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Campus Safety & Security

Keeping you safe is Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics’ top priority. As required by the The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or "Clery Act", Catherine Hinds Institute alerts students and employees in a timely manner of crimes that pose a serious or continuing threat to the Catherine Hinds Institute community. Depending on the nature and location of the incident, Catherine Hinds Institute may send an “ALERT” message to students, faculty and staff at their e-mail accounts, and/or mobile device.

Catherine Hinds Institute prepares an Annual Security Report in compliance with the Clery Act. It includes reported campus crime statistics for the past three years and information about campus security policies.

A printed report is available by contacting Stephanie Claflin, Director of Compliance 781.935.3344 ext. 254.

Introduction
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC § 1092(f)) is the landmark federal law, originally known as the Cam¬pus Security Act, that requires schools, universities and institutions across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. The law is tied to an institution’s participation in federal student financial aid programs and it applies to most institutions of higher education both public and private. The Act is enforced by the United States Department of Education.

The law was amended in 1992 to add a requirement that schools afford the victims of campus sexual assault certain basic rights, and was amended again in 1998 to expand the reporting requirements. The 1998 amend¬ments also formally named the law in memory of Jeanne Clery. Subsequent amendments in 2000 and 2008 added provisions dealing with registered sex offender notification and campus emergency response. The 2008 amendments also added a provision to protect crime victims, “whistleblowers”, and others from retaliation.

Policy Addressing General Procedures for Report¬ing a Crime or Emergency
Students, faculty, staff and visitors at Catherine Hinds Institute are encouraged to immediately report to the Institute Coordinator any incidents of criminal activity, medical emergencies, sexual harassment, hate crimes, or other public health and safety concerns.

If fire, hazardous material or other type of potentially life-threatening environment exists, immediately evacu¬ate the area alert people in the surrounding area

• Dial 911 to request emergency first response/ ambulance service.
Do not move the injured person unless it is necessary to prevent further injury.

• Do not initiate treatment unless you have medical or first aid training.

• The first person to reach the injured person should stay with him/her.

Policy Addressing Timely Warnings
Upon report or discovery of a campus emergency by the Institute Coordinator, Management shall evaluate the situation and confirm that there is a significant campus emergency or dangerous situation on campus. Upon confirmation, the Institute Coordinator, Compliance and the President shall convene to evaluate the extent of the emergency and to determine the appropriate segment(s) of the campus community to receive notification. The content of any emergency noti¬fication, as well as the appropriate segment or segments of the community to be notified, will be determined by this team. Decisions to act are made on a case-by-case basis, but if a decision to notify is made, these individu¬als will use one or a combination of the following:

Emergency Notification Methods
Fire alarm system: When a fire alarm is sounded, everyone must immediately vacate the building and walk calmly to the designated evacuation area.

Main school message for incoming callers — At the direction of the President, Institute Coordinator or designee will change the incoming message to reflect the emergency, which will override the existing incoming school message.

Broadcast email notification — At the direction of the President or Institute Coordinator will disseminate a broadcast e-mail through¬out campus indicating the nature of the emergency.

School-wide phone text message notification —The Institute Coordinator will contact the media department to activate the school-wide phone text message notification system.

Notification signage — At the direction of the President or Institute Coordinator, Personnel will post notification signs at all entrances to Catherine Hinds Institute indicating the nature of the emergency.

Community notification — In the event that a significant emergency or dangerous situation exists which may af¬fect the greater community surrounding the school, and at the direc¬tion of the President, information will be made available via employee and student email, the school website (www.catherinehinds.edu), and social media channels. The safety of the community will be taken into account and, without delay, the notification system will be implemented, unless issuing a notification will, in the professional judgment of responsible author¬ities, compromise efforts to assist a victim or to contain, respond to, or otherwise mitigate the emergency.

Residence Halls
As a commuter school, Catherine Hinds Institute has no policy on the safety of residence halls.

Encouragement of Reporting
The school community is periodically reminded and encouraged through postings, staff and student orienta¬tions and electronic mail to report any and all incidents immediately to campus personnel.

Incident Reports
Upon receiving a report of any criminal activity, injury or accident, the instructor or Institute Coordinator will respond by complet¬ing an incident report, which is reviewed by compliance. Copies of incident reports are maintained within our location.

Policy for Addressing Criminal Activity Off Campus
If a student is charged with an off-campus violation of federal, state, or local laws, the school reserves the right to take disciplinary action and impose sanctions against the student. Proceedings under this student code may be carried out prior to, simultaneously with, or following civil or criminal proceedings off-campus.

Drug & Alcohol Abuse Prevention & Referral Policy
The Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention and Referral Program at the Catherine Hinds Institute applies to ALL students and employees. The unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and/or alcohol are strictly prohibited at this institution. Students or employees who do not comply with this standard will be subject to institutional sanctions comprising the following:

Possession, use or distribution of any alcohol and/or illegal drugs will result in termination of employment from the Institute or, in the case of a student, termination from school.

