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Standard Occupational Classification (SOC)
Food Service Manager, 11-9051
Certified Personal Chefs 29-2052
Chefs 35-1011
Chefs, Executive 35-1011
Chefs, Certified Personal 35-1011
Chefs, Private 35-1011
Cooks 35-2000
Bread Bakers 39-2011
Cooks, Restaurant 35-2012
Chefs and Head Cooks 35-2013
Chefs, Pastry 35-2013
Chefs, Personal 35-2013
Cooks, All Other 35-2014
Cooks and Food Preparation Workers 35-2019
Banquet Supervisors 35-9011
Line Cooks 49-9050
Bakers 51-3011
Sauciers 51-7041
Bakers, Bread 53-3031
TWC Completion and Placement Rates
For 2015-2016

Elite Diplome de Cuisine–

Completion Rate: 62.96%

Employment Rate: 88.24%

Placement Rate: 88.24%

Elite Diplome de Patisserie

Completion Rate: 81.25%

Employment Rate: 84.62%

Placement Rate: 84.62%

Elite Diplome in Culinary Arts—

Completion Rate: 58.33%

Employment Rate: 100%

Placement Rate: 100%

Elite Diplome in Baking and Pastry Arts

Completion Rate: 66.67%

Employment Rate:90%

Placement Rate:80%

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Culinary Arts—

Completion Rate: 41.86%

Employment Rate: 88.89%

Placement Rate: 88.89%

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Baking and Pastry Arts—

Completion Rate: 45.59%

Employment Rate: 93.55%

Placement Rate: 80.65%

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Hospitality and Restaurant Management–

Completion: 50%

Employment Rate: 100%

Placement Rate: 100%

ACCSC Graduation and Employment Rates

For 2015-2016

Elite Diplome de Cuisine-

Graduation Rate: 53%

Employment Rate: 88%

Elite Diplome de Patisserie—

Graduation Rate: 76%

Employment Rate: 92%

Elite Diplome in Culinary Arts—

Graduation Rate: 59%

Employment Rate: 100%

Placement Rate: 100%

Elite Diplome in Baking and Pastry Arts

Graduation Rate: 40%

Employment Rate: 100%

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Culinary Arts—

Graduation Rate: 34%

Employment Rate: 93%

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Baking and Pastry Arts—

Graduation Rate:43%

Employment Rate: 83%

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Hospitably and Restaurant Management–

Graduation Rate: 0%

Employment Rate: 0%

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Campus Security

Campus Security
The Annual Campus Security Report, also known as the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.”

Culinary Institute Lenotre’s Annual Security Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Culinary Institute Lenotre; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters.

Introduction
Culinary Institute LeNôtre is providing the following information to all of its employees and students as part of the Culinary Institute LeNôtre commitment to safety and security pursuant to the requirements of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Also, see Crime Report Definitions to follow that will assist with the understanding of Campus Security Policies and Crime Statistics. If you should have questions about any of the information provided in this Report, please contact the School Director, Culinary Institute LeNôtre, by phone/mail:

713-692-0077 | 7070 Allensby, Houston, TX 77022

Culinary Institute LeNôtre Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Report   is distributed to every student and employee on an annual basis and is available to prospective employees and students at their request. A copy of the Campus Security and Crime Prevention Policy is placed in each employee’s mailbox. The report is distributed to all students through the Campus Security and Crime Prevention Policy Handout and is displayed on www.culinaryinstitute.edu website. This is distributed during orientation and/or to currently enrolled students in class.

