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Academy of Hair Design
Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting
Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students

Date of First Update: August 17, 2020
Date of Last Update: September 23, 2020 - Final Report

Section 18004 (e) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act ("CARES Act" or the "Act"), Pub. L. No. 116-136, 134 Stat. 281 (March 27, 2020), directs institutions receiving funds under Section 18004 of the Act to submit (in a time and manner required by the Secretary) a report to the Secretary describing the use of funds distributed from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund ("HEERF"). Section 18004 (c) of the CARES Act requires institutions to use no less than 50 percent of the funds received from Section 18004 (a) (1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student's cost of attendance such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and child care). On April 9, 2020, the Department published documents related to the Emrgency Financial Aid Grants, including a letter from Secretary Betsy DeVos, a form Certification and Agreement for signing and returning by institutions to access the funds, and a list of institutional allocations under 18004 (a) (1).

The Certification and Agreement directs each institution applying for HEERF funds to comply with section 18004 (e) of the CARES Act and submit an initial report (the "30-day Fund Report) to the Secretary 30 days from the date of the institution's Certification and Agreement to the Department. The Department will provide instructions for providing the required information to the Secretary in the near future. In the meantime, each HEERF participating institution must post the information listed below on the institution's primary website. The Department would like to receive the most current information from the date when the institution received its allocation for emergency financial aid grants to students. Accordingly, the following information is being provided to comply with the "30-day Fund Report" and will be periodically updated at minimum, every 45 days thereafter:

  1. Academy of Hair Design acknowledges that it has signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and provides assurance that it intends to use no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004 (a) (1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
  2. The total amount of funds that the institution has received from the Department pursuant to the institution's Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students is $186,980.
  3. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to 125 students under Section 18004 (a) (1) of the CARES Act as of September 9, 2020 is $1,503.84
  4. The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004 (a) (1) of the CARES Act is 125.
  5. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004 (a) (1) of the CARES Act is 125.
  6. The method used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under section 18004 (a) (1) of the CARES Act is as follows:

Distribution of Student Grants under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Policy and Procedures


The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides emergency assistance and health care response for individuals, families, and businesses affected by the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. The CARES Act includes the provision of approximately $12.56 billion for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, Institutions of higher education are to receive an allocated share of this fund under a formula based on student enrollment described in the Act and to be administered by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. The CARES Act requires, in part, that "Institutions of higher education shall use no less than 50 percent of such funds to provide emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student's cost of attendance, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care)."

As announced by the Secretary, Academy of Hair Design (the "School”) is to receive $187,980 (the “Grant Fund”) for the purposes of making emergency financial aid grants to its students. This document sets forth the School's plan for allocating, disbursing and accounting for the Grant Fund.

Just as COVID-19 does not discriminate on the basis of socioeconomic status, the School recognizes that a wide array of individuals and industries have been adversely impacted by COVID-19. The School recognizes that our students' lives have been severely disrupted by coronavirus. Many are facing financial challenges and struggling to make ends meet. The School also recognizes that student financial records previously submitted to the School are dated and may not reflect a student's current circumstances. In order to provide financial relief to as many students as possible, the School will distribute emergency financial aid grants from the Grant Fund equally to all students who were enrolled on March 17, 2020 and who were not withdrawn prior to August 12, 2020, under the terms more fully described below.

Allocation of Grant Funds Formula

The total allocation of the Grant Funds will be split equally between all eligible students enrolled in a Titie IV eligible program. In accordance with guidance published by the U.S. Department of Education, student grants will be distributed only to students who are Title IV eligible. An eligible enrolled student includes any student that has not been withdrawn; to include students progressing via temporary distance education Students who are on an approved Leave of Absence due to issues related to COVD-19 that began on or after March 13, 2020 are considered actively enrolled and are eligible to receive the grants. The eligible student roster will be determined by taking a census of the students who were actively enrolled on March 17, 2020. Any student withdrawn from the School prior to August 12, 2020 is not an eligible student and will not receive a grant award under this program.

Awarding Policy

The School will prepare a roster of eligible students who were enrolled on March 17, 2020. The student grant award amount for each eligible student will be determined by dividing (i) the amount of the Grant Fund by (ii) the total number of eligible students.

