Title IX Policy & Grievance Procedures

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

-Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972

All students, staff, and members of the public participating in school activities have the right to an environment free of sexual misconduct[1].  Violence, abuse, intimidation and/or retaliation[2] directed toward another person violates Raphael’s School of Beauty Culture, Inc.’s Code of Conduct and Ohio’s State laws.  Members of the community are expected to comply with school policies and guidelines in addition to federal, state, and local laws whether on or off campus.  Sexual misconduct is a type of sex discrimination which is prohibited in any school-related activity.  Sex discrimination violates the basic right of each individual to be treated as a person worthy of respect and is in direct contradiction to the school’s mission.

Students and staff are entitled to learn and work in an environment free of sexual harassment.  Sexual harassment is prohibited in any school-related activity.  Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances (including sexual violence), requests for sexual favors, and/or physical, verbal, or written conduct of a sexual nature when:

  • Submission to such conduct is made explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment, education, or participation in Raphael’s School of Beauty Culture, Inc. programs or activities, or
  • Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as a basis for decisions pertaining to an individual’s employment, education or participation in Raphael’s School of Beauty Culture, Inc. programs or activities, or
  • Such speech or conduct is directed against another and is abusive or humiliating and persists after the objection of the person targeted by the speech or conduct, or
  • Such conduct would be regarded by a reasonable person as creating intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment that substantially interferes with an individual’s work, education, or participation in Raphael’s School of Beauty Culture, Inc. programs or activities.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Raphael’s School of Beauty Culture, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, national origin, or Vietnam-era/disabled veteran, or on any other basis prohibited by federal or state law  This policy extends to employment with and admission to the school, and school related activities.

Further, Raphael’s School of Beauty Culture, Inc. is required by Title IX of the Higher Education Act not to discriminate on the basis of sex in such a manner.  Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the school’s Title IX Coordinator or to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”).  Raphael’s School of Beauty Culture, Inc. Title IX Coordinator is:

Felicia Seifert
615 Boardman Canfield Rd.
Boardman, OH  44512
ph: 330-783-3395  Ext. 1107
fx:  330-953-0334
titleix@raphaelsbeautyschool.edu

Support and Resources:

There are several offices available to assist survivors/victims of crime and/or students and staff who have experienced harm; such as police departments, women’s shelters, and counseling services.

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