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Welcome! The Office of Student Services at Claremont Lincoln University provides student support with the aim to enhance student engagement, promote academic achievement, and provide student advocacy. We strive to maximize the graduate student experience and empower learners to make informed decisions about their academic goals. Our primary focus is student success. We look forward to connecting with you and supporting you throughout your graduate program and beyond.

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Reach out at any time to the Student Services team.

Clair Baca
Dean of Student Services
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(909) 667-4481
cbaca@claremontlincoln.edu
Krystel Alston
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(909) 667-4492
kalston@claremontlincoln.edu

Technical Support

Contact Canvas Support if you need technical assistance with anything related to the online learning platform. Contact CLU Tech Support for all other non-Canvas related issues.

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Information for Students

Information provided here is not intended
to be inclusive of all policies, procedures,
and resources available to students.
For a comprehensive list of this information,
please see the current Student Catalog and Addendums.

Academic Resources

Disability Services

In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the implementing regulations 34 CFR part 104 (barring discrimination on the basis of disability), and the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the implementing regulations in 29 CFR part 1630 (1992), Claremont Lincoln University is committed to providing students with disabilities full access to its programs, events and facilities.

The Office of Student Services oversees the coordination of services for students with disabilities. To benefit from the protection of ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, students must self-disclose a disability to the Office of Student Services and request an accommodation. The University requires the student to provide the Office of Student Services medical documentation that verifies the existence of the disability, the student's current condition and need for an accommodation. Subsequently, a member of the Office of Student Services confers directly with the student requesting access for thorough accommodation. A student's disability has no bearing whatsoever on a student's acceptance or non-acceptance to any of Claremont Lincoln's degree programs.

Potential or current students with a disability seeking an accommodation may contact the Office of Student Services, which will provide answers to common questions about disability services or the accommodations process and is responsive to all situations. Claremont Lincoln University has an obligation to maintain confidentiality regarding a student's disability. Any information collected is solely for the student's benefit. It is maintained separately from the student's university record and housed within secure files with access limited to the Office of Student Services. An accommodated student will be informed as to what information is being provided to the faculty or staff regarding the request. Except where permitted by applicable law, disability information will not be shared with non-Claremont Lincoln University employees without the student's express written permission.

For additional information or questions or to request reasonable accommodations please contact the Office of Student Services at studentservices@claremontlincoln.edu

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Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)

Privacy of Student Records – Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)

As of January 3, 2012, the U.S. Department of Education's FERPA regulations expand the circumstances under which your education records and personally identifiable information (PII) contained in such records — including your Social Security Number, grades, or other private information — may be accessed without your consent. First, the U.S. Comptroller General, the U.S. Attorney General, the U.S. Secretary of Education, or state and local education authorities ("Federal and State Authorities") may allow access to your records and PII without your consent to any third party designated by a Federal or State Authority to evaluate a federal- or state-supported education program. The evaluation may relate to any program that is "principally engaged in the provision of education," such as early childhood education and job training, as well as any program that is administered by an education agency or institution.

Second, Federal and State Authorities may allow access to your education records and PII without your consent to researchers performing certain types of studies, in certain cases even when we object to or do not request such research.

Federal and State Authorities must obtain certain use-restriction and data security promises from the entities that they authorize to receive your PII, but the Authorities need not maintain direct control over such entities. In addition, in connection with Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems, State Authorities may collect, compile, permanently retain, and share without your consent PII from your education records, and they may track your participation in education and other programs by linking such PII to other personal information about you that they obtain from other Federal or State data sources, including workforce development, unemployment insurance, child welfare, juvenile justice, military service, and migrant student records systems.

Notification of Rights Under FERPA For Postsecondary Institutions

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) afford eligible students certain rights with respect to their education records. (An "eligible student" under FERPA is a student who is 18 years of age or older or who attends a postsecondary institution.) These rights include:

  1. The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days after the day Claremont Lincoln University receives a request for access. A student should submit to the Director of Student Services, Program Director, or other appropriate official, a written request that identifies the record(s) the student wishes to inspect. The school official will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the school official to whom the request was submitted, that official shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed.
  2. The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the student believes is inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student's privacy rights under FERPA.A student who wishes to ask the school to amend a record should write the school official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record the student wants changed, and specify why it should be changed.If the school decides not to amend the record as requested, the school will notify the student in writing of the decision and the student's right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.
  3. The right to provide written consent before the university discloses personally identifiable information (PII) from the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.The school discloses education records without a student's prior written consent under the FERPA exception for disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by Claremont Lincoln University in an administrative, supervisory, academic, research, or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff); a person serving on the board of directors; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee. A school official also may include a volunteer or contractor outside of the University who performs an institutional service or function for which the school would otherwise use its own employees and who is under the direct control of the school with respect to the use and maintenance of PII from education records, such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent or a student volunteering to assist another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibilities for the University.Upon request, the school also discloses education records without consent to officials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.
  4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the University to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is: Family Policy Compliance Office
    U.S. Department of Education
    400 Maryland Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC 20202

Directory Information

Directory Information is defined by the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) as information contained in a student's education record "that would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy" if disclosed. Each institution has the right to define, within the limits of FERPA regulations, the data that it considers to be Directory Information.

Directory Information may be disclosed from a student's education record without prior consent per FERPA regulations. Therefore, at its discretion, Claremont Lincoln University may provide Directory Information in accordance with the provisions of FERPA regulations.

Directory Information at CLU consists of:

  • Student Name
  • University Email
  • Student Photo

Through publication of directory information, the University will make public without student consent only the information listed above. A student who prefers that some or all of such Directory Information not be made public must notify the Office of Student Services in writing.

Directory Information Confidentiality Request

Download the FERPA Confidentiality Request form

See the list below of the disclosures that postsecondary institutions may make without consent.

FERPA permits the disclosure of PII from students' education records, without consent of the student, if the disclosure meets certain conditions found in §99.31 of the FERPA regulations. Except for disclosures to school officials, disclosures related to some judicial orders or lawfully issued subpoenas, disclosures of directory information, and disclosures to the student, §99.32 of FERPA regulations requires the institution to record the disclosure. Eligible students have a right to inspect and review the record of disclosures. A postsecondary institution may disclose PII from the education records without obtaining prior written consent of the student –

  • To other school officials, including teachers, within the University whom the school has determined to have legitimate educational interests. This includes contractors, consultants, volunteers, or other parties to whom the school has outsourced institutional services or functions, provided that the conditions listed in §99.31(a)(1)(i)(B)(1) – (a)(1)(i)(B)(2) are met. (§99.31(a)(1))
  • To officials of another school where the student seeks or intends to enroll, or where the student is already enrolled if the disclosure is for purposes related to the student's enrollment or transfer, subject to the requirements of §99.34. (§99.31(a)(2))
  • To authorized representatives of the U. S. Comptroller General, the U. S. Attorney General, the U.S. Secretary of Education, or State and local educational authorities, such as a State postsecondary authority that is responsible for supervising the university's State-supported education programs. Disclosures under this provision may be made, subject to the requirements of §99.35, in connection with an audit or evaluation of Federal- or State-supported education programs, or for the enforcement of or compliance with Federal legal requirements that relate to those programs. These entities may make further disclosures of PII to outside entities that are designated by them as their authorized representatives to conduct any audit, evaluation, or enforcement or compliance activity on their behalf. (§§99.31(a)(3) and 99.35)
  • In connection with financial aid for which the student has applied or which the student has received, if the information is necessary to determine eligibility for the aid, determine the amount of the aid, determine the conditions of the aid, or enforce the terms and conditions of the aid. (§99.31(a)(4))
  • To organizations conducting studies for, or on behalf of, the school, in order to: (a) develop, validate, or administer predictive tests; (b) administer student aid programs; or (c) improve instruction. (§99.31(a)(6))
  • To accrediting organizations to carry out their accrediting functions. ((§99.31(a)(7))
  • To parents of an eligible student if the student is a dependent for IRS tax purposes. (§99.31(a)(8))
  • To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena. (§99.31(a)(9))
  • To appropriate officials in connection with a health or safety emergency, subject to §99.36. (§99.31(a)(10))
  • Information the school has designated as "directory information" under §99.37. (§99.31(a)(11))
  • To a victim of an alleged perpetrator of a crime of violence or a non-forcible sex offense, subject to the requirements of §99.39. The disclosure may only include the final results of the disciplinary proceeding with respect to that alleged crime or offense, regardless of the finding. (§99.31(a)(13))
  • To the general public, the final results of a disciplinary proceeding, subject to the requirements of §99.39, if the school determines the student is an alleged perpetrator of a crime of violence or non-forcible sex offense and the student has committed a violation of the school's rules or policies with respect to the allegation made against him or her. (§99.31(a)(14))
  • To parents of a student regarding the student's violation of any Federal, State, or local law, or of any rule or policy of the school, governing the use or possession of alcohol or a controlled substance if the school determines the student committed a disciplinary violation and the student is under the age of 21. (§99.31(a)(15))
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Submit a Complaint:
Student Grievance Policy

Claremont Lincoln University is committed to treating all students justly and fairly. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, medical condition, or veteran status. To this end, Claremont Lincoln University strives to promote and maintain an environment in which students are protected from misconduct by any department or member of the University community. A student with a complaint or grievance – -a concern that a policy or procedure has been incorrectly or unfairly applied in his/her particular case, or a formal charge against a person's behavior — has recourse through complaint and grievance procedures. All conversations and proceedings are strictly confidential. The University will not tolerate retaliatory or punitive action against a student who files a complaint or grievance. Students initiating a complaint or grievance against a member of the staff, administration, study body or other non-academic personnel or representative should take the following steps:

  1. As a first step, the student must seek to resolve the issue directly with the aggrieving University representative.
  2. If a satisfactory resolution cannot be reached between the student and university representative, or if extenuating circumstances prevent direct communication between the student and university representative, the student should initiate a formal complaint/grievance in writing within 30 calendar days of the incident and submit it to the Dean of Student Services. The Dean of Student Services will act as the liaison between the student and the University representative and will facilitate the complaint/grievance resolution process.
  3. A written appeal may be submitted to the President's Office within 10 days of the decision provided by the Dean of Student Services. Within 30 days of the appeal, the President's Office will issue a final decision on the matter. This decision may not be appealed.

