9%                                                                                   40%

15.00% to 24.9%                                                                                   50%

25.00% to 49.9%                                                                                   60%

50% and over                                                                                       100% 

All refunds will be calculated based on the students last date of attendance. Any monies due a student who withdraws shall be refunded within 45 days of a determination that a student has withdrawn, whether officially or unofficially. In case of disabling illness or injury, death in the student’s immediate family or other documented mitigating circumstances, a reasonable and fair refund settlement will be made. If permanently closed or no longer offering instruction after a student has enrolled, the Academy will provide a pro rata refund of tuition to the student. If the course is cancelled subsequent to a student’s enrollment, the Academy shall provide a full refund of monies paid or completion of the course at a later time. If the course is cancelled after students have enrolled and instruction has begun, the school shall provide a pro rata refund for all students transferring to another school based on the hours accepted by the receiving school OR completion of the course OR provide a full refund of all monies paid. The Academy does not have pre-arranged teach out agreement with another institution.

 • Students who withdraw or terminate prior to course completion will not be charged a cancellation or administrative fee. This refund policy applies to tuition and fees charged in the enrollment agreement. Other miscellaneous charges the student may have incurred at the Academy (EG: extra kit materials, books, products, unreturned school property, etc.) will be calculated separately at the time of withdrawal and are non-refundable. All fees are identified in the catalog and in the enrollment agreement.

• Academy of Hair Design makes a reasonable attempt to negotiate payment plans on past due invoices. In the event it becomes necessary, accounts in arrears greater than 30 days will be turned over to an outside collection agency, which comply with the cancellation and settlement policy of the Academy.

Treatment of Title IV Aid When a Student Withdraws

 If a Title IV financial aid recipient withdraws prior to course completion, a calculation for return of Title IV funds will be completed and applicable returns by the Academy shall be paid within 45 days, first to unsubsidized Federal Stafford Student Loan Program; second to subsidized Federal Stafford Student Loan Program; third to Federal Pell Grant Program; fourth to other Federal, State, private or institutional Student financial assistance programs; and last to the Student.

 Academy of Hair Design (AOHD) is required to calculate how much federal aid may be retained or disbursed for a student who withdraws from school. This calculation is referred to as ‘Return to Title IV’ (R2T4).

 The calculation of Title IV funds earned by the student has no relationship to the student’s tuition and fees that may be owed to the school. The school has 45 days from the date the school determines the student withdrew to return all unearned funds for which it is responsible.

The law specifies how your school must determine the amount of Title IV program assistance that you earn if you withdraw from school. The Title IV programs that are covered by this law and offered at Academy of Hair Design (AOHD) are: Federal Pell Grants, Direct Loans and Direct PLUS Loans. Though your aid is posted to your account at the start of each period, you earn the funds as you complete the period. If you withdraw during your payment period or period of enrollment (Academy of Hair Design can define these for you and tell you which one applies), the amount of Title IV program assistance that you have earned up to that point is determined by a specific formula. If you received (or AOHD or parent received on your behalf) less assistance than the amount that you earned, you may be able to receive those additional funds. If you received more assistance than you earned, the excess funds must be returned by AOHD and/or you.

 The amount of assistance that you have earned is determined on a pro rata basis. For example, if you completed 30% of your payment period or period of enrollment, you earn 30% of the assistance you were originally scheduled to receive. Once you have completed more than 60% of the payment period or period of enrollment, you earn all the assistance that you were scheduled to receive for that period.

If you did not receive all of the funds that you earned, you may be due a post-withdrawal disbursement. If your post-withdrawal disbursement includes loan funds, AOHD must get your permission before it can disburse them. You may choose to decline some or all of the loan funds so that you don’t incur additional debt. AOHD may automatically use all or a portion of your post-withdrawal disbursement of grant funds for tuition, fees, and room and board charges (as contracted with the school). Academy of Hair Design needs your permission to use the post-withdrawal grant disbursement for all other school charges. If you do not give your permission (some schools ask for this when you enroll), you will be offered the funds. However, it may be in your best interest to allow the school to keep the funds to reduce your debt at the school.

 There are some Title IV funds that you were scheduled to receive that cannot be disbursed to you once you withdraw because of other eligibility requirements. For example, if you are a first-time, first-year undergraduate student and you have not completed the first 30 days of your program before you withdraw, you will not receive any Direct Loan funds that you would have received had you remained enrolled past the 30th day.

