“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

–Legal Citation:  Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX)

Title IX of Education Amendments was passed by the U.S. Congress in June 1972, and signed into law on July 1, 1972.  It is a federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination in education programs and activities such as:

  • Admissions
  • Housing and facilities
  • Courses and other educational activities
  • Career guidance and counseling activities
  • Financial aid
  • Health and insurance benefits
  • Scholastic, intercollegiate, club, or intramural athletics

Lincoln College is committed to providing a learning, working and living environment that promotes personal integrity, civility and mutual respect in an environment free of sexual misconduct and discrimination. Sexual discrimination violates an individual’s fundamental rights and personal dignity. Lincoln College considers sexual discrimination in all its forms to be a serious offense. This refers to all forms of sexual discrimination, including:

  • Sexual harassment
  • Sexual assault
  • Sexual violence by employees, students and third parties.

Title IX Coordinator Information

To report any incident of sexual harassment or assault you can contact the Title IX Coordinator or any of the assigned Deputy Coordinators using the information below. For policy and procedure-related questions please contact the Title IX Coordinator.

Title IX Coordinator

Sara Schwantz
Director of Human Resources and Risk Management
Harts Science Building – Lower Level
300 Keokuk St.
Lincoln, IL 62656
Phone: 217-735-7224
Fax: 217-735-7395

Title IX Deputy Coordinators

Susan Boehler
VP of Enrollment and Student Services
University Hall
300 Keokuk St.
Lincoln, IL 62656
Phone: 217-735-7227
Fax: 217-735-4902

Jeff Kratz
Dean of Assessment and Academic Planning
University Hall
300 Keokuk St.
Lincoln, IL 62656
Phone: 217-735-4301
Fax: 217-735-4902

Title IX Deputy Coordinator/Investigator

Bridgett Thomas
 Dean of Students
Student Services Office
300 Keokuk St.
Lincoln, IL 62656
Phone: 217-737-7302
Fax: 217-735-5214

Confidential Reporter

Dr. Gigi Fansler
 VP of Academic Affairs
University Hall
300 Keokuk St.
Lincoln, IL 62656
Phone: 217-735-7202
Fax: 217-735-4902

Not Alone- Together Against Sexual Assault

Not Alone is the website created by White House’s Task Force. It includes all the relevant Department of Education guidance documents to help you comply with the law.