Lincoln Memorial University

Title IX Policy and Procedure

Title IX Coordinator

LMU employs a Title IX Coordinator responsible for:

  • Providing notification and education of Title IX rights and responsibilities 
  • Consultation, investigation, and disposition of all inquiries and complaints of alleged discrimination, harassment  and/or sexual misconduct
  • Providing victim services as necessary 
  • Providing institutional monitoring and compliance assurance


Jeana Horton, Title IX Coordinator/Institutional Compliance Officer
(423) 869-6586 or
Office: President's House


Troy Poore, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
(423) 869-7103 or
Office: D.A.R. Building, Room 301


The Title IX Coordinator is assisted by the Deputy Title IX Coordinator, the Dean of Students and the Associate Dean of Students (for student issues), the Director of Human Resources (for employee issues), and the LMU Campus Police.


Complaint and Reporting Procedure


Individuals who experience, witness or are otherwise informed that an incident of sexual misconduct has occurred should, with the victim’s permission, contact local law enforcement, LMU Campus Police, an LMU security officer, or a University official as soon as possible. Prompt reporting is important in order to preserve available evidence, to obtain necessary treatment and support for the victim, and to prevent further harm to others. If possible, a victim of sexual assault should not shower or change clothes before receiving medical treatment. Complaints of any kind of sexual misconduct will be investigated with regard for the confidentiality and protection of all persons involved in the case.

All complaints or reports should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator. Complaints may also be directed to the Deputy Title IX Coordinator, the Director of Human Resources, the Dean of Students, or the Associate Dean of Students. 

Jeana Horton, Title IX Coordinator/Institutional Compliance Officer
(865) 585-3235 or

Troy Poore, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
(423) 869-7103 or

Libby King, Director of Human Resources
(423) 869-6358

Dr. Mary Ann Searle, Dean of Students
(423) 869-6849

Elise Syoen, Associate Dean of Students
(423) 869-6433

A person who believes they are a victim of sexual assault should notify the LMU Police Department at (423) 869-6911 or the Claiborne County Sheriff (911). University personnel will arrange transportation to the emergency room for medical care and evidence collection. LMU employs a police officer certified in Advanced Domestic Violence, Child Abuse and Sexual Assault investigation.

If you wish report an incident CLICK HERE to complete an online incident form.

Anonymous Reporting

The LMU Campus Police has established a confidential tip line through which individuals can share information anonymously. Telephone calls received on the tip line are recorded on a voice message system but callers will not be identified unless the caller leaves their identifying or contact information in their recorded message.

LMU Tip Line: (423) 869-7159

A text message option is also available. Just text your report to 50911, type keyword LMUtip, followed by your information.

Annual Security Report
Human Resources
Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Policy

Title IX Policy and Procedure


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