For academic matters, students should follow the chain of command from instructor to department chair to academic dean.

  1. The student should attempt to resolve the grievance informally by discussing the issue with their instructor. If a suitable solution cannot be reached through ordinary means, the student should file a written complaint or appeal detailing the issue to the instructor responsible for the issue.
  2. If the grievance is not informally resolved or the student has not received a satisfactory response from the instructor within 10 working days of the date of the complaint or appeal, the student should file a formal complaint or appeal to their Dean. The Dean has 30 calendar days from the date of the formal complaint to resolve the issue.
  3. If unresolved, the Dean will inform the Academic Leadership Team (ALT) who will assign a Grievance Sub-committee that includes ALT members (with the exception of the President and affected Dean) to rule on the grievance. The Grievance Sub-committee will present a ruling on the grievance within 30 calendar days of receipt of the complaint by the Dean. The Grievance Subcommittee will inform the student and instructor of ALT's decision.
  4. A written appeal of the decision may be submitted (within 10 working days) to the President who will determine whether the procedures of the dispute policy were properly followed. Within 30 calendar days of the receipt of the appeal, the President will issue a decision to the student and Dean. This decision is final and no further appeal is possible.

If an issue cannot be resolved internally, students may contact their state of residence to submit their complaint or grievance. Students residing in California should submit complaints to: Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400 Sacramento, CA 95833 (916) 431-6924 (916) 263-1897 FAX Students residing outside of California may find contact information for their state agency here. Claremont Lincoln University has been granted Accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) to award degrees at the master level. Contact the Commission at 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501 or by phone at (510) 748-9001 in order to (1) learn about the accreditation status of the institution, (2) file a third party comment at the time of the institution's decennial review, or (3) file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement. Normal inquiries about the institution, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to the institution and not to the Commission's office.

State Contact Information

Claremont Lincoln University aspires to resolve prospective and current student complaints and concerns in an expeditious, fair and amicable manner. Students who have exhausted all efforts to satisfactorily resolve a complaint in a timely manner through the Claremont Lincoln University complaint process referenced above, may seek further guidance from their home state. Pursuant to 34 CFR 668.34(b), institutions must provide current and prospective students with contact information for filing complaints with the appropriate state agency in that student's home state. The list below provides contact information for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. It should not be construed as informative of agency regulation, where an institution is licensed or in which states an institution is required to be licensed. Download State Agency Contact Information »

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In compliance with VA 3679(e), Claremont Lincoln University does not charge additional fees or terminate enrollment for delays in processing funds if a student has provided a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under chapter 31 or 33.

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2019 Annual Campus Safety Report

Claremont Lincoln University: 2019 Annual Campus & Safety Report

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of
Campus Security Policy
and Crime Statistics Report

Rev. October 1, 2019 2019 Annual Campus Security and Safety Report – (Download PDF)

Claremont Lincoln University (also referred to as CLU) is providing the following information to all of its employees and students as part of CLU's commitment to safety and security pursuant to the requirements of the federal Jeanne Cleary Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. If you should have any questions about any of the information provided in this material, please contact the Dean of Student Services.

CAMPUS SECURITY AND
CRIME PREVENTION POLICY

CLU's Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Report is distributed to every student and employee on an annual basis and is available to prospective employees and students at their request. Employees and students receive a copy of this report at their CLU email address. The Report may also be found in this section, below.

REPORTING CRIMINAL ACTIONS
OR OTHER EMERGENCIES

A safe environment is everyone's responsibility. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to report all criminal acts, suspicious activities, or emergencies promptly and have the right to report these matters confidentially. Victims or witnesses to a crime are encouraged to file a report of the incident. Reports can be filed on a voluntary, confidential basis for inclusion in the annual disclosure of crime statistics. Students should contact the Dean of Student Services and employees should contact the Director of Administrative Services/CHRO. Reports are kept in a secure location in the office of the Director of Administrative Services/CHRO. Names of victims or witnesses are not disclosed in the crime report. It is the policy of CLU that all criminal acts or other emergencies be properly documented and reported to local authorities as required by law.

Students and employees should promptly report all criminal actions and emergencies occurring on or around Claremont Lincoln University facilities to the Director of Administrative Services/CHRO either in person or by calling 909-667-4470. If the Director of Administrative Services/CHRO is not available, you may contact the Chief Operating Officer at 909-667-4494 and the local police department by dialing 9-1-1.

In the event of fire or medical emergencies, staff and employees should contact the Claremont Police Department by dialing 9-1-1 and then notify the Director of Administrative Services/CHRO.

VICTIM NOTIFICATION

Claremont Lincoln University will, upon written request, disclose to the alleged victim of a crime of violence, or a non-forcible sex offense, the report on the results of any disciplinary proceeding conducted by CLU against a student who is the alleged perpetrator of such crime or offense. If the alleged victim is deceased as a result of such crime or offense, the next of kin of such victim shall be treated as the alleged victim for these purposes.

POLICIES FOR PREPARING
THE ANNUAL DISCLOSURE
OF CRIME STATISTICS

All incidents are reported and documented on the Incident Report, which is sent to the Director of Administrative Services/CHRO. Reports are kept in a secure location in the Office of the Director of Administrative Services/CHRO. The statistics included in the annual crime report are prepared by compiling crime statistics and data from designated campus officials, local police departments, and other relevant information by the Director of Administrative Services/CHRO.

SECURITY AND ACCESS
TO CAMPUS FACILITIES

As a distance education institute providing instruction in an entirely online format, Claremont Lincoln University only maintains administrative offices. It is the policy of CLU that access to the administrative offices be limited to employees, authorized personnel, visitors, and students. All individuals accessing the CLU administrative offices are subject to university policies and conduct codes. All students and visitors must check-in at the front desk. CLU reserves the right to restrict access to their administrative offices.

CAMPUS LAW ENFORCEMENT

Claremont Lincoln University does not employ campus security. Law enforcement is provided by the Claremont Police Department. Campus staff with security responsibilities are on the campus during regular business hours. They do not have the authority to arrest, but they do have the authority to evict unauthorized persons from the administrative offices or events hosted by the University. Should anything illegal occur at the CLU administrative office or any other site controlled by CLU, they will promptly contact the local police department. Campus security authorities at CLU include officers of the institution who have significant responsibility for student and campus activities. The president or a designee may identify other officials as it is deemed necessary. Claremont Lincoln University campus security authorities are:

TITLE PHONE NUMBER
President (909) 667-4410
Chief Operating Officer (909) 667-4494
Director of Administrative Services/CHRO (909) 667-4470
Vice President for Academic Affairs (909) 667-4491
Dean of Student Services (909) 667-4423
Director of Student Financial Services (909) 667-4428
Student Relations Manager (909) 667-4481

All members of the campus community are encouraged to report crimes or criminal activities to any of the campus security authorities listed above. This list is subject to modification and is not intended to be all inclusive due to changes in responsibilities within the institution.

In accordance with Clery Act regulations, campus "pastoral counselors" and campus "professional counselors," when acting as such, are not considered to be a campus security authority and are not required to report crimes for inclusion into the annual disclosure of crime statistics.

If a student is a victim of a crime and does not want to pursue action with CLU or the criminal justice system, the student may consider making a confidential report. With the student's permission, the Dean of Student Services can file a report on the details of the incident without revealing the student's identity. The purpose of the confidential report is to comply with the student's wish to keep the matter confidential while taking steps to ensure the safety of the student and others. Reports filed in this manner are counted and disclosed in the annual crime statistics for CLU. Reports are kept in a secure location of the Office of the Director of Administrative Services/CHRO.

Claremont Lincoln University maintains a Daily Crime Log of all criminal incidents reported to the institution. The crime log includes the date and time the incident occurred, the nature of the offense, the location of the offense, the offense allegedly committed, and the disposition of the complaint if known. The crime log is available for inspection in the Director of Administrative Services/CHRO during business hours.

RELATIONSHIPS WITH LOCAL
AND STATE POLICE

Claremont Lincoln University is located in Claremont, CA. CLU maintains close working relationships with the Claremont Police Department with periodic contact initiated by CLU to ensure the institution is aware of criminal offenses and arrests occurring near the campus so that they can be properly reported and, if necessary, provided for timely warning reports on crimes that represent a continuing threat. The institution does not have any agreements or memoranda of understanding with law enforcement. The data received from local law enforcement is maintained in the office of the Director of Administrative Services/CHRO.

TIMELY WARNINGS

Timely warnings are provided to give students, faculty, and staff notification of crimes that have occurred in the institution's geographic area and have been reported to campus security authorities or local police agencies that are considered to represent a serious or continuing threat. Timely warnings are not limited to violent crimes or crimes against persons but may be threats to persons or property.

The decision to issue a timely warning is based on the nature of the crime, the continuing danger to the campus community, and the possible risk of compromising law enforcement efforts. Timely warnings should allow members of the campus community to protect themselves and their property. Timely warnings are not necessarily issued to all members of the campus community as students and faculty generally reside out of the local area and are not required to come to the administrative offices.

PROGRAMS TO INFORM STUDENTS
ABOUT CAMPUS SECURITY

Because Claremont Lincoln University does not maintain a physical campus, information about campus security is provided via the crime statistics which are published online and sent via email on an annual basis.

PROGRAMS TO INFORM STUDENTS
AND EMPLOYEES ABOUT
THE PREVENTION OF CRIMES

Members of the CLU community are encouraged to review the Student Catalog which provides information on policies related to harassment, drug use, and the student code of conduct.