Campus Security Analysis
CRIME STATISTICS

The following statistics are provided for your information in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Act and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Culinary Institute LeNôtre compiles the crime statistic policies annually by gathering all reported data and prepares the report for the employees and students. The report consists of the three most recently completed calendar years statistics. Moreover, local police agencies are contacted by the Compliance Director to maintain a working relationship and formulate statistics for the annual crime statistics report. Set forth in the first box below are statistics available to the Institution concerning the occurrence on the Institution’s campus which was reported to the Houston Police Department. The second box below sets forth available statistics concerning the number of criminal offenses in relation to hate crimes on the Institution’s campus, non-campus buildings and property, and public property. Finally, in the third box arrests and “referrals for campus disciplinary action” for liquor law violations, drug law violations, and illegal weapons possession are listed. Victims or witnesses may report crimes on a voluntary, confidential basis for inclusion in the annual disclosure of crime statistics.

The following The following statistics show the total criminal offenses, hate crimes and arrests/referrals for campus disciplinary action that occurred on the Institute’s campus, non-campus buildings & property and public property.

CRIME STATISTICS The following statistics are provided for your information in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Set forth below are statistics available to the Institution concerning the occurrence of criminal offenses in the listed categories which were reported to campus security contacts or local police agencies.

The crimes listed above plus any other crimes involving bodily injury reported to local police agencies or to a campus security authority, that manifest evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the victim’s actual or perceived race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or disability are listed below, according to type of criminal offense and category of prejudice.

Should a hate crime be reported, it will be identified by hate crime category (race, gender, religion, etc).

Arrests/Persons Referred for Campus Disciplinary Action


Disciplinary Action and Sanctions
On-campus disciplinary procedures against students will be in accordance with Culinary Institute LeNôtre published Student Conduct Policy. Both the accuser and the accused are entitled to have others present during a disciplinary proceeding. Both will be informed of the outcome of any campus disciplinary proceeding. For this purpose, the outcome of a disciplinary proceeding means only Culinary Institute LeNôtre final determination with respect to the alleged sexual offense and any sanction that is imposed against the accused. Sanctions, which may be imposed following a final determination of a disciplinary proceeding regarding rape, acquaintance rape, or other forcible or non-forcible sex offenses, may include warning, probation, suspension, or dismissal.
Drug and Alcohol Policies
In keeping with section 120(a) through (d) of The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, including the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Amendments of 1989 (Public Law 101-226), a “Drug Free Schools and Campuses” publication, the Drug Prevention Policy, is provided to the Institution annually.

Pursuant to federal and state drug laws, students are prohibited from the unlawful manufacture, distribution, possession, sale or use of illicit/illegal drugs. Culinary Institute LeNôtre also enforces state laws regarding underage drinking. This prohibition applies while on the property of the school or when participating in any institutional activity. Students or employees who violate this policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to, and including, expulsion from school or termination of employment. Students are provided a CAMPUS SECURITY POLICIES/CRIME STATISTICS REPORT that they sign at orientation.

Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures
The institution will use its Emergency Notification System to notify the Campus Community of any immediate threat to the Campus Community upon the confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees occurring on the campus.

Students and employees will receive text messages and/or Cell Phone contacts with information relative to the threat and the action to be taken by the Campus Community.

The institution will, without delay, and taking into account the safety of the community, determine the content of the notification and initiate the notification system, unless the notification will, in the professional judgment of responsible authorities, compromise efforts to assist victims or to contain, respond to, or otherwise mitigate the emergency.

CONFIRMATION OF THE TYPE OF EMERGENCY/DANGEROUS SITUATION will be through the Chief Executive’s or President’s office. The CEO or President will confirm the type of emergency and will determine what emergency response agency will be notified.

All emergencies are deemed reportable immediately to the any member of the staff and faculty. Upon such notification, those received the report are directed to report to the CEO, Director of Academic Affairs and/or the Director of Admissions. Notification to Campus management does not preclude notification to all emergency authorities by any member of the Campus Community.

Joseph O’neill: 713-358-6709
Roberto Hernandez: 713-358-5053

PROCEDURES FOR DISSEMINATING EMERGENCY INFORMATION TO THE LARGER COMMUNITY

Any member of the Campus Community may, at their discretion notify public authorities of any emergency or dangerous situation on campus. The three principles named above will also determine if public authorities/emergency and law enforcement agencies will be notified and will do so by the most expeditious means immediately available.

