Non-Discrimination & Diversity
The school offers opportunities, without distinction or discrimination because of race, religion, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or any other protected status, in its program of study and services. The school also encourages cultural and ethnic diversity in its faculty, staff and student body. The school is authorized under Federal Law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.
Student Right -To-Know
The Student Right-To-Know Act requires an institution to provide information on the completion rates of its fulltime students to potential and current students. This information is available from the Education or Financial Aid Office to all prospective students before they enter into any financial obligation to the school. This information is also posted in the school’s main corridor.
Drug & Alcohol Policy
NYIM is committed to helping its students and its employees achieve their educational goals. Having determined that the use of illicit drugs and alcohol is not compatible with the school’s commitment in this area, NYIM requires students, faculty, staff, officers, and visitors to refrain from unlawful drug activity and the use of alcohol on school property and at school sponsored events. Violators of this policy will be reported to the appropriate law enforcement and oversight agencies and may also be disciplined by the school. Sanctions imposed by the school and such oversight agencies may include expulsion, loss of eligibility for federal funding and approvals, and termination of employment.
Students at any stage of pregnancy will not be permitted to attend class, clinic or community service events without written documentation from treating physicians releasing students to participate with no limitations or restrictions.
Student Complaint Policy and Procedures
NYIM’s grievance/complaint procedure consists of a student, staff or faculty member submitting a letter of grievance form within seven (7) days of occurrence and handing it to the direct supervisor, unless that supervisor is involved in the grievance. In that case, that department head or the head of another department will handle the grievance. The handling supervisor must notify the other department heads of the grievance and call a meeting within seven (7) days of the grievance filing. Departments are: faculty, education, and administration. In the hearing, three (3) department heads will be present and in certain cases, a staff member, a faculty member, or the students peers will be asked to join in. During this meeting, the grievance will be reviewed and all sides of the story will be heard. Any evidence will be presented at this time. The grievance committee will have seven (7) days to deliberate and answer the complaint. No more than twenty-one (21) days shall pass from incident start to finish.
Schools accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges must have a procedure and operational plan for handling student complaints. If a student does not feel the school has adequately addressed a complaint or concern, the student may consider contacting the Accrediting Commission. All complaints considered by the Commission must be in written form, with permission from the complainant(s) for the Commission to forward a copy of the complaint to the school for a response. The Commission will keep the complainant(s) informed as to the status of the complaints, as well as to the final resolution.
Please direct all inquires to:
Accrediting Commission on Career Schools & Colleges (ACCSC)
2101 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA. 22201
If requested, a copy of the Commission’s Complaint Form is available at the school and can be obtained by contacting Diane Dinsmore.
Code of Conduct
Financial Relationships & Gifts
In accordance with the New York State Student Lending Accountability, Transparency and Enforcement (SLATE) Act of 2007, the school and its employees may not solicit or accept a gift from a lending institution in exchange for any “advantage or consideration” related to student loans and may not engage in revenue-sharing arrangements with a lending institution. The school must prohibit its covered institutional employees from soliciting, accepting, or receiving gifts from or on behalf of the lending institution, and such employees must report any instance of a lending institution attempting to give such a gift. The school must prohibit its covered institutional employees from being paid to serve on an advisory board of a lending institution, including being reimbursed for expenses. There is an exception permitting a covered employee who has no involvement in student loans to sit on the board of a lending institution. Covered employees who are involved in, or benefit from, the financial aid office are required to report all participation or financial interests in a lending institution. A school may not permit employees of a lending institution to staff its financial aid office or represent themselves as employees of the school. Food, refreshments, training, or informational material furnished to a covered employee as part of training are permitted. The lender’s own promotional literature may be provided to the school.
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