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This is your notice that institutional and financial aid information is available to you by calling or visiting this school’s Admissions Office, located at 2913 W. White Oaks Drive, Springfield, Illinois 62704, (217) 753.8990. You may also email your requests to info@uscart.com. This notice is handed out annually to all students.

Students are provided required disclosures through the following sources:

  • The school website: www.uscart.com
  • Postings on the school bulletin board in the break room
  • Annual distributions to each student every January, such as this one
  • In your Orientation book, the week before you started school

Disclosures we provide include: student financial aid information (see website and course catalogue), facilities/services available to students with disabilities (see website and course catalogue), student body diversity (including gender and race, in our orientation book and by request in our office), price of attendance (includes tuition, registration fee, books, kits, room and board equivalent, transportation and miscellaneous costs by request in our office), net price calculator (see website), refund policy (see website and course catalogue), requirements for withdrawal and return of Title IV, HEA financial aid (see website and course catalogue), academic programs (see website and course catalogue), accreditation and licensure (see website and course catalogue), copyright infringement policies and sanctions including computer use and file sharing (see your orientation book and annual handout), textbook information (see website), voter registration (annual handout), code of conduct for loans (see website), retention rate/completion rate (disaggregated)/placement in employment rate (orientation book and by request in our office), drug and alcohol abuse prevention program (see website and annual handout), crime statistics (see website and annual handout) and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and your right to refuse to have directory-type information disclosed (website, orientation book and annual handout).

A student may have access to the information in their file. This right also applies to parents (per FERPA guidelines). Students or eligible parents (per FERPA) have the right to view all of the student’s education records, including financial records. Schools are not required to provide copies of records, unless special circumstances are such that parents may not be able to visit the school. When copies are provided, USCA will charge $1.00 per page.

Students currently enrolled may review their file information, by appointment, with the School Director or Business Office staff. For students who have dropped or graduate, an appointment with the School Director or Business Office staff is required. The appointment must be during business hours, and 24 hours notice is appreciated. No documents from the student’s file may leave the school premises.

Student file information is maintained by the school for the length of time required by relevant government agencies; that is, Department of Education for financial aid records; Illinois Department of Professional Regulation for attendance, grade and related information. However, all file information is maintained for a minimum of three years.

By October 1st of each year the school’s campus security report and campus crime report will be posted in the break room for all to view. This report contains information on emergency responses, timely warning and statistics on various crimes and whether or not they occurred on campus or on neighboring properties. A paper copy will be provided to you upon request. This report is provided to all prospective students in their orientation books and to employees prior to hire.

Students may download a voter registration form at the following web address: http:// www.elections.state.il.us

To Transfer Schools:

The transfer of a student’s hours, grades, and financial aid information is processed upon written request from the student or the school to which the student is transferring (for students who have dropped from USCA). Hours are released only when a student has paid tuition and fees equal to the amount that USCA has calculated as earned; if a student has a balance due, hours will not be transferred. For a transfer of hours and grades, a written request from the student is required, along with the fee stated in the student’s contract. Transfer paperwork is usually completed within 2-3 business days.

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USCA & USMT promise to:

  1. Ban revenue-sharing arrangements with any lender.
  2. Ban contracting arrangements.
  3. Ban staffing assistance.
  4. Ensure that the institution’s employees will not receive any gift, including travel gifts, of more than nominal value from any lender, servicer, or guaranty agency.
  5. Not request or accept any payments or benefits of any kind from a lender in exchange for being included on a preferred or recommended lender list or in exchange for the school recommending the lender to its students/parents.
  6. Ban advisory board compensation with the exception of reimbursement for reasonable expenses incurred.
  7. Prohibit offers of funds for private loans, including the request for or acceptance of funds for offers of private loans to students or parents.
  8. Prohibit steering borrowers to particular lenders or delaying loan certifications.
  9. Protect the borrower’s choice of lenders.
  10. Base lists of preferred, recommended, or suggested lenders, solely, on the best interests of the student or parent borrowers, considering factors such as interest rates, fees, and loan benefits provided by the lender to the borrower.
  11. Clearly and fully disclose to students and parents the criteria and process used to select the lenders for preferred, recommended, or suggested lender lists and to clearly and fully disclose any promises or offers relating to the terms of the loans or any services to borrowers that your organization made to be included on the list.
  12. Ensure that employees of lenders who make loans to students or their parents do not identify themselves as employees of the institution of higher education and that employees or agents of a lender, servicer, or guaranty agency do not work in or provide staffing to an institution’s financial aid office unless they do so at fair market value.
  13. Restrict the use of the Department’s National Student Loan Data System to authorized personnel and for authorized purposes only.

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Policy Regarding a Student's Right to Privacy

A student's right to privacy is very important!