Students that have filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and for which the School has a current Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) will be considered Title I eligible. Students who did not previously file a FAFSA may choose to file a FAFSA for grant purposes. The School will consider the student to be Title IV eligible if the student's FAFSA was filed no later than August 21, 2020, and upon receipt of the student's ISR and successful completion of any required verification. Alternatively, students who choose not to fill out a FAFSA but otherwise meet the Title IV eligibility criteria may verify their eligibility by completing the attestation statement (Exhibit A) in which the student attests under the penalty of perjury that the student is eligible to participate in the Title IV programs under section +84 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended.

Awarding Procedures

The School's Manager and Career Coordinator will oversee the awarding and currently enrolled student census. The School will deposit the Grant Fund in a separate dedicated checking account to be used for the sole purposes of administering the emergency student financial aid grants in accordance with Federal law, published guidance from the U.S. Department of Education, and this plan.

Disbursement Procedures

The School will begin contacting students about the emergency financial aid grants on or about August 12, 2020. The School will make every reasonable effort to contact all eligible students to notify them of the emergency financial aid grant to which they are entitled. Included with this notice will be an attestation statement (Exhibit A) to be signed by the student wherein the student shall acknowledge that the emergency grant funds will be used to cover expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus, such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child-care. This notice and acknowledgment statement will be sent to the student's email address on record with the School.

The emergency financial aid grants will be distributed by checks made payable to the students. No grant checks will be disbursed to any otherwise eligible student who fails to or refuses to sign the acknowledgment statement.

Eligible students will have the option on how to receive their grant fund checks. Students may request to pick up their checks at the School, otherwise the School will mail the check to the address listed on the student's attestation statement. Students will indicate their choice for receiving the grant checks on their acknowledgement statements. The School will provide instructions for those students choosing to pick up their checks at the School which will include available pick-up times as well as safe social distancing requirements. In addition to the emergency grant fund checks, the students will receive an instruction letter from the School in the form attached as Exhibit B.

Accounting & Recordkeeping

The School's Manager and Career Coordinator will be responsible for the administration of the emergency financial aid grants. All disbursements will be overseen by the School's Manager and Career Coordinator.

The School's Manager is responsible for all accounting and recordkeeping associated with the administration of the student emergency grants. She shall maintain an Excel spreadsheet to track all disbursements by student. The School's Manager shall also be responsible for completing all reports that must be submitted to the U.S. Department of Education as required by the CARES Act and any future guidance from the Department.

Grants of Unclaimed Funds

It is the School's intention that the entire Grant Fund will be disbursed to all eligible students equally in the manner set forth above. However, the School recognizes amounts allocated to students that do not ultimately get disbursed as intended. For example, the School may not be able to timely locate an eligible student on an approved leave of absence. It is possible that an eligible student may decline the grant funds or refuse to sign the attestation statement.

In the event that there is any amount remaining from the Grant Fund as of September 30, 2020, the School will disburse such remaining funds via additional emergency need-based grants. The School will send an email to all eligible students informing them of the availability of additional grants. The email will include an application form to be completed by students seeking to be considered for an additional emergency need-based grant.

A committee consisting of the School's Manager and Career Coordinator will decide which students shall receive an additional emergency need-based grant and the amount of such grant. The maximum amount of any additional emergency need-based grant shall not exceed $1,000.00, and there is no minimum dollar amount. The committee will consider the information to be provided on the student's grant application as well as information already on record with the School such as the student's dependency status, family size, expected family contribution. unmet financial need, program length, satisfactory academic progress, and expected completion date.

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4. Consumer Information Program Disclosures - Students Right to Know

Female full-time Title IV recipients out of 155 total recipients


Nonresident Alien




American Indian or Alaska Native




Black or African American


Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander




Two or more races


Race and ethnicity unknown


Male full-time Title IV recipients out of 155 total recipients


Nonresident Alien




American Indian or Alaska Native




Black or African American


Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander




Two or more races


Race and ethnicity unknown



5. Obtaining Title IV Aid - Financial Aid Page

To obtain Title IV financial Aid, you must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at By obtaining a pin number at you can electronically sign your application and send it to our Financial Aid Department by entering our six digit school code. (013232)

Financial need is based on:

1. Cost of Attendance
2. Expected Family Contribution
3. Financial Need

Steps to obtaining title IV funds:

1. Obtain an FSA User ID:
2. Complete the FAFSA application:
3. Complete a Master Promissory Note
4. Complete Entrance Counseling


6. Entrance/Exit Counseling - Financial Aid Page

Entrance Counseling is to be completed prior to class start date at

To download the Entrance Counseling Guide (click here) or visit for more information.

