Student Catalog: Consumer Info

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Misrepresentation Statement

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture has procedures to ensure that it does not misrepresent the nature of its educational program, the nature of its financial charges, and the employability of its graduates. The institution does not provide false, erroneous or misleading statements concerning these topics. The U.S. Department of Education does not offer approval or endorsement of the quality of Tricoci University of Beauty Culture educational programs.

If a student or parent believes that Tricoci University of Beauty Culture, its associates (employees) or any other entity or person has made misrepresentations on the above subjects, they should contact any of the following people, who will address the concern: Campus Director, CEO, or Vice President of Compliance.

Equal Opportunity Organization

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture is committed to providing equal education opportunities in all phases of instruction. We will provide equal education opportunities, admission, discipline, job assistance and graduation to all individuals without regard to age, sex, race, color, creed, religion, ethnic origin, political affiliation, disability, veteran status, marital status, or sexual orientation pursuant to the requirements of Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Pub. L. 92-318, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Pub. L. 93-112; respectively. This policy extends to employment, admissions and attendance at the school.

Current and prospective students that are interested in learning about student body diversity can select their campus at the following link: https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?q=tricoci+university&s=all.

Students with Disabilities Policy

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture institutions value equal educational opportunities for all students and complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, pertaining to reasonable academic accommodations. The program and accommodations for students with disabilities are managed by the Campus Director in partnership with the Section 504 Administrator.

A person is disabled if he/she has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity. Federal law requires Tricoci University of Beauty Culture provide a student with a disability with the appropriate academic adjustments and auxiliary aids and services that are necessary to afford the student with a disability an equal opportunity to participate in a school’s program. Tricoci University of Beauty Culture is not required to make adjustments or provide aids or services that would result in a fundamental alteration of a recipient’s program or impose an undue burden.

Reasonable and necessary accommodations for students can be granted on a case by case basis with the input of the student and, if necessary and with the student’s permission, with the input of their qualified healthcare professional. These accommodations must be able to provide the student with an equal opportunity to learn the material presented in the program without placing an undue burden upon the instructor or institution.

The accommodations granted may include:

• extended time for completing tests, quizzes, papers, and/or projects;
• additional tutoring;
• assistance in note taking or reading;
• adaptive technology; or
• other accommodations

Procedures for Requesting Section 504 Accommodations:

It is the responsibility of the student to notify the Campus Director and/or ADA Administrator of his or her disability and the need for accommodations. Information regarding disabilities/medical conditions will be treated confidentially and are subject to all privacy policies. Incoming or current students who have received a diagnosis may self-report to the Campus Director at any time while enrolled at Tricoci University of Beauty Culture. It is expected that students with disabilities complete the Section 504 Accommodations Request Form and provide supporting documentation for the requested accommodations to the Campus Director. Supporting documentation may include a high school Individual Education Plan (IEP) or other documentation provided by a qualified healthcare professional in order to receive accommodations. Please note, submission of a student’s IEP does not guarantee that the student will receive academic adjustments from the institution.

Approved accommodations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 will begin as of the date the complete request is submitted and are not retroactive. However, students must allow sufficient time for the processing of their requests and be mindful that certain accommodations will not take effect until the date the request has been approved, if applicable.

If an instructor believes that the accommodations provided to a student would cause an undue burden or would fundamentally alter the nature of the program, they may appeal the accommodation to the ADA Administrator. Until the appeal has been decided the instructor is required to provide the accommodation as listed to the student.

Physical Demands & Safety Requirements

Below is a list of the physical requirements that your future career demands.

Body Position: Long periods of time standing in the clinic and classrooms are required.
Body Position: Estheticians are required to sit and lean forward while providing most services and stand while leaning over others.
Body Position: Nail Technicians are required to sit and lean forward while providing most services.
Hands: Your hands will need protection from chemicals and continuous exposure to water and cleansing agents. Hand care products are recommended for all service professionals.
Back: Minor back stress may be caused by long intervals of standing, sitting, or leaning. Please consult your health care provider if you have a history of back pain.
Chemicals: As a cosmetologist/esthetician/nail technician/Teacher Trainer or Instructor Trainer, you will be required to work with different types of products and chemicals. If you have any allergies or sensitivities to chemicals, please consult your health care provider.
Sanitation: Communicable disease can be easily transmitted between people. You will be required to follow proper sanitation as set forth by the State.
Trade Tools: You will be working with sharp objects such as shears, razors, clippers, extractors, etc. Caution must be used when handling these items
General Safety: You must be cautious daily to avoid: chemical burns, cuts, abrasions, harmful fumes, injury to your eyes, and physical injury resulting from spilled liquid.
General Esthetics: During the Esthetics program of study students will be expected to give treatments using the aid of electro therapy. These machines will allow electric current to pass through the body of the guest/model. This type of treatment is contra-indicated for the following:

1. Heart conditions
2. Epilepsy
3. Pregnancy
4. Uncontrolled High Blood Pressure
5. Metal Implants

Every student is required to perform and receive these treatments. If you are contra-indicated to receive these treatments then you will be required to supply models that can receive these treatments. Performing these treatments is safe as long as you follow the guidelines that will be laid out for you by your teacher. However, in rare instances students that have severe heart problems/epilepsy or who have extremely high risk pregnancies can be told by their doctors that they cannot perform these services. In those rare instances students would not be able to complete all graduation requirements, which means they will not be able to sign up for this program or have to be terminated from school. If you have any questions regarding the safety of performing/receiving these treatments we recommend that you speak with your physician.