THE INSTITUTION’S PROCEDURES TO TEST THE EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND EVACUATION PROCEDURES

On at least an annual basis, the institution will test the Emergency Response Communications system using text messaging and/e-mail transmissions. A log will be kept of the date and time of the test. A survey will be distributed to the campus community to solicit feedback on the effectiveness of the notification. The surveys will be maintained for a minimum of one year and the data on the response effectiveness recorded as part of the test log.

Information Regarding Registered Sex Offenders
Information regarding registered sex offenders under section 170101 (j) of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 is available with the Houston Police Department, located at:

105 Greenspoint Mall, Houston, TX 77060

Additional information can be obtained by calling the police department at (281) 875-6155. Information regarding registered sex offenders under section 170101 (j) of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 is available on-line at: http://www.houstontx.gov/police/

On-campus computer labs with internet access are available for you to view the above website at the South Campus from:

8 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday; and Friday 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Instructions in Case of Fire/Tornado

I.    In case of fire

If the general speaker system or your instructor announces ‘fire evacuation’, you must leave the building immediately, using the closest stairway, and gather at one of the two fire evacuation meeting points. The first meeting point is 4000 Allensby Street (across the street in front of the gate; the gray 2-story office building on the I-45 service road). The second fire evacuation meeting point is located at the parking gate at Riggs Road on our north parking lot. You must remain there to be counted by the firemen and management until a school official gives you new instructions.

  • Leave all your equipment in the classroom
  • Take your car keys with you (if they are in the classroom at the time of the call).
  • Your instructor should be the last one to leave the classroom.
  • Familiarize yourself with the escape routes, before they are needed, and do not re-enter the building.

http://www.houstontx.gov/fire/firestations/

II.   In case of tornado

If the general speaker system or our instructor announces ‘tornado alarm’, student must leave their classroom. Keep away from glass windows with their instructor to reach the shelter situated on the floor students are on. Do not use any stairs. Do not exit the building. We have two shelters; the shelter area upstairs is located in the Computer Room, next to the Learning Resource Center. The shelter area downstairs is at the east entrance of the restaurant. Both shelter rooms have an identification sign.

The school building was built in 1983 with steel reinforced concrete. It is equipped with battery operated emergency exit lights. If the second floor needs to be evacuated use the north stairway only. CIL reserves the right to conduct evacuation drills at any time. In both cases of fire or tornado, follow these rules.

  • Do not use the elevator
  • Be calm, stay quiet, walk quickly
  • Be smart, do not run
  • Do not go to the restroom or locker room without authorization
  • Follow your instructors directions
Programs and Procedures Regarding Sexual Assault
Brochures on sexual assault issues are normally available in the student lounge. Should a student or employee be sexually assaulted, it is the student(s)/employee(s) option to notify the appropriate law enforcement authorities, including on-campus authorities and local police. At the student’s/employee’s request, the Safety and Security Administrator or other Culinary Institute LeNôtre officials will assist in notifying the proper authorities. Victims of sexual assault or rape should follow these recommended steps:

  • Go to a safe place following the attack.
  • Do not shower, bathe, douche, or destroy any of the clothing you were wearing at the time of the attack.
  • Go to a hospital emergency room for medical care.
  • Make sure you are evaluated for the risk of pregnancy and venereal disease.
  • (A medical examination is the only way to ensure you are not injured and it could provide valuable evidence should you decide to prosecute.)
  • Call someone to be with you as you should not be alone.