Exit Counseling

Upon Completion or Withdrawal from course, students must complete exit counseling at

To download the Exit Counseling Guide (click here)

Written entrance and exit counseling is also available during enrollment for those who cannot complete the online versions.


7. Title IV Code of Conduct

The Higher Education Opportunity Act conditions the eligibility of educational institutions to participate in Title IV programs on the development of and compliance with a code of conduct prohibiting conflicts of interest for its Financial Aid personnel [HEOA § 487(a)(25)]. Academy of Hair Design employees are required to comply with this code of conduct.

  • We shall not share revenue with any lender
  • We shall not receive gifts from any lender
  • We shall not engage in contracting arrangements with any lender
  • We shall not assign a first time borrower to a lender of our choice
  • We shall not refuse or delay certification based on student’s choice of lender
  • We shall not request, accept, or offer any funds to be used for private education loans
  • We shall not request or accept and funding for staffing purposes
  • Any staff member employed in financial aid, and/or members of advisory board shall not accept anything of value from lenders or guarantors, with the exception of reimbursement for reasonable expenses


8. Private Loan Conduct/TILA-Self Certification

Academy of Hair Design does not currently offer Title IV FFELP loans, therefore, we do not have preferred lender arrangements or a preferred lender list. Students can borrow or choose any lender for financial aid assistance. All Title IV loans are generated through the Federal Direct Loan Servicing Center.
Academy of Hair Design also offers flexible in house private financing for any student that applies to the school

  • This program shall be made available to all interested students
  • Interest rates on all in house financing shall be a fixed rate based on a 12 month period
  • Truth in Lending documentation shall be furnished to all participating students.


9. State Grant Assistance

The State of Nevada offers no grant assistance at this time.


10. FERPA Policy & Student’s Right to Privacy

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. Please (click here) for information regarding student and institutional rights.

Also See (FERPA General Guidance for Students)

Student’s Right to Privacy

Students (or parents, if student is a dependent minor), may have access to the student's educational cumulative records, including counseling reports, attendance reports, and progress reports. This may be arranged by the school office manager. The school will provide interpretation of student's files upon request. Copies of any material requested by the student will be provided @ the rate of twenty five cents per copy.

Students are not entitled to inspect the financial records of their parents. Written consent is required before educational records may be disclosed to third parties with the exception of accrediting commissions or governmental agencies so authorized by law.

Prior to publishing “Directory Information” for either the student or guardian , such as name, address, phone number, e-mail addresses of student, date and place of birth, major course of study, dates of attendance, awards received, graduation date, previous schools attended, the student or guardian can deny the authority to publish one or more of the items.

Providing e-mail addresses indicates your consent to receive e-mailed information from Academy of Hair Design (AHD). E-mails received from AHD will have a provision to opt-out.

Providing your cell phone number and/or telephone number indicates your consent to receive text based messages and/or voice messages from Academy of Hair Design (AHD). Depending on the terms of your cell phone calling plan, you may incur a charge for receiving text messages.


11. Facilities & Administrative and Faculty Staff


Academy of Hair Design
5191 W. Charleston Blvd. Ste. 150
Las Vegas, NV 89146



Sandy Dunham


John Grieco

Chief Executive Officer

Carol Garrett

Manager & Financial Aid Director / Educator / Instructor

Stacy Clingman

Career Advisor

Crystal Walker

Financial Aid Officer / Career Advisor

Lori Grieco

Career Coordinator

Kayla Clingman

Purchasing Agent

Jeanne Orf

Client Coordinator / Educator

Darcy Camera

Educational Director / Educator

Marilyn Armstrong

Substitute Educator / Instructor

Daphne Balsas-Tounis

Educator / Instructor

Donna Nelson

Educator / Instructor

Susie Heckethorn-Thompson

Educator / Instructor

Melissa Heter-Harris

Educator / Instructor

Morgan Molchany

Educator / Instructor

Debi Knight

Educator / Instructor

Matthew Caruso

Educator / Instructor

Graciela Villa

Educator / Instructor

Lisa Barron

Educator / Instructor

Janine Cali

Educator / Instructor

Crystal Washington

Educator / Instructor

Marina Alatorre-Ignacio

Educator / Instructor

Toni Miller

Educator / Instructor

Danniella Grasser

Client Coordinator

Claudia Sanchez

Client Coordinator

Fatima Cardenas

Social Media


12. Withdrawal and Tuition Refund Policy

1. An applicant not accepted by the school shall be entitled to a refund of all monies paid less the $25 application fee.