 If you receive (or AOHD or parent receive on your behalf) excess Title IV program funds that must be returned, your school must return a portion of the excess equal to the lesser of:

1. Your institutional charges multiplied by the unearned percentage of your funds, or

2. The entire amount of excess funds.

 Academy of Hair Design must return this amount even if it didn’t keep this amount of your Title IV program funds.

 If AOHD is not required to return all of the excess funds, you must return the remaining amount.

Any loan funds that you must return, you (or your parent for a Direct PLUS Loan) repay in accordance with the terms of the promissory note. That is, you make scheduled payments to the holder of the loan over a period of time.

 Any amount of unearned grant funds that you must return is called an overpayment. The maximum amount of a grant overpayment that you must repay is half of the grant funds you received or were scheduled to receive. You do not have to repay a grant overpayment if the original amount of the overpayment is $50 or less. You must make arrangements with your school or the Department of Education to return the unearned grant funds.

The requirements for Title IV program funds when you withdraw are separate from any refund policy that your school may have. Therefore, you may still owe funds to the school to cover unpaid institutional charges. Academy of Hair Design may also charge you for any Title IV program funds that they are required to return. If you don’t already know your AOHD’s refund policy, you should ask them for a copy. We can also provide you with the requirements and procedures for officially withdrawing from school.

 If you have questions about your Title IV program funds, you can call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FEDAID (1-800-433-3243). TTY users may call 1-800-730-8913. Information is also available on Student Aid on the Web at www.studentaid.ed.gov. For information regarding financial aid, contact the financial aid representative at 405-842-2031 ext. 104. For general enrollment information, contact Ashley Williams 405-842-2031 ext. 101

Constitution Day Observance

On September 17th of each year, (unless the 17th falls on a Saturday, Sunday or holiday, in which case the event shall be held during the preceding or following week), Academy of Hair Design will observe Constitution Day. This will commemorate the signing of the Constitution on September 17th, 1787.

Activities that celebrate or educate students, staff and guest on the Constitution will be arranged. Additionally, Constitution day will be added to the Academy of Hair Design event schedule.

DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE PREVENTION INFORMATION

As required by the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, which added section 1213 to the Higher Education Act, and implemented at 34 C.F.R. Part 86, the undersigned Institution certifies that it has adopted and implemented a drug prevention program for its student and employees that, at minimum includes the following:

At Academy of Hair Design, the illicit use of drugs and/or alcohol by staff or students on its property or as part of any of its activities is strictly prohibited. If you or someone you know is struggling with drug or alcohol abuse, please call 1-800-304-2219 or one of the treatment centers listed below.

Alcohol Drug & Assessment Center

Alcoholism Treatment Program

Oklahoma City, OK

(405) 604-3784

Open until 9:00 PM

The Recovery Center

Rehabilitation Center

Oklahoma City, OK

(405) 525-2525

Open until 8:00 PM

 Valley Hope of Oklahoma City

Non-Profit Organization

Oklahoma City, OK

(405) 946-7337

Open until 10:00 PM

Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center

Non-Profit Organization

Oklahoma City, OK

(405) 236-3677

Open until 6:00 PM

 Mission Treatment Centers

Rehabilitation Center

Oklahoma City, OK

(405) 239-6815

DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE POLICY

The drug and alcohol policy is available online at www.academyofhairdesignok.com under the links tab on the financial aid page. Once a year a notice will be given to students and staff informing them of the availability of this policy.

The use of illicit drugs and alcohol can cause numerous health problems and can lead to death. The effects to a person’s health include respiratory failure, heart attack, overdose, acute intoxication and transmittable diseases such as Hepatitis C and AIDS. Thousands of deaths are caused each year by drug overdoses, allergic reactions to drugs, toxic combinations of drugs, and alcohol poisoning.

The manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, sale, purchase, offer to buy or sell, or use of alcohol, illegal drugs or related paraphernalia and the illegal use of any drugs (including the misuse of prescription drugs) at the Academy of Hair Design campus or while engaged in the course curriculum is strictly prohibited. The Academy also prohibits such conduct during non-curriculum time to the extent that, in the judgment of Academy of Hair Design, it impairs a student’s ability to progress through the curriculum, threatens the reputation or integrity of the Academy or violates the law. Any student who violates this policy is subject to suspension or expulsion from the program. Any staff member who violates this policy is subject to sanctions leading up to or including termination.

