General Policies and Procedures

General Policies and Procedures
 

This policy applies to all forms of harassment including; but not limited to:

  • verbal forms, such as epithets, derogatory comments or slurs;
  • physical forms, such as assault, impending or blocking movement on any physical interference with normal work or movement when directed at an individual;
  • visual forms, such as displaying derogatory posters, photographs, cartoons or drawings that are offensive;
  • request for sexual favors or unwanted sexual advances;
  • conditioning any term or benefit of employment or education upon sexual favors; and
  • any other conduct on the basis of sex that creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive working or learning environment.

NYADI, will not tolerate any form of harassment by its employees or students.  Violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action or termination.

 

NYADI, is in compliance with Federal Government Regulations for a Drug Free Workplace for students and employees. Any student or employee caught in possession, or distributing any illegal substances, while in school, will be disciplined or terminated.  Also, Title IV federal financial aid provisions require students to adhere to the above drug free policy.  The Federal Mandated Policy about alcohol and other drugs is distributed annually to faculty, staff, administrators, and current and prospective students.  The policy can also be found on the college website at www.nyadi.edu.

 

NYADI, is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and adheres to all established procedures and principles and has adopted the following policy statements.

*   It is the policy of NYADI that no person either employed by or seeking employment   with the institution shall be discriminated against for reason of race, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, handicap, or place of national origin.

*   It is our policy to provide student access to benefits and services of the institution without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, age, handicap, or place of national origin. This commitment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Admissions
  • Course Offerings
  • Financial Aid
  • Student Employment
  • Social and Recreational Programs

New York Automotive is committed to actively promoting equal opportunity and the pursuit of a continuing program of affirmative action. The administration will continue to make thoughtful and equitable efforts to correct any imbalances where particular groups of employees or students are not adequately represented.  Employment practices and student access policies conform to the letter and spirit of the laws and regulations.

 

The Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 gives to each enrolled student access to his or her educational records, the right to amend those records where they are inaccurate or misleading, and the right to control their distribution to others. Related inquiries should be addressed to the office of the Dean of Academic Affairs.

The institute will generally release certain directory information pertaining to its students.  This information could include; student's name, address(es), program, dates of attendance, employment and secondary and post-secondary institutions attended by the student.

 

Commensurate with the career goals and academic atmosphere that prevail at NYADI, all students are expected and required to conduct themselves in keeping with the highest standards. Any unseemly behavior that tends to distract other students and disrupt routine class procedure will not be tolerated. We take respect very seriously. Any disrespect; verbal, non-verbal, or physical, directed towards instructors, employees, or other students will be considered just cause for discipline ranging from verbal reprimand to the award of a lower or failing grade, suspension, or terminated.

The following are unacceptable actions:

  • cheating, plagiarizing, cooperating with or assisting others to cheat or plagiarize, stealing or
  • circulating evaluation materials, or participating in any other breach of academic integrity which gives an unfair advantage to a student(s);
  • failing to comply with the directions of authorized school officials in proper performance of their duties or failing to identify oneself to a school official when directed to do so;
  • smoking anywhere on the premises of the campus.  Students who smoke outside and who block the front door of the building or adjacent doorways will also be subject to disciplinary action;
  • possessing any dangerous instrument or material that can be used to inflict injury on any individual or damage to property on the school premises or in the building;
  • using, selling or distributing drugs and substances that are prohibited by state and federal law;
  • practicing any form of bigotry or discrimination;
  • behaving in a disorderly manner or using language or actions that are likely to encourage or
  • incite physical violence against any individual on the premises of the campus;
  • violating regulations relating to entry or use of the premises, facilities, or resources of the campus, including unauthorized entry or occupancy, blocking access, or removing, relocating, or using property without permission;
  • stealing, damaging or defacing of campus property or the property of any other individual on the campus;
  • being on the campus under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs;
  • refusing to appear before school officials or committees of the institution in performance of proper official duties;
  • knowingly providing false information to the institution, forging, altering or using school documents with the intent to deceive, or using another individual’s ID;
  • interfering with the institution’s educational processes or facilities;
  • using duress, intimidation, threat of, or actual physical or verbal abuse that interferes with others on the campus, exercising their rights to pursue legitimate activities;
  • acting in any way that endangers the safety or security of any individual on the premises of the campus;
  • gambling on the premises of the campus;
  • misuse, mutilation, or defacing of educational materials, institutional records or forms, or school property;
  • misuse of or tampering with fire alarms, firefighting equipment, safety equipment, or electrical equipment on the premises of the campus;
  • violation of any school regulation as stated in the catalog, Student Handbook, or posted on the institutional bulletin board.

Students dismissed from the school under this provision will not receive a certificate or degree. A student who is dismissed from the institution may be considered for readmission upon final review of the Dean of Academic Affairs.

 

Students who have complaint concerning eligible programs, administrative staff, faculty or other students are encouraged to attempt to resolve the problem informally.  However, if the student is unable to resolve the problem, he or she should immediately contact the Dean of Academic Affairs.  The student is assured that there will be no adverse action taken against him or her for registering such complaint.  The Dean of Academic Affairs will attempt to resolve the problem, but if he is unable to do so, the student may submit a written complaint to the President.  The President will take action deemed necessary to attempt to resolve the grievance.  Although the President’s decision is final, any person who believes he or she has been aggrieved by the college may file a written complaint with the New York State Education Department, Office of College and University Evaluation, Education Building, 5 North Mezzanine, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12234.  Also, complaints may be filed with the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, 2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302, Arlington, Virginia 22201.