PUBLIC INFORMATION POLICY
The Family Educational and Privacy Rights Act of 1974 specifically states that a school may provide what is “directory Information” to third parties when a legitimate request is made in writing. AAMI may occasionally release “directory information” and only this information, without the student’s consent. Directory information includes the following: the student’s name, address, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, and the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student. Other information not in the “directory information” will not be released without written authorization of the student. Any student who wishes any or all of his/her directory information to remain confidential may inform the Registrar in writing, at any time.
In addition, the Family Educational and Privacy Rights Act guarantee all students access to their own academic records. Detailed information concerning specific points regarding confidentiality of students’ records can be found in AAMI’s Student Handbook or can be obtained by inquiring at the Administrative Office.
Transcripts of academic records are sent only upon the written request of the student. No transcript will be furnished for any student or graduate whose financial obligations to AAMI have not been met or whose records are not complete.
In accordance with Public Law 101-542, in addition to the security disclosure form provided to each prospective student in their application packet, information regarding on-campus crimes occurring at all colleges may also be found by visiting the following web address: http://OPE.ED.GOV/SECURITY. The Registrar and the Advisory Committee on Campus Safety will provide upon request all campus crime statistics as reported to the U.S. Department of Education. The Registrar may be contacted by phone at 1-212-757-1190 or 1-866-932-2264.
AAMI has adopted regulations in accordance with the provisions of the Campus Security Act of 1990. This information is updated annually and kept on file in the Library and in the Administrative office.
AAMI has a “Policy Against Discrimination Including Sexual Harassment and Bias-Related Crimes.” The policy is included as Appendix A in the Student Handbook which is distributed to all students and available online for other interested individuals.
No person entering the AAMI campus at 619 W. 54th St., 2nd floor, New York, New York or any facility where AAMI provides instruction or student services, shall have in their possession a rifle, shotgun, firearm or any other dangerous instrument or material that can be used to inflict bodily harm on an individual, damage to its campus building or damage to its off-site facilities as per N.Y. Penal Law 265.01(3).265.01-a. See the Campus Security Manual for further details.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE and ALCOHOL POLICY
AAMI is required by the United States Department of Education to implement the provisions of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989. Annually, AAMI distributes in writing, the following information concerning the possession, use or distribution of alcohol and illicit drugs at the school:
- AAMI’s policies on substance abuse and alcohol;
- College sanctions for violation of these policies;
- Criminal sanctions for the illegal possession or distribution of drugs and alcohol;
- Health risks of drugs and alcohol;
- Places where one can receive help concerning the illicit use and abuse of alcohol and drugs.
A student who believes he or she has a disability, including pregnancy, which would require an accommodation in order to perform the essential functions, requirements and expectations of the program should contact the Disabilities Officer. AAMI will endeavor to provide the student with a reasonable accommodation that enables him or her to perform the essential functions of the program, provided it does not create an undue hardship for the school, create a direct threat to health or safety and is consistent with the requirements and expectations of the program. For further information, contact the Director of Student Services.