  1. Any requests for information about a student, whether for enrollment information, or any other information about a student, should be given to the School Director.
  2. Before any information is released, the student must give written permission on the appropriate permission form, in the Director’s office, for the specific information and for the person who is requesting the information. Under current regulations, all rights of parents under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), including the right to inspect and review education records, to seek to have education records amended in certain circumstances, and to consent to the disclosure of education records, transfer to the student once the student has reached 18 years of age or attends a postsecondary institution and thereby becomes an “eligible student.” Current regulations also provide that even after a student has become an “eligible student” under FERPA, postsecondary institutions may allow parents to have access to their child’s education records, without the student’s consent, in the following circumstances: 1) the disclosure is in connection with a health or safety emergency under the conditions specified in § 99.36 (i.e., if knowledge of the information is necessary to protect the health or safety of the student or other individuals (§ 99.31(a)(10))); and 2) for postsecondary students, the student has violated any Federal, State or local law, or any rule or policy of the institution, governing the use or possession of alcohol or a controlled substance, if the institution determines that the student has committed a disciplinary violation regarding that use or possession and the student is under 21 at the time of the disclosure (§ 9.31(a)(15)).
  3. In addition, a student’s educational records may be disclosed, without their consent, to certain parties including, but not limited to, schools to which a student is transferring, colleges and universities with which we have credit-hour agreements, certain government officials, accrediting organizations and others as listed in FERPA. These information requests are to be handled by the School Director only.
  4. From time to time, the school may disclose, without consent, directory-type information such as a student’s name, address, telephone number, email address, photograph, date and place of birth, honors and awards, enrollment status, dates of attendance, availability for a clinic floor appointment and student identification number (an i.d. number that only the student and school officials recognize). Social security numbers are not considered directory-type information. It has been the practice of USCA/USMT to use only the following items as directory-type information: name, photograph, honors and awards, enrollment status, dates of attendance, availability for a clinic floor appointment and student identification number. The student (or eligible parent) may request that this information not be disclosed. This is our notice to you, the student, to advise us within ten days (of the date you are provided with this notice) if you do not want to have this disclosed.

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August 15, 2016

USCA’s Director of Admissions & Financial Aid, Amy Pruitt, prepares this report annually in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Included in the crime statistics are any campus reports of criminal offenses, hate crimes and arrests or referrals for disciplinary action.