2. If a student (or in the case of a student under legal age, his/her parent or guardian) cancels his/her enrollment and requests his/her money back in writing, within three business days of signing the enrollment agreement or contract, all monies collected by the school shall be refunded. The cancellation date will be determined by the postmark on the written notification, or the date said information is delivered to the school administrator/owner in person. This policy applies regardless of whether or not the student has actually started training.

3. If a student cancels his/her enrollment after three business days after signing but prior to entering classes, he/she shall be entitled to a refund of all monies paid to the school less a registration or enrollment fee of $125.00.

4. Official cancellation or withdrawals shall use the cancellation date of the post mark date on written notification, or the date said information is delivered to the school administrator/owner in person.

5. There will be a withdrawal or administrative fee of $100 charged to any student who withdraws or otherwise discontinues their course once instruction has begun.

6. Students that do not return from an approved leave of absence shall use the expiration date of approved LOA OR the date student notified the institution that he/she will not be returning; whichever date is earlier, is the official withdrawal date.

7. In the event the student is expelled, the actual date of expulsion is the official withdrawal date.

8. If a course is canceled subsequent to a student’s enrollment, but prior to actual start of training, the school shall at its option, provide a full refund of all monies paid or provide completion of the course.

9. Any monies due to the applicant or student shall be refunded within thirty days of formal cancellation by the student or formal termination by AHD, which shall occur no more than thirty days from the last day of physical attendance. AHD shall be entitled to all actual and reasonable costs of collection, including reasonable attorney fees in the event of any default hereunder as permitted by law.

10. If the school is permanently closed and no longer offering instruction after a student is enrolled, the student shall be entitled to a pro-rata refund of tuition pursuant to Nevada Law, Academy of Hair Design has posted a Surety Bond with the Nevada State Board of Cosmetology for the sole purpose of ensuring student protection in the event of closure.


For students receiving Title IV financial aid, any unearned financial aid must be returned to the Department of Education or to the Federal Stafford or parent’s Federal Plus loan lenders. Aid is earned in proportion to the number of hours achieved prior to the student’s complete withdrawal. The school must calculate, according to a specific formula the percentage of total scheduled financial assistance that the student has earned and is therefore entitled to retain. If a student received (or the school receives on the students behalf) more assistance than they earn, the unearned funds must be returned. Students who have not completed the verification process are ineligible to receive any financial aid. This policy does not affect the student’s charges. The school’s refund policy will be used to determine the reduction, if any, in the student’s tuition and fees. The student is responsible for paying any outstanding charges to the school. If the student has received personal payments of Title IV aid, he/she may be required to return the aid to the applicable program.

For any student who enrolls and begins classes, the following schedule of tuition adjustment is authorized: (Kit & books are non-refundable items)

0.01 to 4.9%


15% to 24.9%


5% to 9.9%


25% to 49.9%


10% to 14.9%


50% and over



13. Transfer of Credit

Students transferring with hours from other cosmetology schools must present certification from the state board of cosmetology; credit given will be based on when the previous training ended.
Hours that were accumulated within the past 12 months: full credit will be granted.
Hours that were accumulated from the past 13 months through 48 months will be granted 75% of the previous hours.
Hours that were accumulated past 4 years, no credit will be given.
VA students must present transcripts from any and all previous training taken. Transcripts can be obtained from the following websites:


14. Copyright Materials & Infringement

It is Academy of Hair Design’s policy to comply with all Nevada copyright laws. The unauthorized use of works under copyright is prohibited. This includes but is not limited to: Text Books, Catalogs, Manuals, Periodicals, as well as file sharing between peers. Punishment for such proven acts may include student and/or employee termination. Violators may also be subject to sanctions under Nevada State and Federal laws of copyright infringement.


15. Campus Safety and Security Reports

Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and the Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA): Policies, Reporting, Warnings and Notifications.


