Title IX Policies
Title IX Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Based on Gender Policy
In accordance with the guidelines set forth by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (hereafter Title IX) and the U.S. Department of Education, Lincoln University recognizes that sexual harassment and discrimination based on gender are prohibited by Title IX and therefore has established the following policy:
Lincoln University prohibits sexual harassment and discrimination based on gender of an individual or group of students in connection with academic, educational, extracurricular, athletic, and all other programs of the institution. If an allegation of sexual harassment or gender discrimination is made, the institution will take immediate steps to address the issue and to resolve it in a timely manner. To this end, the University has developed the "Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination Complaint Process Guidelines." This document is available from the Title IX Coordinator in the Office of the President, the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, and the Human Resources Office.
Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when the conduct explicitly or implicitly affects a student's ability to participate in or benefit from the school's programs, interferes with a student's academic performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive academic environment.
The circumstances of sexual harassment include but are not limited to the following:
• The victim as well as the harasser may be a woman or a man. The victim does not have to be of the opposite sex.
• The harasser can be the victim's instructor or supervisor, an instructor or supervisor in another area, a staff member, or a fellow student.
• The victim does not have to be the person harassed but could be anyone affected by the offensive conduct.
• Unlawful sexual harassment may occur without economic injury to or discharge of the victim.
• The harasser's conduct must be unwelcome.
It is unlawful to retaliate against an individual for filing a gender discrimination or sexual harassment complaint, testifying, or participating in any way in an investigation, proceeding, or litigation under Title IX.
Any student who believes that he/she has suffered gender discrimination or sexual harassment under the terms of this policy should contact the Campus Complaint Coordinator in the Office of the President, the VPSA, and/or the Human Resources Office for assistance.
APPLICABLE TITLE IX RELATED CAMPUS POLICIES
- Title IX: Sexual Harassment, Sex Equity, and Gender-Based Discrimination Process and Procedures (Title IX Policy)
- Title IX How To Get Help
TITLE IX RELATED POLICIES LOCATED ON OTHER UNIVERSITY WEBPAGES
Assistant Dean of Judicial, Title IX and Compliance
303 Young Hall
820 Chestnut Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101