  1. This annual security report and the Crime Statistics Table are distributed to all enrolling students in the Orientation book that they receive prior to starting school. In addition, this is posted year-round in the student break room along with the Crime Statistics Table.
    • (A) A statement of current campus policies regarding procedures and facilities for students and others to report criminal actions or other emergencies occurring on campus and policies concerning the institution's response to such reports. USCA/USMT’s procedure for reporting criminal actions or other emergencies is as follows: We encourage students, faculty and customers to promptly report any emergency and criminal activity in an accurate and timely manner to the appropriate law enforcement agency. In addition to calling 911, criminal actions or other emergencies should be reported to the nearest instructor and also to the School Director of Admissions & Financial Aid, Amy Pruitt, or the School Owner, Gail Lorenzini, as soon as possible. The Director and/or Owner will immediately confirm that the appropriate medical or police back up has been contacted by contacting 911 themselves, should the situation be deemed to warrant that call.
    • (B) A statement of current policies concerning security and access to campus facilities, including campus residences, and security considerations used in the maintenance of campus facilities.
      USCA/USMT’s policy regarding security and access to the school campus is as follows: The school building is the only facility that is regarded as “campus”. No housing is included. There are no off-campus locations. The school building is open during regular hours for classes, and shortly before and after to accommodate student’s arrival and departure. At any other time, the building is to be locked, and accessible only to faculty and janitors who have keys. School ownership arranges for subcontractors to replace lights, pick up debris, etc., as necessary and during normal school hours.
    • (C) A statement of current policies concerning campus law enforcement, including –
      1. (i)the law enforcement authority of campus security personnel;
        (ii) the working relationship of campus security personnel with State and local law enforcement agencies, including whether the institution has agreements with such agencies, such as written memoranda of understanding, for the investigation of alleged criminal offenses; and
        (iii) policies which encourage accurate and prompt reporting of all crimes to the campus police and the appropriate law enforcement agencies, when the victim of such crime elects or is unable to make such a report.USCA/USMT’s policy regarding campus law enforcement is: The campus does not have its own hired law enforcement or any agreements with local law enforcement. USCA/USMT uses city, county and state law enforcement personnel if and when an emergency arises. We encourage students, faculty and customers to promptly report any emergency and criminal activity in an accurate and timely manner to the appropriate law enforcement agency.
    • (D) A description of the type and frequency of programs designed to inform students and employees about campus security procedures and practices and to encourage students and employees to be responsible for their own security and the security of others. USCA/USMT publishes this annual security report and the Crime Statistics Table and distributes it to all enrolling students in the Orientation book that they receive. In addition, this report is posted year-round in the student break room along with the Crime Statistics Table. USCA/USMT has an annual emergency preparedness drill in October in addition to an annual presentation on personal safety to educate students and staff about security awareness, crime prevention and sexual assault programs.
    • (E) A description of programs designed to inform students and employees about the prevention of crimes.USCA/USMT has an annual emergency preparedness drill in October in addition to an annual presentation on personal safety to educate students and staff about security awareness, crime prevention and sexual assault programs. We inform students at Orientation that they are advised to use the lockers the school provides to secure their personal belonging or purchase locks for their bags if they choose to leave those around the campus unattended. Finally, the school has pamphlets in our restrooms year-round that list agencies and sources of help.
    • (F) Statistics concerning the occurrence on campus, in or on noncampus buildings or property, and on public property during the most recent calendar year, and during the 2 preceding calendar years for which data are available –
      1. of the following criminal offenses reported to campus security authorities or local police agencies:
        • murder;
        • sex offenses, forcible or nonforcible;
        • robbery;
        • aggravated assault;
        • burglary;
        • larceny;
        • motor vehicle theft;
        • manslaughter;
        • arson; and
        • arrests or persons referred for campus disciplinary action for liquor law violations, drug-related violations, and weapons possession; and
      2. of the crimes described in subclauses (I) through (VIII) of clause (i), of larceny-theft, simple assault, intimidation, and destruction, damage, or vandalism of property, and of other crimes involving bodily injury to any person, in which the victim is intentionally selected because of the actual or perceived race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or disability of the victim that are reported to campus security authorities or local police agencies, which data shall be collected and reported according to category of prejudice. USCA/USMT publishes the annual Crime Statistics Table (attached) responding to each item listed in Section (F).
    • (G) A statement of policy concerning the monitoring and recording through local police agencies of criminal activity at off- campus student organizations which are recognized by the institution and that are engaged in by students attending the institution, including those student organizations with off-campus housing facilities. USCA/USMT has no off-campus student organizations or housing.
    • (H) A statement of policy regarding the possession, use, and sale of alcoholic beverages and enforcement of State underage drinking laws and a statement of policy regarding the possession, use, and sale of illegal drugs and enforcement of Federal and State drug laws and a description of any drug or alcohol abuse education programs as required under section 120 of this Act. The policy for the possession, use and sale of alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs is as follows: USCA/USMT strictly prohibits the use and sale of alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs on its campus. USCA/USMT offers pamphlets on agencies that can help those addicted to alcohol or illegal drugs.
    • (I) A statement advising the campus community where law enforcement agency information provided by a State under section 170101(j) of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 14071(j)), concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained, such as the law enforcement office of the institution, a local law enforcement agency with jurisdiction for the campus, or a computer network address.The campus community may receive registered sex offender information by going to http://www.isp.state.il.us/sor/.
    • (J) A statement of current campus policies regarding immediate emergency response and evacuation procedures, including the use of electronic and cellular communication (if appropriate), which policies shall include procedures to –
      1. immediately notify the campus community upon the confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or staff occurring on the campus, as defined in paragraph (6), unless issuing a notification will compromise efforts to contain the emergency;
      2. publicize emergency response and evacuation procedures on an annual basis in a manner designed to reach students and staff; and
      3. test emergency response and evacuation procedures on an annual basis.
      USCA/USMT will immediately contact Emergency 911 on campus phones (or cell phones if campus phones are not functioning) and will follow 911 advise regarding the emergency. We will notify the campus community of an emergency by way of the intercom system. In the event the intercom system isn’t functioning, Admissions Staff will walk through the campus, notifying teachers and students of the emergency. This institution will, without delay, and taking into account the health and safety of the community determine the content of the notification and initiate this notification system, unless the notification will, in the professional judgment of responsible authorities, compromise efforts to assist victims or to contain, respond to, or otherwise mitigate the emergency. We will direct students and employees to safety. Amy Pruitt, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, and Gail Lorenzini, School Owner, will be notified in addition to the police department. The procedure for disseminating emergency information to the larger community will be for the school owner, Gail Lorenzini, to communicate this information to police and based on their recommendation, to other agencies and media outlets as well. In addition to publishing this disclosure document, the school will also post several multi-colored pamphlets throughout the school stating specific required responses for each type of emergency. The school will test emergency response and evacuation procedures annually and document a description of the exercise as well as the date and time of the exercise and whether it was announced or unannounced.
      Reports should be made to:
      2913 West White Oaks Drive, main floor
      Director’s office or Business office
      Phone 753-8990
  2. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to authorize the Secretary to require particular policies, procedures, or practices by institutions of higher education with respect to campus crimes or campus security.
  3. Each institution participating in any program under this title, other than a foreign institution of higher education, shall make timely reports to the campus community on crimes considered to be a threat to other students and employees described in paragraph (1)(F) that are reported to campus security or local law police agencies. Such reports shall be provided to students and employees in a manner that is timely, that withholds the names of victims as confidential, and that will aid in the prevention of similar occurrences. The procedure for making timely warning reports to members of the campus is as follows: Should there be a perceived threat, a memo will be issued by the Director of Admissions & Financial Aid and posted on the student bulletin boards and in the teacher’s lounge.
    • (A) Each institution participating in any program under this title that maintains a police or security department of any kind shall make, keep, and maintain a daily log, written in a form that can be easily understood, recording all crimes reported to such police or security department, including
      1. the nature, date, time, and general location of each crime; and
      2. the disposition of the complaint, if known. USCA/USMT does not maintain a police or security department.
    • (B)
      1. All entries that are required pursuant to this paragraph shall, except where disclosure of such information is prohibited by law or such disclosure would jeopardize the confidentiality of the victim, be open to public inspection within two business days of the initial report being made to the department or a campus security authority. USCA/USMT does not maintain a police or security department.
      2. If new information about an entry into a log becomes available to a police or security department, then the new information shall be recorded in the log not later than two business days after the information becomes available to the police or security department.
