Ex’pression is committed to providing students, their families and the campus community full disclosure of all consumer information as required by state and federal laws and regulations. The laws are intended to satisfy students’ right to know, and afford the opportunity for students to make fully informed choices regarding the institution they elect to attend. Below is some of the information that is required to be disclosed, additional information can be found on this website, or in our catalogs.
Please download our Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act notification for more information regarding your privacy rights.
The Ex’pression College Campus Director can discuss any safety concerns with students or parents. Students and employees must report any crime that takes place on campus directly to the Campus Director. The Campus Director or his/her designee will contact law enforcement as needed to address any criminal activity on campus. Victims and witnesses can report criminal activity on a voluntary, confidential basis directly to the Campus Director. Students who are found guilty of criminal activity on campus or off campus during a school sponsored activity will face disciplinary action from the school up to and including expulsion as well as a response from local law enforcement.
To prevent unauthorized entry onto the campus, employees and students must wear their school identification badges at all times, clearly visible. All visitors must register at the front desk before proceeding on campus. A security guard may be on campus. Students and employees are encouraged to bring any security concerns directly to the Campus Director or security guard immediately. In the case of an on campus emergency, students must follow instructions from Ex’pression College employees. In the event of an evacuation, students and employees should follow the evacuation maps found in each room on campus.
Federal law requires that schools administering federal student loans through Title IV provide accurate campus crime statistics. Ex’pression College keeps a record of such campus crime statistics, an updated copy of which can be found in the downloaded documents below.
In celebration of the anniversary of the US Constitution, on September 17 Ex’pression College will have a program recognizing this special day. If September 17 falls on a day when classes are not in session, the school will recognize Constitution and Citizenship Day on a day closest to September 17 in which classes are in session.
Schools are required to maintain an Emergency Response and Evacuation Plan (EREP), which include plans and instructions to be followed by campus administration, faculty, staff, students and guests in the event of emergencies and evacuations. Each room on campus has an evacuation plan for emergencies which all students and employees are asked to follow.
Unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject the students to civil and criminal liabilities. Legal penalties for copyright infringement include actual dollar amount damages and profits (with a range of $200-$150,000 for each work infringed), infringer pays all attorney and court fees. The court can issue an injunction to prevent infringed acts, impound illegal works and the infringer can go to jail.
Ex’pression College reserves the right to dismiss, suspend, or place on probation any student who distributes copyrighted material without authorization. This includes illegal downloading of software.
Ex’pression College does not require specific immunizations beyond those required by any federal or state law. Ex’pression College does reserve the right to take steps to limit or restrict an individuals’ access to any campus or to require medical documentation as reasonably necessary to verify that an individual does not pose a substantial risk to the community due to a communicable disease.
Drug Free Campus & Workplace
Ex’pression College forbids the use, possession, distribution, or sale of drugs or alcohol by students, faculty, or staff anywhere within the school facilities or on campus grounds. Anyone in violation of state, federal, or other local regulations with respect to illegal drugs or alcohol may be subject to both school disciplinary action and criminal prosecution.
Students may visit their local post office to obtain the required Voter Registration form and necessary requirements outlined by their state or for a downloadable version of the form, visit the United States Election Assistance Commission.
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a division of the U.S. Department of Education, is the primary federal entity responsible for collecting and analyzing data related to postsecondary education in the United States. Each year, NCES collects a broad range of information from post-secondary institutions through the Integrated Post-secondary Education Data System. Much of this information is then sorted, organized, and presented to the public on the College Navigator website, which is managed by NCES.
The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) is the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED’s) central database for student aid. NSLDS receives data from schools, guaranty agencies, the Direct Loan program, and other Department of ED programs. NSLDS Student Access provides a centralized, integrated view of Title IV loans and grants so that recipients of Title IV Aid can access and inquire about their Title IV loans and/or grant data.
Students should contact the Financial Aid Administrator at the institution who is always ready to assist with any questions or concerns regarding Federal Student Aid Loans.
If a situation exists that the Financial Aid Administrator cannot resolve, students can contact the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Ombudsman for student loan issues. The ombudsman resolves disputes from a neutral and independent viewpoint. The Office of Student Financial Assistance Ombudsman will informally research a borrower issue and suggest solutions to resolve. Student borrowers can contact the Office of the Ombudsman at:
Mail: U.S Department of Education, FSA Ombudsman, 830 First Street, N.E., Washington, DC, 20202
Alcohol and illegal drug consumption causes a number of changes in behavior and physiology, posing a significant threat to the health and welfare of our nation’s citizens. Even minor usage can impair judgment, coordination, and abstract mental functioning.