Campus and Individuals’ Health, Safety & Security – Overview

The health, safety, and security of all of our constituents—particularly our students, associates (employees), and guests—is a priority for Tricoci University of Beauty Culture. Accordingly, the institution has developed a broad set of policies and procedures intended to protect, to the extent possible, all people spending time in our facilities. These policies and procedures are developed and enforced by various leaders of Tricoci University of Beauty Culture, LLC. Those leaders include, senior executives and campus management.

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture’s Annual Security Report (ASR) is a comprehensive document holding all key components of our safety and security programs, policies and procedures, as well as crime statistics related to each campus. For example, included within the ASR is Tricoci University of Beauty Culture’s Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program (DAAPP), as well as the process and results of our review of our DAAPP which is updated annually.

Dissemination of Annual Security Report

On or before October 1 of each year, all students and associates are informed of the existence of the Annual Security Report and are provided information on how to easily access a copy of it via the Campus Director (or equivalent) or Tricoci University of Beauty Culture’s website

(http://www.tricociuniversity.edu/annual-security-report.  A hard copy can also be provided if needed by contacting the Campus Director at each campus location.

In addition, all students are made aware of Tricoci University of Beauty Culture’s ASR through the Student Catalog, which is reviewed with all students prior to enrollment.  Further, Tricoci University of Beauty Culture’s Orientation Program for new students, which occurs on or before the first day of their academic program, includes a review of key elements of the Student Catalog, including our DAAPP, Campus Security Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program (DAAPP)

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program includes the following components:

• Tricoci University of Beauty Culture’s policy and standards of conduct regarding drugs and alcohol;
• The implications of violating the policy or standards of conduct;
• An overview of the health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and abuse of alcohol;
• Information regarding drug or alcohol programs (counseling, treatment and/or rehabilitation) available to students and associates; and
• The method Tricoci University of Beauty Culture uses to conduct its biennial review of the effectiveness of our DAAPP.

Policy & Standards of Conduct Regarding Drugs & Alcohol

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture is an alcohol-free and drug-free environment. Students and associates are prohibited from the unlawful manufacture, distribution, sale, dispensing, possession or use of a controlled substance or alcohol anywhere on Tricoci University of Beauty Culture property, including grounds, parking areas, anywhere within the buildings or while participating in Tricoci University of Beauty Culture -related activities. Students and associates are also prohibited from being present on campus under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances. Note: students or associates taking prescribed or over‐the‐counter medication which may affect functioning should so inform a Campus Security Authority.

Anyone who observes any violation of the above policy should immediately inform a Campus Director of such violation. The Campus Director will initiate the appropriate procedures.

Implications of Violating the Policy or Standards of Conduct

In addition to the potential health consequences of use or abuse of illicit drugs and alcohol, students and associates who violate the Policy & Standards of Conduct Regarding Drugs & Alcohol will be subject to a range of disciplinary and legal implications, including:

• Sanctions and penalties that may impact their status and/or ability to attend, or work for, Tricoci University of Beauty Culture;
• Sanctions and penalties that may be applied by local, state and federal authorities; and
• Sanctions and penalties regarding students’ access to the Department of Education’s Title IV program.

Sanctions & Penalties – Imposed by Tricoci University of Beauty Culture

Students or associates who violate the Tricoci University of Beauty Culture Policy & Standards of Conduct Regarding Drugs & Alcohol will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of enrollment or employment, as appropriate. In all cases, Tricoci University of Beauty Culture will abide by local, state, and federal sanctions regarding unlawful possession of drugs and the consumption of alcohol, including the full enforcement of applicable underage drinking laws.

If there is a reasonable suspicion that a student or associate is under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance while on Tricoci University of Beauty Culture’s premises, they will be required to clock out for the day and leave the premises. The decision to dismiss a student or associate is solely at the discretion of the location’s Campus Director and may not be supported by actual proof of controlled substance, illegal drugs or alcohol use.

Sanctions & Penalties – Imposed by Local, State or Federal Authorities

Depending on the specific violation and subsequent adjudication, a student or associate could face a significant punishment for violating the Tricoci University of Beauty Culture policy regarding drug and alcohol use. This may include financial penalties, as well as time in jail.

Given the constantly changing laws and sentencing guidelines regarding illegal drugs and alcohol, students or associates interested in understanding the potential punishments for these violations are encouraged to research the topic by entering the following search terms in Google:

• Illinois punishments: enter “punishments for drug and alcohol violations in Illinois”; or
• Indiana punishments: enter “punishments for drug and alcohol violations in Indiana”; or
• Federal punishments: enter “punishments for federal drug and alcohol violations.”

Sanctions & Penalties – Students’ Access to Title IV Funding

Any students convicted of possessing or selling illegal drugs while receiving Title IV assistance will be ineligible for federal financial aid based on the chart below. If convicted of both possessing and selling illegal drugs and the periods of ineligibility are different, the longer penalty will apply. In addition, violations of federal, state, or local laws and ordinances concerning drugs and alcohol can lead to felony or misdemeanor convictions and legal sanctions, which include but are not limited to: fines, imprisonment, forfeiture of property, and loss of driving privileges.

