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 means conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following:

  • Quid pro quo, an employee of the institution conditioning the provision of an aid, benefit or service of the college on an individual’s participation in unwelcome sexual conduct;
  • Unwelcome conduct that a reasonable person would determine is so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it denies a person access to the institution’s education program or activity; or
  • Sexual assault (as defined in the Cleary Act), “dating violence,” “domestic violence,” or “stalking” as defined (all as defined in VAWA)

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, gender identity, disability, age, marital status, national origin, or Vietnam-era/disabled veteran, or on any other basis prohibited by federal or state law, in employment or in its education programs or activities. View our full non-discrimination policy.

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. may be contacted at any time, including non-business hours, at the contact information listed below:

Felicia Seifert
Title IX Coordinator
615 Boardman Canfield Rd.
Boardman, OH  44512
ph: 330-782-3395  Ext. 1107
fx:  330-953-0334

Cole Durina
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
615 Boardman Canfield Rd.
Boardman, OH  44512
ph: 330-782-3395  Ext. 1105
fx:  330-953-0334

Personnel Title IX Training Document

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.

Map of Brunswick / Medina Location
Map of Canton / Alliance Area Location
Map of Youngstown / Boardman Area Location
Map of Niles / Warren Area Location
Map of Niles / Department of Barbering Location
Map of Cleveland West / North Olmsted Location
Map of Willoughby Location
Map of Boardman/ Massage Therapy School Location

Brunswick / Medina

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Canton / Alliance Area

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Youngstown / Boardman Area

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Niles / Warren Area

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Niles / Department of Barbering

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Cleveland West / North Olmsted

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Boardman/ Massage Therapy School

Admissions & Student Salon:

  • Brunswick / Medina

  • Canton / Alliance Area

  • Youngstown / Boardman Area

  • Niles / Warren Area

  • Niles / Department of Barbering

  • Cleveland West / North Olmsted

  • Willoughby

  • Boardman/ Massage Therapy School