Healing Hands Institute is open to all students who are qualified according to the published admission standards. Healing Hands Institute encourages applications from qualified applicants of both sexes, from all cultural, racial, religious, and ethnic groups. Healing Hands Institute is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, veteran status, political affiliations or opinions
All acts of discrimination must be documented in writing, specifying the basis for discrimination. The complainant must enumerate all types of discrimination in the statement, identify the offender, and turn in complaint to Healing Hands Institute Officers. In absence of a written complaint, the employee or faculty member who received the complaint must document it in a memorandum to be referred to Student Development or Human Resources, as appropriate. Unless complainant signs it, it will be an informal complaint. Healing Hands Institute will investigate all complaints. Investigations may include interviews, preparation of statements, reports with summary of the investigation, description of investigation process, findings, and recommendations. Reports will be kept confidential.
Healing Hands Institute may attempt conciliation between the parties involved. If conciliation is not achieved, the designated official from Healing Hands Institute will issue a final report. Final reports shall be issued within 60 days of receiving the complaint. The alleged offender and complainant will be notified in writing of the outcomes, and procedures for appeal. Upon this final report, corrective action, including sanctions, will be considered and implemented.
Claims to be found frivolous will result in appropriate sanctions against complainant, as determined Healing Hands Institute Officers. Possible sanctions may include but are not limited to written reprimands on the student record, restriction or loss of privileges, and suspension. Complaints may be withdrawn, but Healing Hands Institute reserves the right to continue investigating as it was made aware of a possible act of discrimination. Any attempt(s) at retaliation shall be treated as a separate allegation of discrimination.
By the time a determination of appropriate disciplinary action or resolution has been reached, all parties have been contacted and circumstances have been fully evaluated. However, individuals have five days to appeal determination of sanctions. Such appeals shall be directed to a higher Healing Hands Institute authority, which will re-evaluate the determination as deemed appropriate.