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Campus Safety and Crime Awareness Security Policy
This document has been designed to inform all students and employees of about its safety and security procedures and policies. The annual disclosure document is done each year by contacting the local police department to compile the statistics used in the report. The safety of our students and employees is an important concern of the administration. This document explains this institution’s policy regarding crime and accident prevention, public safety, criminal and accident reporting procedures and safety. Read this document carefully, and ask questions if you feel confused or uncertain.
At orientation for new students and employees each student and employee is informed of the school’s campus security report, procedures, and safety practices. We also review with students and employees the need to be responsible for their own security and safety at all times. Each year we bring a local law enforcement into the school to review how to protect yourself against crime, how to be responsible for your own safety, and to protect yourself against sexual assault.
CRIME & ACCIDENT PREVENTION:
The school does not assume liability for stolen property. Therefore, students and employees should always keep their personal belongings locked in the student lockers, which have been provided. The institution encourages students and staff not to bring expensive jewelry, money, or other valuables to the school. Such items should be left at home in order to reduce the chance of theft. The school reserves the right to prosecute any student or employee to the full extent of state and United States federal law for any criminal violation committed on the school premises. Criminal violations may include, but may not be limited to the following:
- Acquaintance Rape
- Forcible sex offenses
- Non-forcible sex offenses
- Dating violence
- Simple or aggravated assault
Unlawful consumption or possession of alcohol or other controlled or illegal substance
Hate crime including larceny-theft, simple assault, intimidation, or vandalism
Further preventative measures include:
1. Students and/or employees shall not be permitted to consume illegal or controlled substances, including alcoholic beverages, during school hours or at school functions.
2. Students and/or employees shall not be permitted to have any illegal or otherwise dangerous weapons in their possession or on school property. Such a violation will result in the consecration of the weapon, possible prosecution, and possible termination from enrollment or employment.
3. Students and/or employees must keep their property securely locked in the designated areas in order to prevent theft.
4. Students and/or employees must park in the designated areas and should always keep their cars securely locked, and never walk alone.
Campus Safety and Security Policy
In the event of an accident:
- Report the event to the School Director or manager on duty.
- The School Director or manager on duty will do the following:
- Determine if emergency help is needed. If so, he or she will call for it.
- Fill out an accident report. Include the cause, the name(s) of those involved, the date, the time, the circumstances and the explanation of any witnesses.
- Report all the information to the management.
- If necessary, notify parents and family of the victim(s).
- In the event of a general emergency within the school’s premises, please notify the school’s
administration immediately and remain calm.
The school personnel are trained in emergency response and evacuation procedures. The School Director will determine whether an emergency exists by evaluating the situation and consulting with local police authorities. If an emergency exists in which students and staff are in danger, the police authorities will be contacted for assistance. Do not exit the building unless you have been directly instructed to do so. It may be safer to stay in the school premises in a lock-down mode. Please listen to all announcements from the School Director and follow the directions the instructor gives you; remain calm. The staff will direct you where to go in the event of an emergency in order to ensure your safety.
STUDENT RIGHT TO KNOW POLICY:
All criminal activity and accidents that occur on the school premises must be reported to the School Director who must keep a confidential file on the circumstances surrounding each incident. The School Director must make the information available to the employees and students, although he or she should keep personal information, confidential following the Family Educational Right to Privacy Act. The School Director shall use the following procedures for informing students and employees of criminal activity and accidents:
Statistics regarding the incidence of rape, burglary, drug violations, motor vehicle theft, murder, and simple or aggravated assaults that occurred within the institution will be available to any and all students and/or employees upon request.
Statistics concerning the number of arrests for on-campus crimes of murder, forcible and non-forcible sex offenses, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, liquor law violations, drug law violations, illegal weapon possessions, arson, negligent manslaughter, and non-negligent manslaughter can be found on the following website:http://www.ope.ed.gov/security/GetOneInstitutionData.aspx.
Southeast Texas Career Institute exhausts all efforts to keep the students, staff, and visitors of the Institute safe at all times. However in the event of any sort of accident, the Institute will leave contacting authorities at the discretion of the accusing party, unless administration deems the circumstance necessary to become secured by local law enforcement. The safety and security of all students, staff, and visitors are the utmost important to the administration and will be the first priority to the School Director.
For Complaints and Grievances please see below.
This grievance should be used when a student feels that the problems or issues they have addressed with the school have not been resolved.
Cosmetology, Esthetician, and Nail Technician
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
P.O. Box 12157
Austin TX 78711
The Council on Occupational Education 7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325 Atlanta, GA 30350
Texas Workforce Commission
Career Schools and Colleges
FORMAL GRIEVANCE POLICY
It is the desire of the Administrators at Southeast Texas Career Institute that you have a safe, clean, and comfortable environment for learning. This also means that you should not feel uncomfortable, threatened, or discriminated against, if you have a complaint or grievance. You may address any concern, complaint, or grievance that you may have with Southeast Texas Career Institute, or if you would like to make an anonymous complaint you may do so by email, United States Postal Service, or by submitting a grievance form.
This school has a Certificate of Approval from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).
The TWC-assigned school number is: # S4506
The school’s Medical Programs are approved by TWC.
Students must address their concerns about this school or any of its educational programs by following the grievance process outlined in the school’s catalog.
If you have any grievance or complaint to be made the formal chain of events is as follows:
Address the complaint or grievance with your instructor, if you feel that the concern has not been properly approached
Address the complaint or grievance with the Director of Student and Client Services Abrenda Murphy,(in person, by email email@example.com, or by phone 409-386-2020) or Director of Education Charlotte Conner, in person, by email firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone 409-386-2020) if you believe that the concern has not been properly addressed or taken care of
Address the complaint or grievance with the Chief Administrative Officer Kristi Cole,(in person, by email email@example.com, or by phone 409-386-2020) if the controversy has not been resolved
You may take the complaint or grievance to the Governing Board of Southeast Texas Career Institute, Mike Bruce President 409-504-4392, or if you would like to submit an anonymous complaint you may do so by mail P.O. Box 148 Evadale TX, 77615.
Information on filing a complaint with TWC can be found on TWC’s Career Schools and Colleges Website at http://csc.twc.state.tx.us/.
Students dissatisfied with this school’s response to their complaint or who are not able to file a complaint with the school, can file a formal complaint with TWC http://csc.twc.state.tx.us/, as well as with other relevant agencies or accreditors, see listed above. You may copy and paste the link.
Schools are responsible for ensuring and documenting that all students have received a copy of the school’s grievance procedures and for describing these procedures in the school’s published catalog. If, as a student, you were not provided with this information, please inform school management.
The Administration hopes that all differences can be attained with an amicable agreement between both parties.