Student Expulsion Policy Guide
The Chellsey Institute of Beauty & Health is committed to taking all reasonable steps to ensure that students have the opportunity to successfully complete their programs. The Institute has a commitment to ensure that within this general framework that all students are treated fairly and equitably. Students who do not support the academic and ethical goals of the Institute for themselves and their fellow students may be subject to penalties, up to and including expulsion.
In general, the Chellsey Institute will attempt to resolve a situation without expulsion. Verbal warning, written warnings and suspension may precede this final and most serious of actions. Where the Institute deems the integrity, safety or well being of the Institute, students, staff, clients, visitors and other guests is in danger, then expulsion may be applied at the Institute’s discretion at any point in the process.
In conjunction with this policy, the Institute will have to ensure that students receive and are aware of its code of conduct, its academic policy, and its attendance policy before an expulsion procedure can be conducted.
The following outlines the conditions under which a student may be expelled with cause:
1. Academic Dishonesty – students may be subject to expulsion at the discretion of the Institute for academic dishonesty. Academic dishonesty is any word, action or deed performed alone, or with others for the direct or indirect intention of providing unfair advantage or benefit to self or other student(s) including:
c. unapproved collaboration
d. alteration of records
2. Outstanding Fees – failure to pay overdue accounts owing the Institute within the specified period may be grounds for expulsion after a written warning has been given.
3. Code of Conduct – all students are required to adhere to the Institute’s published code of conduct. Where the violations do not have the potential to result in physical harm to persons or property, the Institute may expel a student who has received suspension for failure to comply and has since violated any of the terms of the
4. Institute’s code of conduct. Students who are found under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol or carry weapons will be subject to immediate expulsion.
5. Significant Omissions or Errors in Admissions Documentation – the Institute has a responsibility to ensure students have been admitted in accordance with the registration requirements for the program. Students who knowingly misrepresent their applications are subject to immediate expulsion.
6. Academic Failure – students who fail to achieve the required academic standing in their programs may be expelled from the program. The Institute may at its discretion offer alternatives to a student and these are outlined in the academic policies for the program of study.
7. Attendance – students who do not achieve the required attendance as stated in the Institute’s policy are subject to expulsion.
8. Harassment or Discrimination – the College does not condone harassment or discrimination of any student, staff, client or visitor to the Institute. Students participating in harassing or discriminatory activities that are racial, sexual, or pertaining to sexual orientation in nature may be subject to immediate suspension depending on the severity of the activity and pending investigation.
Any student, who is deemed by the investigation to have engaged in severe harassing or discriminatory activities, may be expelled at the discretion of the college, depending on the severity of the activity.
Racial harassment means bothering, threatening, or treating someone unfairly because of their race, colour, ancestry, birthplace, religious belief, ethnic background, citizenship, or language.
Sexual harassment means bothering someone by saying or doing unwanted or unwelcome things of a sexual or gender-related nature including touching inappropriately, making offensive jokes about women and men, making sexual suggestions or requests, staring or making unwelcome comments about one’s body, displaying sexually offensive pictures, or being verbally abusive because of one’s gender.
Sexual orientation harassment means treating someone unequally because they are gay, lesbian, heterosexual, bisexual, or living in a same-sex relationship. This could include making hurtful comment or action to an individual that is known or ought to be known to be unwelcome, making homophobic jokes or hints about a person’s sexual orientation or same-sex partnership status, or displaying of disrespectful signs, caricatures, cartoons, or graffiti.
In determining what constitutes harassment or discrimination, the Institute refers to The Ontario Human Rights Code. Students requiring more specific information may refer to the specific code as posted on the Provincial website: http://www.ohrc.on.ca/english/code/index.shtml
9. Misuse of Chellsey Institute of Beauty & Health Property – Institute property is for the provision of Institute services. Student’s who damage, misuse, steal or otherwise use the property in a way that is prohibited, may be expelled and required to make restitution.
10. Endangerment of Staff or Students – the Institute is committed to the right of all Institute staff, students, clients and visitors to be safe. Student’s who by action or neglect, in any way endanger the safety of themselves or others, may be expelled.
Prior to expulsion, depending on the severity and nature of the situation, the Institute may take intermediate steps at its discretion including:
a. verbal warning
b. written warning
Students who are subject to expulsion for any reason will be notified in writing, either hand delivered or by registered mail with return receipt. The Institute is not responsible for non-delivery by registered mail if the student has not provided a valid home address where the student currently resides.
The notification will contain a description of the basis for expulsion and the effective date. Expelled students who dispute the facts of the expulsion and wish to appeal, must appeal the decision in writing within one week of the notification by following the Institute’s student complaint procedure provided to the student and by providing sufficient proof to support the complaint.
A Student whose expulsion is upheld after having followed the Institute’s student complaint and appeal procedure, may file a further appeal through the Complaints process with the Superintendent of Private Career Colleges, provided the students are attending a program “approved as a vocational program under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005”
If a student’s appeal is successful and she is eventually reinstated as part of the internal Institute or Ministry appeal processes, than the Institute will arrange for the
student to make up the training time that she had missed since the date of expulsion specified in the written notification.
Settlement of student’s accounts, for students that been expelled, will be completed under the Institute’s Fee Refund Policy, using the effective date of expulsion as the final day of attendance in their program study.
Return of Property:
A student who is expelled is responsible for the return of any Institute property in her possession with 10 days of the expulsion and will be held financially responsible for any property not returned in good condition or as outlined in the student contract.