Compliance and Grievances

Pursuant to ninety-year Lincoln University tradition and in compliance with Titles VI, VII, and IX of the Civil Rights Legislation, Lincoln University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, color, religion, age, national and ethnic origin, or handicap in reference to its educational programs and activities, employment therein, and admission thereto.

It is the policy of Lincoln University to keep the University community as a place of work and study free from sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is prohibited on campus and in all university programs. The University does not tolerate sexual harassment and will take immediate action against any university employees, officers, and students who violate this policy. The University is committed to protecting victims of sexual harassment and will not retaliate against individuals because they report sexual harassment or take part in the investigation of sexual harassment complaints. If the University learns that any employee or student has engaged in retaliation, that individual will be disciplined. The University, however, may take action against individuals who make intentionally false sexual harassment complaints. Sexual harassment is not only a violation of University policy but is also a violation of Title VII of the Federal Civil Rights Act and of California's Fair Employment and Housing Act.­

All grievances with regard to discrimination on the basis of sex, race, creed, color, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, or handicap should be submitted in writing to the Office of the University President, 401 15th Street, Oakland, CA 94612, telephone (510) 208-2803, fax (510) 208-2826, or to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, Department of Education, Washington DC 20202.

All grievances with regard to academic issues should be submitted in writing to the Office of the University President. Students, who believe that the University has acted unlawfully, may address grievances to the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, at 750 First Street NE, Suite 980, Washington D.C. 20002-4241, telephone (202) 336-6780.