It is also recommended that victims call the Rape Crisis Hotline at 1-877-906-7273. It is open 24 hours a day and their counselors can help answer medical and emotional questions at any hour and in complete confidence. Reporting the rape to the police is up to the victim, but it is important to remember that reporting a rape is not the same as prosecuting a rape. Victims are strongly encouraged to call the police and report the rape. Culinary Institute LeNôtre will assist in identifying off-campus counseling or mental health services if the victim requests. After any campus sexual assaults are reported, the victims of such crimes have the right to request that Culinary Institute LeNôtre personnel take steps or actions reasonably feasible to prevent any unnecessary or unwanted contact or proximity with alleged assailants, if applicable, including the transfer of classes.

Other rape crisis centers or mental health agencies available to assist a victim of sexual offenses include:

Houston Area Women’s Shelter, Address not published, 713-528-2121 (Hotline)

Montrose Counseling Center, 701 Richmond, Houston, TX 77006, 713-529-0037

Reporting Crimes and Emergencies
REPORTING CRIMES AND EMERGENCIES

A safe environment is everyone’s responsibility. Students and employees are encouraged to report all criminal acts, suspicious activities, or emergencies promptly and have the right to report these matters confidentially. Victims or witnesses to a crime are encouraged to file a report of the incident. Reports can be filed on a voluntary and confidential basis for inclusion in the annual disclosure of crime statistics by contacting the Compliance Director. Reports are kept in a secure location in the Compliance Director’s office. Names of victims or witnesses are not disclosed in the crime report. It is the policy of Culinary Institute LeNôtre that all criminal acts or other emergencies be properly documented and reported to local authorities as required by law.

Students and employees should promptly report all criminal actions and emergencies occurring on or around Culinary Institute LeNôtre facilities to the Chief Executive Officer (Safety and Security Administrator), Rico Olivas, either in person or by calling 713-692-0077. If the Safety and Security Administrator is not available, you may contact the School Receptionist, and the Houston Police Department Police Department by dialing 911 or 713- 884-3131.

All criminal activity is documented by the completion of an Incident Report and is reported to local police agencies and the Safety and Security Administrator. Criminal activity might include, but is not limited to, murder/non- negligent manslaughter, negligent manslaughter, forcible sex offenses, non-forcible sex offenses, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, and hate crimes, including crimes perpetrated based on race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity/national origin, or disability.

In the event of fire or medical emergencies, staff and employees should dial 911 and then notify-

Joseph O’neill: 713-358-6709
Roberto Hernandez: 713-358-5053

POLICIES FOR PREPARING THE ANNUAL DISCLOSURE OF CRIMINAL STATISTICS

All incidents are reported and documented on the Incident Report, which is sent to the Safety and Security Administrator. Reports are kept in a secure location in the Compliance Manager’s office. The annual crime report is prepared by gathering campus crime statistics and data from the local police department and other relevant information by the Compliance Manager.

Security and Access to the Institution
It is the policy of Culinary Institute LeNôtre that access to Institution’s facilities is limited to authorized personnel, students and invited visitors. Visitors are at all times subject to Culinary Institute LeNôtre policies and conduct codes.  Students and employees are responsible for the conduct of their guests at all times.

In pursuit of this policy, all employees shall be required to:

  1. Keep all unsupervised and unoccupied areas locked at all times
  2. Routinely check the alarm systems and security lighting to ensure their operational effectiveness
  3. Ensure that the security contacts are on site during all hours that the building is open to the students and to the public. The campus hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 10:30 p.m.; Friday from9 a.m. until 5 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. until 11:00 m.
  4. Report immediately to the Safety and Security Administrator, any suspicious activities that relate to the Institution or of its Properties, regardless of how minor these may seem. If they are not available, you may contact the Receptionist, at 713-692-0077 and the Houston Police Department by dialing 911 or 713-884-3131.
  5. Be familiar with all the Institution’s procedures regarding the handling of any accidents or criminal activities. The procedures are highlighted below:
    1. Immediately determine the condition of any injured employees, students, or other parties
    2. In the case of an automobile accident, secure the accident scene and set warning devices
    3. Notify the appropriate authorities by calling 911
    4. Complete an Incident Report
    5. Obtain a copy of the police report
    6. Obtain information from witnesses
    7. Investigate property damage or theft, following steps c, d, e, and f above
    8. Should an alleged sex offense on campus be reported, the parties involved are permitted, if applicable, to change their academic schedule, depending on the availability of classes
    9. Ensure that entrance to the building in the evening is restricted to the front doors or to doors where entry is continuously monitored. All other doors are locked to prevent entry, but they may be used to

