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.
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 email@example.com
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.
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:
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.
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.
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 –
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:
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.
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 »
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.
Rev. December 16, 2020 2020 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 Clery 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.
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.
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.
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:
|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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Sexual violence can be perpetrated by a stranger or acquaintance. Both men and women can be victims or perpetrators.
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:
If you are being abused or suspect that someone you know is being abused, speak up or intervene:
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:
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:
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:
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.
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:
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 is available online from the Department of Justice's Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW): https://www.nsopw.gov/
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.
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.
150 W. First Street, Claremont, CA 91711
150 West First Street Claremont, CA 91711
In the event of a local emergency that may affect members of the Claremont Lincoln University community, information will be disseminated via email.
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.
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 was announced or unannounced is maintained by the Dean of Student Services.
Prevention is your best protection against crime. Here are some precautions you can take to assure greater security.
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.
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.
CLU complies with California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Sections 3220, 3203, 6184, NFPA 1 Uniform Fire Code, section 10.9.
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:
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:
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:
During an emergency, employees shall:
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
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
Earthquake Emergency Procedures
Evacuation of the Disabled
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.
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:
Categories of Prejudice
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:
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.
* 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.
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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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 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 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 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.
Master 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.
Master 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.
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
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
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:
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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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.
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).
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.
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 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.
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.
Students may submit official graduate level transcripts for consideration of potential transfer credits with these conditions:
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.
The 2020-2021 Cost of Attendance (COA) 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.
|2020/2021 Cost of Attendance
(4 Terms/9 Months)
|Books & Supplies||$489|
|Personal & Misc.||$4,238|
Claremont Lincoln University offers graduate programs year-round with monthly start dates, eight-week terms, and eight-week courses within a semester framework. Courses are typically three semester-based credits, requiring 16 hours of direct instruction and student work per week per course. For financial aid purposes, CLU follows a borrower's based academic year, which encompasses 32 weeks of instructional time with year-round terms. This definition applies to all programs and is greater than the minimum requirement set forth by FSA. Payment periods are determined by terms. Course syllabi detail student participation and student-faculty engagement expectations.
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.
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 for
All Programs Except MPA
|Cost per unit:||$700|
|Units per course:||3|
|Cost per course:||$2,100|
|Number of courses:||11 (33 units)|
|Total Program Cost:||$23,100|
|Tuition Breakdown for
MPA Program Only
|Cost per unit:||$700|
|Units per course:||3|
|Cost per course:||$2,100|
|Number of courses:||12 (36 units)|
|Total Program Cost:||$25,200|
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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