Lindenwood University, in St. Charles, Mo., and Belleville civic leaders first came together in 2001 to make the dream of a four-year university in the Metro East area a reality. Following key partnership agreements and state approval, the university took ownership of the former Belleville West High School campus in 2003.
That same year, Lindenwood launched Master of Arts programs in education and educational administration at the new Belleville site. Other programs were launched through the school’s College for Individual Education (LCIE) program, an evening-based accelerated format designed for working adults.
By 2004, the university received approval to offer both bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in business administration, human resource management, corporate communication, criminal justice, and professional counseling.
In addition to strengthening academic offerings at Lindenwood Belleville, Lindenwood also engaged in an aggressive campus restoration campaign. The university has invested more than $15 million in renovations to the campus, including the restoration of the auditorium, the construction of a new welcome center, the development of housing, and the creation of the Senator Alan J. Dixon Student Center.
Beginning in the fall of 2009, Lindenwood Belleville became the only one of Lindenwood’s extension locations to offer daytime classes. In November 2011, the Higher Learning Commission granted Lindenwood University-Belleville full-campus status because of its ability to offer all traditional university services on location.
With a focus on academics, athletics, and the arts, Lindenwood Belleville is expanding degree offerings, athletic programs, housing facilities, and other services available to students, as well as continuing to foster a strong relationship with the community.
The campus now serves approximately 2,300 students with 30 different undergraduate and graduate degree options.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement
Lindenwood University is proud of its diverse population of faculty, staff, and students from all corners of the world. We intentionally design our policies in such a manner that all stakeholders (whether students, employees, or visitors) will be treated respectfully, fairly, equitably, and with dignity and inclusiveness in the pursuit and achievement of the objectives of their relationship with the university.
Additionally, we strive to ensure the opportunities afforded by the university for learning, personal advancement, and employment are offered to all without discrimination and that we always provide a safe, supportive, and welcoming environment for all students, employees, and visitors. Upholding a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion means that people of different cultures, races, colors, genders, ages, religions, orientations, affiliations, sexual orientations, socio-economic backgrounds, disabilities, or countries of origin shall not be mistreated or discriminated against on the basis of their differences. Therefore, all Lindenwood policies, facilities, resources, activities, and privileges, irrespective of individual differences, are made available and accessible to everyone in our campus community.
At Lindenwood University, we will strive to
- Offer collaborative and integrated academic, co-curricular and sporting programs that provide mutually beneficial experiences to our diverse body of students.
- Pursue and promote mutual understanding, respect, and cooperation among our students, teaching and non-teaching staff, contractors, suppliers, and visitors to our community who represent the aforementioned differences.
- Encourage and promote the empowerment and advancement of minority groups within our community through academic and social activities, offering activities of special interest to them, and affording them equal-opportunity integration within our community.
- Respect the knowledge, skills, and experiences that every person in our community brings to the university.
- Design and operate flexible and easily accessible services, facilities, and activities whose procedures appropriately recognize the needs of everyone in our community.
- Make every effort to ensure that our current and future contractual agreements and obligations fully reflect and embrace our commitment to the philosophy and culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion as delineated in this statement.
- Encourage all faculty and staff members to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout our community.
- Protect every member of our community against all forms of discrimination.
Policy of Non-Discrimination
Lindenwood University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, religion, disability, veteran status, or other protected status under applicable federal or state law. This policy extends to its admissions, employment, activities, treatment, educational programs, and services.
Lindenwood University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination. Any kind of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or retaliation is unacceptable. For the purpose of this policy, discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or retaliation may be defined as any attempt on the part of individuals, groups, or recognized campus organizations to deny an individual or group those rights, freedoms, or opportunities available to all members of the Lindenwood University community.
The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding Lindenwood University’s non-discrimination policies: Kelly Moyich, Title IX coordinator (636.255.2275 or Suite 209, LARC) and Dr. Suzy Jones, dean of students (618.239.6223). Rick Cavalier (618.239.6095 or firstname.lastname@example.org) has been designated to handle inquiries regarding Lindenwood University’s disability services. Any person may also direct inquiries to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity Employer..
Notice of Availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
Lindenwood University is committed to assisting all members of the Lindenwood community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available on the Security website.
If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains this information, you can stop by the office located at 2600 West Main St. located in the Senator Alan J. Dixon Center or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (618) 978-9797.
The report(s) contain information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, fire safety, university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, policies related to and programs to prevent sexual assault and other crimes, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus. They also contain information about crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Lindenwood University ; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.