Privacy and Grievance Policies

 


Privacy Policy

All forms submitted and student records are considered confidential by ETI and access to them is restricted to the following: (1) the student himself or herself; (2) an individual, agency, or employer for whom the student has provided written authorization to ETI to release information or copies from the records; (3) authorized ETI staff; and (4) to those agencies, officials, or parties as authorized under the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Student transcripts are maintained indefinitely; all other vital student records are maintained for a minimum period of seven years. Vital records are the following: admissions application, enrollment agreement, attendance records, financial transactions records, and records of any disciplinary meetings, actions or appeals.

Grievance Policy

Emerging Technologies Institute strives to provide a very supportive environment and respects the rights of all students. It is our practice to fairly and objectively address the concerns of any complainant in an attempt to equitably resolve his or her grievance.

A student lodging a complaint is encouraged to first make the complaint to the immediate supervisor of the individual against whom the complaint is being made. A written complaint is preferred but not required. If the matter is not resolved to the student’s satisfaction, the student may pursue their grievance to ETI’s Executive Director/CEO. A student has 5 school’s days within which to make the complaint and the institution has 10 school days in which to attempt to resolve it.

If the complaint is not resolved at the level of the Executive Director/CEO or if the complaint is against the Executive Director/CEO, the student may file a formal, written complaint with the following agencies:

New York State Education Department
Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision
116 West 32nd Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10001
(212) 643-4760

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
750 First Street, NE
Suite 980
Washington, DC 20002-4223
(202) 336-6780