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Non Discrimination Statement

Title IX & Sexual Harassment, Discrimination & Sexual Violence Prohibition Policy

The full Title IX policy and annual security report - overview and dissemination can be found here 

 

NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

Cameo Beauty Academy does not discriminate and expressly prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence. Other acts can also be forms of sex-based discrimination and are also prohibited, whether sexually based or not, and include dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. Cameo Beauty Academy prohibition on sex discrimination includes discrimination based on one's gender identity, one's transgender status, pregnancy or parental status, ethnic origin, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, handicap or disability, status as a military veteran or any other characteristic protected by law.

This policy applies to all aspects of operation including but not limited to educational opportunity, admissions and/or employment opportunities and benefits pursuant to the requirements of Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Public Law 92-218; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, section 504, Public Law 93-112 and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

 TITLE IX COORDINATOR

The Campus Director is designated as the Lead
Title IX Coordinator for Cameo Beauty Academy
Title IX Coordinator contact information is listed below

Lead Title IX Coordinator
Kathy Bennicoff
Campus Director
9714 S. Cicero Ave.
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
E-mail: Kathyb@cameobeautyacademy.com
Phone: 708-636-4660

ROLE OF TITLE IX COORDINATOR

Title IX Coordinator:

Cameo Beauty Academy's Title IX Coordinator - Campus Director, Kathleen Bennicoff, kathyb@cameobeautyacademy.com, school phone -708-636-4660, cell phone – 412-780-7252 is to comply with and carry out the responsibilities of Cameo Beauty Academy under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits sex discrimination in the education programs and activities. The remainder of the Sexual Misconduct policy will refer to the Title IX Coordinator and her responsibilities to support the employees and students of Cameo Beauty Academy.

Any inquiries regarding Title IX should be addressed with the Title IX Coordinator. 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 Cameo Beauty Academy. Whether a harassed student or employee, parent of a student or a third party files a complaint under the Cameo Beauty Academy's grievance procedures or requests action on the student 0r employee’s behalf, the Title IX Coordinator must immediately investigate what occurred and then take appropriate steps to resolve the issue.

The Title IX Coordinator is responsible  for  overseeing  Cameo  Beauty  Academy  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.

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 workingor 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
  • Past consent does not imply future
  • Absence of resistance or silence does not imply consent.
  • Consent to engage in sexual activity with one person does not imply consent to engage insexual activity with another person.
  • Consent can be withdrawn at any time for any
  • Coercion, force or threat of by either party invalidates

In addition, Sexual harassment means conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following:

  1. An employee of the recipient conditioning the provision of an aid, benefit, or service of the recipient on an individual’s participation in unwelcome sexual conduct (often called “quid pro quo” harassment);
  2. Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the school’s education program or activity.

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 havingthe 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 theaccused 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 anotherwithout Sexual contact also includes attempted sexual intercourse
  • Non-Consensual Sexual Intercourse: Any act of sexual intercourse with another individualwithout 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

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 relatedto 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.

RESOURCES & SUPPORT SERVICES

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.  Cameo Beauty Academy 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 Cameo Beauty Academy 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.

 For a link of professional resources in a specific zip code, as well as a list of professional agencies, please use: https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/

 Cameo Beauty Academy does not offer professional or pastoral counseling, but strongly encourages any victim to utilize the many resources that are available, including:

  • National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673
  • Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network: http://www.rainn.org/
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233

Registered Sex Offenders

Accordingly, students (and associates)are encouraged to utilize the following links that lead to private, federal and state resources on thetopic:

Off-Campus Counseling, Mental Health, and Other Student/Staff Services for Victims

Cameo Beauty Academy does not offer on-campus counseling or mental health services; however, students and staff are encouraged to contact one or more of the following agencies in the event of a campus sex crime.

RAAIN
Rape Abuse & Incest National Network
www.rainn.org
1.800.656.HOPENMHA

National Mental Health Association
www.nmha.org
1.800.969.6642

NDVH
National Domestic
Violence Hotline
www.ndvh.org
1.800.799.7233

Information Regarding Available Drug and Alcohol Programs

Cameo Beauty Academy 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, Cameo Beauty Academy 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. Although there are many local assistance programs 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

 

SEE FULL TITLE IX POLICY, JEANNE CLERY AND ANNUAL SECURITY REPORT – OVERVIEW & DISSEMINATION- Link

 

TRAINING RESOURCES

pdf Title IX Training - DMi Title IXWebinar

pdf Title IX training FAME Community Forum IX - Handout

 

rev 12/2017

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