The Catherine Hinds Institute will notify the student or employee in writing if it becomes aware of any violations of this policy. The student or employee may then request a formal hearing after receiving said notice. Three (3) members of the staff and/or faculty will comprise the hearing board. If the student or employee fails to request a hearing within three (3) business days, immediate termination will take place.

Should a hearing be requested, the student or employee will receive notification of the hearing date from the board. The student or employee has the right to be represented by legal counsel for this purpose. The hearing board will take testimony from all individuals involved in the case. The administration of the Catherine Hinds Institute will then be notified of the board's decision, and will in turn notify the student or employee of the decision. In all cases, the hearing board's decision is final.

We at the Catherine Hinds Institute realize the many problems that drugs and/or alcohol present to our society today. We will make every effort to assist students or staff with this life-threatening problem. If you feel that you have or might have a problem in this area, please contact a school official. We will refer you to a local alcohol and drug abuse program in our area. If you would like to contact a program yourself, one is located at:

Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc. Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Program at McLean Hospital
(Boston, MA) (Belmont, MA)
617.426.9444 800.333.0338

Domestic Violence
We at the Institute realize problems also exist in regards to Domestic Violence. If you or anyone you know need help, let us know or please contact:

SAFELINK REACH Program
877.785.2020 800.899.4000

Hazing & Bullying Policy
Hazing/Bullying is a crime under Massachusetts law and will not be tolerated at the Catherine Hinds Institute. Hazing means any conduct whether on public or private property, which willfully or recklessly endangers the physical or mental health of any student or other person. Bullying is the repeated use by one or more students [aggressor(s)] of a written, verbal or electronic expression or a physical act or gesture or any combination thereof, directed at a target that: (i) causes physical or emotional harm to the target or damage to the target's property; (ii) places the target in reasonable fear of harm to him/herself or of damage to his/her property; (iii) creates a hostile environment at school for the target; (iv) infringes on the rights of the target at school; or (v) materially and substantially disrupts the education process or the orderly operation of a school.

If any individual is found to have engaged in hazing/bullying, the relationship between the School and the student may be severed. See Massachusetts General Laws, chapter 269, sections 17, 18 & 19 on Hazing, and see chapter 71, section 370 on Bullying.

Anyone aware of an incident of Hazing/Bullying should contact An G. Hinds at 781.935.3344 ext. 222. All information will be kept strictly confidential.

Policy Addressing Sexual Assault Prevention and Response and Whom to Contact
Catherine Hinds Institute strongly advocates that a victim of sexual assault report the incident in a timely manner. Time is a critical factor for evidence collection and preservation.

Whom to Contact
A student claiming physical or sexual assault by an em¬ployee or another student of the school shall report the incident to:

• Francesca DeRosa, Institute Coordinator - 781.935.3344 ext. 257 or fderosa@catherinehinds.edu
• Stephanie Claflin, Title IX Coordinator, Director of Compliance - 781.935.3344 ext. 254
or sclaflin@catherinehinds.edu
• An G. Hinds, President & CEO - 781.935.3344 ext. 222 or ahinds@catherinehinds.edu

In matters involving physical assault, students and employees are strongly encouraged to report the incident to local authorities:

Woburn Police - Dial 911 in an emergency, or 781.933.1212.

If requested by the victim, Compliance will assist with notification of authorities.

If requested, the institution will change a victim’s aca¬demic situation if reasonable accommodations can be made. Employees of the Catherine Hinds Institute are encouraged to access individual counseling and support through their health benefit plan.

Sexual assault, as defined in the Federal Bureau of Investigation Uniform Crime Reporting System includes forcible and non-forcible offenses, and is a criminal of¬fense. When an allegation of sexual assault is made, the school will inform the alleged victim as to their rights to pursue criminal prosecution under Massachusetts criminal statutes.

All allegations of sexual assault will be handled confiden¬tially and will be investigated. Both the accuser and the accused will have equal opportunity to appeal under due process. Following a final determination of an institu¬tional disciplinary proceeding, the school may involve appropriate law enforcement agencies. In addition, ap¬propriate campus disciplinary action may be pursued, up to and including expulsion.

Policy for Reporting the Annual Disclosure of Crime Statistics
The Catherine Hinds Institute’s Director of Compliance prepares the Annual Safety & Security Report which is published and made available each October. This report will include im¬portant safety information and detailed crime statistics for the previous three years. The crime statistics listed in this report are also available upon request from Stephanie Claflin, Director of Compliance at 781.935-3344 x254.

Catherine Hinds Institute, in accordance with these requirements and its philosophy of establish¬ing and maintaining an environment of learning and a supportive climate in which to conduct the business and mission of the school, provides the Campus Safety policies and procedures at www.Catherinehinds.edu.

Hate Crimes
The Clery Act requires institutions to separately report all Hate Crimes statistics. Please refer to Campus Crime Statistics.