Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Awareness
The Midwest College certifies the availability of a drug abuse prevention program for officers, employees, and students of the institution. Pamphlets describing local counseling services are available upon request. Officers, employees, and students may not engage in the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance. Anyone violating this policy is subject to dismissal.
Conduct / Right Of Dismissal
Policies governing student conduct and activities are based on the premise that each student must be entitled to his/her right to devote school time to studies and learning without distraction. A student is subject to suspension (not to exceed two weeks) or dismissal for conduct which disrupts the teaching or administration of the school or which interferes with the rights of other school members. Failure to adhere to the terms of suspension may lead to dismissal.
Examples of conduct considered unsatisfactory under these standards include: disrespectful behavior, dishonesty, failure to comply with school regulations or internship policies or with the directions of school officials acting in performance of their duties, substantiated physical or verbal abuse, meeting the U.S. Department of Education definition of sexual harassment and discrimination, by any person employed or enrolled at the Midwest College, and theft of or damage to school property or to property in school buildings belonging to any school member. A student may not teach or practice Acupuncture or Oriental Medicine prior to graduation and licensure. A student is not allowed to act as a sales agent for books or merchandise at school without prior permission. Students can request mediation or a formal hearing following policies in the College’s Student Handbook.
Student Grievance Policy
If an enrolled student has a concern or complaint they must follow the grievance policy delineated in the Student Handbook. The first course of action is a meeting with the Dean of Students or Administrative Director. If this meeting does not resolve the problem, the student should request an arbitration meeting with an administrator to discuss and resolve the complaint. If the student feels that the response was insufficient, they may request a grievance committee hearing. The student’s grievance will then be reviewed by a committee made up of an administrator, a faculty member and a student representative. A second right of appeal to the Board of Advisors can be scheduled after a grievance committee meeting. A final appeal can be made to the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (301.313.0855), the Wisconsin Educational Approval Board (608.266.1996), or the State of Illinois Board of Higher Education (217.782.2551).
Institutional Security Policies and Crime Statistics
Institutional security procedures are available as part of the student handbook. Crime statistics for both Racine and Chicago are available. These materials, which will be distributed to all enrolled students, are available to prospective students on request.