      3. If there is clear and convincing evidence that the release of such information would jeopardize an ongoing criminal investigation or the safety of an individual, cause a suspect to flee or evade detection, or result in the destruction of evidence, such information may be withheld until that damage is no longer likely to occur from the release of such information. USCA/USMT does not maintain a police or security department.
  4. On an annual basis, each institution participating in any program under this title shall submit to the Secretary a copy of the statistics required to be made available under paragraph (1)(F). The Secretary shall –
    • (A) review such statistics and report to the authorizing committees on campus crime statistics by September 1, 2000; USCA/USMT will collect statistics regarding campus crime beginning September 1st, 2000, and available for review by September 1st, 2001, and every August 1st thereafter, according to regulations.
    • (B) make copies of the statistics submitted to the Secretary available to the public; USCA/USMT posts campus crime statistics annually in the break room for all students and staff to see and publishes these on the Clery Act website as well. and
    • (C) in coordination with representatives of institutions of higher education, identify exemplary campus security policies, procedures, and practices and disseminate information concerning those policies, procedures, and practices that have proven effective in the reduction of campus crime. Campus Safety Statistics: Statistics concerning the occurrence on campus of the following criminal offenses, reported to local police agencies and any school official that has significant responsibilities for student and campus activities: (i) (I) murder; (II) sex offenses, forcible or nonforcible; (III) robbery; (IV) aggravated assault; (V) burglary; (VI) motor vehicle theft; (VII) manslaughter; (VIII) arson; and (IX) arrests or persons referred for campus disciplinary action for liquor law violations, drug-related violations, and weapons possession; and (ii) of the crimes described in subclauses (I) through (VIII) of clause (i), of larceny-theft, simple assault, intimidation, and destruction, damage, or vandalism of property, and of other crimes involving bodily injury to any person, in which the victim is intentionally selected because of the actual or perceived race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or disability of the victim that are reported to campus security authorities or local police agencies, which data shall be collected and reported according to category of prejudice.
      None of the above have occurred or been reported for the period of January 1st, 2015, to December 31st, 2015.
    • (A) In this subsection:
      1. The term "campus" means
        1. any building or property owned or controlled by an institution of higher education within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution's educational purposes, including residence halls; and
        2. property within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).
      2. The term "noncampus building or property" means
        1. any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization recognized by the institution; and
        2. any building or property (other than a branch campus) owned or controlled by an institution of higher education that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
      3. The term "public property" means all public property that is within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution, such as a sidewalk, a street, other thoroughfare, or parking facility, and is adjacent to a facility owned or controlled by the institution if the facility is used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to the institution's educational purposes.
    • (B) In cases where branch campuses of an institution of higher education, schools within an institution of higher education, or administrative divisions within an institution are not within a reasonably contiguous geographic area, such entities shall be considered separate campuses for purposes of the reporting requirements of this section.
  5. The statistics described in paragraphs (1)(F) shall be compiled in accordance with the definitions used in the uniform crime reporting system of the Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the modifications in such definitions as implemented pursuant to the Hate Crime Statistics Act [28 USCS § 534 note]. Such statistics shall not identify victims of crimes or persons accused of crimes.
  6. A) Each institution of higher education participating in any program under this title shall develop and distribute as part of the report described in paragraph (1) a statement of policy regarding
    1. such institution's campus sexual assault programs, which shall be aimed at prevention of sex offenses; and
    2. the procedures followed once a sex offense has occurred.
    (B) The policy described in subparagraph (A) shall address the following areas:
    1. Education programs to promote the awareness of rape, acquaintance rape, and other sex offenses.
    2. Possible sanctions to be imposed following the final determination of an on-campus disciplinary procedure regarding rape, acquaintance rape, or other sex offenses, forcible or nonforcible.
    3. Procedures students should follow if a sex offense occurs, including who should be contacted, the importance of preserving evidence as may be necessary to the proof of criminal sexual assault, and to whom the alleged offense should be reported.
    4. Procedures for on-campus disciplinary action in cases of alleged sexual assault, which shall include a clear statement that
      1. the accuser and the accused are entitled to the same opportunities to have others present during a campus disciplinary proceeding; and
      2. both the accuser and the accused shall be informed of the outcome of any campus disciplinary proceeding brought alleging a sexual assault.
    5. Informing students of their options to notify proper law enforcement authorities, including on- campus and local police, and the option to be assisted by campus authorities in notifying such authorities, if the student so chooses.
    6. Notification of students of existing counseling, mental health or student services for victims of sexual assault, both on campus and in the community.
    7. Notification of students of options for, and available assistance in, changing academic and living situations after an alleged sexual assault incident, if so requested by the victim and if such changes are reasonably available.
    (C) A student or employee who reports to an institution of higher education that the student or employee has been a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, whether the offense occurred on or off campus, shall be provided with a written explanation of the student or employee’s rights and options, as described in clauses (ii) through (vii) of subparagraph (B). USCA/USMT’s policy for Sexual Assault Programs to prevent sex offenses and procedures to follow when a sex offense occurs is as follows: USCA/USMT annually hires professionals to come onto campus and educate students and staff about security awareness, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention. USCA/USMT also provides pamphlets of agencies that can assist a victim after an offense has occurred. Incidents should be reported to the School Director of Admissions & Financial Aid, Amy Pruitt, or the Title IX Coordinator, Instructor, Carolyn Black, as soon as possible. Reports should be made to:
    2913 West White Oaks Drive, main floor
    Director’s office or Business office
    Phone 753.8990
    Upon notification of an incident, USCA/USMT’s immediate response will be to call the appropriate medical or police agency, as has been determined to be needed. We will inform the victim to wait for medical or police personnel to arrive to preserve any evidence. Both the accuser and accused will be notified of the option to contact local law enforcement as well as be notified of options for counseling and changes in academic situations after the incident. The accuser and the accused are entitled to the same opportunities to have others present during a disciplinary hearing and both will be informed as to the outcome of any institutional disciplinary hearing. The opportunity to present witnesses and other evidence will be given. USCA/USMT will inform the student(s) involved of the status of the investigation on a periodic basis. The school will make a determination promptly, but no later than seven business days from the incident. An opportunity for appeal of the findings will be allowed. Any physical contact by a student to another student or staff that results in a complaint being filed with school management will be grounds for suspension from school for one week. USCA/USMT will make sure the harassed student(s) know how to report any subsequent problems and make follow-up inquiries to see if there have been any new incidents or any retaliation. A repeat of a similar incident, or any retaliation or intimidation will result in expulsion. USCA/USMT may also terminate a staff member’s employment if they are a party to the incident
  7. The Secretary shall provide technical assistance in complying with the provisions of this section to an institution of higher education who requests such assistance.
  8. Nothing in this section shall be construed to require the reporting or disclosure of privileged information.
  9. The Secretary shall report to the appropriate committees of Congress each institution of higher education that the Secretary determines is not in compliance with the reporting requirements of this subsection.
  10. For purposes of reporting the statistics with respect to crimes described in paragraph (1)(F), an institution of higher education shall distinguish, by means of separate categories, any criminal offenses that occur
    • (A) on campus;
    • (B) in or on a noncampus building or property;
    • (C) on public property; and
    • (D) in dormitories or other residential facilities for students on campus.
    USCA/USMT provides this information as part of the annual Crime Statistics Table.
  11. Upon a determination pursuant to section 487(c)(3)(B) [20 USCS § 1094(c)(3)(B)] that an institution of higher education has substantially misrepresented the number, location, or nature of the crimes required to be reported under this subsection, the Secretary shall impose a civil penalty upon the institution in the same amount and pursuant to the same procedures as a civil penalty is imposed under section 487(c)(3)(B) [20 USCS § 1094(c)(3)(B)].
  12. (A) Nothing in this subsection may be construed to
    1. create a cause of action against any institution of higher education or any employee of such an institution for any civil liability; or
    2. establish any standard of care.
    (B) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, evidence regarding compliance or noncompliance with this subsection shall not be admissible as evidence in any proceeding of any court, agency, board, or other entity, except with respect to an action to enforce this subsection.
  13. The Secretary shall annually report to the authorizing committees regarding compliance with this subsection by institutions of higher education, including an up-to-date report on the Secretary's monitoring of such compliance.
  14. The Secretary may seek the advice and counsel of the Attorney General concerning the development, and dissemination to institutions of higher education, of best practices information about campus safety and emergencies.
  15. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to permit an institution, or an officer, employee, or agent of an institution, participating in any program under this title to retaliate, intimidate, threaten, coerce, or otherwise discriminate against any individual with respect to the implementation of any provision of this subsection.
  16. This subsection may be cited as the "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act".