OFF-CAMPUS
STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

Claremont Lincoln University does not presently have any off-campus student organizations.

DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICIES

Claremont Lincoln University is a drug-free organization. The University believes that illegal drug use by any student or employee, whether or not on the campus, is inappropriate and incompatible with the mission and values of its community members. Pursuant to federal law, each student and employee is hereby notified that the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispersing, possession or use of a controlled substance is prohibited on Claremont Lincoln University premises. Violation of this prohibition may result in the referral of the violator to an appropriate treatment center for drug counseling, rehabilitation, or other assistance, or reporting of the violation to law enforcement authorities for such action as they deem appropriate. Federal law requires Claremont Lincoln University to provide each student and employee a copy of this statement and that each student and employee agrees to (a) abide by the terms of the statement, and (b) notify the University of any criminal drug statute conviction no later than five days after such conviction.

Health Risks Associated with Alcohol-Drug Abuse: Certain health risks are known to be associated with the use of alcohol or controlled substances: (a) There is potential for abuse and (b) abuse of alcohol or controlled substances may lead to physical and/or psychological dependency. For more information concerning the health risks associated with particular drugs or groups of drugs, please refer to Drugs of Abuse, published by the U.S. Department of justice Drug Enforcement Administration.

WEAPONS POLICY

Possession or use of firearms, fireworks, ammunition, or other dangerous weapons or materials is prohibited on Claremont Lincoln University owned or controlled property and at University-sponsored events.

PROGRAMS AND PROCEDURES
REGARDING SEXUAL VIOLENCE

Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking are prohibited by the institution and are incompatible with the institution's goal of providing a healthy educational environment for students, faculty, staff, and guests. Sexual offenses involve the physical contact of a sexual nature which is against one's will or without one's consent. Consent requires a voluntary, positive agreement between the participants to engage in specific sexual activity. Sexual activity that is nonconsensual would include, but is not limited to:

  • nonconsensual sexual intercourse or penetration (vaginal, oral, or anal) by any means;
  • nonconsensual sexual contact (any touching of intimate body parts with any body part or object without consent);
  • sexual contact with a person while knowing or having reason to know that the person is incapacitated by any means including alcohol or other drugs.

Sexual violence can be perpetrated by a stranger or acquaintance. Both men and women can be victims or perpetrators.

  • Domestic Violence – (i) A felony or misdemeanor crime of violence committed— (A) By a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim; (B) By a person with whom the victim shares a child in common; (C) By a person who is cohabitating with, or has cohabitated with, the victim as a spouse or intimate partner; (D) By a person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction in which the crime of violence occurred, or (E) By any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person's acts under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction in which the crime of violence occurred.
  • Dating Violence-Violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim. (i) The existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on the reporting party's statement and with consideration of the length of the relationship, the type of relationship, and the frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship. (ii) For the purposes of this definition— (A) Dating violence includes, but is not limited to, sexual or physical abuse or the threat of such abuse. (B) Dating violence does not include acts covered under the definition of domestic violence.
  • Sexual Assault – An offense that meets the definition of rape, fondling, incest, or statutory rape. Any sexual act directed against another person, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent. A. Fondling—The touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her age or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental incapacity. B. Incest—Sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law. C. Statutory Rape—Sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent.
  • Stalking (i) Engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to— (A) Fear for the person's safety or the safety of others; or (B) Suffer substantial emotional distress. (ii) For the purposes of this definition— (A) Course of conduct means two or more acts, including, but not limited to, acts in which the stalker directly, indirectly, or through third parties, by any action, method, device, or means, follows, monitors, observes, surveils, threatens, or communicates to or about a person, or interferes with a person's property. (B) Reasonable person means a reasonable person under similar circumstances and with similar identities to the victim. (C) Substantial emotional distress means significant mental suffering or anguish that may, but does not necessarily, require medical or other professional treatment or counseling.

Upon request Claremont Lincoln University can provide information on risk reduction so that students and employees may recognize warning signs of abusive behavior and how to minimize the risk of potential attacks. Domestic and dating abuse often escalates from threats and verbal abuse to violence. And, while physical injury may be the most obvious danger, the emotional and psychological consequences of domestic and dating violence may also be severe.

Warning signs of dating and domestic violence include:

  • Being afraid of your partner
  • Constantly watching what you say to avoid a "blow up"
  • Feelings of low self-wroth and helplessness about your relationship
  • Feeling isolated from family or friends because of your relationship
  • Hiding bruises or other injuries from family or friends
  • Being monitored by your partner at home, work or school
  • Being forced to do things you don't want to do.

If you are being abused or suspect that someone you know is being abused, speak up or intervene:

  • Get help by contacting the Dean of Student Services or other CLU officials
  • Learn how to look for "red flags" in relationships so you can learn to avoid some of those characteristics in other partners
  • Consider making a report with local police
  • Consider getting a protective or no contact order from a local judge or magisterial justice
  • Trust your instincts

Students and employees may report that they have been a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking. Students should report this to the Office of Student Services, and employees should report this to Director of Administrative Services/CHRO. It is the victims option to notify the appropriate law enforcement authorities. At the victim's request, the Office of Student Services, Director of Administrative Services/CHRO, or other CLU officials will assist in notifying the proper authorities. Victims of sexual assault or rape should follow these recommended steps:

  • Go to a safe place following the attack
  • Do not shower, bathe, or destroy any of the clothing you were wearing at the time of the attack. It is important that evidence be preserved as proof of a criminal offense and for assistance in obtaining a protection order.
  • Go to a hospital emergency room for medical care. A medical examination is the only way to ensure you are not injured and it could provide valuable evidence should you decide to prosecute. Even if you do not for forensic evidence collection, health care providers can still treat injuries and take steps to address concerns of pregnancy and/or sexually transmitted infections.
  • Call someone to be with you – you should not be alone
  • Preserve evidence by saving text messages, instant messages, social networking pages, or other communications and by keeping pictures, logs, or copies of other documents that may be useful to hearing boards, investigators, or police.

It is also recommended that victims call the Rape Crisis Hotline at 800-656-HOPE. It is open 24 hours per day and their counselors can help answer medical or emotional questions at any hour and in complete confidence. Reporting the rape to police is up to the victim, but it is important to remember that reporting a rape is not the same as prosecuting a rape. Victims are strongly encouraged to call the police and report the rape. If the victim requests, Claremont Lincoln University will assist the victim in notifying law enforcement authorities and/or in identifying off-campus counseling and mental health services.

If the victim does not want to pursue action, he/she may still want to consider making a confidential report. With the victim's permission, a report can be filed on the details of the incident without revealing his/her identity. The purpose of the confidential report is to comply with the victim's wish to keep the matter confidential while taking steps to ensure the safety of the victim and others.

Any member of the University community may file a complaint against any student, staff, or faculty member:

  • The complaint shall be prepared in writing or in an incident report and directed to the Title IX Coordinator or their delegate.
  • The written complaint or incident report should include the nature of the offense, date, approximate time, and location of the incident. The name of the victim, offender, and any witnesses may be included.

After any campus sexual assaults are reported, the victims of such crimes have the right to request that CLU personnel take steps or actions reasonably feasible to prevent any unnecessary or unwanted contact or proximity with alleged assailants. These measures may include:

  • Providing an escort at any events sponsored by CLU
  • Ensuring that the alleged victim and alleged perpetrator do not attend the same classes
  • Providing referral to counseling services or providers
  • Providing academic support services
  • Arranging for the victim to retake a course or withdraw from a class without penalty

In addition, CLU will take the necessary measures, within reason, to comply with any protection or no contact orders issued by a criminal, civil, or tribal court authority of which CLU becomes aware.

PROCEDURES TAKEN BY
CLAREMONT LINCOLN UNIVERSITY
ONCE SEXUAL ASSAULT, DATING VIOLENCE,
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, OR STALKING
HAS BEEN REPORTED;
DISCIPLINARY ACTION AND SANCTIONS

Upon learning of possible sexual violence involving a student, regardless of whether the victim chooses to report the incident to law enforcement, Claremont Lincoln University will take immediate action to investigate or otherwise determine what happened. Such action may include, but is not limited to, speaking with the alleged victim, hereby referred to as the "Complainant", the alleged perpetrator, hereby referred to as the "Respondent", and other potential witness as appropriate and reviewing other evidence if available.

Pending a final determination, the Title IX Coordinator or designee will take appropriate interim measures. These measures may include, but are not limited to, the imposition of a no-contact order and academic modifications. The Title IX Coordinator or designee may limit a student or organization's access to certain CLU facilities or activities pending resolution of the matter. The Title IX Coordinator may impose an Interim Suspension on the Respondent pending the resolution of an alleged violation when the Title IX Coordinator determines, at his/her sole discretion, that it is necessary in order to protect the safety and well-being of members of the CLU community.

On-campus disciplinary procedures against students will be in accordance CLU's published Student Code of Conduct, which are prompt, fair, and impartial from the initial investigation to the final result. The Title IX Coordinator will receive annual training related to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking as well as how to conduct an investigation and hearing process that protects the safety of victims and promotes accountability. The Respondent will receive written notice of the report and the nature of the alleged misconduct. He/she will be advised in writing of the investigation process and opportunity to provide any relevant evidence. The investigation will generally be conducted by the Dean of Student Services for the campus (or any other individual appointed by the Title IX Coordinator) if the Respondent is a student. If the Respondent is a faculty or staff member, Human Resources will also participate in the investigation.

