EnglishUSA has developed an organizational policies and procedures manual. A few commonly referred to policies included below.
EnglishUSA Policy on Multi-Site Programs
Amended January 2016
Multi-site member programs are those with programs offered at more than one location in the United States. Qualifiers that may determine when a program is part of a multi-site include:
- There is centralized marketing for multiple sites including a centralized website and/or brochure listing the different sites
- Each site has its own manager and student services operations
- If the site has CEA or ACCET accreditation, each site is considered a separate branch
All sites of a prospective multi-site must be accredited and apply together to be considered for initial membership. When a current single or multi-site EnglishUSA member program adds an additional site(s), the site must be accredited and apply for membership (or be included in the renewal of a multi-site) within one year of beginning operations.
The Executive Board has the sole discretion to classify a program for membership purposes as either a single-site with or without auxiliary branches or a multi-site, in consultation with the Vice President for Standards and in keeping with the qualifiers listed above.
NOTE: While the bylaws include a statement about members with multiple sites (“In the case of member programs with multiple sites, all sites must be accredited and apply for membership”--Article III, Section 1), policies are created, amended, and approved by the Board.
EnglishUSA Logo Policy
Amended March 2018
- Use of the EnglishUSA logo will be limited to member programs and associate members in good standing. Associate membership does not equate to EnglishUSA endorsement of that member’s products or services.
- Links to the EnglishUSA web site (other than those of members and associate members) will be considered on a case by case basis relative to EnglishUSA’s mission. Final approval rests with the President.
- EnglishUSA will provide information to the membership from time to time about activities and services that the Association believes provide benefit to the membership. This information is provided as a service and without endorsement.
Complaints and Violations
Members who feel that another member program or associate may have violated provisions of this policy regarding representation of the EnglishUSA logo or name should file a complaint with the Executive Director ( email@example.com) for further investigation and follow-up. Pursuant to the Article V, Section 1 of the Bylaws, failure to correct violations in a timely manner may lead to termination of membership for affected programs or associates, and a bar on subsequent membership, at the discretion of the Executive Board. The Board reserves the right to take legal action in cases where it feels an organization has willfully misrepresented EnglishUSA membership.