Culinary Institute LeNôtre does not have off-campus locations of student organizations officially recognized by the Institution, including student organizations with off-campus housing facilities. Culinary Institute LeNôtre does not have any on or off-campus housing facilities.

All students are required to:

  1. Notify the Safety and Security Administrator, if a student becomes ill or is injured while at the campus.
  2. Upon enrollment, report to the Admissions Manager, Ellen Hogaboom, any physical condition that may require immediate medical attention. A copy of this notification is maintained in the student’s permanent confidential
  1. Gain knowledge of any announcements, newsletter, etc., missed because of absence. These communications contain information important to students. This may also contain information regarding the change of criminal/emergency contact

CAMPUS SECURITY ENFORCEMENT

During the hours of darkness, armed security personnel at the school building are there at the direction of Culinary Institute LeNôtre management. They are responsible for ensuring that persons entering the building are employees, students, and their families or invited guests. They are authorized  to request  identification  from those individuals, who are unfamiliar to them, and identification is required of all individuals arriving or leaving  after the building is secured. They have the authority to evict unauthorized persons from the premises. Students are advised to carry their School Photo ID card at all times and to present them upon request. Security personnel may not make arrests, but are instructed to promptly contact the Safety and Security Administrator or any manager at Culinary Institute LeNôtre, if any illegal activity occurs.

RELATIONSHIPS WITH LOCAL AND STATE POLICE

Culinary Institute LeNôtre is located in Harris County. Culinary Institute LeNôtre maintains a close working relationship with the Houston Police Department with periodic contact initiated by Culinary Institute LeNôtre personnel to ensure that Culinary Institute LeNôtre is aware of criminal offenses and arrests occurring on or near the campus so that they can be properly reported, and if necessary, provide for timely warning reports on crimes that represent a continuing threat. Timely warning reports are placed in employee mailboxes and students are notified by student handouts. Bulletins are also posted around the Institution.

PROGRAMS TO INFORM STUDENTS AND EMPLOYEES ABOUT CAMPUS SECURITY

All new Culinary Institute LeNôtre employees are instructed on crime awareness, prevention, and campus security during the hiring process. Employees are instructed on crime awareness, prevention and campus security during staff/faculty meetings, and are also encouraged to take responsibility for their own security, as well as their fellow co-workers and students.

All new Culinary Institute LeNôtre students are instructed on crime awareness, prevention and campus security during orientation, and are encouraged to take responsibility for their own security, as well as their fellow classmates and the Culinary Institute LeNôtre employees. The orientation includes a description of  campus security policies and procedures, suggestions on how to avoid becoming a crime victim, evacuation plans at the institution, and procedures for reporting any criminal activity or emergency.

PROGRAMS TO INFORM STUDENTS AND EMPLOYEES ABOUT THE PREVENTION OF CRIMES

In the event the Institution, with the assistance of the local police, determines that a particular criminal offense continues to be a threat to the campus community, the Safety and Security Administrator will notify the Institution’s community by bulletin board notices, notices read by instructors in classrooms, and  notices  in student handouts.

Students are requested to review the Institution’s School Catalog where sections discussing Student Conduct Policy can be found. Also, students are requested to read this Campus Security and Crime Prevention Policy handout that discusses procedures for reporting Crimes and Emergencies, Crime Awareness, and  Campus  Security. Employees are requested to review the Institution’s Employee Handbook where information regarding Employee Conduct and the Safety policy can be found. Furthermore, employees are requested to read  this Campus Security and Crime Prevention Policy handout that discusses procedures for reporting Crimes and Emergencies, Crime Awareness, and Campus Security.