The investigator will separately interview Complainant and Respondent. Both parties will be able to provide evidence and suggest other witnesses to be interviewed. The investigator will interview other relevant witnesses and review any other available relevant evidence. Both the Complainant and Respondent can have another individual present during their own respective interviews. If the Complainant or Respondent elects, they may have an attorney present during their own interview but said attorney may not advocate during the interview. The investigator will present all evidence to the Title IX Coordinator (or his/her designated Deputy Title IX Coordinator). In all cases, the Title IX Coordinator or the designated Deputy Title IX Coordinator will be appropriately trained regarding handling and considering sexual misconduct and relationship violence cases. The Title IX Coordinator will weigh the evidence presented and decide whether additional evidence is necessary for consideration. The Title IX Coordinator will determine whether it is more likely than not that a violation occurred. The standard of evidence that will be used is preponderance of the evidence. This is a burden of proof in which it is determined to be more likely than not, or at least 51% certain, that the violation has in fact occurred.

If the Respondent is an employee, the investigator will present all evidence to the Chief Human Resources Officer. The CHRO will be appropriately trained regarding handling and adjudicating sexual misconduct and relationship violence cases. The CHRO in conjunction with the COO and University President will weigh the evidence presented and make a determination of whether a violation of the Sexual Misconduct & Relationship Violence Policy or any other policy has occurred. If CLU determines that sexual violence may have occurred, the institution will take steps proactively designed to promptly and effectively end the sexual violence or the threat of sexual violence, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects regardless of whether the alleged actions are subject to criminal investigation. For this purpose, the outcome of a disciplinary proceeding means only CLU's final determination with respect to the alleged sexual offense and any sanction that is imposed against the accused. Sanctions, which may be imposed following a final determination may include but are not limited to coaching, training, probation, suspension, or expulsion in the case of students or coaching, training, written warning, demotion, or termination in the case of employees.

Both the Complainant and Respondent will be notified simultaneously in writing of the outcome of the investigation and of the sanctions imposed, if any. If the Complainant or Respondent is a student, he or she may appeal the outcome determination by written appeal to the University President within 15 days of notification of the outcome. An appeal may be made based only on one or more of the following reasons:

  • New and significant evidence appeared that could not have been discovered by a properly diligent charged student or complainant before or during the original investigation and that could have changed the outcome.
  • The Finding is Arbitrary and Capricious: Reading all evidence in the favor of the non-appealing party, the finding was not supported by reasonable grounds or adequate consideration of the circumstances. In deciding appeals, the University President is allowed to make all logical inferences in benefit of the non-appealing party.
  • Disproportionate Sanctions: The sanctions were disproportionate to the findings.

The appeal shall consist of a written statement requesting review of the conduct decision or sanction and explaining in detail the basis for the appeal. The University President, or designated representative, will notify the non-appealing party of the request for an appeal. Within five working days of receipt of the notice, the non-appealing party may submit a written statement to be included in the case file. The appeal may proceed without the non-appealing party's written statement if it is not submitted within the designated time limit.

The University President will endeavor to make a determination of the appeal within 15 days of receipt. The President's decision is final.

INFORMATION REGARDING
REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS

Information regarding registered sex offenders is available online from the Department of Justice's Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW): https://www.nsopw.gov/

CRIME STATISTICS

Statistics are provided for your information in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Act and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Claremont Lincoln University prepares the crime statistic policy annually by gathering all reported data and preparing a report for its employees and students. Moreover, local and state police agencies are contacted to maintain a working relationship and formulate statistics for the annual crime statistics report. The chart includes statistics available to CLU concerning the occurrences on CLU's administrative offices and on public property which were reported to the local police agencies or the institution.

REPORTING AREA

Claremont Lincoln University reports statistics from all property owned or controlled by the university. Information relative to areas adjacent or contiguous with the university facilities has been provided by the local police department.

For purposes of the
Clery Act, Claremont Lincoln
University is defined as:

Administrative Offices:
150 W. First Street, Claremont, CA 91711
and
150 West First Street Claremont, CA 91711

EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION

In the event of a local emergency that may affect members of the Claremont Lincoln University community, information will be disseminated via email.

EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION
AND EVACUATION POLICY

Process used to confirm that there is a significant emergency or dangerous situation:

In the event of a report of a dangerous or emergency situation to any staff member, the staff member will contact the University President or any other member of the campus security team. The President or campus security member will then review the situation, and if appropriate confer with local law enforcement or other first responders, to confirm the issue(s) involved and determine if activation of the Emergency Notification system is warranted.

Process used to determine the appropriate segment(s) of the campus community to receive notification:

In the event of a confirmed emergency situation, the University President or campus security member will determine the appropriate segments of the campus population to receive notification and determine the content of the notification (i.e., how much information is appropriate to disseminate at different points in time), which will then be passed on to the staff members for immediate dissemination to the campus community via blast email and/or verbally to all students/staff present on campus providing the notification would not compromise the ability to contain the emergency or endanger additional students or staff members. The only reason that CLU would not immediately notify the campus community is if doing so would compromise efforts to assist a victim, contain the emergency, respond to the emergency, or otherwise mitigate the emergency.

Procedure used to
notify the campus:

Upon the confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving the immediate threat to the health or safety of student or staff occurring on the campus, CLU will immediately notify the campus community, unless issuing a notification will compromise efforts to contain the emergency.

CLU will utilize its senior staff and campus security members to inform all students and employees on campus of the need to immediately evacuate the premises to a safe location.

The emergency response and evacuation procedures are publicized on an annual basis to campus staff, visitors, and students through internal postings.

The campus emergency notification protocols and procedure are reviewed with each staff member at orientation and subsequently in staff and faculty meetings. Practice drills are conducted at least annually to assure effectiveness of the plan. A description of the practice drill exercise along with a record of the date, time and whether it wasannounced or unannounced is maintained by the Dean of Student Services.

SAFETY TIPS

Prevention is your best protection against crime. Here are some precautions you can take to assure greater security.

At Home

  • Leave at least one light on, inside and out when you are away. If possible, use a timer to turn lights on and off.
  • Keep your doors and windows locked, even if you are at home, and even if you leave for a few minutes. NEVER open the door without knowing who is there. Require the caller to identify himself or herself satisfactorily. Use chain bolt when checking ID. If a stranger asks to use a phone, DO NOT PERMIT HIM OR HER TO ENTER. Make the call for that person if you believe it is an actual emergency.
  • Keep in touch with your neighbors. Watch each other's apartments and let each other know of anything suspicious.
  • Don't give out personal information, such as your address. Report threatening or harassing calls to the police or phone company.

When Walking

  • Plan the safest route to your destination and use it. Choose well-lighted busy pathways and streets, avoiding alleys, vacant lots, or construction sites. Take a longer way if it's safer.
  • Know your neighborhood and the campus. Find out which buildings are open late (or early) and where you go to summon help if needed.
  • Carry your purse close to your body and keep a firm grip on it. Carry a wallet in an inside coat or side trouser pocket, not in the rear trouser pocket.
  • Don't flaunt expensive jewelry, clothing, or "flash" cash.
  • Have your car or house key in hand and ready as you approach your vehicle or home.
  • Never hitchhike.

While Traveling

  • Keep doors locked and windows rolled up, especially at stoplights. Always lock your car and take the keys.
  • Keep valuables out of sight in the trunk. Park in areas that will be well-lit when you return. Check the back seat and the area around the car before getting in.
  • Car Trouble: Raise the hood. Put on emergency flashers. Stay inside the car and lock the doors. Ask anyone who stops to help to call the police or the nearest service station for you.
  • On public transportation, wait in well-lit areas near other people. If someone bothers you, move to a more populated area of the bus or train.

Responding to an Attack

In any situation, your goal is to get away with the least injury to yourself. If an attacker only wants your valuables, give them up. Valuables can be replaced; your life can't. Notify local policy immediately. Learning to defend yourself is a good idea. However, don't overestimate your abilities. It may take lots of practice before you can use the techniques effectively.

EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN PURPOSE

The purpose of this Emergency Action Plan is to establish procedures for safely and effectively managing an emergency event for the Claremont Lincoln University. All employees are expected to follow the procedures outlined in this plan to ensure that employees and consumers are protected from any further harm during an emergency situation.

Authority

CLU complies with California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Sections 3220, 3203, 6184, NFPA 1 Uniform Fire Code, section 10.9.

Scope

This Emergency Action Plan covers those designated actions managers and employees must take to ensure employee and consumer safety from fire and other emergencies. This plan includes: emergency evacuation procedures and emergency escape routes depending on your location in the office; procedures for all employees, and those who have additional responsibilities in the event of an emergency; procedures to account for employees after emergency evacuation has been completed; rescue and medical duties and expectations; the preferred means of reporting fires and other emergencies; and individuals who can be contacted for further information about the plan.

Persons responsible for emergency planning and information are:

Executive Vice President/COO – 909-667-4440
Director of Administrative Services/CHRO – 909-667-4470

Responsibilities of the Emergency Response Team

The goal of the Emergency Response Team is to assist in the orderly evacuation of employees, guests and students from a building or area during an emergency or assist with shelter in place procedures if warranted. The duties of the Response Team are as follows:

  • Be familiar with the content of this plan.
  • Alert staff of emergency situations.
  • Ensure that staff, guests and students are appropriately evacuating the facility or area based on the escape route assignments posted throughout the premises.
  • Assist in the evacuation of guests, students and staff with disabilities that preclude them from using elevators during emergency situations, or alerting security, fire, and police personnel of the last known location of the individuals.
  • Perform medical duties as necessary to employees, guests and students during emergency situations.
  • Extinguish small fires with the use of a fire extinguisher.
  • If instructed, take the
  • Emergency Evacuation Binder located at the front desk to the designated meeting location and account for all employees, guests and students.

Training

Emergency Response Team members will be trained and made aware of their duties so that they can assist in the safe and orderly emergency evacuation of employees. They shall be made aware of their responsibilities under this plan:

  • Upon initial assignment;
  • Whenever the employee's responsibility under the plan changes; and
  • Whenever the plan is changed.

Responsibilities of the Employees

The success of this Emergency Action Plan in times of emergencies hinges on employees knowing the procedures outlined in this plan and acting upon them in an appropriate manner.