 Any student or staff member who has illegal possession or engages in the illicit use of drugs or alcohol is also subject to criminal prosecution. AOHD will refer violators to the appropriate authorities for prosecution. Even as a first offense, possession with intent to distribute marijuana or other CDS is a felony with a mandatory minimum sentence of 2 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000. If the drug involved is a Schedule I or II narcotic, LSD, or GHB, the minimum sentence is 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $100,000. In both cases, the maximum sentence is life in prison. Under Oklahoma law, methamphetamine is a Schedule 2 drug. The police can arrest you if any amount of methamphetamine, even trace or residue amounts, is found in your possession. Even as a first offense, unlawful possession of a Schedule I or II CDS (except marijuana) is a felony punishable by 2 to 5 years in prison and a $5,000 fine. As a second offense, the penalties increase to 4 to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

Students and staff members who use prescription drugs should follow the prescribing physician’s directions for use and all prescriptions are to be kept in the prescription bottle with the appropriate name of the user. If use of a prescription drug may impair your performance or affect safety while performing course-related services, you should notify the Learning Leader immediately so the Academy can take whatever action it finds appropriate to protect your safety and that of other students and clients. Any student who violates this policy is subject to suspension or expulsion from the program.

Academy of Hair Design FERPA Policy

 Student Records Information for Academy of Hair Design to comply with requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), the following policies and procedures have been established. Academy of Hair Design accords all rights under the law to students who are declared independent. For the purpose of this policy, whenever a student has attained eighteen years of age OR is attending an institution of postsecondary 12 Updated 2/10/2017 education, the permission or consent required of and the rights accorded to the parents of the student shall thereafter only be required of and accorded to the student. Responsibility for protection of the privacy of student educational records rests primarily with the student services coordinator and the financial aid representative. Educational records are defined by FERPA to include records, files, documents, and other materials that contain information directly related to students and are maintained by an educational agency or institution or by a person acting for such agency or institution. There are five exceptions to this definition of educational records as published in the GUIDELINES FOR POSTSECONDARY INSTITUTIONS FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT OF 1974 AS AMENDED, Revised Edition 1995, a publication of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officer.

Students' Access to Their Education Records

 All students have the right to review their educational records with the following exceptions as outlined by FERPA:

1. Financial information submitted by parents such as tax forms.

2. Confidential letters and recommendations placed in their files prior to January 1, 1975, provided these letters were collected under established policies of confidentiality and were used only for the purposes for which specifically collected.

3. Confidential letters and statements of recommendation, placed in the records after January 1, 1975, to which the students have waived their right to inspect and review and that are related to the students' admission, application for employment or job placement, or receipt of honors.

4. Education records containing information about more than one student; however, in such cases the institution must permit access to that part of the record which pertains only to the inquiring student.

 To review records, students and former students may go to the student services coordinator, present valid photo identification, and ask to review the record. If it is an inappropriate time to retrieve the record on short notice, students may be requested to leave their mailing address and the information will be mailed no later than ten (10) business days after the request is received.

Challenge of the Contents of Education Records

Students may challenge information in their educational records that they believe to be incorrect, inaccurate, or inappropriate if they do so within one year of the quarter in question. This challenge must be in writing and must be submitted to the Director. The Director must decide within a reasonable period of time whether corrective action will be taken, and will provide written notification to the student and the Student Services Coordinator of the corrective action that has been approved. Students who are not provided full relief sought by their challenge will be informed that they can request a formal hearing with all of the AOHD management staff in writing. Following the meeting of the management staff and student, notification of the decision made will be sent to the student in writing. All decisions made by the management staff following the meeting are final and cannot be appealed.

Disclosure of Education Record Information

 Academy of Hair Design shall obtain written consent from students before disclosing any personally identifiable information from their education records. Such written consent must: (a) specify the records to be released, (b) state the purpose of the disclosure, (c) identify the party or class of parties to whom disclosure may be made, and (d) be signed and dated by the student.

FERPA states that certain information from student records may be classified as "directory information." The following information has been declared by Academy of Hair Design as "directory information:”

Name

Address

Telephone

Listing Participation in officially recognized activities

Program

Dates of attendance

Degrees and awards received

Photographs

FERPA established rules stating that some personnel and agencies may have access to students' "educational records" without written consent of the students. Academy of Hair Design will disclose information from a student's education record only with the written consent of the student except:

1. To school officials within the institution who have been determined by AOHD to have a legitimate educational interest in the records. School officials include counselors and instructors who are involved in counseling students, administrators who assist in counseling and who advise students with other problems, professional staff and clerical staff who directly relate to the administrative task of the of AOHD. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official is performing a task that is specified in his or her position description or by a contract agreement, performing a task related to a student's education, or performing a task related to the discipline of a student. When doubt is raised by about an individual's "need to know" or legitimate educational interest in having access to specific information, the issue shall be decided by the AOHD Director.