16. Emergency Response & Evacuation

Please see Academy of Hair Design’s Emergency Response and Evacuation Plan located near exits.


17. Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention

Standards of Conduct

The Drug and alcohol Abuse Prevention Program policy applies to all students and all employees. The unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol are strictly prohibited at this institution. This includes all forms of alcohol, beer, wine and distilled spirits. Recreational drugs include marijuana, cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, methamphetamines, depressants, stimulants and ecstasy. Please refer to the campus crime report for further information.

Institutional Sanctions

The institution will notify these students or employees in writing if the institution becomes aware of any violation of this policy.

Staff and students who violate these standards of conduct subject themselves to disciplinary action. Upon notification of a violation, disciplinary action will take place with 30 days. Disciplinary action rages from a letter of admonishment, suspension from school or work, and/or enrollment into a rehabilitation program to termination from school or employment.

Legal Sanctions (Federal, State and Local)

There are numerous legal sanctions under local, state and federal laws which can be used to punish violators. Penalties can range from suspensions, revocation and denial of a driver’s license to 20-50 years imprisonment at hard labor without benefit of parole. Property may be seized. Community services may be mandated.

In addition, Federal, State and Local Sanctions may be enforced.


18. Vaccination Policy

Academy of Hair Design does not require vaccination records for admission into our programs.


19. Voter Registration

Please see Academy of Hair Design's administration for voter registration.


20. Services for students with disabilities

Reasonable Accommodations Policy: Any potential student with a valid and documented disability is responsible for disclosing their disability to an Admission Advisor prior to enrollment. Academy of Hair Design may request disability documentation and/or a doctor’s release prior to enrollment. After reading our policy found in our catalog, students can make their reasonable accommodations request in writing to Academy of Hair Design’s Administration Office. All written requests are subject to review and must be agreed upon by both parties prior to enrollment. It is important to provide all the necessary documentation in order to establish an appropriate accommodations plan.

Physical Demands

Physical demands of the cosmetology profession include, but are not limited to: working on your feet, standing for long periods of time in one location, having emotional control, repetitive motor skills, and can require long hours for the beginning or experienced cosmetologist.

Cosmetologists are required to stand about 75 percent of the time. Cosmetologists must lean forward, stoop, bend and twist. Standing and leaning over clients is a common position when washing a client’s hair or administering a facial.

A cosmetologist's hands are frequently exposed to water and cleansing. The back experiences significant stress during the course of a cosmetologist's day. Back stress intensifies during hair treatments, which must be performed in steps.

Cosmetology tools can cause cuts and other injuries, so it's important that a cosmetologist have reasonably good vision so she can handle the tools safely. Dexterity to grasp scissors, razors and small make-up tools is important.

Handicap Accessibility

Academy of Hair Design is in accordance with the ADA regulations for small businesses. We are equipped with handicap accessible restrooms, entrance ramps and parking. There are no special services offered to handicap students.


21. Graduation Rates, On-time Completion Rates & Placement Rates

For rates based on the 2018 Calendar Year please click on the links below:

  • Cosmetology - on-time completion 67%, Graduation rate 75%, Placement Rate 74%
  • Hair Design – on-time completion 73%, Graduation rate 73%, Placement rate 73%
  • Esthetics – on-time completion 93%, Graduation rate 98%, Placement rate 85%
  • Nail Technology – on-time completion 87%, Graduation rate 90%, Placement rate 68%


22. Title IX - Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Policy

Academy of Hair Design (AHD), is committed to providing a safe educational environment which is free of violence, harassment and discrimination. Therefore, in accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (“Clery Act”), along with its amendments made pursuant to the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (“VAWA”), AHD has adopted strict policies regarding these matters.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

AHD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. Questions regarding non-discrimination policies can be referred to your school’s Title IX Coordinator at 702-878-1185 or via email at

Prohibited Conduct

AHD strictly prohibits sexual or other unlawful harassment or discrimination as well as sexual violence as defined above. Sexual or other unlawful harassment or discrimination includes any verbal, physical, or visual conduct based on sex, race, age, national origin, disability or any other legally protected basis if:

1. Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s education or employment;

2. Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as a basis for decisions concerning that individual’s education or employment; or

3. It creates a hostile or offensive environment, which means the alleged conduct is sufficiently serious to limit or deny a student’s ability to participate or benefit from the student’s education program.