1st Offense

Minimum Ineligibility Period: 1 year from date of conviction
Maximum Ineligibility Period: 2 years from date of conviction

2nd Offense

Minimum Ineligibility Period: 2 years from date of conviction
Maximum Ineligibility Period: Indefinite period

3+ Offenses

Minimum Ineligibility Period: Indefinite period
Maximum Ineligibility Period: Indefinite period

Overview of Health Risks with the Use & Abuse of Drugs and Alcohol

The use and abuse of alcohol and/or drugs can lead to physical and psychological health risks. These risks depend upon the type of alcohol/drug used and the intensity of the use. Long-term use of alcohol/drugs can lead to organic damage to the body and psychological problems. Even short-term use carries a risk of an overdose that can result in effects as serious as death.

Alcohol/drug use also carries other direct and indirect health risks, including a heightened risk of blood-transmitted disease for users of intravenous drugs, the risk of pregnancy complications and birth defects in women who use alcohol/drugs while pregnant, and the impairment of the ability to operate motor vehicles.

For more information about the health risks associated with the use or abuse of specific substances, please refer to the campus Annual Security Report.

Information Regarding Available Drug and Alcohol Programs

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture does not directly offer any professional counseling, treatment or rehabilitation programs for students or associates that have issues related to drugs and/or alcohol. However, Tricoci University of Beauty Culture understands and appreciates that professional assistance is typically required to successfully address these issues.

Any student who suspects that he or she, or someone else, may be at risk due to use or abuse of alcohol or illicit drugs is encouraged to seek services that can be of help. In most Tricoci University of Beauty Culture locations, there are numerous local organizations and resources available. Those in need of help can access these resources via the Internet, or can call the appropriate toll-free number provided below:

• Alcoholics Anonymous 1‐800‐356‐9996
• American Council on Alcoholism 1‐800‐527‐5344
• Cocaine Hotline 1‐800‐COCAINE
• National Council on Alcoholism 1‐800‐NCA‐CALL
• National Institute on Drug Abuse 1‐800‐662‐HELP
• National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1‐800‐273‐8255

Campus Security Information, Policies and Procedures

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture seeks to ensure that students, associates and other visitors, as well as their belongings, are as safe as possible during their time on or near Tricoci University of Beauty Culture facilities.  With this objective, and following the requirements as outlined in the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, Tricoci University of Beauty Culture has developed a set of policies and procedures that cover a range of safety and security matters, as outlined below.

General Security Information

From a campus & facility perspective, the following general security information applies:

  • Tricoci University of Beauty Culture is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • Tricoci University of Beauty Culture does not staff dedicated security or police personnel.
  • All campuses are locked and secures after hours and alarms are activated in campuses equipped with security alarms.
  • The majority of the campuses have security cameras that may record 24/7.
  • All campus rooms have the nearest exits posted by the door.
  • Students are provided a locker to secure their property.
  • Associates are provided a locker, a lockable office or a lockable desk to secure their property.

Crime Prevention Program

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture requests that students and associates follow the following general security guidelines, which we believe will help prevent crimes:

  • Be responsible for your own security and the security of others.
  • Report criminal actions or other emergencies occurring on campus to the Campus Director.
  • Do not leave valuables visible in your car and always lock your car.
  • Do not keep personal or valuable items in bags (backpacks, purses, kit bags) that will not be secure.
  • Leave credit cards and personal banking information at ho
  • Use your locker—do not leave personal property unattended in unsecured locations.
  • Keep your campus locker locked; and do not give anyone except Campus Management your locker combination.
  • Be aware of others around you both inside and around Tricoci University of Beauty Culture property; if you are uncomfortable with your surroundings, seek assistance and request an escort.
  • Know where the exits are in case of an evacuation.
  • When working late, keep all back and side doors locked.
  • If you think a situation is dangerous, it most likely is; immediately seek assistance.

In addition to students and associates being informed of this program each year though the Annual Security Report, the program will also be reviewed with new students during orientation.

Harassment & Bullying Policy

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture is an environment that is free from intimidation or harassment. Harassment of associates and/or students by any associate, student, guest, or outside vendor is prohibited and may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination from Tricoci University of Beauty Culture. Harassment is defined as behavior that is offensive to an individual or group, including unwelcome sexual advances, uninvited suggestive remarks, verbal, written or graphic communication that is sexist, racist, contains religious slurs, or ethnic jokes, etc. If you observe this type of behavior, you should immediately address the issue by advising the individual that it is unwelcome, unwanted and inappropriate. If the behavior does not cease, report it to a CSA or Campus Management immediately.

Verbal and/or written threats to any individual(s) will be taken seriously, perceived as credible and turned over to the local police for investigation. It is not the responsibility of Tricoci University of Beauty Culture to evaluate the validity of a perceived threat. We view this as a serious matter and will not tolerate any threats, joking or not, regarding the safety of our associates and/or students.

“Bullying” often refers to verbal, physical, or other acts committed by a person to harass, intimidate, or cause harm to another person. The behaviors attributed to bullying may include verbal threats, menacing, harassment, intimidation, assaults and disruption of the institution environment, associated disorderly conduct, and related behaviors. Should a student or associate feel that any of these situations apply, and could not be (or could not comfortably attempt to be) resolved directly, he/she is directed to immediately seek the help of a CSA. At the minimum, all cases of student bullying will be turned over to the campus management team for investigation.