Before an emergency, employees shall:

  • Become familiar with the contents of this plan to include who to report emergencies to, the assigned evacuation routes for the facility, and the designated meeting locations.
  • Actively participate in emergency drills and treat them as if they are real.
  • Utilize the In/Out Board mechanism in good faith to assist the Emergency Response Team in knowing if you are in attendance in the event of an emergency.

During an emergency, employees shall:

  • Assist an Emergency Response Team member if asked.
  • Listen and wait for directions on how and when to evacuate the facility from emergency response team members, security, police, or fire personnel.
  • Report any emergencies such as a bomb threat or threats of violence to your supervisor first and immediately.
  • Follow the assigned escape route procedures to avoid crowding at the exits.
  • Report immediately to your designated meeting location upon evacuating the facility. Do not take any side trips.
  • Never go back into the facility to retrieve personal belongings. Returning to the office may ONLY take place when given the all-clear to do so.

Reporting Emergencies

Report fire or other emergencies immediately, first to your supervisor, then to the responsible person(s) listed above. When warranted, call 911 (9-911 from a landline if possible). Be prepared to provide the responder with the nature and location of the emergency. Our address is:

Claremont Lincoln University
The Village Plaza
150 W. First Street
East Wing Entrance
Major Cross Street is Yale
909-667-4400

Employee Alarm System

The employee alarm system utilized in this facility is a 30-watt bullhorn megaphone with a siren that can be heard up to 800 feet away. This will be used to provide warnings so that employees, guests and students can escape safely from the premises or the immediate work area. Emergency preparedness drills utilizing the megaphone will be clearly distinguished from actual emergencies.

Evacuation Routes and Maps

The evacuation routes and assembly area maps are posted conspicuously throughout the premises. Employees are to become familiar with all evacuation routes and the post-evacuation assembly point in order to ensure their own safety as well as that of guests and students who may be on the premises.

Location of First Aid Kits

As noted on the evacuation maps, the First Aid Kits are located in the kitchen and in the Student Services copy room on east side of the office.

Designated Post-Evacuation Meeting Location

Once employees have evacuated the facility, they must meet at the southeast corner of the parking lot behind the building near the train depot to check in with a member of the Emergency Response Team will be accounting for individuals. Look for the individuals wearing the neon orange vests and holding the neon red flags. Employees who do not show up to the designated meeting location will be presumed to still be in the building and fire and police personnel shall be notified of their absence immediately.

Fire Emergency Procedures

  • Remove anyone in immediate danger.
  • Once an employee is alerted to the fire danger, he/she will go to the nearest member of the Emergency Response Team to initiate the employee alarm system, exit the building according to the emergency action plan, and proceed directly to the designated assembly point.
  • Confine the fire to the room/area by closing the door to the area where the fire is located and by ensuring all doors leading to the main hallways are closed.
  • Attempt to extinguish the fire only if you are capable of using the portable fire extinguishers, the fire is in its beginning stage, and it can be extinguished safely.
  • Disabled and non-ambulatory (unable to walk personnel) should request assistance from those nearest to them. Advise the Fire Department or other official Emergency Responders of any individuals who are trapped or who may require assistance to evacuate.

Earthquake Emergency Procedures

  • If you are indoors, stay there. Take shelter under a desk, table, or in a doorway. If you cannot get under something sturdy or stand in a doorway, get on your hands and knees and cover your head and back of neck with your hands and arms.
  • Stay away from windows, outside walls, light fixtures, filing cabinets and bookshelves. Do not attempt to use the elevators.
  • If you are outdoors, go to an open area away from trees, buildings, walls, roadways and power lines.
  • If the building is evacuated, do not return until authorized.
  • Beware of potential dangers after an earthquake such as escaping gas, unstable building structures, electrical hazards, etc. Also beware of aftershocks.

Evacuation of the Disabled

  • Persons (employees, students and guests) with a disability (including a short-term disability) limiting them from using the stairs will congregate entrance/exit corridor outside the front office area by the elevator where they will be assisted by either an official Emergency Responder (fire, EMT, or law enforcement personnel).
  • In the event an emergency renders the elevator unsafe or dangerous, an official Emergency Responder will assist or carry the disabled person down one or more floors for pick-up and relocation.
  • If assistance is not immediately available, disabled persons should remain in the entrance/exit corridor outside the front office until assistance from an official Emergency Responder becomes available.

Serious Injury

  • Check the scene and the victim to determine the danger potential and the extent of the injury. Do not move a seriously injured victim unless there is an immediate danger such as fire, flood, or poisonous gas. If you must move the victim, do it as quickly and carefully as possible. If there is no immediate danger, do not move the victim and advise the bystanders the victim is not to be moved.
  • Call 911 (9-911 from a landline) immediately if the victim is unconscious. Additionally, you should call for an ambulance if the victim has trouble breathing or is breathing in a strange way; has pressure or pain in the chest or abdomen; is bleeding severely; has slurred speech; appears to have been poisoned; has injuries to the head, neck, or back; or has possible broken bones.
  • Keep the victim calm and as comfortable as possible. Administer CPR or First Aid if you have been trained in those areas (A list of these employees is included at the end of this document). A First Aid kit should be used and precautions should be taken to minimize exposure to blood, blood-borne pathogens, and other bodily fluids. Remain with the victim until emergency services personnel and Security arrive.

Disgruntled Visitor

  • In the event someone encounters a disgruntled or belligerent visitor in the office, effort should be made to keep the visitor as calm as possible and seek assistance in a manner that does not cause further agitation.
  • If you are unable to call for assistance outside the disgruntled visitor's presence, tell the visitor that you need to call someone to help him/her, and use the code words "GUEST SERVICES" when placing that call for help. You would call your supervisor or someone you know will answer and say, "Hi, this is [your name] and I need assistance with GUEST SERVICES in [your location]."
  • This keeps the visitor from becoming even more defensive and angry while alerting others that there is a problem that needs immediate attention.
  • Whoever receives a call from someone in the office for GUEST SERVICES shall NOT respond alone. At least two people (if possible) need to immediately proceed with caution to the location of the caller requesting assistance.

Hazardous Materials

  • A hazardous material is a substance that presents a physical or health hazard. A health hazard refers to a substance for which there is significant evidence that health effects may occur for exposed employees.
  • A Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is required for all hazardous substances in use within the department. Employees will be provided with training on the safe use of all chemicals they will be exposed to in the event that this situation ever arises.
  • In the event of a hazardous material emergency:
  • Evacuate the area, securing access to the area when possible.
  • Immediately call 911 (9-911 from a landline) and inform the operator of the emergency. Provide as much information as possible to the operator and refer to the MSDS.
  • The list of chemicals regularly used in this facility will be located in the office of the Director of Administrative Services/CHRO along with an MSDS binder once the need arises to develop one.

Bomb Threats

  • If you receive a bomb threat or discover a possible bomb or suspicious object(s), immediately notify your supervisor and call 911 (9-911 from a landline). In the event of a bomb threat by telephone:
  • Get someone's attention if possible and convey the nature of the call. Have them make the above notifications.
  • Get as much information as possible from the caller. Ask the following questions:
  • Where is the bomb?
  • When is it going to explode?
  • What does it look like?
  • What kind of bomb is it?
  • What is the caller's name or organization?
  • Record the following information:
  • Date and time of call
  • Exact words of caller
  • Age, sex, adult, or child
  • Any speech pattern or accent
  • Background noises
  • For bomb threats by mail or for suspicious objects discovered:
  • Do not handle the letter, envelope, or package any further.
  • Immediately notify local law enforcement by calling 911 (9-911 from a landline).
  • Notify your immediate supervisor.
  • Evacuate the immediate area if instructed to do so.

ANNUAL DISCLOSURE
OF CRIME STATISTICS

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC § 1092(f)) requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. As a 100% online graduate school, Claremont Lincoln University does not risk the same level of exposure to potential crime as residential or "bricks and mortar" schools where students attend classes onsite. CLU does invite its students and faculty to attend in-person events twice a year including an annual commencement ceremony and, therefore, is obliged and committed to tracking data and publishing reports documenting any reportable crimes that take place during these events or any other time throughout the year involving CLU students, faculty and staff.

Definitions of Reportable Crimes

Criminal Homicide: These offenses are separated into two categories: Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter, and Manslaughter by Negligence.

Manslaughter by Negligence: The killing of another person through gross negligence.

Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter: The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.

Sex Offenses: Any sexual act directed against another person, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent.

  • Rape: The penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.
  • Fondling: The touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her age or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental incapacity.
  • Incest: Sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.
  • Statutory Rape: Sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent.

Robbery: The taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.

Aggravated Assault: An unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. (It is not necessary that injury result from an aggravated assault when a gun, knife, or other weapon is used which could and probably would result in serious personal injury if the crime were successfully completed.)

Burglary: The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft. For reporting purposes this definition includes: unlawful entry with intent to commit a larceny or felony; breaking and entering with intent to commit a larceny; housebreaking; safecracking; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.

Motor Vehicle Theft: The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. (Classify as motor vehicle theft all cases where automobiles are taken by persons not having lawful access even though the vehicles are later abandoned—including joyriding.)

Arson: Any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc.

Liquor Law Violations: The violation of state or local laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession, or use of alcoholic beverages, not including driving under the influence and drunkenness.

Drug Abuse Violations: The violation of laws prohibiting the production, distribution, and/or use of certain controlled substances and the equipment or devices utilized in their preparation and/or use. The unlawful cultivation, manufacture, distribution, sale, purchase, use, possession, transportation, or importation of any controlled drug or narcotic substance. Arrests for violations of state and local laws, specifically those relating to the unlawful possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing, and making of narcotic drugs.

Weapons: Carrying, Possessing, Etc . The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession, concealment, or use of firearms, cutting instruments, explosives, incendiary devices, or other deadly weapons.