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USCA Crime Statistics Table - published September 2016
OFFENSE YEAR ON-CAMPUS PROPERTY RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES NON-CAMPUS PROPERTY PUBLIC PROPERTY REPORTED BY LOCAL POLICE TOTAL
MURDER/NON-NEGLIGENT MANSLAUGHTER 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0
NEGLIGENT MANSLAUGHTER 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0
SEX OFFENSES, FORCIBLE 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0
RAPE 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0
FONDLING 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0
SEX OFFENSES, NON-FORCIBLE 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0
INCEST 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0
STATUTORY RAPE 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0
ROBBERY 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0
BURGLARY 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0
MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0
ARSON 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0


USCA Crime Statistics Table - Hate Crimes - On Campus
OFFENSE YEAR RACE RELIGION SEXUAL ORIENTATION GENDER GENDER IDENTITY DISABILITY ETHNICITY NATIONAL ORIGIN
MURDER/NON-NEGLIGENT MANSLAUGHTER 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
RAPE 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FONDLING 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
INCEST 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
STATUTORY RAPE 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ROBBERY 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BURGLARY 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ARSON 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SIMPLE ASSAULT 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LARCENY-THEFT 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
INTIMIDATION 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DESTRUCTION/DAMAGE/VANDALISM OF PROPERTY 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