OFF-CAMPUS STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

Should a student or employee be a victim of injury or crime during a school-sponsored activity, the student or employee should notify the appropriate agencies, (i.e., police, ambulance, or fire department). The student or  employee should then notify the Safety and Security Administrator as soon as possible.

Zero Tolerance Sexual Harassment / Sexual Violence Policy
Programs / Procedures Regarding Sexual Assault

Educational programs promoting the awareness of rape, acquaintance rape, and other sex offenses are presented by our Director of Academic Affairs twice a year. Guest speakers present discussions on rape awareness, reducing the risk of being a rape victim, and what to do if you are attacked. Brochures on sexual assault issues are available from Director of Academic Affairs. Should a student be sexually assaulted, it is the student(s) option to notify the appropriate law enforcement authorities, including on-campus authorities and local police. At the student’s request, college officials of his / her choosing will assist in notifying the proper authorities. Victims of sexual assault or rape should follow these recommended steps:

–          Go to a safe place following the attack.

–          Do not shower, bathe or destroy any of the clothing you were wearing at the time of the attack.

–          Go to a hospital emergency room for medical care.

–          Make sure you are evaluated for the risk of pregnancy and venereal disease. (A medical examination is the only way to ensure you are not injured, and it could provide valuable evidence should you decide to prosecute.)

–          Call someone to be with you, you should not be alone

It is also recommended that victims call the Houston Area Women’s Center at (713) 528-7273. It is open 24 hours a day and their counselors can help answer medical and emotional questions at any hour and in complete confidence. Reporting the rape to the police is up to the victim, but it is important to remember that reporting a rape is not the same as prosecuting a rape. Victims are strongly encouraged to call the police and report the rape. If the victim requests, Culinary Institute LeNôtre’s (CIL) Human Resources Manager will assist in identifying off-campus counseling or mental health services. After any student to student sexual assaults are reported, the victims of such crimes have the right to request that Culinary Institute LeNôtre’s (CIL) Director of Academic Affairs, Director of Education, and Admissions Director take actions reasonably feasible to prevent any unnecessary or unwanted contact or proximity with alleged assailants

Below is the contact information of local rape crisis centers or mental health agencies available to assist a victim of sexual offenses

–          Houston Area Women’s Center          (713) 528-7273           www.hawc.org

–          Crisis Intervention – Houston              (713) 527-9864           www.crisishotline.org

 

Zero Tolerance Sexual Harassment / Sexual Violence Policy

The purpose of this policy is to prevent sexual harassment and/or violence toward students and staff, to protect the academic environment, and to ensure that our educational institution responds to harassment and/or violence incidents when they occur in a manner that effectively deters future incidents and affirms respect for individuals.

Application

These regulations apply to any student, faculty member, staff member, or member of the public during any school related activity or during any education sponsored event, whether in a building or other property. The term ‘staff member’, as used in these regulations, shall encompass all employees (administrative, instructors, and interns) of Culinary Institute LeNôtre (CIL).

No student, faculty, staff, or member of the public, during any school related activity or during any education sponsored event, whether in a building or other property, shall engage in sexual harassment, amorous relationships, or violence. Persons found to have violated this policy shall be subject to the penalties outlined below.

Definitions

Sexual Harassment – Sexual harassment consists of sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, sexually motivated physical conduct or other verbal or physical conduct or communication of a sexual nature when:

A)     Submission to the conduct or communication is made a term or condition, either explicitly or implicitly, of obtaining or retaining employment, or of obtaining an education; or submission to or rejection of that conduct or communication by an individual is used as a factor in decisions affecting that individual’s employment or education; or

B)     That conduct or communication has the purpose or effect of substantially or unreasonably interfering with an individual’s employment or education; or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive employment or educational environment.

