Student Disclosures

Institute of Culinary Education

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.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

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

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.

California residents, visit http://registertovote.ca.gov/

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To obtain a hard copy at the Institute of Culinary Education, see the Office of Student Affairs.