USCA Crime Statistics Table - Hate Crimes - Public Property
OFFENSE YEAR RACE RELIGION SEXUAL ORIENTATION GENDER GENDER IDENTITY DISABILITY ETHNICITY NATIONAL ORIGIN
MURDER 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
RAPE 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FONDLING 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
INCEST 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
STATUTORY RAPE 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ROBBERY 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BURGLARY 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ARSON 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SIMPLE ASSAULT 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LARCENY-THEFT 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
INTIMIDATION 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
DESTRUCTION/DAMAGE/VANDALISM OF PROPERTY 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


USCA Crime Statistics Table - VAWA Offenses
CRIME YEAR ON-CAMPUS PROPERTY RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES NON-CAMPUS PROPERTY PUBLIC PROPERTY REPORTED BY LOCAL POLICE
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 2013          
2014          
2015 0 0 0 0 0
DATING VIOLENCE 2013          
2014          
2015 0 0 0 0 0
STALKING 2013          
2014          
2015 0 0 0 0 0


USCA Crime Statistics Table - Arrests
CRIME YEAR ON-CAMPUS PROPERTY RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES NON-CAMPUS PROPERTY PUBLIC PROPERTY REPORTED BY LOCAL POLICE
WEAPONS (Carrying, Possessing, Etc.) 2013 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0
DRUG ABUSE VIOLATIONS 2013 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0
LIQUOR LAW VIOLATIONS 2013 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0


USCA Crime Statistics Table - Disciplinary Actions
CRIME YEAR ON-CAMPUS PROPERTY RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES NON-CAMPUS PROPERTY PUBLIC PROPERTY REPORTED BY LOCAL POLICE
WEAPONS (Carrying, Possessing, Etc.) 2013 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0
DRUG ABUSE VIOLATIONS 2013 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0
LIQUOR LAW VIOLATIONS 2013 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0


USCA Crime Statistics Table - VAWA Offenses
OFFENSE 2013 2014 2015
TOTAL UNFOUNDED CRIMES     0

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University of Spa and Cosmetology Arts and University of Spa and Massage Therapy is a drug- free campus.

Students and staff will receive an annual distribution of drug and alcohol abuse prevention literature describing the ill health effects and possible legal sanctions under state, federal and local laws. In addition, pamphlets are available in the restrooms. It is the policy of the school that the unlawful manufacture, distribution, possession or use of alcohol or illicit drugs is prohibited on this institution’s property. Counseling is also available to advise of treatment locations.

Any violations will be cause for dismissal, for employees and or students.

In addition, if a student is convicted, during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving Title IV, HEA program funds, under any federal or state law involving the possession or sale of illegal drugs, they will lose their eligibility for any Title IV, HEA grant, loan or work- study assistance.

