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Title IX Policy and Procedure

Title IX at Lincoln Memorial University

The Office of Institutional Compliance oversees the University's compliance with federal law and handles all complaints of discrimination. The Title IX Coordinator is designated to oversee the University's compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The Title IX Coordinator coordinates the University's response to alleged discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking, in accordance with the University's policies and procedures.

Ms. Hannah Olberding, M.P.A., Title IX Coordinator & Institutional Compliance Officer
Phone: (423) 869-7099 or Emails: [email protected] or [email protected] 
Office: Grant-Lee 115 (Harrogate) | Duncan School of Law 249 (Knoxville)
  •   Sexual Harassment, Title IX Policy, and Grievance Process
  •   Report a Title IX Incident

    This form may be completed by any student, vendor, visitor, or employee of LMU to report an alleged violation of LMU’s Title IX Policy. The University’s Title IX policy prohibits discrimination based on sex, including but not limited to sexual harassment such as sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. While as much information as possible is appreciated, you may still submit this form if you do not have all of this information.

    Please be advised that submitting this form will share the information with the Title IX Coordinator. It will not immediately require that there will be an investigation.

  •   File a Formal Complaint

    A formal complaint is a document filed by a Complainant or signed by the Title IX Coordinator, alleging sexual harassment against a Respondent and requesting that the Office of Institutional Compliance investigate the allegation(s) of sexual harassment. There is no deadline to file a formal complaint. At the time the formal complaint is filed, the Complainant must be participating in, or attempting to participate in, LMU or JFWA’s education program or activity. Once a formal complaint is filed, the University is required to investigate the allegations contained in the formal complaint.

    A formal complaint may be filed by the Complainant by:
    • Completing the online form,
    • Submitting a signed document via mail to the Title IX Coordinator at to Title IX Coordinator, 6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway Harrogate, TN 37752
    • Sending an email with a digital signature to the Title IX Coordinator to [email protected] or [email protected]; or
    • Submitting a signed document in person to the Title IX Coordinator at Grant-Lee #115 (Harrogate) or Duncan School of Law #249 (Knoxville).

  •   Request an Appeal
    This form may be used to request an appeal for a dismissal of a formal complaint under LMU's Sexual Harassment/Title IX Policy and Grievance Process or to request an appeal for a hearing panel's written determination of responsibility under LMU's Sexual Harassment/Title IX Policy and Grievance Process. 

    Requests for appeal may also be emailed to the Title IX Coordinator at [email protected] . Requests for appeal must be received within five (5) business days from the date of determination or dismissal letter and include at least one ground for appeal.
  •   Title IX Team Training

    The Title IX Team, including the Title IX Coordinator, Title IX Investigator, and other trained LMU employees, have gone through extensive training to serve in their roles in the Title IX grievance process. The team receives annual and ongoing training on a wide variety of issues per federal and state requirements.

    For the purposes of compliance with section 106.45 of the Title IX Final Rules, we have included a link to the training materials used to train individuals participating in the LMU or J. Frank White Academy Title IX Process.