Referred for campus disciplinary action (Liquor Laws, Drugs and Weapons Violations) | The referral of any person to any campus official who initiates a disciplinary action of which a record is kept, and which may result in the imposition of a sanction.

Hate Crime: A Hate Crime is a criminal offense that manifests evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the perpetrator's bias against the victim. For Clery Act purposes, Hate Crimes include any of the categories listed above and includes the four additional categories below:

  • Larceny-Theft (Except Motor Vehicle Theft): The unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another. Attempted larcenies are included. Embezzlement, confidence games, forgery, worthless checks, etc., are excluded.
  • Simple Assault: An unlawful physical attack by one person upon another where neither the offender displays a weapon, nor the victim suffers obvious severe or aggravated bodily injury involving apparent broken bones, loss of teeth, possible internal injury, severe laceration, or loss of consciousness.
  • Intimidation: To unlawfully place another person in reasonable fear of bodily harm through the use of threatening words and/or other conduct, but without displaying a weapon or subjecting the victim to actual physical attack.
  • Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property: To willfully or maliciously destroy, damage, deface, or otherwise injure real or personal property without the consent of the owner or the person having custody or control of it.

Categories of Prejudice

  • Race: A preformed negative attitude toward a group of persons who possess common physical characteristics genetically transmitted by descent and heredity which distinguish them as a distinct division of humankind.
  • Gender: A preformed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of persons because those persons are male or female.
  • Gender Identity: A preformed negative opinion or attitude toward a person or group of persons based on their actual or perceived gender identity, e.g. bias against transgender or gender non-conforming individuals.
  • Religion: A preformed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of persons who share the same religious beliefs regarding the origin and purpose of the universe and the existence or nonexistence of a supreme being.
  • Sexual Orientation: A preformed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of persons based on their actual or perceived sexual orientation.
  • Ethnicity/National Origin: A preformed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of people whose members identify with each other, through a common heritage, often consisting of a common language, common culture (often including a shared religion) and/or ideology that stresses common ancestry.
  • Disability: A preformed negative opinion or attitude toward a group of persons based on their physical or mental impairments, whether such disability is temporary or permanent, congenital or acquired by heredity, accident, injury, advanced age or illness.

Dating Violence: Defined as violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim. The existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on the reporting party's statement and with consideration of the length of the relationship, the type of relationship, and the frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship.

Domestic Violence: Defined as a felony or misdemeanor crime of violence committed:

  • By a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim;
  • By a person with whom the victim shares a child in common;
  • By a person who is cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse or intimate partner;
  • By a person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction in which the crime of violence occurred; or,
  • By any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person's acts under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction in which the crime of violence occurred.

Stalking: Defined as engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to: (i) Fear for the person's safety or the safety of others; or (ii) Suffer substantial emotional distress.

2015, 2016 AND 2017 CRIME STATISTICS

Criminal Offense Year On-Campus Off-Campus Public Property* TOTAL
Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter 2015 0 0 N/A 0
2016 0 0 N/A 0
2017 0 0 N/A 0
Negligent Manslaughter 2015 0 0 N/A 0
2016 0 0 N/A 0
2017 0 0 N/A 0
Sex Offenses – Forcible (Rape) 2015 0 0 12 0
2016 0 0 8 0
2017 0 0 9 0
Sex Offenses – Forcible (Fondling) 2015 0 0 N/A 0
2016 0 0 N/A 0
2017 0 0 N/A 0
Sex Offenses – Non-Forcible (Incest) 2015 0 0 N/A 0
2016 0 0 N/A 0
2017 0 0 N/A 0
Sex Offenses – Non-Forcible (Statutory Rape) 2015 0 0 N/A 0
2016 0 0 N/A 0
2017 0 0 N/A 0
Robbery 2015 0 0 15 0
2016 0 0 29 0
2017 0 0 30 0
Aggravated Assault 2015 0 0 36 0
2016 0 0 28 0
2017 0 0 35 0
Burglary 2015 0 0 249 0
2016 0 0 290 0
2017 0 0 279 0
Motor Vehicle Theft 2015 0 0 62 0
2016 0 0 63 0
2017 0 0 67 0
Arson 2015 0 0 1 0
2016 0 0 6 0
2017 0 0 5 0
Hate Crimes Year On-Campus Off-Campus Public Property* TOTAL
Larceny – Theft 2015 0 0 N/A 0
2016 0 0 N/A 0
2017 0 0 N/A 0
Simple Assault 2015 0 0 N/A 0
2016 0 0 N/A 0
2017 0 0 N/A 0
Intimidation 2015 0 0 N/A 0
2016 0 0 N/A 0
2017 0 0 N/A 0
Destruction/Damage/ Vandalism of Property 2015 0 0 N/A 0
2016 0 0 N/A 0
2017 0 0 N/A 0
Arrests Year On-Campus Off-Campus Public Property* TOTAL
Liquor Law Violations 2015 0 0 N/A 0
2016 0 0 N/A 0
2017 0 0 N/A 0
Drug Law Violations 2015 0 0 N/A 0
2016 0 0 N/A 0
2017 0 0 N/A 0
Illegal Weapons Possessions 2015 0 0 N/A 0
2016 0 0 N/A 0
2017 0 0 N/A 0
Student Conduct Referrals for Discipline Year On-Campus Off-Campus Public Property* TOTAL
Liquor Law Violations 2015 0 0 N/A 0
2016 0 0 N/A 0
2017 0 0 N/A 0
Drug Law Violations 2015 0 0 N/A 0
2016 0 0 N/A 0
2017 0 0 N/A 0
Illegal Weapons Possessions 2015 0 0 N/A 0
2016 0 0 N/A 0
2017 0 0 N/A 0
Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Crimes Year On-Campus Off-Campus Public Property* TOTAL
Stalking 2015 0 0 N/A 0
2016 0 0 N/A 0
2017 0 0 N/A 0
Domestic Violence 2015 0 0 N/A 0
2016 0 0 N/A 0
2017 0 0 N/A 0
Dating Violence 2015 0 0 N/A 0
2016 0 0 N/A 0
2017 0 0 N/A 0

* Statistics were requested from the
Claremont Police Department but were
not available in a usable format
for Clery reporting.

On-Campus refers to CLU Administrative Offices
located at 150 W. First Street, Claremont, CA.

Off-Campus buildings or properties include:

  • Ontario Airport Hotel, 700 N. Haven Avenue, Ontario, CA
  • Claremont DoubleTree Hotel, 555 W. Foothill Boulevard, Claremont, CA
  • L.A. City Club, 555 S. Flower Street, 51st Floor, Los Angeles, CA
  • Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, 300 Doheny Drive, Los Angeles, CA
  • Padua Hills Theatre, 4467 Padua Avenue, Claremont, CA
  • Embassy Suites Hotel, 3663 E. Guasti Road, Ontario, CA
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Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure of Institution and Programs

Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure of Institution and Programs

Claremont Lincoln University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and has entered into a complaint agreement for private non-profit institutions with the California Bureau of Post-Secondary Education (BPPE). Learn more »

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Educational Programs / Instructional Facilities

Educational Programs

Claremont Lincoln University offers the degree programs indicated below. For details, please refer to degree program requirements contained in the current Claremont Lincoln University Student Catalog. All academic programs are offered in an online modality with occasional in person events. Students are not required to attend in person events, but are encouraged to do so as these enhance the overall learning experience.

Master of Arts in Healthcare Administration The MHA is designed for current and future leaders in healthcare with the desire to strengthen their skills to lead in team-based, diverse, and innovative settings.

Master of Arts in Human Resources Management The MHR is designed for HR professionals who lead people in a professional setting and will expose students to all aspects of people management.

Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership Claremont Lincoln University offers an online MA in Organizational Leadership for those who lead diverse organizations toward positive social change. Students in this degree program choose from concentrations in Civic Engagement, Ethics, Healthcare, Higher Education, Human Resources, Professional Studies, or Technology Management. Leaders in these fields face the challenge to navigate diversity, think critically, manage complexity and meet strategic goals within a high ethical context.

  • The Concentration in Civic Engagement is designed to develop leaders in the public and political arena who want to transform communities, neighborhoods, and regions by facilitating collective, innovative decision making and inclusive initiatives.The Concentration in Ethics teaches working professionals how to guide organizations toward purposeful and responsible decisions in a diverse, globalized world.
  • The Concentration in Healthcare is designed for leaders who want to foster success in the team-based, complex, fast changing and diverse settings within healthcare.
  • The Concentration in Higher Education is designed for students looking to elevate their careers in college and university institutions.
  • The Concentration in Human Resources is designed to enhance the management leadership skills of those with human resource responsibilities in the organization.
  • The Concentration in Higher Education is designed for students looking to elevate their careers in college and university institutions.
  • The Concentration in Professional Studies is designed to allow students to apply critical thinking, strategic planning, and professional skills across broad contexts.
  • The Concentration in Technology Management is designed to enhance student expertise in leading technical teams, integrating and managing technological advancements, balancing technology, culture, ethics, and innovation for strategic planning, policy development, and directing digital transformation efforts.

Master of Arts in Peace and Social Justice The M.A. in Peace and Social Justice is intended for leaders in faith-based organizations, religious communities, and other public arenas in which religious multiplicity can be simultaneously e a source of conflict and a rich resource for positive change. The degree will equip such leaders for deeper understanding and more effective engagement for individual transformation, effective organizational leadership and positive social change.

  • The Concentration in Interfaith Action aligns with the mission of Claremont Lincoln University to educate leaders capable of reaching across differences to create a more just and sustainable world

Master of Arts in Social Impact The M.A. in Social Impact teaches the capacities needed for mindful leaders – particularly, though not exclusively in the social and civic sectors – to envision, implement, and adapt efforts that generate positive and sustainable impact within and/or beyond their organizations and communities.