Sexual harassment may include but is not limited to:

  1. Unwelcome verbal harassment of a sexual nature or abuse.
  2. Unwelcome pressure for sexual activity.
  3. Unwelcome, sexually motivated or inappropriate patting, pinching or physical contact.
  4. Unwelcome sexual behavior or words, including demands for sexual favors, accompanied by implied or overt threats concerning an individual’s employment or educational status.
  5. Unwelcome sexual behavior or words, including demands for sexual favors, accompanied by implied or overt promises concerning an individual’s employment or educational status.
  6. Unwelcome behavior, verbal or written words or symbols directed at an individual because of gender.
  7. The use of authority to emphasize the sexuality of a student in a manner that prevents or impairs that student’s full enjoyment of educational benefits, climate or opportunities.
  8. Display or distribution of pornographic material, magazines, and/or molding like, but not limited to, bread dough, vegetables, or almond paste to represent body parts.

Sexual Violence – Sexual violence is a physical act of aggression or force or the threat thereof which involves the touching of another’s intimate parts, or forcing a person to touch any person’s intimate parts. Intimate parts include the primary genital area, groin, inner thigh, buttocks or breast, as well as the clothing covering these areas. Sexual violence may include, but is not limited to:

  1. Touching, patting, grabbing or pinching another person’s intimate parts, whether that person is of the same sex or the opposite sex
  2. Coercing, forcing or attempting to coerce or force the touching of anyone’s intimate parts
  3. Coercing, forcing or attempting to coerce or force sexual intercourse or a sexual act on another
  4. Threatening to force or coerce sexual acts, including the touching of intimate parts or intercourse, on another.
  5. Threatening or forcing exposure of intimate apparel or body parts by removal of clothing.

Complaint Procedures and Penalties 

All alleged incidents of harassment or violence observed by faculty, staff, or students must be reported to the Director of Academic Affairs and / or Admissions Director and / or School Director. It will be dealt with by either corrective counseling at the violator’s expense, suspension, or termination, depending upon the severity of the violation according to state law. 

Disciplinary Action and Sanctions

On-campus disciplinary procedures against students will be in accordance with Culinary Institute LeNôtre’s (CIL) published Student Conduct Policy. Students will be informed of the outcome of any campus disciplinary proceeding. For this purpose, the outcome of a disciplinary proceeding means only Culinary Institute LeNôtre (CIL) final determination with respect to the alleged offenses and any sanction that is imposed against the accused. Sanctions, which may be imposed following a final determination of a disciplinary proceeding regarding an alleged offense, may include warning, probation, suspension or dismissal.

Information Regarding Registered Sex Offenders

The Sex Offender Registration open record information is extracted from the Department of Public Safety (DPS) Sex Offender Registration Database. The DPS maintains files based on registration information submitted by criminal justice agencies and represents a statewide source of information on sex offenders required by law to register. Effective September 1, 1999, the Texas Legislature mandated specific information regarding a sex offender’s home telephone number, social security number, driver’s license number and any information required by DPS for law enforcement purposes not be open record. An on-campus computer with internet access is available for you to view the register’s database on the DPS website at http://records.txdps.state.tx.us. Computers are accessible to students, faculty, and staff in the Student Advisor / Career Services Manager’s office. Chapter 62 (Sex Offender Registration Program), of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure is the Texas law which governs the Sex Offender Registration Program. Any local library should have reference materials available to research the law or you may provide a written request to the Crime Records Service for a copy of the legislation. Additional information can be obtained by calling HPD at (713) 884-3131 or by contacting Crime Stoppers at (713) 222-8477.