2. To certain officials of the U.S. Department of Education, the Comptroller General, and state and local educational authorities in connection with certain state or federally supported education programs.

3. In connection with a student's request for or receipt of financial aid, as necessary to determine the eligibility, amount, or conditions of the financial aid, or to enforce the terms and conditions of that aid. 4. To state and local officials to whom information is specifically required to be reported or disclosed pursuant to state statute adopted prior to November 19, 1974.

5. To organizations conducting certain studies for or on behalf of Academy of Hair Design

6. To accrediting organizations to carry out their accrediting functions.

7. To parents of eligible students who claim the students as dependents for income tax purposes. Determining dependency, as defined by Section 152 of the Internal Revenue Code, requires a copy of the parents' most recent Federal Income Tax Form. In case of a divorce, separation, or custody, when only one parent declares the student as dependent, Academy of Hair Design will grant equal access to the student's education records upon demonstration of dependency as described above.

8. To appropriate parties in a health, or safety emergency subject to a determination by the Director.

9. To personnel complying with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena, provided that AOHD makes a reasonable attempt to notify students in advance of compliance. NOTE: Academy of Hair Design is not required to notify students if a federal grand jury subpoena, or any other subpoena issued for a law enforcement purpose, orders the College not to disclose the existence or contents of the subpoena.

10. To an alleged victim of any crime of violence (as that term is defined in 18 U.S. C. 16) of the results of any institutional disciplinary proceeding against the alleged perpetrator of that crime with respect to that crime. Academy of Hair Design will inform parties to whom personally identifiable information is released that they are not permitted to disclose the information to others without the written consent of the students. Academy of Hair Design will maintain a record of all requests for and/or disclosure of information from a student's education records. The record will indicate the name of the party making the request, any additional party to whom it may be re-disclosed, and the legitimate interest the party had in requesting or obtaining the information. The record may be reviewed by the eligible student. Annual Notification of FERPA Rights Academy of Hair Design will give annual notice to current students of their rights under the Act by publishing information online. New students will receive information concerning their rights under the Act through the distribution of an information sheet at orientation.

Annual Notification of FERPA Rights Academy of Hair Design will give annual notice to current students of their rights under the Act by publishing information online. New students will receive information concerning their rights under the Act through the distribution of an information sheet at orientation. 16 Updated 2/10/2017

Students Rights after Ceasing Attendance or Graduation

Students who have ceased attendance or have graduated from Academy of Hair Design have basically the same FERPA rights as students currently attending, including the right to (a) inspect their education records, (b) have a hearing to amend an education record, and (c) have their education record privacy protected by Academy of Hair Design. Former students do not have the right to request of Academy of Hair Design nondisclosure unless they asked, at their last opportunity as students, that no directory information be disclosed.

Privacy Rights of Deceased Students

For twenty-five years following the death of a student, the release of education record information will not be made unless authorized by the student's parents or the executor/executrix of the deceased student's estate.

Consumer Information

 

Consumer Information - Consumer information data consists of Academy of Hair Design's on-time completion rates/graduation rates, placement rates, drug and alcohol prevention and also information about Federal Financial Aid.

Annual Security Report - All schools are required under the Jeanne Cleary Disclosure of Campus Security and Campus Crime Statistics Act to disclose to all students and prospective students the institutions security information.  The information includes the annual security report, disclosure of the institutions security policies, crime statistics and encouragement of prompt reporting of crimes.

College Navigator Website - This website allows you to look up various schools in your area and view their admissions information, financial aid information, graduation/retention rates, accreditation information, etc.

Net Price Calculator - This calculator is intended to provide estimated net price information (defined as estimated cost (price) of attendance - including tuition and required fees, books and supplies, room and board (meals), and other related expenses - minus estimated grant and scholarship aid) to current and prospective students and their families based on what similar students paid in a previous year.

Copyright Infringement
Academy of Hair Design has developed and implemented a written plan to effectively combat unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials.

Voter Registration
All schools are required to disclose to students information on how students can register to vote in the State of Oklahoma.

AOHD Title IX Complaint Policy
Academy of Hair Design is committed to providing a work and school environment free of unlawful harassment and discrimination. In furtherance of this commitment, all students and employees are required to take our mandatory Sexual Harassment and Prevention Training.

