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Disclosures

Higher Education Consumer Information Disclosures

Student Complaint Process

Disclosure of Institutional Graduation and Transfer-out Rates 

Annual Security Report

Academic honesty, integrity and ethics are required of all students and employees of ICE. ICE will not tolerate cheating, plagiarism or other forms of dishonesty.

1. ICE defines cheating as including but not limited to the following:

• Using unauthorized materials such as books, notes, cell phone or PDA accessories or crib sheets to answer examination questions;
• Taking advantage of information considered unauthorized by one's instructor regarding examination questions;
• Copying another student's homework, written assignments, examination answers, electronic media or other data;
• Assisting or allowing someone else to cheat; or
• Failure to report cheating to an academic official of the school.

2. ICE defines plagiarism as including but not limited to the following:

• Representing the ideas, expressions or materials of another without due credit;
• Paraphrasing or condensing ideas from another person's work without proper citation; or
• Failing to document direct quotations and paraphrases with proper citation.

3. ICE defines other forms of academic dishonesty as including but not limited to the following:

• Fraud, deception and the alteration of grades or official records;
• Changing examination solutions after the fact, inventing, changing or falsifying laboratory data or research;
• Purchasing and submitting written assignments, homework or examinations or passing off the work of others as your own;
• Reproducing or duplicating images, designs or Web pages without giving credit to the developer, artist or designer;
• Submitting work created for another course without instructor approval;
• Misrepresenting oneself or one's circumstance to gain an unfair advantage
• Collaborating with another person(s) without instructor approval; or
• Selling or providing term papers, course work or assignments to other students.
• Misrepresenting your identity or allowing another to do so.

4. ICE students may not make unauthorized copies of copyrighted material on or using ICE computer systems, networks or storage media. ICE students may not store unauthorized copies of copyrighted works using ICE systems, networks and/or storage media. ICE students may not download, upload, transmit, make available or otherwise distribute copyrighted material without authorization using ICE computer systems, networks, Internet access or storage media, and may not use peer-to-peer file services that would promote copyright infringement. ICE reserves the right to monitor its computer systems, networks and storage media for compliance with this policy, at any time, without notice, and with or without cause. Additionally, ICE reserves the right to delete from its computer systems and storage media, or restrict access to, any seemingly unauthorized copies of copyrighted materials it may find, at any time and without notice. ICE also reserves the right to restrict access to its computer systems, networks and storage media at any time for any reason.

There are four possible consequences for violating the academic honesty and copyright infringement policy:

• Failure of the assignment
• Failure of the course
• Expulsion from the school
• Rescinding a diploma or certificate

It is entirely within the discretion of ICE to determine the appropriate consequence for any violation of this policy. 

The Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) is committed to equal opportunity in its admission procedures. In considering the admission of applicants with criminal convictions, ICE must weigh the potential risk to the health and safety of its employees, students, visitors and property against the applicant’s relevant criminal history.

An applicant’s past criminal history may affect his/her admission to ICE and/or limit the number of suitable job placement sites. Applicant must disclose, in writing, all convictions and/or pending criminal charges for any felony or misdemeanor (other than minor traffic offenses). Signature on the application for admissions provides consent for ICE to run a criminal background check.

  1. The Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) is committed to equal opportunity in its admission procedures and educational programs and does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission process.
  2. Reasonable accommodations are adjustments or modifications made to a school policy, or specific supports or services provided to a qualified student with a disability, to enable the student to participate in school programs provided that it does not jeopardize safety or pose an undue hardship to ICE. 
  3. Under the Americans with Disability Act, an individual with a disability is a person who: 
    • Has a record of such an impairment; or 
    • Is regarded as having such an impairment
    • Has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities;
  4. To be eligible to receive reasonable accommodations, a student with disabilities must:
    • Self-identify to the Admissions Representative or the Dean of Students.
    • Provide documentation from an appropriate professional containing information sufficient to determine the nature of the disability and the impact of the disability on the student’s ability to participate in ICE classes and programs. Documentation must be provided in a timely manner, allowing for reasonable processing time.
    • Have the ability to benefit from the program in which the student is enrolled and must have a reasonable chance of success in that program with reasonable accommodations
  5. Strict confidentiality will be maintained concerning the student’s disability, except as required by law, as required by ICE officials to perform their duties, or where there is an imminent risk of harm to the student or others.

All students with disabilities must demonstrate (with reasonable accommodations) the ability to acquire the skills and knowledge required for successful completion of courses in which they are enrolled and must meet psycho-motor, intellectual, and general skill requirements appropriate for the program in which they are enrolled.