The school will conduct a biennial review of this drug and alcohol abuse prevention program and that biennial review is available for the public to review. Below are the details of the last biennial review conducted:

Date conducted: 1-2-16

Effectiveness of program/needed changes: Program deemed effective/no changes needed

Number of drug/alcohol-related violations and fatalities that occurred on campus or were reported to campus officials: None

Number and Type of Sanctions imposed: None

Were the sanctions consistently enforced: N/A

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Job Demand Survey 2007 – Results for Illinois

Since 1990, NACCAS has commissioned several Job Demand Surveys, to provide quantitative data on cosmetology careers, earnings potential, and job openings. The most recent survey, completed in May 2007, compiles data from 6,203 salons responding to a national survey.

The 2007 Job Demand Survey results indicate that salons in Illinois plan to hire 20,320 new employees in the next twelve months. The average annual salary for a salon professional in Illinois is $38,646. This amount does not include tips and gratuities. Nationally, the average salon professional’s salary is $35,973.

Most importantly, 72 percent of Illinois salon owners who attempted to hire new employees in 2006 said they were unable to find properly-trained applicants. This means that jobs would be immediately available for salon professionals.

Chart 1 – Percent of anticipated new hires by job category

Job Demand Survey Pie Chart

As of January 2007, there were 103,074 professionals employed at Illinois’s salons. 70 percent of salons in the state are employer-owned, and 13 percent are booth-rental salons. The other 17 percent are a combination of the two.

53 percent of Illinois salons are classified by their owners as full-service salons; 23 percent are listed as haircutting salons. Barbershops make up 9 percent of the total. Nationally, 58 percent of salons are listed as full-service, meaning that Illinois has a slightly higher percentage of specialized establishments.

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Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

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Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist

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Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other

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Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage

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Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist

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Classic Barbering

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INFORMAL COMPLAINTS

USCA prefers to resolve all misunderstandings on an informal basis. When disagreements regarding school policies or procedures occur between students, between students and staff, or between staff members, the parties involved must try to resolve the problem amongst themselves. If a solution cannot be reached, or if the problem cannot be resolved then please consult the next higher authority. This means student problems can be taken to the instructor; student/staff disagreement can be taken to the school manager; staff conflicts can be taken to the school manager. The manager will bring all parties involved together to try and work out the problem.

FORMAL COMPLAINTS

If a satisfactory solution cannot be reached by informal discussion, students and/or staff members may file a written formal complaint with the appropriate director. Business Practice of financial Assistance complaints should be filed with the Director of Admissions & Financial Aid (Amy). All other problems should be filed with the Director of Operations (Jamie). The written complaint should contain specifics of the incident or problem and also a brief description of the steps already taken to resolve the problem. This should include names of persons with whom the problem has been discussed so the Director can interview these persons.

RESOLUTIONS

The Director will interview the parties involved and establish a hearing for the complaint. A record will be kept of the complaint filed, persons interviewed, and the outcome of the hearing. After viewing all aspects of the complaint, the Director will make a ruling based on the policies of the school, the regulations by which the school is bound, and the nature of the complaint. In all cases, the Director will make a decision that is fair and equitable to all concerned within the constraints listed above.

If the students or the staff has a problem with management, it can be solved only by discussing the problem with that manager.

FURTHER COMPLAINTS

If, after following the above procedures, the student of staff member feels that the school has not followed the regulations by which it is bound, that person may take the complaint to one of the following authorities and fill out their complaint form:

Illinois Department of Professional Regulations
State Postsecondary Review Entity
320 W. Washington
Springfield, IL 62786
217-785-0800

National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences Inc. (NACCAS)
3015 Colvin Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-600-7600

Illinois Board of Higher Education
1 N Old Capitol Plaza, Suite 333
Springfield, Illinois 62701
217.782.2551
http://complaints.ibhe.org

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University of Spa & Cosmetology Arts (USCA) & University of Spa & Massage Therapy's (USMT) Discrimination & Sexual Harassment Policy

USCA/USMT does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, creed, ethnic origin, age or color in any admittance, grading, placement or hiring practice.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination and sexual harassment in schools. Preventing and remedying harassment is essential to ensure a nondiscriminatory, safe environment in which students can learn.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) requires educational institutions to prohibit offenses of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.

Eliminating discrimination or harassment of any kind is a high priority. USCA/USMT will respond to any student or employee who reports an incident. If any discrimination or harassment complaints are made USCA/USMT finds it important to act upon the complaints promptly, effectively, and discreetly to resolve the issue. USCA/USMT will also limit or prevent public disclosure of the names of both the party who alleges discrimination or harassment and the name of the alleged harasser except to the extent necessary to carry out a thorough investigation.

Title IX Coordinator

USCA’s Title IX Coordinator has the responsibility to oversee and support all Title IX activities, complaints and investigations. The Title IX Coordinator is Carolyn Black (Instructor) and below is the contact information for the Title IV Coordinator:

University of Spa & Cosmetology Arts
Attn: Title IX Coordinator
2913 W White Oaks Dr
Springfield, Illinois 62704
217.753.8990
black@uscart.com

DEFINITIONS

Sex Discrimination

Sex discrimination means treating an individual or group unfavorably than another based upon the sex or gender of that individual or group. For students, it involves conduct or statements that deny the student(s) an equal opportunity to fully benefit from the school’s program and activities. For employees, it involves conduct or statements that deny the employee(s) an equal opportunity in employment.