Success Rate:

Graduation Rate: 73.47%

Placement Rate: 94.12%

Licensure Rate: 78.79%

All schools are required to disclose to students information on how students can register to vote in the State of Oklahoma.

 

TITLE IX

Anti-Harassment and Discrimination Policy

 (for students and employees)

The Academy of Hair Design (AOHD) is committed to providing a work and school environment free of unlawful harassment or discrimination. In furtherance of this commitment, all students and employees are required to take our mandatory Sexual Harassment and Prevention Training. This training will occur during New Student Orientation class and at each New Hire Orientation. The school will offer free in- house education and prevention from the local police department or other certified trainer at least annually. Additionally, in accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the School prohibits discrimination based on sex, which includes sexual harassment and sexual violence, and the School has jurisdiction over Title IX complaints.

School policy prohibits harassment or discrimination based on race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, ethnic origin, genetic information  or  any  other  basis protected by the federal, state or local law.

The Academy of Hair Design’s anti-harassment policy applies to all persons involved in the operation of AOHD, and prohibits unlawful harassment by any employee of the School, as well as students, customers, vendors or anyone who does business with the School. It further extends to prohibit unlawful harassment by or against students. Any employee, student or contract worker who violates this policy will be subject to disciplinary action. To the extent a customer, vendor or other person with whom the School does business engages in unlawful harassment or discrimination, AOHD will take appropriate corrective action.

 

Definitions

Sexual Harassment is defined as unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature. It includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of        a sexual nature. Sexual harassment is conduct that   explicitly   or   implicitly   affects   a person’s employment or education or interferes with a person’s work or educational performance or creates an environment such that a reasonable person would find the conduct intimidating, hostile or offensive.

Sexual Violence is defined as physical sexual acts engaged in without the consent of the other person or when the other person   is unable to consent to the activity and includes sexual assault, rape, battery, and sexual coercion; domestic violence; dating violence; and stalking.

Domestic Violence is defined as abuse committed against an adult or a minor who is a spouse or former spouse, cohabitant or former cohabitant, or someone with whom the abuser has a child, has an existing dating or engagement relationship, or has had a former dating or engagement relationship.

Dating Violence is defined as abuse committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim.

Sexual Assault occurs when a physical sexual activity is engaged in without the consent of the other person or when the other person is unable to consent to the activity.  The activity or conduct may include physical force, violence, threat, or intimidation, ignoring the objections of the other person, causing the other person’s intoxication or incapacitation through the use of drugs or alcohol, and taking advantage of the other person’s incapacitation (including voluntary intoxication. Stalking is behavior in which a person repeatedly engages in conduct directed at a specific person that places that person in reasonable fear of his or her safety or the safety of others.

Consent is informed, voluntary and revocable. Consent is an affirmative, unambiguous, and conscious decision by each participant to engage in mutually agreed-upon sexual activity. It must be given without coercion, force, threats or intimidation. Consent must be ongoing throughout.

 

Prohibited Conduct

This policy strictly prohibits sexual or other unlawful harassment or discrimination as well as sexual violence, as defined above. Sexual or other unlawful harassment or discrimination includes any

verbal, physical or visual conduct based on sex, race, age, national origin, disability or any other legally protected basis if:

i.    submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual's education or employment.

ii.   submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as a basis for decisions concerning that individual's education or employment; or

iii.  creates a hostile or offensive work environment, which means the alleged conduct is sufficiently serious to limit or deny a student's or ability to participate or benefit from the student's education program



Prohibited Conduct, Continued

Unlawful harassment or discrimination may include racial epithets, slurs and derogatory remarks, stereotypes, jokes, posters or cartoons based on race, national origin, age, disability, marital status or other legally protected categories.

Sexual harassment is conduct based on sex, whether directed towards a person of the opposite or same sex, and may include explicit sexual propositions, sexual innuendo, suggestive comments, sexually5 oriented “kidding” or “teasing”, practical jokes, jokes about or displays of obscene printed or visual material, questions about sexual fantasies, preferences or history, and physical contact such as patting, pinching, or intentionally brushing against another person’s body. Gender-based harassment, including acts of verbal, nonverbal or physical aggression, intimidation, or hostility based on sex or sex-stereotyping are strictly prohibited, even if those acts do not involve conduct of a sexual nature.