Sexual Misconduct Prevention, Interpersonal Violence and Response Policy Introduction

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture fully supports the objectives of the Federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act and the Violence Against Women Act. These Acts require Tricoci University of Beauty Culture to follow compliance requirements and establish protections for victims of sexual discrimination, including: sexual harassment and/or assault (non-consensual sexual contact and non-consensual sexual intercourse), domestic or dating violence, sexual exploitation, intimidation, retaliation and stalking, each of which are described below in the definitions section of this policy. By policy, these and related actions are expressly prohibited by Tricoci University of Beauty Culture. As part of this policy, Tricoci University of Beauty Culture is committed to prevent such offenses from occurring and take appropriate steps to address any violations of sexual misconduct that occur within Tricoci University of Beauty Culture’s jurisdiction. Tricoci University of Beauty Culture is committed to ensuring all students and employees feel safe in their learning and work environment so they have the opportunity to benefit fully from their Tricoci University of Beauty Culture experience.

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture strongly prohibits any discrimination on the basis of sex in its education programs per Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Prohibited discrimination includes sexual harassment and all types of sexual misconduct and sexual violence, for which definitions of these terms are provided below. Any employee or student with any questions regarding this policy should see the Title IX Coordinator located at their specific Tricoci University of Beauty Culture location. A listing of all Title IX Coordinators serving each location and their contact information is listed below. Should any employee or student feel they have been the victim of sex discrimination of any kind they should see their Campus Title IX Coordinator as soon as possible.

Scope

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture’s Sexual Misconduct Policy’s scope applies to all acts of sexual misconduct as well as all geographical areas within Tricoci University of Beauty Culture Campuses and their adjacent public properties, defined per Tricoci University of Beauty Culture location per the Clery Act. It covers all Tricoci University of Beauty Culture education programs and Tricoci University of Beauty Culture -sponsored activities, including field trips. Even if the violation did not occur within a Tricoci University of Beauty Culture Campus-related activity or elsewhere but the alleged perpetrator(s) also is a member of the Tricoci University of Beauty Culture community, Tricoci University of Beauty Culture will process all violations and complaints in order to pay consideration to whether the incident has created a hostile educational environment within each Tricoci University of Beauty Culture location. This policy applies to all Tricoci University of Beauty Culture employees and students in all Tricoci University of Beauty Culture program offerings, regardless of each individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity. This policy also pertains to third parties who witness or are informed of an alleged sexual misconduct violation. Instances of sexual misconduct are included in the school’s reporting of information required under the Clery Act.

Definitions

Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, when submission to or rejection of this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects a person’s employment or education, unreasonably interferes with a person’s work or educational performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive working or learning environment.

Consent is defined as words or voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity.

• Consent cannot be given by someone who is incapacitated in any way.
• Past consent does not imply future consent.
• Absence of resistance or silence does not imply consent.
• Consent to engage in sexual activity with one person does not imply consent to engage in sexual activity with another person.
• Consent can be withdrawn at any time for any reason.
• Coercion, force or threat of by either party invalidates consent.

Incapacitation is defined as the physical and/or mental inability to make informed, rational judgments. When alcohol is involved, incapacitation is determined by how the alcohol consumed impacts a person, including the person’s decision-making capacity, awareness of consequences and ability to make informed judgments. Incapacitation may also be observed when a person is asleep or unconscious, or because of an intellectual or other disability that prevents the person from having the capacity to give consent.

Sexual assault is defined as an offense classified as a forcible or non-forcible sex offense under the uniform crime reporting system of the Federal Bureau of Investigation including rape, fondling, incest, or statutory rape. In this and similar contexts, consent is defined as a voluntary, positive agreement between the participants to engage in specific sexual activity. Lack of verbal or physical resistance or submission by the victim resulting from the use of force or threat of force by the accused shall not constitute consent.

• Non-Consensual Sexual Contact: Any intentional touching of the intimate parts of another person, causing another to touch one’s intimate parts, removing clothing or exposure of another without consent. Sexual contact also includes attempted sexual intercourse

• Non-Consensual Sexual Intercourse: Any act of sexual intercourse with another individual without consent. Sexual intercourse includes vaginal or anal penetration, however slight, with any body part or object, or oral penetration involving mouth-to-genital contact.

Domestic Violence is defined as a felony or misdemeanor crime of violence committed by a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim, by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, by a person who is living with or has lived with the victim as a spouse or partner, by a person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction in which this policy applies, or by any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction in which this policy applies. Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that intimidate, manipulate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, terrorize, coerce, threaten, blame, hurt, injure, or wound someone.

Dating Violence is defined as violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim; and when the existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on the following factors: the length of the relationship, the type of relationship, and the frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship.

Sexual Exploitation is defined as one person taking sexual advantage of another person for the benefit of any other than that person without that person’s consent. Examples include:

• Prostituting another person;
• Recording images (video, photograph) or audio of another person’s sexual activity, intimate body parts, nakedness without that person’s consent;
• Distributing images (video, photograph) or audio of another person’s sexual activity, intimate body parts or nakedness, if the individual distributing the images or audio knows or should have known the person depicted did not consent to the disclosure of such activity;
• Viewing another person’s sexual activity, intimate body parts or nakedness in a place where that person would have reasonable expectation of privacy, without that person’s consent and for the purpose of arousing sexual desire.

Stalking is defined as a pattern of repeated and unwanted attention, harassment, contact, or any other course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for his or her safety or the safety of others or to suffer substantial emotional distress.

