Student Right To Know Act

OFFICE RESPONSIBLE: FAO

LOCATION: STUDENT CATALOGUE AND WEBSITE

DOCUMENT LAST UPDATED: SEPTEMBER 1, 2016

POLICY AND PROCEDURE LAST UPDATED: JULY 1, 2014


Student Information and Privacy Policy

The school has a written policy that all information concerning the student is private and will not be released. This information can only be released to the student, parent or guardian to protect the rights of the students. Request to access studentís academic information may only be granted upon receiving written consent from the student or parent if the student is a minor. The exceptions to this rule pertain to the following: School employees who have a need-to-know, other schools to which a student is transferring, parents when a student over 18 is still dependent, certain government officials in order to carry out lawful functions, appropriate parties in connection with financial aid to a student, organizations doing certain studies for the school, accrediting organizations, individuals who have obtained court orders or subpoenas, persons who need to know in cases of health and safety emergencies, and state and local authorities to whom disclosure is required by state laws adopted before November 19, 1974.

Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications

VIBE will issue a timely warning for any Clery Act crime that represents an ongoing threat to the safety of students, clients or employees as a Campus alert. In the unlikely event a dangerous situation presents itself on or near the campus, a warning will be posted in a conspicuous place near the time clock and throughout the school. Inclement weather conditions, storm, tornado or other acts of nature will be announced by school official.

The campus community shall be informed of any hate-associated factors related to the above.

Information regarding any Clery Act crimes committed on the campus or in the adjacent parking lot will be available and posted in a conspicuous place within two (2) business days after the reporting of the crime and be available for sixty (60) business days during normal business hours, unless the disclosure is prohibited by law, would jeopardize the confidentiality of the victim, or an ongoing criminal investigation, the safety of an individual, cause a suspect to flee or evade detection: or result in the destruction of evidence. Once the reason for the lack of disclosure is no longer in force, the institution must disclose the information. If there is a request for information that is older than sixty 60 days, that information must be made available within two (2) business days of the request.

Emergency responses and or evacuation procedures in the event of fire or other emergency are disseminated during orientation procedures. Additionally, evacuation routes and procedures are posted strategically throughout the facility to expedite emergency action.

Prohibitions-Weapons

Possession, while on campus or at a school sponsored function, of any weapons, or look alike weapons, including, but not limited to, firearms, explosives, dangerous chemicals, knives, brass knuckles, licensed weapons, or objects or instruments possessed for use as a weapon or for direct or indirect delivery to another person for use as a weapon.

For the safety of everyone, all types of weapons are prohibited on campus. Anyone possessing or using any of these weapons can and will be subject to disciplinary action or criminal arrest. This includes lookalike weapons.

VIBE Barber College Department of Campus Security and Safety

VIBE Barber College does not employ campus security personnel , but encourages both its employees and students to immediately report suspected criminal activity or other emergencies to the nearest available institutional official and/or in the event of emergency to directly contact local law enforcement or other emergency response agencies by dialing (911).

VIBE Barber College is located in a shopping center; the security of which is the responsibility of property owners and or managers. However, aggressive safety practices are strongly advocated by administrators, staff, students and those who visit the School.

VIBE officials have no powers of arrest other than the Citizens Arrest Law, and are required in the event of a crime or emergency to call the correct agency or dial (911) for the police and emergency services. The Citizens Arrest Law will be invoked only as a last resort, and after all other possibilities have been explored.

Employees shall contact their immediate or nearest ranking supervisor to report any criminal action or emergency to the appropriate agency by calling (911). If possible, in the interim, the institutional official shall attempt to non-violently deal with the crime or emergency on campus. Individual discretion must be used, as undue risk should not be taken.

Reporting Crimes and Emergencies

All students and employees are required to report any crime or emergency to their institutional official promptly. VIBE encourages anyone who is the victim or witness to any crime to promptly report the incident to a school official or the police. Because police reports are public records under state law, the Memphis Police Department cannot hold reports of crime in confidence. Confidential reports for purposes of inclusion in the annual disclosure of crime statistics can be made to the campus security director identified below. If a student or employee wishes to report a crime on a voluntary or confidential basis, the institutional official will be prepared to record and report the crime, but not the name of the informant. The student or employee may, in order to maintain confidentiality, submit the information in writing to his/her institutional official without signature. If you are the victim of a crime and do not want to pursue action within the criminal justice system, you may still want to consider making a confidential report. With your permission, the campus security director can file a report on the details of the incident without revealing your identity. The purpose of a confidential report is to comply with your wish to keep the matter confidential, while taking steps to ensure the future safety of yourself and others. With such information, VIBE can keep an accurate record of the number of incidents involving students, determine where there is a pattern of crime with regard to a particular location, method, or assailant, and alert the campus community to potential danger. Reports filed in this manner are counted and disclosed in the annual crimes statistics for the institution.

If at a later date the student does not wish to maintain confidentiality, the student will contact his/her teacher or school official who in turn will contact the nearest supervisor to report criminal actions or emergencies to the appropriate agency by calling (911).

Response to Reports of Crimes and Emergencies

Criminal offences and emergencies reported will be reported immediately to the institutionís director, who will assess the situation and decide the necessary course of action (i.e., report it to 911 emergency police/fire/ambulance units and/or other appropriate agency or entity or make a timely warning or emergency notification).