Instructional Facilities

Claremont Lincoln University offers all degree programs in a state of the art online learning management system. The Administrative Campus of Claremont Lincoln University is located in Claremont, California. To contact our administrative offices:

Claremont Lincoln University
150 W. First Street
Claremont, CA. 91711
(909) 667-4400
info@claremontlincoln.edu

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Federal Financial Aid Discloures

As mandated by the U.S. Department of Education, all institutions participating in Federal financial aid programs are required to provide the following information to enrolled and prospective students and current and prospective employees. To request and receive this information in writing, please contact the Office of Student Services at Claremont Lincoln University

Misrepresentation

Claremont Lincoln University is prohibited, by federal law, from making false, erroneous, or misleading statements, directly or indirectly, to a student, prospective student, member of the public, accrediting agency, state agency, or to the U.S. Department of Education. Misleading statements are those that have the likelihood or a tendency to deceive or confuse the person to whom they are made. A statement is any communication whether it is made in writing, visually, orally, or through any other means of communication. Substantial misrepresentation is misrepresentation on which a person could reasonably be expected to rely, or has reasonably relied, to that person's detriment.

Claremont Lincoln University has procedures to ensure that it does not misrepresent the nature of its educational program. The procedures include, but are not limited to, assurances that the university does not provide false, erroneous or misleading statements concerning:

Nature of Education Program 34 CFR 668.72

  • The particular type(s), specific source(s), nature and extent of its accreditation
  • Whether a student may transfer course credits earned at the school to any other school
  • Whether successful completion of a course of instruction qualifies a student for:
    • Acceptance into a labor union or similar organization; or
    • To receive, to apply to take or to take the examination required to receive, a local, State, or Federal license, or a nongovernmental certification required as a precondition for employment, or to perform certain functions in the States in which the educational program is offered, or to meet additional conditions that the institution knows or reasonably should know are generally needed to secure employment in a recognized occupation for which the program is represented to prepare students
  • The requirements for successfully completing the course of study or program and the circumstances that would constitute grounds for terminating the student's enrollment;
  • Whether its courses are recommended or have been the subject of unsolicited testimonials or endorsements by—
    • Vocational counselors, colleges, educational organizations, employment agencies, members of a particular industry, students, former students, or others; or
    • Governmental officials for governmental employment;
  • Its size, location, facilities, or equipment;
  • The availability, frequency, and appropriateness of its courses and programs to the employment objectives that it states its programs are designed to meet;
  • The nature, age, and availability of its training devices or equipment and their appropriateness to the employment objectives that it states its programs and courses are designed to meet;
  • The number, availability, and qualifications, including the training and experience, of its faculty and other personnel;
  • The availability of part-time employment or other forms of financial assistance;
  • The nature and availability of any tutorial or specialized instruction, guidance and counseling, or other supplementary assistance it will provide its students before, during or after the completion of a course;
  • The nature or extent of any prerequisites established for enrollment in any course;
  • The subject matter, content of the course of study, or any other fact related to the degree, diploma, certificate of completion, or any similar document that the student is to be, or is, awarded upon completion of the course of study;
  • Whether the academic, professional, or occupational degree that the institution will confer upon completion of the course of study has been authorized by the appropriate State educational agency. This type of misrepresentation includes, in the case of a degree that has not been authorized by the appropriate State educational agency or that requires specialized accreditation, any failure by an eligible institution to disclose these facts in any advertising or promotional materials that reference such degree; or
  • Any matters required to be disclosed to prospective students under 42 and 43.

Nature of Financial Charges 34 CFR 668.73

  • Offers of scholarships to pay all or part of a course charge
  • Whether a particular change is the customary charge at the school for a course
  • The cost of the program and the institution's refund policy if the student does not complete the program;
  • The availability or nature of any financial assistance offered to students, including a student's responsibility to repay any loans, regardless of whether the student is successful in completing the program and obtaining employment; or
  • The student's right to reject any particular type of financial aid or other assistance, or whether the student must apply for a particular type of financial aid, such as financing offered by the institution.

Employability of graduates 34 CFR 668.74

  • That the school is connected with any organization or is an employment agency or other agency providing authorized training leading directly to employment
  • The institution's plans to maintain a placement service for graduates or otherwise assist its graduates to obtain employment;
  • The institution's knowledge about the current or likely future conditions, compensation, or employment opportunities in the industry or occupation for which the students are being prepared;
  • Whether employment is being offered by the institution or that a talent hunt or contest is being conducted, including, but not limited to, through the use of phrases such as "Men/women wanted to train for * * *," "Help Wanted," "Employment," or "Business Opportunities";
  • Government job market statistics in relation to the potential placement of its graduates; or
  • Other requirements that are generally needed to be employed in the fields for which the training is provided, such as requirements related to commercial driving licenses or permits to carry firearms, and failing to disclose factors that would prevent an applicant from qualifying for such requirements, such as prior criminal records or preexisting medical conditions.

To enable university-wide compliance with this policy, each department is encouraged to work with the marketing department in the creation of all materials. Each department must maintain archival copies, preferably in electronic form, of all promotional materials, including quotes and statements made by college personnel. Directors of operational units are responsible for the training of personnel regarding misrepresentation of information about the university or its programs or services.

The university considers violations of this policy as serious offenses and will take disciplinary action appropriate to the nature and extent of the violation to ensure that violations are not repeated.

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Federal, State, Local and Institutional Financial Aid Programs

Student Financial Assistance

As required by the U.S. Department of Education, Claremont Lincoln University is required to provide basic financial information as part of the consumer information requirements.

Claremont Lincoln University strives to ensure that our students are provided access to financial resources which will assist them in achieving their educational goals. The Financial Aid Office administers need based federal assistance programs in addition to administering private and institutional awards the student may be eligible for.

Assistance Available from Federal, State, Local and Institutional Programs

Institutional Scholarship Programs

Claremont Lincoln may have scholarship opportunities available to assist students in pursuit of their master's degree. Students who wish to apply for a scholarship should consult with the Office of Admission before their term starts. Scholarships are not guaranteed and are contingent on the availability of funding. For more information, contact admission@claremontlincoln.edu

General Eligibility for Title IV Funding

  • – Student must be U.S. Citizens, permanent residents, or other eligible non-citizens to be eligible for federally funded financial aid programs.
  • – Student must be enrolled in a graduate program at least ½ time. 3 units per term is considered ½ time enrollment at Claremont Lincoln University.
  • – Student must have a valid Social Security number.
  • – Student must not owe a refund from any federal grant or loan or be in default on any federal loan.
  • – Students required to register with Selective Service must have registered.
  • – Student must make satisfactory academic progress.

Federal Financial Aid Programs Available

Claremont Lincoln University participates in the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan Program.  A loan is money you borrow and must pay back with interest.  Loans made by the federal government, called Federal Direct Loans, usually offer borrowers lower interest rates and have more flexible repayment options than loans from banks or other private sources.  If you decide to take out a loan, make sure you understand the terms and conditions of the loan and are borrowing only what is necessary to complete your education.

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan

Students who complete the FAFSA and meet all other eligibility requirements will be eligible to borrow through the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan program.

There is no requirement to demonstrate financial need for this federal loan.  Claremont Lincoln University determines the amount you will be eligible to borrow based on your cost of attendance and any other financial aid received.

Students are responsible for paying the interest on a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan during all periods of enrollment.  While enrolled at least ½ time the borrower is eligible to defer payments, however the interest will be capitalized.

Interest rates and fees are set by the U.S. Congress each year.  For more information on current interest rates and origination fees please visit: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/loans/interest-rates

Terms and Conditions of the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan

There are terms and conditions set forth by the Federal Government in addition to Student Rights and Responsibilities. Detailed information can be found by visiting: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/loans/subsidized-unsubsidized

Application Procedures for Title IV Funding

  • Step 1: Students will be contacted by the Office of Student Financial Services to determine how they plan to fund their education.
  • Step 2: Students who intend to use federal financial aid will need to complete a FAFSA online at https://www.fafsa.ed.gov (CLU's school code is 042536)
  • Step 3: Students will be contacted by the Office of Student Financial Services to set up a financial aid counseling appointment to review options.
  • Step 4: Students will receive an award letter, a credit balance delivery option form, and an informational packet regarding graduate financial aid. Completed forms may be sent to the Office of Student Financial Services at financialaid@claremontlincoln.edu or via fax to (909) 399-3443.
  • Step 5: Borrowers must complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) and entrance counseling if they are a first-time borrower. Visit www.studentloans.gov to complete entrance counseling and the MPN.

Awarding Criteria

  • Student must be admitted to the University and meet all financial aid eligibility requirements.
  • Student must submit the FAFSA for the academic year of attendance.
  • Student will be awarded a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan based upon the individual cost of attendance and enrollment period, not to exceed the annual maximum of $20,500.

Disbursement of Federal Financial Aid Funds

Students must meet all requirements for full admission and complete all components of the financial aid process before financial aid funds can be disbursed. Federal financial aid funds will be disbursed after the eighth day of the term. Students with a staggered schedule will receive two disbursements, one in each term of enrollment after the eighth day of the term. Financial aid funds will be applied toward all eligible charges on a student's account. If a credit balance remains it will be released to the student in the form of a refund. If subsequent charges are applied to a student's account after a refund is processed for the term, the student will be responsible for paying these new charges.

Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

Continued Eligibility for Federal Financial Aid Programs: Satisfactory Academic Progress

To be eligible for federal financial aid, graduate students are required by the U.S. Department of Education to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) toward their degree objectives. CLU has established this SAP policy to ensure student success and accountability and to promote timely advancement toward degree objectives. SAP guidelines are based on reasonable expectations of academic progress towards a degree and are separate and distinct from the University's Academic Degree Requirements and Policies as stated in the catalog.

