Crime Report

Building and Facility Access

nrolled students and current employees are required to enter and exit the building through the front or back entrance.

All clients of the school are required to enter through the front or back entrance. No visitor or guest may attend any class without knowledge and permission of an instructor. Designated staff is required to follow opening and closing procedures to ensure their safety.

The school does not operate or sponsor any on-off-campus student housing, including fraternities and sororities.

The Salon Spa Academy recognizes there is no risk-free environment. Each person must assume responsibility for his or her own safety both on-campus and off-campus. TSSA strives to offer its students and employees a secure and safe environment and to comply with the requirements of the various federal state and local building codes and fire marshal regulations.

Crime Report

The crime statistices included in the Report are obtained from reports of crimes occurring for three discrete categories: campus, non-campus buildings or property and public property.

Campus means any building or property owned or controlled by a school within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area used by the school in direct support of or in a manner related to its educational purposes or property within the same reasonably contiguous area that is owned by the school but controlled by another person, frequently used by students and supports the school's purposes. The School of Designing Arts does not have a non-campus building or property which means any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization officially recognized by the school; and any building or property (other than a branch campus) owned or controlled by the school, that is not within the same reasonable contiguous area, is used in direct support of or in relation to SDA's educational purpose, and is frequently used by the students.

Public Property means all public property including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks and parking facilities that is within the same campus or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. This does not include, for example, highways that are adjacent to the campus, but that are separated from the campus by a fence or other man-made barrier.

TSSA obtains reports of crimes from students, other persons and local law enforcement agencies. A formal police report or investigation is not necessary in order for a reported crime to be included in the crime statistics in the Report. All crimes reported in any calendar year will be included in the crime statistics included in the Report for the calendar year, regardless of the calendar year in which the crime actually occurred.

The Salon Spa Academy does not have a campus or security department of any kind. TSSA has no relationshiop with any state or local law enforcement agency and have no authority to arrest anyone. The Salon Spa Academy students and employees, and others visiting TSSA, whether victims or witnesses of crimes, are encouraged to volutarily, promptly and accurately report all criminal activity to TSSA officials and the appropriate law enforcement agencies. Students and others are directed to report occurrences involving crimes on TSSA's premises to the school director, or, in case she is not available, to any other TSSSA staff member. Upon receipt of any report of a medical or ciminal emergency, TSSA may offer to contact medical and / or security professioinals for the persons affected. The method used to notify the campus community of the crime is dependent upon the nature of the crime and the immediate threat to personnel safety. Following a reported incident involving a crime, TSSA may require the reporting student to confirm in writing the details of the crime and may contact and apprise local law enforcement agencies.

TSSA does not have any policies or procedures that: allow vitims or witnesses to report crimes on a voluntary confidential basis; or encourage pastoral counselors, if and when they deem it appropriate, to inform the persons they are counseling of any procedures to report crimes ona voluntary, confidential basis for inclusion in the crime statistics contained in the Report.

The crime statistics for each of three previous calendar years (beginning with 2008) are included in the Report. On or before October 1st of each year, the Report is distributed or made available to TSSA's students, prospective students, employees and prospective employees. Since TSSA does not recognize, operate or sponsor any off-campus student organizations, TSSA does not monitor or record through local law enforcement agencies any crimes occurring at off-campus locations of any student organization.

Drug / Alcohol Abuse Program

As required by the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act, The Salon Spa Academy will annually distribute TSSA's Drug-Free School Policy to each student and employee. This includes (a) information on preventing drug and alcohol abuse; (b) standards of conduct that prohibit the unlawful possession, use or distribution of drugs and alcohol by students and employees on the school's property, or as part of the schools activities; (c) a description of the sanctions under local, state and federal law for unlawful ppossession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol; (d) a description of any drug and alcohol counseling, treatment, or rehabilitation programs available to students and employees; (e) a description of the health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and alcohol; and (f) consepquences TSSA will impose on students and employees for violations of the standards of conduct up to and including explusion, termination of employment and referral for prosecution.

Sexual Assault Policy and Procedures

All students and employees have the right to learn and work in an environment free from sexual harassment. The Salon Spa Academy prohibits sexual harassment by employees and students, and will not tolerate such conduct in any form.

TSSA had developed and implemented procedures to follow when a sex offense occurs. Students may contact their instructor or the school director. Employees may contact the school director. TSSA encourages vitims of sex offenses to preserve evidence for the proof of a crime. TSSA will, in addition to providing information regarding assistance resources and options for action available to the victim, inform victims of sex offenses of their right to report the matter directly to local law enforcement agencies, and TSSA (if requested) will assist the victim in notifying these agencies.

The United States Department of Justice Violence Against Women Office provides information on regulations and where to find help. If the student requests it, they may use their Leave of Absence to deal with the situation.

TSSA will promptly investigate all reported sex offenses in as confidential a manner as TSSA deems reasonably possible. Upon completing this investigation, a TSSA official will notify the accused and the accuser. TSSA's final dertermination and any sanction that may be imposed against the accused following the completion of a disciplinary hearing concerning the sex offense. Sanctions that may be imposed against a student or employee that TSSA determines to have violated TSSA's sex offense policy may include, without limitation suspension or expulsion from TSSA or termination of employment.

Information on the state web site for identifying registered sex offenders may be obtained here.

Main Campus is defined as 1416 W. Columbia Ave., Battle Creek MI 49015 and public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus (sidewalks around the building and immediately across the street only)