Security and Access to Campus Facilities

Only students, employees and other parties having business with this institution should be on institutional property. All rear access doors leading to the campus are closed and locked during evening hours starting at 5:00pm. When the school closes for the night, the school official or supervisor will inspect the building to see that it is empty and then set the alarms. Other individuals present on institutional property at anytime without the express permission of the appropriate institutional official(s) shall be viewed as trespassing and may as such be subject to a fine and/or arrest. In addition, students and employees present on institutional property during periods of non-operation without the express permission of the appropriate institutional official(s) shall also be viewed as trespassing and may also be subject to a fine and/or arrest.

Awareness Programs

VIBE Barber College does not offer regularly scheduled crime awareness or prevention programs other than orientation where all the institutionís policies and regulations are properly disclosed to prospective students. Students are encouraged to exercise proper care in seeing to their own personal safety and the safety of others. The following is a description of policies, rules and programs designed to inform students and employees about the prevention of crimes on campus.

VIBE Policies Related to Campus Safety and Security

VIBE Barber College Drug and Alcohol Policy

VIBE Barber College does not permit the sale, possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages on school property and adheres to and enforces all state underage-drinking laws.

VIBE Barber College is a Drug -Free Campus and does not permit the possession, use or sale of illegal drugs by its employees and students and adheres to and enforces all state and Federal drug laws. The violations of these policies by students or employees may result in expulsion, termination and/or arrest.

Information concerning drug and alcohol abuse education programs are disseminated to all enrolling students and are distributed bi-annually to students and staff. Information on agencies that provide counseling and help on drug and alcohol abuse education is posted in a conspicuous location available to students and staff. The VIBE Drug and Alcohol Policy in its entirety is available at www.vibebarbercollege.edu/

VIBE Barber College Sexual Harassment Policy

VIBE Barber College does not offer regularly scheduled sexual harassment or prevention programs other than orientation where all the institutionís policies and regulations on the identification and prevention of sexual harassment are properly disclosed to new students. VIBE Barber College has a Zero Tolerance Policy for Sexual harassment. To assist in this effort, VIBE has developed a sexual harassment policy for the purpose of community awareness which is provided to all students. Students are also advised of the availability of counseling (both on and off campus) and other victim services as well as the importance of preserving and recording evidence for criminal action. They are also advised of their option to report the harassment to the police, and that the Campus Safety Director will assist in this notification. VIBE will make reasonable efforts to change an alleged victimís academic or working situation and provide these options after an alleged sex offense. The alleged victim and alleged perpetrator are entitled to have others present during any disciplinary proceeding. Both the alleged victim and alleged perpetrator must be informed of the outcome of any School disciplinary proceeding regarding an alleged sex offense. For purposes of this section, the outcome of a disciplinary proceeding means only the School's final determination with respect to the alleged sex offense and any sanction that is imposed against the accused. Sexual harassment on campus will be reported immediately to the institutionís director, who will assess the incidence to determine if it needs to be reported to (911) emergency and police units. The person who was victimized will be encouraged to seek appropriate counseling at a rape crisis center and to maintain all physical evidence until such a time as that person can be properly transported to a hospital or rape crisis center for proper treatment. This institution has zero tolerance of such actions; the violation of this policy by students or employees may result in expulsion, while investigations are being conducted, and termination and/or arrest if found guilty.

VIBE Barber College Sexual Assault Policy

VIBE Barber College does not offer regularly scheduled sexual assault or prevention programs other than orientation where all the institutionís policies and regulations on the prevention of sexual assault are properly disclosed to new students. To assist in this effort, the College has developed a sexual assault policy for the purpose of community awareness which is provided to all students. Students are also advised of the availability of counseling (both on and off campus) and other victim services as well as the importance of preserving evidence for criminal action. They are also advised of their option to report the assault to the police, and that the Director will assist in this notification. The School will make reasonable efforts to change an alleged victimís academic and living situation and provide these options after an alleged sex offense. The alleged victim and alleged perpetrator are entitled to have others present during any disciplinary proceeding. Both the alleged victim and alleged perpetrator must be informed of the outcome of any School disciplinary proceeding regarding an alleged sex offense. For purposes of this section, the outcome of a disciplinary proceeding means only the Schoolís final determination with respect to the alleged sex offense and any sanction that is imposed against the accused. Sexual assaults (criminal offences) on campus will be reported immediately to the institutionís director, who will report it to (911) emergency and police units. The person who was victimized will be encouraged to seek counseling at a rape crisis center and to maintain all physical evidence until such a time as that person can be properly transported to a hospital or rape crisis center for proper treatment. This institution has zero tolerance of such assault; the violation of this policy by students or employees may result in expulsion, while investigations are being conducted, and termination and/or arrest if found guilty.

Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act

The Federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, enacted on October 28, 2000, went into effect October 28, 2002. Under this act, sex offenders must register with the state in which an institution of higher education is located (even if they do not reside in that state) once they are enrolled or begin employment at that institution of higher education. Changes in enrollment or employment status also must be made known to the state. The law requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising their campus community where to obtain law enforcement agency information provided by their state concerning registered sex offenders. Under the Shelby County's Sex Offender Registry, rules have been established regarding the dissemination of information on sex offenders.

Bias-Related Incidents

The FBI defines a hate crime to be: a criminal offense committed against a person, property or society which is motivated, in whole or in part, by the offender's bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or ethnicity/national origin. VIBE informs incoming students about bias-related crime and prevention measures through the dissemination of information about bias-related crime during orientation to encourage reporting of incidents of such crimes and facilitate prevention.

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