  • Financial Aid Programs Subject to Financial Aid SAP Policy
  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan Program
  • Definition of Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • At CLU, Satisfactory Academic Progress is defined by the following 3 criteria:
    • Meeting a minimum cumulative grade point average requirement (GPA)
    • Earning a minimum number of units for credit per semester (Pace of Progression)
    • Completing the degree objective within a maximum number of terms enrolled and a maximum number of units attempted (Maximum Time-Frame Allowance)
    • Students who do not meet one or more of the above criteria will be considered SAP ineligible for financial aid without and approved, written SAP Appeal. For the complete SAP standards, policies, and procedures, please refer to the current Claremont Lincoln University Student Catalog

Student Loan Information

Student Loan Entrance Counseling Requirement

If you have not previously received a subsidized or unsubsidized loan under the Direct Loan Program or a subsidized or unsubsidized Stafford Loan under the FFEL program, you are required to complete entrance counseling prior the disbursement of any loan proceeds. While the completion of Entrance Counseling is not mandatory for a prior borrower, Claremont Lincoln University highly suggests visiting www.studentloans.gov to refresh your understanding of the rights and responsibilities associated with borrowing a Federal Direct Student Loan.

Student Loan Exit Counseling Requirement

Students who have received an unsubsidized loan under the Direct Loan Program must complete exit counseling each time they drop below half-time enrollment, graduate or leave school. Exit counseling provides important information to prepare you to repay your federal student loans.Students may complete this Exit Counseling by visiting www.studentloans.gov

Financial Literacy & Managing your Student Loans

Claremont Lincoln University wants to ensure that students borrow responsibility and are aware of all repayment, deferment and forbearance opportunities.  In order to manage your student loan please visit studentloans.gov. This site will provide timely and relevant information about your loan and will provide resources and guidance for repayment.By visiting www.studentloans.gov, you will be able to:

Manage Your Account

  • Make a student loan payment
  • Consolidate your loans
  • Enroll in E-bills

Loan History

The National Student Loan Data System provides a centralized view of Title IV loans and grants.

Loan Repayment Options

The Smart Student Guide will provide information on many options for repayment.

Loan Repayment Calculator

The Loan Payment Calculator computes an estimate of the size of your monthly loan payments upon repayment.

Loan Consolidation

Your source for information from the U.S. Department of Education about how to manage your student loans.

Loan Entrance/Exit Counseling

Entrance counseling is provided by the U.S. Department of Education as required for all first-time borrowers.

Exit counseling is required when you graduate, leave, or drop below half-time enrollment status. Exit counseling provides important information needed for successful repayment of your loan.  You will need to provide the name, address, e-mail address and telephone number for your closest living relative along with two references who live in the U.S., and your current or prospective employer (if known).

Income-Based Repayment Calculator

A useful tool to determine if you are eligible for IBR once you graduate

Institutional Code of Conduct for Education Loans

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Refund Policy and Payments for for Non-Degree Students

Non-Degree Student Payment and Refund Policy

The total tuition charge for the term is payable before the first day of class each term. Non-degree seeking students who have not paid the balance in full will be dropped from their course(s) on the day the term starts.

Students have several payment options. Payments may be made by check or online with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express). Non-degree students are not eligible for Financial Aid.

Non-degree seeking students who fail to complete the period of enrollment for a course may receive a refund. Students may receive a full refund, partial refund, or no refund of tuition depending on the date the student drops or withdraws or their last day of interaction in the course.

100% refund of tuition for students who drop through the eighth calendar day of the term Students who submit an official written request to withdraw from a course through the end of the withdrawal period noted on the academic calendar will be issued a refund based on their last date of interaction (LDI) in the course. Tuition charged will be equal to the percentage of the course attended and the remainder will be refunded.

Example

Student's LDI is day 28 of a 70 day term = 28/70 days completed which is 40% of term completed.

Tuition due is 40% with remaining 60% refunded.

Withdrawal requests will not be accepted after the end of the withdrawal deadline for the term regardless of the last date of interaction.

After the withdrawal deadline students may no longer withdraw and will be charged full tuition for their course(s).

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Refund Policy and Requirements for Withdrawal and Return of Federal Financial Aid

Refund Policy

Degree-seeking students who fail to complete the period of enrollment for a course may receive a refund. Students may receive a full refund, partial refund, or no refund of tuition depending on the date the student drops or withdraws or their last day of interaction in the course.

100% refund of tuition for students who drop through the eighth calendar day of the term

Students who submit an official written request to withdraw from a course through the end of the withdrawal period noted on the academic calendar will be issued a refund based on their last date of interaction (LDI) in the course. Tuition charged will be equal to the percentage of the course attended and the remainder will be refunded.

Example

Student's LDI is day 22 of a 56 day term = 22/56 days completed which is 40% of term completed.

Tuition due is 40% with remaining 60% refunded.

Withdrawal requests will not be accepted after the end of the withdrawal deadline for the term regardless of the last date of interaction. After the withdrawal deadline students may no longer withdraw and will be charged full tuition for their course(s).

Return of Title IV Funds

Return to Title IV Funds is a federally mandated policy that applies only to students who received federal financial aid and who fully withdraw, drop, or are dismissed prior to completing 60% of a term. The policy applies to all students who discontinue enrollment in all classes, on or after the first day of the term. Title IV financial aid funds are awarded under the assumption that a student will attend the institution for the entire period in which federal assistance is provided. When a student ceases academic attendance prior to the end of that period, the student may no longer be eligible for the full amount of federal funds that the student was originally scheduled to receive. Return to Title IV (R2T4) will be used to determine how much aid, if any, must be returned to Title IV programs. For Claremont Lincoln University, this would include any Federal Direct Unsubsidized loan funding. Claremont Lincoln University will return any Title IV funds no later than 45 days from the date of determination.

Claremont Lincoln University will return Title IV funds in the following order:

  • Unsubsidized Direct Loans (other than Direct PLUS loans)
  • Subsidized Direct Loans
  • Federal Perkins Loans
  • Direct PLUS Loans
  • Federal Pell Grants for which a return of Title IV funds is required
  • FSEOG for which a return of Title IV funds is required
  • TEACH Grants for which a return of Title IV funds is required
  • Iraq & Afghanistan Service Grant for which a return of Title IV funds is required

The portion of financial aid to be returned is determined by the percentage of financial aid not earned by the student. The percentage of unearned aid is calculated using the following formula:

% earned = # of days completed up to the withdrawal date ÷ total # of calendar days in term.

Based on these federal guidelines, any student who receives federal financial aid and does not complete at least 60% of the term would be responsible for repaying a portion of the aid they received. A student who remained enrolled beyond the 60% point is considered to have earned 100% of their financial aid.

The Return to Title IV Funds policy is separate from the university's refund policy. A student who withdraws from the university prior to the 60% completion point may be required to return unearned federal aid and still owe the university for tuition and fees.

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Transfer of Credit Policies

Transfer of Credit Policies

Students may submit official graduate level transcripts for consideration of potential transfer credits with these conditions:

  • Graduate credits must be granted from a regionally accredited institution.
  • The final grade posted for each potential transfer course is a B grade (or higher).
  • The course work does not duplicate, overlap, or regress previous work which fulfilled an awarded degree.
  • A maximum of 9 units may be transferred in from outside institutions.*
  • Credits awarded more than ten years before application for admission will not be accepted.
  • Previous GPA does not transfer.
  • The "Transfer Credit Practices" report published by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) will be the reference used for the evaluation of such credits.
  • In alignment with American Council on Education (ACE) transfer credit guidelines, CLU supports the application of transfer and military credit for military and veteran students.
  • Credit from non-regionally accredited institutions may be considered for credit by petitioning for recognition of that credit.
  • Additional exceptions of transfer credit may be considered with the approval of the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Students who have earned a master's degree at CLU and wish to pursue a second degree may be considered for transfer credit and waivers for courses required in both programs. Students must complete the Capstone Action Project for each program of study they pursue so the CAP is not eligible for transfer credit between programs.

* For transfer policy regarding the M.A. in Organizational Leadership Professional Studies concentration, see the program page.

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Tuition / Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance

The 2019/2020 Cost of Attendance is used to calculate financial aid eligibility. Claremont Lincoln University utilizes annual cost of attendance figures provided by the College Board in conjunction with its own tuition costs. The COA for CLU students utilizes an average cost of tuition, books & supplies, transportation and living expenses.

2019/2020 Cost of Attendance
(4 Terms/8 Months)
Tuition $18,000
Books & Supplies $489
Housing $6,843
Transportation $2,237
Personal & Misc. $4,080
Loan Fees $199
TOTAL $28,248

Tuition Breakdown

Claremont Lincoln is committed to making education as accessible as possible. Affordably priced at only $1,800 per course, our programs are highly competitive among other master's degree programs.

Students are only responsible for the price of tuition and books. In addition, students are invited to travel to Claremont for optional face-to-face learning opportunities during our Gathering Weekends

No hidden fees. No surprises.

Tuition Breakdown
Cost per unit: $600
Units per course: 3
Cost per course: $1,800
Number of courses: 10 (30 units)
Total Program Cost: $18,000

Payment Plan

A simple monthly payment plan is available to students who want to distribute costs over the duration of the term. At least one-third of tuition is due upon registration per term. Contact the Office of Admission at 909-667-4444 or admission@ClaremontLincoln.edu for more information.

Financial Aid

Claremont Lincoln University offers both scholarships and Federal Direct Loans to eligible students in our Master's Degree programs to assist with paying for tuition and other expenses.

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Voter Registration

Voter Registration

The National Mail Voter Registration form can be used to register U.S. citizens to vote, to update registration information due to a change of name, make a change of address or to register with a political party. You must follow the state-specific instructions listed for your state. After completing the form, you must sign your name where indicated and send it to your local state or local election office for processing. The national form also contains voter registration rules and regulations for each state and territory. For more information about registering to vote, contact your state election office at: https://www.eac.gov/voter_resources/contact_your_state.aspx

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Miscellaneous

WASC Disclosure Documents