At the close of the Civil War, soldiers and officers of the 62nd United States Colored Infantry, stationed at Fort McIntosh, Texas, but composed primarily of Missourians, took steps to establish an educational institution in Jefferson City, Missouri, which they named Lincoln Institute.
Lincoln University of Missouri is a historically black, 1890 land-grant, public, comprehensive institution that provides excellent educational opportunities including theoretical and applied learning experiences to a diverse population within a nurturing, student-centered environment.
Lincoln has more than doubled its extramural funding over the past few years and we are proud to state that research activity throughout our campus is growing by leaps and bounds. This Directory gives Lincoln the opportunity to highlight the many Centers, Programs and other special resources our University has in place to support research activities, as well as a series of short Biosketches and contact information for the many faculty and staff that make up Lincoln's collective research potential.
The 4-Year Career Pathway clearly identifies the steps students need each year to gain the career readiness skills for a successful transition to a professional career after graduation. Starting with selection of a major, faculty, staff and mentors will help students to gain an increasing array of career readiness tools such as resume development, interviewing skills and obtaining internships and preparing for graduate school admissions.
Inman E. Page Library on Lincoln University Campus serves the information needs of the Lincoln University community by providing the library resources and services necessary for teaching, learning, and scholarly achievement.This library is an academic library designed to enhance student learning, foster faculty research and provide staff resources.
Lincoln University maintains a state of the art datacenter to service the technology needs of its campus. The datacenter boasts a broad range of leading technologies that help LU keep up with the ever changing and dynamic needs of IT today.
Lincoln University's Student Health Services (SHS), located in the Thompkins Center, is here to protect and maintain the health of all currently enrolled students. Medical services are provided at no cost. Should tests, x-rays, and other services beyond the scope of the Center be recommended, the Student Health staff will assist students with referral and insurance billing.
The campus consists of 50 University-owned buildings, constructed between 1913 and 2008, totaling approximately 1,072,653 gross square feet. These facilities provide a wide range of instructional, support, and living space designed for maximum flexibility. The University operates three research farms collectively totaling more than 740 acres. Lincoln University takes pride in providing physical resources and facilities of the quality needed to ensure an appropriate learning environment for its students. The University is committed to cost-effective space utilization of its classroom and support facilities and strives to ensure a safe work and study environment for staff, faculty, and students.
Sport Clubs are student organizations created by students and run by students here at Lincoln University. Sport Clubs can be competitive, practice and travel or they can be instructional. Have you loved playing a sport all your life and don't want to give it up? Students must have a 2.2 Cumulative GPA to participate in club sports. Some competitive traveling clubs have try-outs and others have an open membership. Competitive traveling clubs that have tryouts may have limitations on roster size imposed by Campus Recreation and Wellness Staff.
The Lincoln University Student Government Association (LUSGA) is a body of representatives elected by their fellow students. The purpose of LUSGA is to serve as the voice of the student body; to enable students to exercise self-government through the democratic process; to foster communication between all members of the Lincoln University family; to provide a channel for student participation; to foster and promote a spirit of unity, understanding, and cooperation between all student organizations; to cultivate a spirit of loyalty to Lincoln University among students, alumni, faculty, and staff.
Lincoln University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)Association of Collegiate Business Schools and ProgramsMissouri State Board of Nursing.