Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance."

Our Commitment

Empire Beauty Schools (hereinafter referred to as "Empire" or "the School") is committed to providing a workplace and educational environment, as well as other benefits, programs, and activities, that are free from discrimination and harassment based on a protected characteristic, and retaliation for engaging in a protected activity. Empire values and upholds the equal dignity of all members of its community and strives to balance the rights of the parties in the grievance process during what is an often difficult time for all involved.

To ensure compliance with federal, state, and local civil rights laws and regulations, and to affirm its commitment to promoting the goals of fairness and equity in all aspects of the education program or activity, Empire has developed policies and procedures that provide a prompt, fair, and impartial process for those involved in an allegation of discrimination or harassment on the basis of a protected characteristic, and for allegations of retaliation.

In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Empire prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment and sexual violence, and promptly investigates when allegations of sex discrimination are made by a member of Empire’s community.

As part of the School’s commitment to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination, Empire has adopted an Equal Opportunity, Harassment and Nondiscrimination Policy.

Title IX Coordinator

The Title IX Coordinator has the primary responsibility for coordinating the School’s efforts related to the intake, investigation, resolution, and implementation of supportive measures to stop, remedy, and prevent discrimination, harassment, and retaliation prohibited under this Policy.

Formal complaints or notice of alleged policy violations, or inquiries about or concerns regarding the Equal Opportunity, Harassment and Nondiscrimination Policy and procedures, may be made internally to:

Cassie Rossochacy
Title IX Coordinator
Senior Director – State Licensing, Accreditation & Institutional Reporting
PO Box 2002
396 Pottsville – St. Clair Highway
Pottsville, PA 17901
Phone: (570) 429-4321 ext. 2790

Notice/Complaints of Discrimination, Harassment, and/or Retaliation

Notice or complaints of discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation may be made by filing a report or Formal Complaint with, or give verbal notice to, the Title IX Coordinator. Such a report or Formal Complaint may be made at any time (including during non-business hours) by using the telephone number or email address, or by mail, to the office listed for the Title IX Coordinator.

Report online, by sending an email to or completing the grievance form located at Anonymous reports are accepted but can give rise to a need to investigate to determine if the parties can be identified. If not, no further formal action is taken, though measures intended to protect the community may be enacted. The School tries to provide supportive measures to all Complainants, which may be impossible with an anonymous report that does not identify the Complainant. Upon receiving a report or Formal Complaint, Empire will address the matter and provide a prompt, fair and impartial investigation and resolution. Following an alleged offense, a Complainant will be provided with written information on their rights (Appendix A Statement of the Rights of the Parties) and options for, and available assistance in, changing academic and/or working situations.

Title IX Training Resources