Student Privacy Act

In accordance with the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, Lincoln University has developed the following statements in regard to access to student records:

  1. Public Records (Directory Information)
    • "Directory Information" includes the following information relating to a student: the student's name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized  activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student and other similar information.
    • A student shall be informed at the time of admission that such records may be released unless it is specifically requested in writing by the last day of registration that all or part of the information shall not be disclosed as a matter of public record.
  2. Confidential Records
    • The University will not send or release grade reports, transcripts, attendance data, identifying data, or other educational information in the student file intended for school use without the written consent of the student. Upon receipt of a signed authorization from the student, appropriate material may be released in accordance with his/her request.
    • Exempted from this restriction are the parents of a dependent student as defined by the Internal Revenue Code, i.e., a student who receives over one-half of his/her financial support from the natural or adoptive parent(s).

The complete statement of the University's policy, with regard to this act, may be found in the Rules and Regulations of Lincoln University.

The complete Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 is available for review upon request in the Office of Records.

Student Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act

In compliance with the Student Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act, it is the policy of Lincoln University to make readily available information regarding Lincoln University's graduation rates and crime statistics. This information is available in the Office of Records upon request.

Current campus law enforcement policies and campus security statistics are available upon request from the Director of Public Safety, Lincoln University, 820 Chestnut Street, Jefferson City, MO 65102, (573) 681-5555.  The Lincoln University Campus Security and Crime Statistics Report is also available for viewing at the Lincoln Public Safety Site.