Policies and Procedures


Beaver Falls Beauty Academy Sexual Harassment/ Sexual Violence Policy

Beaver Falls Beauty Academy is committed to providing a safe educational environment free of discrimination, harassment, and violence. In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Jeanne Clery disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act ( Clery Act) along with the Violence Against Women’s Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA), we at Beaver falls Beauty Academy have adopted strict policies regarding these matters. The School Director is the Compliance Officer of the Title IX.
Beaver Falls Beauty Academy strictly prohibits sexual harassment as well as sexual violence. Sexual harassment can include verbal, physical, or visual conduct based on sex, race, age, disability, national origin, or any other legally protected basis if:

  • Submission to such conduct is explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of a person’s education or employment.
  • There is an offensive environment where the conduct is so serious that it can limit or deny a person’s ability to participate or benefit from the education program being offered.
  • Submission or rejection of conduct by an individual is used to decide that person’s education or employment.
Unlawful sexual harassment can include derogatory remarks, jokes, or cartoons based on age, disability, marital status, or national origin.
Sexual harassment is conduct based on sex that is directed towards the opposite or same sex. Sexual harassment can be requests for sexual favors or unwelcome sexual behavior that makes you feel uncomfortable. It can be verbal, such as sexual innuendos, sexual teasing or joking, questions about sexual fantasies or preferences. It can be visual, such as displaying obscene printed or visual materials, or it can be physical in nature, meaning physical contact such as patting, pinching, brushing up against another person’s body or flashing. Gender based harassment including physical aggression, verbal hostility based on sex stereotyping are prohibited.
Sexual harassment is conduct based on sex that is directed towards the opposite or same sex. Sexual harassment can be requests for sexual favors or unwelcome sexual behavior that makes you feel uncomfortable. It can be verbal, such as sexual innuendos, sexual teasing or joking, questions about sexual fantasies or preferences. It can be visual, such as displaying obscene printed or visual materials, or it can be physical in nature, meaning physical contact such as patting, pinching, brushing up against another person’s body or flashing. Gender based harassment including physical aggression, verbal hostility based on sex stereotyping are prohibited.
Grievance Policy
If you believe you have been victimized or witnessed sexual harassment or sexual violence you are to notify the Director or Title IX Coordinator immediately. Also you must keep any evidence that might be of assistance in proving that a criminal offense occurred. Your complaint should include details of the incident, names of individuals involved and names of any witnesses. No employee, student, contract worker, or person who does business with the school is exempt from this policy.

Once the Director and or Title IX Coordinator is made aware of an alleged offense, the victim will be provided with written information on their rights and options and assistance in changing academic and working situations. (Victims’ Rights form). The school will make the accommodation based on the victims request as long as they are reasonably available. The request by the victim is made through the Director and the Title IX Coordinator.
Agency Hotlines for Assistance
  • Womens Center Of Beaver County
    P.O. Box 428
    Beaver, PA. 15009
  • Helpline: (724) 775-0131 or (877) 629-1841
    Sexual Assault Hotline:
    (800) 656-HOPE
Investigation of Complaints
Beaver Falls Beauty Academy will work diligently towards a prompt resolution in response to complaints through a reliable and impartial investigation. Beaver Falls Beauty Academy will give both parties the opportunity to present evidence and or witnesses. The time necessary to conduct the investigation can vary based on the complexity of the situation, but generally will be completed within 30 days of the complaint. Confidentiality will be maintained for all parties to the extent possible, but Beaver falls Beauty Academy must weigh the students request for confidentiality against the impact on school safety to determine whether an investigation must proceed. The person filing the complaint is made aware that the identity of the charging party and the substance of the complaint be revealed to the person being charged. During the investigation Beaver Falls Beauty Academy will provide interim measures as necessary to protect the safety and well- being of students and / employees involved. Beaver Falls Beauty Academy will evaluate whether it is more likely than not that the conduct occurred and both parties will receive a written notice on the outcome of the complaint.

If it is determined that unlawful harassment or sexual violence occurred immediate action is taken in accordance with the circumstances involved. The charged party may be ordered to stay away, suspended or expelled. If it is an employee, than the employee will be subject to the appropriate disciplinary action, which may involve termination. The individual if found guilty of the accusations has the right to appeal the verdict within thirty days.
If the accuser wishes to take the complaint higher and initiates a criminal investigation the complaint should be made to 911 or local law enforcement. This process is separate from the schools disciplinary process.
Reporting Requirements
School administrators must issue warnings for incidents reported to them that pose a threat of danger or bodily harm to other members of the campus. Beaver Falls Beauty Academy will make every effort to insure that a victim’s name or information is not released. We do reserve the right to notify parents/guardians of dependent students regarding health, safety risk or change in student status.

Beaver Falls Beauty Academy will take steps to prevent the reoccurrence of any harassment, violence or discrimination. Beaver Fall Beauty Academy will not retaliate against anyone filing a complaint.
If you feel you have been retaliated against, please contact the Director and/or the Title IX coordinator.
Training on Sexual Harassment & Violence
The Title IX Coordinator will attend training yearly to keep informed and in compliance with the VAWA act.
The Title IX Coordinator will meet with instructors on staff every 2 months to provide training on proper procedures that need followed when they become aware of an incident involving sexual harassment/sexual violence.
Campus Climate Survey
A survey has been created to examine the amount of sexual assault on campus and the perceptions among students, faculty, and staff administrators about the campus atmosphere regarding sexual assault.

The survey is strictly confidential and the results of the survey are strictly kept between the Director and the Title IX Coordinator.