Student Complaint Policy

Student Complaint and Grievance Procedure
Culinary Institute LeNôtre (CIL) welcomes constructive feedback about any concerns related to teaching and learning at the school. While students are encouraged to resolve concerns or complaints informally and at the lowest possible level, a formal process is established for those who wish to make a written complaint. In this policy, a formal complaint is defined as a written statement signed by a student and submitted to the school about a matter requiring formal consideration and resolution by the management team. Complaints made under this policy will be monitored and reviewed to enable the school to continually improve processes and services in support of student learning.
Informal Resolution of Concerns
Before making formal written complaints, students are encouraged to seek a resolution with the faculty or staff member most directly responsible for the area of concern.  The most appropriate path for academic and non-academic issues is outlined below:

Academic Pathway

Instructor or Chef

Head Chef

Director of Academic Affairs

President or Chief Executive Officer

Out of Class Pathway

Staff member

Supervisor

Student Services Manager

Director of Academic Affairs

President or Chief Executive Officer

Faculty or staff will deal with informal concerns of students in an open, professional manner and will take reasonable and prompt action to try to resolve concerns informally.

Students who are uncertain of the correct path in an individual circumstance should consult their academic program chair, academic director, or advisor.

Formal Complaint Procedure
When it has not been possible to resolve a concern informally, a student may wish to make a formal, written complaint.

  1. Formal complaints must be submitted in writing to the Director of Academic Affairs. The complaint should be signed and include current student contact information.
  2. The written complaint must be submitted as soon as possible and no later than 90 days after the occurrence which gave rise to the complaint.
  3. The Director of Academic Affairs who receives the student complaint will acknowledge it in writing within one week of receipt and will maintain a file of all documentation in relation to the consideration of the complaint.
  4. The Director of Academic Affairs will notify the complainant of the resolution in writing within ten business days of resolving the complaint.
  5. A record of all complaints, associated documentation, and the appropriate resolution will be maintained by the Director of Academic Affairs. These records are confidential, but are reviewed periodically by the Chief Executive Officer and President.  The Director of Compliance also reviews complaints in an effort to continually improve student learning and support services.

Appeals

  1. A student who is dissatisfied with a decision made by the Director of Academic Affairs under this policy may appeal to the President or Chief Executive Officer.
  2. The appeal must be submitted in writing within thirty days of the complaint resolution.
  3. The President or Chief Executive Officer will consider the relevant documentation and may, at his or her discretion, consult the Director of Academic Affairs who made the decision and collect new evidence.
  4. If the President or Chief Executive Officer determines that the complaint process has been conducted in accordance with the college’s policy and the outcome is appropriate, he or she may dismiss the appeal. Otherwise, he will decide the appeal in consultation with the Director of Academic Affairs and other stakeholders. The decision of the President or Chief Executive Officer is final.
  5. The President or Chief Executive Officer will notify the student of his or her decision in writing within ten business days of receiving the appeal.

Confidentiality

To protect the rights of individual constituents, all processes and decisions related to the student complaint policy are strictly confidential.

Culinary Institute LeNôtre (CIL) has a Certificate of Approval from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).

The TWC assigned school number is S0962.

Culinary Institute LeNôtre’s (CIL) programs are approved by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) as well as the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).  If a student does not feel that the school has adequately addressed a complaint or concern, the student may consider contacting the Texas Workforce Commission or the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.  All complaints considered by the Texas Workforce Commission or the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges must be in written form, with permission from the complainant(s) for the agencies to forward a copy of the complaint to the school for a response.  The complainant(s) will be kept informed as to the status of the complaint as well as the final resolution by the agencies. Copies of both commissions’ complaint forms are available at the school and may be obtained by contacting the Director of Academic Affairs.

Information on filing complaint with TWC, THECB, and ACCSC:

Texas Workforce Commission (TWC)

Career Schools and Colleges, Room 226T

101 East 15th Street, Austin, TX 78778-0001

Ph: 512-936-3100

http://csc.twc.state.tx.us/

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB)

1200 E. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78752

Ph: (512) 427-6101

http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/index.cfm?objectid=051F93F5‐03D4‐9CCE‐40FA9F46F2CD3C9D

Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)

2101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 302, Arlington, VA 22201

www.accsc.org