What are my rights
if I am accused of a Code of Conduct violation? Be notified in
writing of the charges against you with sufficient detail and time to prepare
for a hearing.
What happens if I
am charged with a Conduct Code violation? Upon receiving
notice that you have allegedly committed a violation, you must report to your
hearing by the timeframe given to you in your notification. At your hearing you
will have the opportunity to discuss the facts and evidence that support your
case. See page 58 of SHB
Can I appeal the
decision that is reached? Appeals must be
made in writing to the Dean of Students or the VP of Student Affairs, within
three days of the decision of the Judicial Hearing Officer. For further details
see page 59 of SHB.
What are the
penalties if I am found responsible for a violation? If you are found
responsible one or more of the following sanctions may be imposed: Verbal
Warning, Written Warning, Conduct Probation, Suspension, Expulsion, Dismissal
from Student Employment, Expulsion from Campus, Payment of Damages, Community
Service and/or other appropriate educational sanctions.
Will the hearing be
recorded? A tape recording is
made of formal hearings before the Officer.
What types of
hearing recordings are kept? Disciplinary
records, including correspondence and official records are maintained in the
Dean of Students Office.
Can I be charged
for a violation of the Student Conduct Code that took place off campus? Yes. Students at
the Lincoln University are responsible for certain actions committed off
Member Intake Process
As the season has begun for excitement and interest in
membership intake for our Greek and Social Fellowship organizations, the Office
of Student Life and Development would like to provide answers to some of the
questions you may have. If you have been to one of the Campus Wide Information
Sessions we sponsor, you will have heard this information and this will be a
reminder for you.
Some Frequently Asked Questions about membership intake at
What are the University requirements for
information is listed in the Student Handbook on page 89. http://www.lincoln.edu/deanstudents/The%20Lincoln%20University%20Student%20Handbook%202013-2014.pdf
What is the deadline to have all University
o Date for Spring 2015 to be announced!
the organization you are interested in submits your name for clearance prior to
that date, you must meet the requirements when your name is submitted for clearance.
results are final. This means whatever your GPA is at that time stands. We will
not wait for grade changes. How ever many community service hours you have
completed at the time is your final hours. We will not wait for you to
complete your hours after the clearance process.
How do I get credit for community service?
must complete the community service form and submit a photo of you completing
the service (no faxes, no emails). Forms can be found at http://www.lincoln.edu/sld/forms.html
of approved hours is sent to your Lincoln email account. If you need proof, you
should print the email you received. If you need a letter of confirmation, you
should directly contact the person/s with whom you completed the service. If
the organization you are seeking has a form in the application to be signed,
you may get a signature from the Director of Student Life & Development (if
your service is on file in the office).
How long does the community service credit last?
keep community service on file for the current academic year. Projects
completing between August-April of the academic year will be given credit, with
the required documentation having been submitted.
Do I have to attend both Campus Wide Information
Sessions (fall and spring)?
you are only required to attend one.
Do I have to attend the Interest Meeting/Rush of
the organization I am interested in?
When do organizations have membership intake and
meetings are only held during the semester that the organization is having
membership intake. The flyers will be posted outside the Office of Student Life
& Development during the week prior to the meetings.
intake is only held during the spring semester, unless otherwise noted.
What is hazing?
information is listed in the Student Handbook on pages 92-93. http://www.lincoln.edu/sld/forms.html
What do I do if I believe I have been or am
should make a formal report to the Office of Student Life & Development or
Dean of Students.
Please note that the Office of Student Life &
Development provides clearance results directly to the organizations. We do not
participate in the decision making process for who is accepted for membership
intake on any level.
Whom do I contact
if I have further questions? You may contact the Dean of Students
Office at 484-365-7253 in room 225 of the Student Union Building for more