Retaliation is defined as intimidating, threatening, coercing, or in any way discriminating against an individual because of the individual’s informal or formal complaint or participation in a school or the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) investigation or proceedings related to sexual violence or other civil rights concerns. Federal civil rights laws, including Title IX, make it unlawful to retaliate against an individual for the purpose of interfering with any right or privilege secured by these laws.

Title IX Coordinator

Each Tricoci University of Beauty Culture has a Title IX Coordinator designated to comply with and carry out the responsibilities of Tricoci University of Beauty Culture under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits sex discrimination in the education programs and activities. Any inquiries regarding Title IX should be addressed with the Title IX Coordinator (Names and contact information for Title IX Coordinator at each Tricoci University of Beauty Culture location is listed below). If an alleged case of sexual misconduct is brought to the attention of a Title IX Coordinator via a victim, third party or responsible employee, the Title IX Coordinator will take immediate and effective measures to address and investigate the alleged incident of sexual misconduct. The Title IX Coordinator will assist in preventing a potential hostile environment, which interferes with students’ ability to benefit from the education offered at Tricoci University of Beauty Culture. Whether a harassed student or employee, parent of a student or a third party files a complaint under the Tricoci University of Beauty Culture’s grievance procedures or requests action on the student or employee’s behalf, the Title IX Coordinator that knows, or reasonably should know about a possible instance of sexual misconduct must immediately investigate what occurred and then take appropriate steps to resolve the issue.

The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for overseeing Tricoci University of Beauty Culture’s response to Title IX reporting and complaints. The Title IX Coordinator will also address any patterns or systemic problems which are revealed through complaints or reports on incidents. The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for initiating, coordinating and documenting actions taken during Title IX investigations against the perpetrator and support for the victim.

The remainder of the Sexual Misconduct policy will refer to the Title IX Coordinator and his/her responsibilities to support the employees and students of Tricoci University of Beauty Culture.

Title IX Coordinator Names and Contact Information for each Tricoci University of Beauty Culture Campus

Bloomington
1681 N College Ave
Bloomington, IN 47404
Teresa Russell 812-339-1117
trussell@tricociuniversity.edu
Bridgeview
7350 W 87th Street
Bridgeview, IL 60455
Erica Brooks 708-233-9933
ebrooks@tricociuniversity.edu
Chicago Northeast
6458 N Sheridan Ave
Chicago, IL 60626
Vernon Rucker 773-764-6458
vrucker@tricociuniversity.edu
Chicago Northwest
5321 N Harlem Ave
Chicago, IL 60656
Casey Carsello 773-467-1900
ccarsello@tricociuniversity.edu
Danville
2500 Georgetown Road
Danville, IL 61832
Abbey Members 217-442-9329
amemebers@tricociuniversity.edu
Elgin
264 S Randall Road
Elgin, IL 60123
Megan Carline 847-376-0740
mcarline@tricociuniversity.edu
Glendale Heights
530 E North Ave
Glendale Heights, IL 60139
Diana Cangialosi 630-790-1500
dcangialosi@tricociuniversity.edu
Highland
2549 Highway Ave
Highland, IN 46322
Deema Atshan 219-838-2004
datshan@tricociuniversity.edu
Indianapolis Northeast
9725 Crosspoint Commons
Indianapolis, IN 46256
Megan Weir 317-841-9400
mweir@tricociuniversity.edu
Lafayette
833 Ferry Street
Lafayette, IN 47901
CoryAnn Patton 765-742-0068
cpatton@tricociuniversity.edu
Libertyville
751 E Park Ave
Libertyville, IL 60048
Jen Bubloni 847-247-8100
jbubloni@tricociuniversity.edu
Peoria
602 W Glen Ave
Peoria, IL 61614
Katie Robinson 309-679-4500
krobinson@tricociuniversity.edu
Rockford
5485 E State St
Rockford, IL 61108
Brian Polky 815-226-9848
bpolky@tricociuniversity.edu
Urbana
202 E University Ave
Urbana, IL 61801
Abbey Members 217-344-7550
amembers@tricociuniversity.edu
Campus Resource Center
6625 N. Avondale Avenue
Chicago, IL 60631
Leslie Wilken 630-528-3376
lwilken@tricociuniversity.edu

Confidentiality

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture urges victims to seek help and support if they are a victim of sexual misconduct in anyway. Although Tricoci University of Beauty Culture does not offer professional or pastoral counseling services it will offer support as needed to refer a victim to an appropriate source of help. Tricoci University of Beauty Culture will always follow applicable state and federal laws in respect to the support the Campus offers the victim.

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture’s confidentiality policy pertains to maintaining and properly addressing each individual report of sexual misconduct. Refer to Tricoci University of Beauty Culture’s Confidentiality Policy for a complete description. Tricoci University of Beauty Culture encourages any employee or student to talk to someone about what happened in order to obtain appropriate support. A victim may report the offense to a “responsible employee” who, at the Tricoci University of Beauty Culture Campus level could be an educator or a Campus Security Authority, (an employee in a leadership position) who at the Tricoci University of Beauty Culture Campus level may include the Campus Director (or equivalent), the Education Supervisor, the Enrollment Advisor (or equivalent), and the Student Success Advisor, as applicable. Before a victim shares any information with a responsible employee, the victim should be made aware the responsible employee has an obligation to report the incident to the Title IX Coordinator.