Sexual Harassment

A fellow classmate, employee of the school, or patron of USCA/USMT explicitly or implicitly conditions a student’s participation in an education program or activity or bases an educational decision on the student’s submission to unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature that is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive to limit a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from an education program or activity, or to create a hostile or abusive educational environment. It is unlawful whether the student resists and suffers the threatened harm or submits and thus avoids the threatened harm. These acts may be committed by an individual or a group.

Gender-based harassment, which may include acts of verbal, nonverbal, or physical aggression, intimidation, or hostility based on sex, but not involving conduct of a sexual nature if sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive and directed at individuals because of their sex, may be considered sexual harassment.

Sexual harassment is NOT a hug from a teacher, administrator, client or fellow student to comfort or congratulate, or a demonstration of a teaching technique requiring contact with another student/teacher unless these activities take on a sexual connotation and rise to the level of sexual harassment.

In order for the actions to be actionable as harassment, sexual conduct must be unwelcome. Conduct is unwelcome if the student did not request or invite it and “regarded the conduct as undesirable or offensive,” having accepted the conduct does not mean a person welcomed it; i.e., A person may not file a complaint out of fear, or concern that the objections might cause the harasser(s) to make more comments. Also, the fact that a student willingly participated in conduct on one occasion does not prevent them from indicating that the same conduct has become unwelcome on a subsequent occasion.

Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is a form of sexual harassment. A range of conduct falls into the category of sexual assault, including without limitation sexual violence, sexual battery, sexual coercion, rape, or other sexual contact involving force, threat, intimidation, or without consent.

Consent to sexual activity means words or overt actions indicating that the person is agreeing to a particular act. Consent is informed, knowing, and voluntary. Consent is active and not passive. Silence, in and of itself, cannot be interpreted as consent.

Domestic Violence

A felony or misdemeanor crime of violence committed by:

  • A current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim
  • A person with who a victim shares a child in common
  • A person who is living with or has lived with the victim as a spouse or partner
  • 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
  • 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
Dating Violence

Dating violence means violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim; and where the existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on the following factors:

  • The length of the relationship
  • The type of relationship
  • The frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship

Dating violence includes, but is not limited to, sexual or physical abuse or the threat of such abuse.

Stalking

Stalking means engaging in a course of conduct (two or more acts) directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to:

  • Fear for his or her safety or the safety of others; or
  • Suffer substantial emotional distress.
Title IX Reports & Complaints

USCA/USMT will take immediate and appropriate steps to determine what occurred and take steps to end any sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking and eliminate a hostile environment if one has been created, and prevent the offense from occurring again.

Anyone who wishes to make a complaint should bring the complaint to the Title IX Coordinator. However, a student or staff member may bring a complaint to another instructor, admissions officers or the directors of the school. However, the complainant should understand that the complaint will be forwarded to the Title IX Coordinator.

The specific steps in an investigation will vary depending upon the nature of the allegations, the source of the complaint, and any other factors in the individual case. Be assured the school will separate the harasser and the harasee as quickly and discretely as possible. USCA/USMT will take steps to prevent any further offenses and to prevent any retaliation against any student(s) involved in an incidence. These steps are the responsibility of the schools whether or not the student who makes a complaint or otherwise asks the school to take action.

Investigations
  • Upon notification of an incident, USCA/USMT’s immediate response will be to call the appropriate medical or police agency, as has been determined to be needed. We will inform the victim to wait for medical or police personnel to arrive to preserve any evidence.
  • Both the accuser and accused will be notified of the option to contact local law enforcement as well as be notified of options for counseling and changes in academic situations after the incident.
  • The accuser and the accused are entitled to the same opportunities to have others present during a disciplinary hearing and both will be informed as to the outcome of any institutional disciplinary hearing.
  • The opportunity to present witnesses and other evidence will be given.
  • USCA/USMT will inform the student(s) involved of the status of the investigation on a periodic basis.
  • The school will make a determination promptly, but no later than seven business days from the incident.
  • An opportunity for appeal of the findings will be allowed.

Any physical contact by a student to another student or staff that results in a complaint being filed with school management will be grounds for suspension from school for one week. USCA/USMT will make sure the harassed student(s) know how to report any subsequent problems and make follow-up inquiries to see if there have been any new incidents or any retaliation. A repeat of a similar incident, or any retaliation or intimidation will result in expulsion. USCA/USMT may also terminate a staff member’s employment if they are a party to the incident.