Social Responsibility

Environmental

As a post-secondary cosmetology & aesthetics school, we try to teach through action by addressing the environmental impacts we can control & to encourage our students & guests to do the same.

Social

We are proud to have an inclusive culture that is respectful of others, ethical in conduct, dedicated & hard working to our mission, & collaborative with our colleagues.

Governance

We are always committed to do the right thing for the right reasons. Being ethical & transparent means to educate with the highest of standards within all that we do. Our governance is designed to be in alignment with our accreditor, our community, our industry, & our regulators.

Environmental Responsibility

We have the opportunity to teach environmental responsibility through our actions. 

  • transitioning to electronic documents from paper
  • use environmentally friendly cleaning products; such as detergents & disposable products
  • use environmentally friendly beauty products
  • energy management including efficient LED lighting
  • cool roofing through TPO
  • careful monitoring of water use
  • properly disposing of batteries, electronics, toners
  • using furnishing made of low-volatile organic compounds where possible

 

Social Responsibility

Social responsibility means acting in a way that benefits our society. We believe that begins with our values.

  • Respectful
  • Ethical
  • Dedicated & Hard-Working
  • Collaborative

As a cosmetology & aesthetics school, we  teach our staff & students about:

  • Violence Against Women Act
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Drug & Alcohol Abuse
  • OSHA & Workplace Safety
  • Labor Laws; Workers Compensation; Right-To-Know Laws
  • Cosmetology Act & Rules
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Finding Supporting Resources

Social Responsibility also means volunteering & supporting our community:

  • Wicker Park/Bucktown Chamber of Commerce
  • Local Business Organizations
  • Local Schools & Charities
  • Illinois Association of Cosmetology Schools
  • NACCAS (Accreditation)
  • American Association of Cosmetology Schools
  • Professional Beauty Industry Associations

Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance means our system of rules, practices, & processes.  Governance creates the structure of how we educate.  Governance has guided us to having a solid reputation as a reputable institution of higher learning with integrity.  Our practices include:

  • An Advisory Board of Employers for every occupation in which we prepare our graduates
  • Using an external 3rd Party Processor to separate financial aid positions
  • Adopting Student Rights
  • Instituting Policies on Attendance & Academics
  • Instituting Policies on Services Performed
  • Codes of Conduct for Employees, Financial Aid Officers, Admissions Personnel, Educators, & Students
  • Creating an Annual Security Report
  • Bi-Annual Security Report to assess our performance