If the victim would like to remain confidential or requests the incident not be investigated the victim shall be of the understanding that the Tricoci University of Beauty Culture Campus must evaluate if the incident compromises its ability to provide a safe, non-discriminatory environment for all employees and students which includes the victim of the incident. Should a student seek out the support of a responsible employee, the responsible employee is obligated to report to the Title IX Coordinator all important details about the alleged incident shared by the victim and the Title IX Coordinator will gather all facts in order to take immediate and appropriate steps to investigate what happened and support a fair and prompt resolution.

Please note, if Tricoci University of Beauty Culture determines that an alleged perpetrator(s) poses an immediate threat to the Tricoci University of Beauty Culture Campus environment, the Title IX Coordinator and/or CSA may be required to issue a notice of timely warning to the Campus employees and students. Tricoci University of Beauty Culture will not include any information that identifies the victim of the incident in its warning.

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture will obtain consent and inform the victim (or the victim’s parents or legal guardians if the victim is under 18) prior to beginning an investigation of sexual misconduct of any kind. If the victim requests confidentiality or requests the investigation not be pursued, Tricoci University of Beauty Culture will take all reasonable steps to maintain the confidentiality request or request to not pursue the investigation. If a victim requests that his or her name or any other personally identifiable information not be disclosed to the alleged perpetrator, Tricoci University of Beauty Culture will inform the victim that its ability to respond to the instance of reported sexual misconduct may be limited. Even if the University can’t take disciplinary action against the alleged perpetrator because the victim insists on confidentiality, it will pursue other steps in order to limit effects of the alleged incident of sexual misconduct and prevent any reoccurrence. If Tricoci University of Beauty Culture cannot ensure confidentiality, Tricoci University will inform the victim. Tricoci University of Beauty Culture prohibits retaliation in all instances of reported sexual misconduct, and Tricoci University of Beauty Culture will take steps to prevent retaliation as well as strong responsive action if any form of retaliation occurs.

Options for Assistance

If any individual (student or employee) is a victim of any type of sexual misconduct, his or her first priority should be to locate a place of safety and obtain any necessary medical treatment. Tricoci University of Beauty Culture strongly advocates that a victim of these offenses report the incident and seek immediate assistance. Time is a critical factor for evidence collection and preservation for the proof of a criminal offense. An assault should be reported directly to local authorities at the non-emergency number, listed below. In an emergency, dial 911. The Title IX Coordinator should also be notified (even if made aware by Tricoci University of Beauty Culture Campus responsible employee). Upon request, the Title IX Coordinator will assist victims in reporting incidents of these offenses to local police, and will work to protect the confidentiality of the victims(s), as desired. Filing a police report will not obligate the victim to prosecute, nor will it subject the victim to scrutiny or judgmental opinions from officers.
List of Police Non-Emergency Phone Numbers, by Tricoci University of Beauty Culture location:

  • Bridgeview, Illinois: 708-458-2131
  • Bloomington, Indiana: 812-339-4477
  • Chicago Northeast, Illinois: 311
  • Chicago Northwest, Illinois: 311
  • Danville, IL: 217-431-2250
  • Elgin, Illinois: 847-289-2700
  • Glendale Heights, Illinois: 630-260-6070
  • Highland, Indiana: 219-838-3184
  • Indianapolis, Indiana: 317-327-3811
  • Lafayette, Indiana: 765-807-1200
  • Libertyville, Illinois: 847-362-8310
  • Oak Brook, Illinois: 630-368-8700
  • Peoria, Illinois: 309-673-4521
  • Rockford, Illinois: 815-966-2900
  • Urbana, Illinois: 217-384-2321

Link to enter zip code in order to obtain local resources: https://www.notalone.gov/resources/

If desired for student or employee victims of the above offenses, Tricoci University of Beauty Culture will assist victims in changing their academic, living, transportation and/or working situations, regardless of whether the victim chooses to report the crime to local law enforcement, if such changes are reasonably available. Tricoci University of Beauty Culture does not offer professional or pastoral counseling, but the Title IX Coordinator at each Tricoci University of Beauty Culture location will provide immediate contact information for local assistance resources and other support to facilitate victim safety and wellness and strongly encourages any victim to utilize the many resources that are available, including:

  • National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HELP
  • Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network: http://www.rainn.org/
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
  • Not Alone.gov: https://www.notalone.gov/resources/

Per the Student Right to Know Act, schools must notify their students as to where they may obtain information regarding registered sex offenders in their area. Accordingly, students (and associates) are encouraged to utilize the following links that lead to private, federal and state resources on the topic:

  • Megan’s Law: https://www.meganslaw.com
  • U.S. Department of Justice: http://www.nsopw.gov/Core/Portal.aspx
  • National Sex Offender Info: http://www.fbi.gov/hq/cid/cac/registry.htm

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture believes the best method to address the above offenses is to prevent them from happening in the first place. Prevention requires all individuals to be educated, aware and diligent. To assist in this prevention effort, Tricoci University of Beauty Culture does the following:

    • Educate new students (during new student orientation) and associates (during new associate orientation) about these offenses, including what they are and what to do if they have been victimized or have seen or heard about someone else being victimized.

As with other forms of harassment, individuals who believe they are victims of sexual harassment should make it clear to the source(s) of the harassment that such behavior is offensive to them. If the behavior continues, document the matter and refer it to a responsible employee, which includes CSAs.