Culinary Arts, Health-Supportive Culinary Arts and Pastry & Baking Arts Programs:

Psychomotor

Applicant must have sufficient physical abilities, manual dexterity and visual acuity to accomplish the following:

• Use knives to pare, slice and dice fruits and vegetables and produce and fabricate proteins
• Use other kitchen tools to manipulate ingredients
• Visually assess the appearance of a food item to determine whether it is cooked and plated properly
• Taste items and distinguish flavors
• Stand for 4 hours at a time without sitting
• Be able to move and lift pots, pans and other items weighing up to 30 lbs.
• Be able to walk, stoop, and bend while lifting items weighing up to 30 lbs.

Intellectual

Applicant must have sufficient intellectual ability to perform the following tasks:

• Process verbal and written instructions
• Communicate verbally and in writing
• Multiply or divide quantities in recipes as instructed
• Be able to multi-task (execute multiple tasks simultaneously)
• Be able to read the warning labels on kitchen equipment and adhere to instructions

General

Applicant must additionally be capable of doing the following:

• Work effectively independently; and in small and/or large groups as part of a team
• Take direction well from authority
• Accept criticism from authority and peers
• Handle a diverse array of personality types, often in close quarters, in an artistic environment
• Be in the presence of sharp instruments, knives, and equipment that may be construed as dangerous
• Be alert to one’s own food allergies, personal preference or prohibition to certain foods (i.e. religious beliefs)
• Be able to cook with alcohol and be in the presence of an abundance of alcohol and people consuming alcohol
• Be able to function and change clothing in semi-private, gender specific locker rooms

Restaurant & Culinary Management Program and Hospitality & Hotel Management Program

Intellectual

Applicant must have sufficient intellectual ability to perform the following tasks:

• Process verbal and written instructions
• Communicate verbally and in writing
• Perform mathematical operations as required for purchasing and cost control and finance and accounting modules
• Think creatively to produce an original business plan

General

Applicant must additionally be capable of doing the following:

• Work effectively independently; and in small and/or large groups as part of a team
• Take direction well from authority
• Accept criticism from authority and peers

The Institute of Culinary Education does not have an in-school vaccination program or provide students with vaccinations and does not require proof of vaccination as a condition of admission or continued attendance. We expect that all students are in good general health and are current with any vaccinations that are necessary to maintain good health. Students wishing to be vaccinated should consult with a qualified health care professional.

We strongly encourage students to receive COVID Vaccination. This is especially important since it is required for employment/externships in many municipalities including New York City.

How to Register to Vote

Any United States citizen that is 18 years old by December 31st of the year they file a voter registration form has the right to and is eligible to vote for public office and participate in the voting process in the state that they reside. Election Day is always the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November.

Please check with your home state for:

  • Qualifications to register to vote

  • How and where to register to vote (registration deadlines)

  • Absentee voting and military and overseas voting

  • How to make changes to your registration

  • Information regarding Special, Primary or General Elections.

National Voter Registration Information

California Voter Registration Information

New York Voter Registration Information

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. These rights include:

  1. The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of the day the Institute of Culinary Education receives a request for access. A student should submit a written request to the Registrar that identifies the record(s) the student wishes to inspect.
    • A school official will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the school official to whom the request was submitted, that official shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed.
  2. The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student's privacy rights under FERPA.
    • If the school decides not to amend the record as requested, the school will notify the student in writing of the decision and the student's right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.
    • A student who wishes to ask the school to amend a record should write the school official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record the student wants changed, and specify why it should be changed.
  3. The right to provide written consent before the Institute of Culinary Education discloses personally identifiable information from the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
    • The school discloses education records without a student's prior written consent under the FERPA exception for disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests.
    • A school official is a person employed by the Institute of Culinary Education in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff); a person or company with whom the Institute of Culinary Education has contracted as its agent to provide a service instead of using school employees or officials (collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.
    • A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibilities for the Institute of Culinary Education.
    • Upon request, the school also discloses education records without consent to officials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.
    • Students have the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the School to comply with the requirements of FERPA.

The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-5901

More FERPA-related information may be accessed at https://studentprivacy.ed.gov/ferpa

Los Angeles Campus

Evacuation Procedure

Situations that require building evacuation:

  • Bomb threat
  • Fire
  • Gas leak / water main break
  • Explosion
  • Building collapse

Anyone who discovers any of the above situations should call 911 immediately followed by a call to Facilities.  Decision to evacuate will be made by the fire department in conjunction with the Director of Facilities or their designate. The Director of Facilities or designate will immediately notify all faculty, students, guests and staff through email or public announcement by the landlord.  Only those floors affected will be notified. All floor fire safety marshals will conduct a search of their designated floor/company to be sure all staff and students have been evacuated.