Complaint/Grievance Procedure

If you believe that you have experienced or witnessed harassment or sexual violence, notify your instructor, supervisor, Human Resources, or the Title IX Coordinator (AOHD Director) as soon as possible after the incident. Do not allow an inappropriate situation to continue by not reporting it, regardless of who is creating the situation. No employee, contract worker, student, vendor or other person who does business with the School is exempt from the prohibitions in this policy. Supervisors and Instructors will refer all harassment complaints to the Title IX Coordinator for student-related complaints and to the Human Resources Department if the complaint involves an employee. In order to facilitate the investigation, your complaint should include details of the incident or incidents, names of the individuals involved and names of any witnesses.

 

All complaints involving a student will be referred to the campus’s Title IX Coordinator (AOHD Director). The Title IX Coordinator is listed below and has the responsibility of overseeing all Title   IX complaints and identifying and addressing any patterns or systemic problems that arise during the review of such complaint.

 

The Academy of Hair Design Title IX Coordinator:

Ashley Williams, Admissions 11920 N. May

Oklahoma City, OK 73120 (405) 842-2031

contact@academyofhairdesignok.com

 

The Academy of Hair Design / Employee Title IX Coordinator:

Jean Ann Duncan, Director 11920 N. May

Oklahoma City, OK 73120 (405) 842-2031

contact@academyofhairdesignok.com

 

 

The Academy of Hair Design ensures that its employee(s) designated to serve as Title IX Coordinator(s) have adequate training on what constitutes sexual harassment, including sexual violence, and that they understand how the AOHD’s grievance procedures operate. Because complaints can also be filed with an employee’s supervisor or Human Resources, these employees also receive training on the School’s grievance procedures and any other procedures used for investigating reports of sexual harassment.



 

 

Investigation of Complaints

In response to all complaints, The Academy of Hair Design promises prompt and equitable resolution through a reliable and impartial investigation of complaints, including the opportunity for both parties to present witnesses or other evidence. The time necessary to conduct an investigation will vary based on complexity but will generally be completed within sixty (60) days of receipt of the complaint. AOHD shall maintain confidentiality for all parties to the extent possible, but absolute confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. In cases where a student does not give consent for an investigation, AOHD will weigh the student’s request for confidentiality against the impact on School safety to determine   whether   an   investigation must proceed. Complainants should be aware that in a formal investigation due process generally requires that the identity of the charging party and the substance of the complaint be revealed to the person charged with the alleged harassment.

The preponderance of the evidence standard will apply to investigations, meaning AOHD will evaluate whether it is more likely than not that the alleged conduct occurred. Both parties will receive written notice of the outcome of the complaint.

During the investigation, AOHD will provide interim measures, as necessary, to protect the safety and wellbeing of students and/or employees involved.

If AOHD determines that unlawful harassment or sexual violence has occurred, immediate appropriate corrective action will be taken in accordance with the circumstances involved, and AOHD will take steps to prevent the recurrence of any harassment or discrimination. Any employee determined by the School to be responsible for unlawful harassment or discrimination will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including termination. Remedies for student-related claims may include, but are not limited to, an order to stay away, suspension or expulsion.

 

To initiate a criminal investigation, reports of sexual violence should be made to “911” or local       law enforcement. The criminal process is separate from the School’s disciplinary process. To the extent that an5 employee or contract worker is not satisfied with AOHD’s handling of a harassment or discrimination complaint, he or she may also contact the appropriate state or federal enforcement agency for legal relief.

 

Retaliation Prohibited

The Academy of Hair Design will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint, and will not tolerate retaliation by students or employees. If you believe you have been retaliated against, you should promptly notify your supervisor, Human Resources or the Title IX Coordinator (AOHD Director).

 

Reporting Requirements

Victims of sexual misconduct should be aware that School administrators must issue timely warnings for incidents reported to them that pose a substantial threat of bodily harm or danger to other members of the campus community. The Academy of Hair Design will make every effort to ensure that a victim’s name and other identifying information is not disclosed, while still providing enough information for community members to make safety decisions in light of the danger. The School reserves the right to notify parents/guardians of dependent students regarding any health or safety risk, or a change in student status.

 

Additional Information

Employees should contact Human Resources for more information or any questions related to this policy. Students may contact the Title IX Coordinator (AOHD Director) with any questions related to this   policy.  In   addition, the   U.S.  Department of Education   Office   for Civil Rights (“OCR”)



investigates complaints of unlawful harassment of students in educational programs or activities. This agency may serve as a neutral fact finder and will attempt to facilitate the voluntary resolution of disputes with the parties. For more information, visit the OCR website at:

http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/.

 

 

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