Protocol to Report a Grievance

Should an employee, student, third party or parent/guardian (if the student is under 18 years of age) need to report a violation of sexual misconduct, he/she should file the grievance with the Title IX Coordinator at the Tricoci University of Beauty Culture location where the employee works or the student attends. Typically the report is initiated by the victim who feels their rights under this policy have been violated. The grievance can also be filed with a responsible employee as described above, and the responsible employee will relay to the Title IX Coordinator. Tricoci University of Beauty Culture will accept anonymous reports of violations, and the individual reporting the incident is encouraged to provide as much detail as possible to allow Tricoci University of Beauty Culture to investigate the situation and respond appropriately. In cases of anonymous reporting, Tricoci University of Beauty Culture may be limited in its ability to investigate the violation unless sufficient information is provided to enable the University to conduct a complete and fair investigation or take the appropriate actions. The Title IX Coordinator may ask the victim to confirm their report in writing and sign a complaint form. Complaint forms are available from the Title IX Coordinator or Campus Director. Once a grievance is reported, the Title IX Coordinator will request consent to proceed with investigation of the grievance from the victim. Should the victim request the grievance remain confidential or not to be investigated, the Title IX Coordinator will need to evaluate the grievance and determine if the request can be honored.

Investigation Procedures

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture imposed sanctions are additional to any legal actions taken by local, state or federal authorities. Individuals who are found to be participating in any of the offenses outlined above will be subject to an institutional disciplinary proceeding action, including but not limited to suspension or termination. To adjudicate these cases, Tricoci University of Beauty Culture will engage members of the Tricoci University of Beauty Culture Executive Team (the “Disciplinary Committee”) to lead the disciplinary action proceeding, which will provide a prompt, fair and impartial investigation and resolution. The Disciplinary Committee will be knowledgeable on how to conduct an investigation and hearing process that protects the safety of victims and promotes accountability. In addition, the Disciplinary Committee will be “current” in topics of domestic/dating violence, sexual assault and stalking, having participated in annual training on these topics.

Once the Disciplinary Committee is in receipt of the grievance, a member of the committee will respond within 2 business days. Within 10 additional business days, the Disciplinary Committee will conduct the investigation and provide actions and /or resolutions taken. Throughout this process, both the victim and the alleged perpetrator, as applicable, will be entitled to the same opportunities to have others, including an advisor, present during the proceeding. Further, both the victim and the alleged perpetrator must be simultaneously informed, in writing, of the outcome of such a proceeding, Tricoci University of Beauty Culture’s procedures for the alleged perpetrator and the victim to appeal the results of the proceeding, any change to the results that occurs prior to the time that such results become final, and when such results become final.

Guidance for the creation of Tricoci University of Beauty Culture’s Sexual Misconduct Policy, Confidentiality Policy and Title IX Coordinator Responsibilities was taken from the following sources:

  • NotAlone.gov: Together Against Sexual Assault (United States Federal Government Site for Sexual Abuse Prevention)
  • Any questions about this policy should be addressed to the Title IX Coordinator at the applicable Tricoci University of Beauty Culture location.

Weapons Policy

Other than in the possession of official on-duty officer of the law, prohibited and/or dangerous weapons are not permitted on any Tricoci University of Beauty Culture facility or Tricoci University of Beauty Culture -organized offsite events. A permit to carry a firearm or concealed weapon does not supersede this policy. Students or associates in possession of a weapon will be immediately terminated and the police contacted.

Some examples of prohibited weapons include:

  • Firearms (pistols, revolvers, shotguns, rifles and bb guns)
  • Knives (switchblades, gravity knives, etc.)
  • Metal knuckles
  • Bows and arrows
  • Tasers

Reporting Crimes or Other Emergencies

If you observe any crime or if any person reveals to you that he/she learned of, was the victim of, perpetrator of, or witness of a crime, immediately inform the CSA. This crime may take the form of hate crimes, which manifest evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the victim’s actual or perceived race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity or disability. To protect individuals and encourage all crimes to be reported (and included in the annual disclosure of crime statistics), Tricoci University of Beauty Culture will allow victims or witnesses to report crimes on a voluntary, confidential basis. Tricoci University of Beauty Culture will initiate procedures of contacting the appropriate authorities and documenting the incident.

Timely Warning and Emergency Notification for Serious Crimes and/or Threats

In the event that a situation arises that constitutes an ongoing or continuing threat to the health or safety of students and/or associates, Tricoci University of Beauty Culture will immediately notify the campus community. Since each Tricoci University of Beauty Culture location is contained within a small area (typically a building and exterior parking), the existence of this threat will be confirmed by a CSA at the specific location. Tricoci University of Beauty Culture will, without delay, determine the content of the notification, and initiate the notification process. The notification will be issued by the CSA via one or more of the following methods: text or e‐mail announcements, the posting of flyers, campus announcements, or other appropriate means. The broader community will be made aware in a timely manner of any crimes, suspicious activities or other security problems through local police reports, which are published in the local newspaper.

Security Notifications and Updates

In the event Tricoci University of Beauty Culture is made aware of a potential security situation that is not of immediate emergency nature, but may affect the potential safety and security of Tricoci University of Beauty Culture guests, students and associates, Tricoci University of Beauty Culture will distribute written notification documenting the security concern. Updates will be distributed in the same manner, or other method, as needed.

Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures

In an emergency requiring building evacuation, students, associates and guests should evacuate through the nearest exit, taking only personal valuables that are in the immediate area. All emergency exit maps are posted throughout the campus. Do not return to offices and lockers. When the alarm sounds or when instructed via announcement from a campus official, please remain calm and keep to the right of walkways when exiting the building. This allows emergency personnel to have unobstructed access throughout the building. After exiting the building, please gather at the remote end of the parking lot or the campus designated evacuation area and remain there until an all clear sign has been given by a campus official.

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture campuses will conduct two tests of these procedures each year; the first will be performed during March and the second will be performed in September.
Severe Weather Shelter

In the event a severe weather warning has been issued or another situation arises that may impact the health or safety of people on campus, an announcement and directives will be made via the campus intercom. All associates and students need to remain calm and should follow the verbal instructions, seeking shelter in interior, non-windowed areas of the school.

Medical Emergency

In the event of a medical emergency requiring immediate action, persons should engage a campus associate to dial 911 for outside medical assistance. If an associate is not in the immediate area and the situation appears dire, the student should initiate the 911 call immediately.

Access to Student Educational Records (FERPA)

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture guarantees each student (or parent or guardian if the student is a dependent minor) access to that student’s records.

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture requires written consent from the student or parent/guardian of a dependent minor before releasing any student information in response to third party requests, other than a request by NACCAS, unless otherwise required by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA; 20 U.S.C.§ 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99). FERPA is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records and provides students an opportunity to review their records. Tricoci University of Beauty Culture guarantees the rights students and parents of dependent minors to gain access to their files. FERPA gives students certain rights with respect to their education records:

  • Students have the right to inspect and review the student’s education records maintained by Tricoci University of Beauty Culture. To request to review your records, you may contact the Campus Director at your campus. Institutions are not required to provide copies of records unless, for reasons such as great distance, it is impractical for students to review the records at the school. Tricoci University of Beauty Culture may charge a fee for copies.
  • Students have the right to request that Tricoci University of Beauty Culture correct records which they believe to be inaccurate or misleading. If Tricoci University of Beauty Culture decides not to amend the record, the student then has the right to a formal hearing. After the hearing, if Tricoci University of Beauty Culture still decides not to amend the record, the student has the right to place a statement with the record setting forth his or her view about the contested information.
  • FERPA allows schools to disclose, without consent, personally identifiable information to the following parties (34 CFR § 99.31):
    – School officials with legitimate educational interests;
    – U.S. Comptroller General, U.S. Attorney General, U.S. Department of Education;
    – State and local officials;
    – Authorized organizations conducting educational research;
    – Accrediting agencies;
    – Alleged victim of a crime;
    – Students and parents of a dependent minor as defined by the IRS;
    – Parent of a student under 21 regarding the violation of a law regarding alcohol or drug abuse; and
    – In a case of an immediate threat to the health or safety of the student or associated individuals, to appropriate parties in connection with the emergency if knowledge of the information is necessary to protect the health or safety of the student or associated individuals.

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture may disclose, without consent, “directory” information such as a student’s name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, honors and awards, and dates of attendance.

You may opt out of having your directory information disclosed by providing written notice to the Campus Director at your campus. Tricoci University of Beauty Culture must notify students annually of their rights under FERPA.

Safeguarding Customer Information

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture will utilize its Information Security Program to safeguard all non-public personal information in the school’s possession (from students, parents, or other individuals with whom the institution has a customer relationship). This also pertains to the customers of other financial institutions that have provided such information to Tricoci University of Beauty Culture. If a student would like to see the Information Security Program, they should make a request to the Enrollment Advisor or Campus Director.

Professional Advising

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture is dedicated to the success of all of our students in their chosen programs and careers. We provide advising during enrollment, throughout education, and at graduation for all students.

Additional advising services are available upon request, to assist all students in their personal and academic success. We provide our students the following referrals:

  • Drug/alcohol abuse – (800) 861-1768
  • Planned parenting – (800) 230-PLAN (7526)
  • Domestic violence – (800) 799-SAFE (7233)
  • Suicide prevention – (800) 273-TALK (8255)
  • Sexual assault – (800) 656-HOPE (4673)
  • Bullying hotline – (800) 273- TALK (7233)

This information is posted in the student lounge.

Career Planning

All students at Tricoci University of Beauty Culture are encouraged and assisted in investigating the wide choice of career options and paths in all programs offered. Students engage in activities to plan the initial years of their careers including; development of cover letters, resumes, interviewing skills, job search skills, professionalism and career planning strategies and tactics. Students are provided with job search skills as well as discussions around professionalism. Tricoci University of Beauty Culture’s goal is to assist students in securing employment prior to graduation. Tricoci University of Beauty Culture is a post-secondary institution of higher learning and does not guarantee placement. However, Tricoci University of Beauty Culture does maintain close communication with a wide variety of salons, day spas, spas and medi-spas throughout the world. All students in all programs of study participate in strong job readiness and job placement activities. All campuses have a job posting board listing up to the minute employment as well as arrange for presentations from leading area employers.

Vaccination Policy

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture does not have any vaccination requirements.

Campus Parking

Tricoci University of Beauty Culturewill do its best to provide sufficient parking; however, Tricoci University of Beauty Culture makes no promise of availability of parking. Students must park in designated areas only.

Student Housing

Tricoci University of Beauty Culture does not provide student housing.