Statistics show that the vast majority of violent behaviors (including acquaintance rape, vandalism and assaults) involve alcohol and/or drug use. Additionally, continued use stresses social relationships and may lead to dependency, which often causes permanent damage to vital organs and is counterproductive to a healthy lifestyle.
- Health Risks
here are definite health risks associated with the use of alcohol and illegal substances. Alcohol or any other drug used in excess over time can produce illness, disability, and death. The health consequences of substance abuse may be immediate and unpredictable, such as cardiac arrest or liver deterioration. Below is a chart taken from the National Substance Abuse website which shows the stages of how a body responds to the consumption of alcohol, including the finality of death:
- Preventing Drug & Alcohol Abuse
Drug abuse costs US taxpayers billions of dollars in preventable health care, law enforcement, crime and other costs, not to mention the emotional costs to the abusers and their families. But, as the sentence states, it is preventable. Addiction is a developmental disease, usually starting during adolescence, when the brain is still going through critical developmental phases. Studies have shown that prevention and early intervention work best. Early intervention programs such as D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) and The Courage to Speak Foundation, which is “saving lives by empowering youth to be drug free and encouraging parents to communicate effectively with their children about the dangers of drugs” are best at preventing future alcohol and drug abuse.
- Sanctions for Violation of Local, State, & Federal Laws
The penalties to illegal alcohol and drug use can be severe. Please see the following links for details of city and state laws regarding illegal drug and alcohol use: California | Federal Laws
- Alcohol & Drug Abuse Resources
The results of alcohol and drug abuse can be devastating, but students and employees can find help. Please see the links below, which provide resources to assist those that have alcohol and drug abuse problems:
Alcoholics Anonymous – a national organization that helps those that are struggling with alcohol abuse
In addition to Alcoholics Anonymous, there are also resources available within the state of California.
Ex’pression College values civility, dignity, diversity, education, equality, freedom, honesty, and safety, as described in the Student Conduct and is firmly committed to maintaining an environment free from sexual harassment, and sexual assault, collectively referred to in this policy as sexual misconduct.
Sexual misconduct jeopardizes the mental, physical, and emotional welfare of our students and employees, as well as the safety of our learning community. This policy provides information on how the school will proceed once it is made aware of sexual misconduct.
For purposes of this policy, sexual misconduct encompasses a range of behaviors that can create a hostile educational environment, including sexual assault and sexual harassment.
This policy applies to sexual misconduct that is committed by a Ex’pression College student or employee whenever that sexual misconduct occurs on campus or off campus in connection with a Ex’pression College recognized program or activity or in a manner that may pose an obvious and serious threat of harm to, or that may have the effect of creating a hostile educational environment for any member(s) of the Ex’pression College community. This policy also prohibits retaliation in connection with any reports of possible sexual misconduct that are made under this policy.
Ex’pression College strongly encourages the prompt reporting of sexual misconduct to the Campus Director or other campus administrator. The report may be made by:
A person who believes they experienced sexual misconduct (a “Complainant”); or
A person who has information that sexual misconduct may have been committed by a Ex’pression College student or employee.
If the Reporter or Complainant chooses not to participate in Ex’pression College’s investigation of the incident, Ex’pression College may, as described below, pursue the report without that person’s participation.
Ex’pression College also encourages anyone who believes they experienced a sexual assault (or any other crime) to make a report to the local police department. Collection and preservation of evidence relating to the reported sexual assault is essential for law enforcement investigations, so prompt reporting of the incident to law enforcement is especially critical.
Once Ex’pression College is put on notice of possible sexual misconduct, the Complainant will be offered appropriate confidential support and other resources. Ex’pression College will take
appropriate steps to prevent and/or address retaliatory conduct following a report. If requested, other participants in the process (such as Reporters or witnesses) may also be offered appropriate support services and information.
The Campus Director will determine the most effective method of investigating the concerns raised by the reported sexual misconduct. In all cases, Ex’pression College will respond to the report in a prompt, thorough, procedurally fair, and effective manner. Upon receipt of a report, Ex’pression College will strive to complete its investigation and notify the Complainant within 14 calendar days. The results of the investigation may include student or employee disciplinary action, up to and including permanent dismissal from Ex’pression College. If deemed appropriate, Ex’pression College may adjust the schedules of the student’s involved to ensure a safe learning environment.