Lincoln University Title IX Violations

Lincoln University explicitly forbids any acts of sexual misconduct within its student body, and disciplinary action will be taken as necessary per University protocol, Actions that constitute sexual misconduct are defined in the University's Sexual Misconduct Policy. The policy also outlines what procedures will be taken against acts of sexual misconduct by the University. These processes are separate from those used for instances of standard misconduct and are met with greater severity when a student is held responsible.

Lincoln University Sexual Misconduct Process

When a student files a report of sexual misconduct, the University will begin the process for resolving sexual misconduct incidents. The student who files the report will be known as the "complainant, "while the student who will face allegations will be known as the "respondent." One of the first steps taken after a report is filed is that the University will begin an investigation into the matters. Investigations will be overseen by the University Title IX Coordinator. Investigations typically consist of brief interview-oriented meetings with both parties and any witnesses suggested by either party. After the investigative phase has concluded, the University will begin the Title IX hearing process. During the investigation, certain protective measures may be taken to ensure the safety of the complainant, but these measures will often affect the respondent. This can include rescheduling of classes, reassignment of housing, no contact orders, or an interim suspension of the respondent.

Hearings

Hearings will be held and decided upon by the University's Sexual Assault Board. The hearing itself will not have a set and strict agenda, and will instead proc