Lincoln University was founded in 1854 as the nation's first degree-granting Historically Black College and University, or HBCU. Originally chartered as Ashmun Institute, it was re-named Lincoln University in 1866 in honor of President Abraham Lincoln.
As a global institution, Lincoln University has an expert workforce that offers progressive and comprehensive programs marked by effective support systems and sound fiscal practices. The University combines the elements of a liberal arts and science-based undergraduate core curriculum with selected graduate programs. The institution is a place where people come willingly to learn, teach, work and visit.
Lincoln University’s faculty provides scholarship, personal development, social responsibility, cultural enrichment and innovation that prepare individuals for careers and leadership positions to enhance the quality of life for all people and meet the challenges of a highly technological and global society.
In advancing our vision for empowerment and accountability to our valued stakeholders, ORSP will play the engaging role of a service-oriented unit that provides catalytic, confident, competent, and caring leadership to the Lincoln University of Pennsylvania community in the institutionalization of our status as an emerging research institution. As an “office of opportunities,” ORSP will develop, promote, and continually support a campus culture of active sponsored research engagement that will build and implement sound institutional capacity for competitive advantage in national and international extramural funding sources.
The Office of Career Services receives multiple notices daily of new job openings, internships, and scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate students. Career Services is now using College Central Network (CCN) as its official job resource and resume system. All students have been pre-registered to use our CCN services through your Student Identification Number (SIN).
Lincoln’s administrative offices are crucial in supporting the operations and mission of the university. They deal with a wide range of issues including human resources, financial activities, research administration and student affairs.
To all incoming freshmen/transfer students, when you pay the $275 acceptance fee ($75 of which automatically includes your room deposit fee) to Lincoln University, the Office of Residence Life is automatically notified and works as fast as possible to place you in a room. There are no housing forms required for you to submit in order to be placed in a room. You are housed specifically by your major. Please remember housing is given on a first come, first serve basis so secure your spot today!
The Business Centre provides computers where you can access the Internet.
The Office of Health Services provides medical and health education services and programs for the University community that will meet the primary healthcare needs of the student, enhance personal growth and development, and support other University missions and goals. Health Services Staff will evaluate and treat currently enrolled students for illness and injury.
Our main campus is an oasis amid the rolling farmlands and wooded hilltops of southern Chester County in Pennsylvania. Even in our rural setting, we are within about an hour of several major cities: 45 miles from Philadelphia; 55 miles from Baltimore; and in Delaware, 25 miles from Wilmington and 15 miles from Newark.
We believe that participation in the Intercollegiate Athletic Program, while augmenting the student’s formal education, should lead to the development of a more enlightened individual, who is committed to their physical and emotional well-being, sense of citizenship, dedication to sportsmanship and fair play, the development of individual and team skills, the execution of best effort and the will to win. Athletic personnel and student-athletes understand that their general conduct is reflective of the University and will thus seek to bring credit to the University.This program and the student-athletes representing it will be and are a sense of pride and enthusiasm for all members.
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