Unlawful harassment or discrimination may include racial epithets, slurs and derogatory remarks, stereotypes, jokes, posters or cartoons based on race, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or other legally protected categories.

Sexual harassment is conduct based on sex, whether directed towards a person of the opposite or same sex, and may include explicit sexual propositions, sexual innuendo, suggestive comments, sexually oriented “kidding” or “teasing”, practical jokes, jokes about or displays of obscene printed or visual material, questions about sexual fantasies, preferences or history, and physical contact such as patting, pinching, or intentionally brushing against another person’s body. Gender-based harassment, including acts of verbal, nonverbal or physical aggression, intimidation, or hostility based on sex or sex-stereotyping are strictly prohibited, even if those acts do not involve conduct of a sexual nature.

Complaint/Grievance Procedure

If you believe that you have experienced or witnessed harassment or sexual violence, notify your instructor, supervisor, Executive Director, Human Resources, or management as soon as possible after the incident. Do not allow an inappropriate situation to continue by not reporting it, regardless of who is creating the situation. Also, it is important to preserve any evidence that may assist in proving that an alleged criminal offense occurred or that may be helpful in obtaining a protection order. No employee, contract worker, student, vendor, or other person who does business with the School is exempt from the prohibitions in this policy. In order to facilitate the investigation, your complaint should include details of the incident or incidents, names of the individuals involved and names of any witnesses.

Following an alleged offense, victims will be provided with written information on their rights (Victim’s Rights form) and options for, and available assistance in, changing academic and working situations. AHD will make these accommodations if the victim requests them and if they are reasonably available, regardless of whether the victim chooses to report the crime to local law enforcement. Students have the right to request the reasonable academic accommodations through the Director. Accommodation requests will be handled via the Title IX Coordinator.

Title IX Coordinator

The Title IX Coordinator has the responsibility of overseeing all Title IX related activities, complaints and investigations. The Title IX Coordinator, or Deputy Title IX Coordinator, can be reached at:

Academy of Hair Design
5191 West Charleston Blvd. #150
Las Vegas, NV 89146

Investigation of Complaints

In response to all complaints, AHD promises prompt and equitable resolution through a reliable and impartial investigation of complaints, including the opportunity for both parties to present witnesses or other evidence. The time necessary to conduct an investigation will vary based on complexity but will generally be completed within sixty (60) days of receipt of the complaint. AHD shall maintain confidentiality for all parties to the extent possible, but absolute confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. In cases where a student does not give consent for an investigation, AHD will weigh the student’s request for confidentiality against the impact on School safety to determine whether an investigation must proceed. Complainants should be aware that in a formal investigation due process generally requires that the identity of the charging party and the substance of the complaint be revealed to the person charged with the alleged harassment.

The preponderance of the evidence standard will apply to investigations, meaning AHD will evaluate whether it is more likely than not that the alleged conduct occurred. Both parties will receive written notice of the outcome of the complaint.

During the investigation, AHD will provide interim measures, as necessary, to protect the safety and well being of students and/or employees involved.

If AHD determines that unlawful harassment or sexual violence has occurred, immediate appropriate corrective action will be taken in accordance with the circumstances involved, and AHD will take steps to prevent the recurrence of any harassment or discrimination. Any employee determined by AHD to be responsible for unlawful harassment or discrimination will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including termination. Remedies for student-related claims may include, but are not limited to, an order to stay away, suspension, or expulsion.

To initiate a criminal investigation, reports of sexual violence should be made to “911” or local law enforcement. The criminal process is separate from the School’s disciplinary process. To the extent that an employee or contract worker is not satisfied with the School’s handling of a harassment or discrimination complaint, he or she may also contact the appropriate state or federal enforcement agency for legal relief.

Retaliation Prohibited

AHD will not retaliate against anyone for filing a complaint, and will not tolerate retaliation by students or employees. If you believe you have been retaliated against, you should promptly notify the Title IX Coordinator.

Reporting Requirements

Victims of sexual misconduct should be aware that School administrators must issue timely warnings for incidents reported to them that pose a substantial threat of bodily harm or danger to other members of the campus community. AHD will make every effort to ensure that a victim’s name and other identifying information is not disclosed, while still providing enough information for community members to make safety decisions in light of the danger. AHD reserves the right to notify parents/guardians of dependent students regarding any health or safety risk, or a change in student status.


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