All faculty, students, guests and staff will go to the nearest stairwell and evacuate the building in an orderly fashion and gather in front of the building entrance and await further instructions from Director of Facilities or their designate. Faculty will take roll book and accompany their class and ensure all students are accounted for. All department heads or their designate will accompany their team and ensure all are accounted for.

Shelter in Place (Lockdown) Procedure

Situations that require in-place shelter:

  • Stranger in or near the building
  • Presence of a person who is (possibly) armed
  • Person who is behaving erratically in or near the building
  • Demonstrations outside the building
  • Violent weather

Decision to execute Shelter in Place (Lockdown) procedure will be made by local police and fire department in conjunction with the and the Director of Facilities or their designate. The Director of Facilities or designate will immediately notify all faculty, students, guests and staff through email or public announcement via the landlord.  Only those floors affected will be notified. Communication will be maintained through the landlord information system and direction by the Director of Facilities or their designate.

All faculty and floor fire marshals will quickly view the hallways and bring in any stray students, staff, or guests into their offices or classroom All floor fire marshals and faculty will ensure all entrance ways are secured, close all shades/blinds, close all windows and turn out the lights. Faculty and floor fire marshals will use their personal cell phones, if available, only if medical assistance is needed or if the perpetrator(s) is trying to break into the room.  It is important that classroom and office lines be kept open for emergency use only.

Faculty and floor fire marshals will not allow anyone to leave the room until notified that the danger has passed by law enforcement officials. Only law enforcement officials will notify or direct the Los Angeles campus to end Shelter in Place.

Fire Safety Procedures

Situations that require fire safety procedures:

  • Smell smoke
  • Detect fire

Anyone who sees fire or smells smoke should pull the red alarm or dial 911.  The red alarm will trigger the lobby and 911. Use discretion.  They should then call the Director of Facilities, who is fire safety trained and will liaise with the landlord local fire department to inform them of situation. Evacuate down the nearest stairwell. Floor fire safety marshals from other floors impacted will conduct a search of their designated floor/company to be sure all staff and students have been evacuated.

All faculty, students, guests and staff will go to the nearest stairwell and evacuate the building in an orderly fashion and gather in front of the building entrance.  Follow direction from the Director of Facilities who will be receiving instructions from the building and fire department.

Other Emergencies

In the event of an emergency you will be notified by staff, email or text message. If evacuation is indicated follow directions of staff or administrators. Listen for announcements from the buildings PA system from the fire alarms.

Situations That Require Building Evacuation

  • Bomb Threat
  • Fire
  • Gas Leak / Water Main Break
  • Explosion
  • Building Collapse

1. Anyone who discovers any of the above situations should call 911 immediately followed by a call to Maintenance Ext. 254 or 783.

2. Decision to evacuate will be made by NYFD in conjunction with the landlord’s Fire Safety Director and ICE’s Director of Facilities or their designate.

3. The Director of Facilities (Ext. 254 or 783) or designate will immediately notify all faculty, students, guests and staff through email or public announcement by the landlord. Only those floors affected will be notified.

4. All floor fire safety marshalls will conduct a search of their designated floor/company to be sure all staff and students have been evacuated.

5. All faculty, students, guests and staff will go to the nearest stairwell and evacuate the building in an orderly fashion and proceed to the park adjacent to the 225 Liberty Street entrance. Await further instructions from Director of Facilities or their designate.

  • Faculty will take roll book and accompany their class and ensure all students are accounted for.
  • All department heads or their designate will accompany their team and ensure all are accounted for.

Shelter In Place (Lockdown) Procedure

Situations That Require In Place Shelter

  • Stranger in or near the building
  • Presence of a Person who is (possibly) armed
  • Person who is behaving erratically in or near the building
  • Demonstrations outside the building
  • Violent Weather

1. Decision to execute Shelter in Place (Lockdown) procedure will be made by NYPD/NYFD in conjunction with the landlord’s Fire Safety Director and ICE’s Director of Facilites or their designate.

2. The Director of Facilities (Ext. 254 or 783) or designate will immediately notify all faculty, students, guests and staff through email or public announcement via the landlord. Only those floors affected will be notified.

3. Communication will be maintained through the landlord information system and direction by the Director of Facilities or their designate.

4. All faculty and floor fire marshalls will quickly view the hallways and bring in any stray students, staff, or guests into their offices or classroom

5. All floor fire marshalls and faculty will ensure all entrance ways are secured, close all shades/blinds, close all windows and turn out the lights.

6. Faculty and floor fire marshalls will use their personal cell phones, if available, only if medical assistance is needed or if the perpetrator(s) is trying to break into the room. It is important that classroom and office lines be kept open for emergency use only.

7. Faculty and floor fire marshalls will not allow anyone to leave the room until notified that the danger has passed by law enforcement officials.

8. Only law enforcement officials will notify or direct ICE to end Shelter In Place.