A 15 day educational tour of Italy and Greece, May 29 - June 12, 2013.
Visit Venice, Florence, Assisi, Rome, Pompeii, Corinth, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Delphi and Athens!
Anyone!!! Students, parents, alumni - anyone!
The European Study Tour is an educational experience focused on Greek and Italian art, architecture and history for the student traveler and those who want a lower cost experience of Europe. We are on the go every day, so participants should be able to walk steadily. The Tour is an educational experience and is not an Italian vacation. Participants at LCU can take the tour for credit as a part of special classes, and LCU students get priority enrollment.
Current cost is $4907 (for triples/quads rooming). Add $390 for a double room.
See our FAQ page, or contact Dr. Brian Messner.
Visit www.efcollegestudytours.com/enroll or call EF customer accounts at 877-485-4184. Use tour number 1116125.
Ciao Italia! Welcome to Italy!
We arrive in magical Venice, home of Marco Polo. Time permitting, we will glide down the Grand Canal* and spend some time exploring the area around St. Mark's Square. You will probably spend this evening in the Lido di Jesolo area, a 40-minute boat ride from central Venice. There should be time for a gondola ride if you choose!
In the afternoon you'll visit the Basilica of the Friars*. This impressive Gothic church contains the tombs of Monteverdi (the father of opera) and Renaissance artist Titian, and Titian's breath-taking fresco, The Assumption of the Virgin.
Begin your tour of the Floating City at St. Mark's Square, "the finest drawing room in Europe," according to Napoleon. See the Basilica di San Marco, a Byzantine style church. Venetians claim that Mark's remains were smuggled out of Alexandria and buried here beneath the altar.
Enjoy a walking tour with a local guide as we explore the neighborhood around St. Mark's Square and learn about how Venice rose to power.Visit the Doges' Palace
You'll also visit the pink and white Doges' Palace, from which mighty Venetian dukes once ruled. See the Bridge of Sighs (named for the cries of prisoners who were led across it to execution) and the prison where Casanova was jailed. Then, witness skilled craftspeople at work during a glass blowing demonstration.
After enjoying a scenic drive through the mountains and down into Tuscany we arrive in Florence, birthplace of the Italian language, the Renaissance, and opera! We will pause at the Michelangelo overlook for stunning views of this Tuscan landscape.Guided Walking Tour of Florence
See Giotto's Bell Tower and the imposing marble cathedral, the Chiesa di Santa Maria del Fiore (the Duomo,whose remarkable dome is "big enough to shelter all of Tuscany within its shadow" according to Renaissance architect Alberti). Visit the Piazza del Duomo and pass the classical statues of the Piazza della Signoria - here you can see where Michelangelo's David originally stood. You'll also visit the Chiesa di Santa Croce (final resting place of Michelangelo, Machiavelli, and Galileo), and view a demonstration at an authentic leather workshop.
Housed in the massive Palazzo degli Uffizi, it is the most important collection of paintings in Italy, and one of the great art collections of the world. See works of art by Dürer, Titian, da Vinci, and the masterpieces of Botticelli including the famous Primavera and Birth of Venus. We will enter with timed tickets to eliminate waiting time.Visit to the Accademia
View Michelangelo's masterpiece David and other works by the master sculptor. We will enter with timed tickets to avoid the inevitable lines.
Passing by Lake Trasimene (site of the Roman defeat by Hannibal in 217 B.C.), we arrive at Assisi, the birthplace of both St. Francis and St. Clare.Walking tour of Assisi and visit to the Basilica of St. Francis
A local guide takes us through Assisi, and will include the Basilica di San Francesco, where the tomb of the saint's body was first revealed 600 years after his death. Through Giotto's frescoes, follow the life St. Francis, of one of Italy's most beloved saints. After our tour you will have time for reflection and prayer at the Basilica if you choose.
We will transfer to Rome later in the afternoon.
Dr. Messner will take you to the Colosseum, Arch of Constantine, Palatine Hill to view the palaces and Circus Maximus, and the Arch of Titus prior to entering the Forum, once the heart of the Roman Empire. Enter the Mamertine Prison* (where Peter and Paul are believed to have been imprisoned) and then continue your tour to the Capitoline Hill. Then, admire Trajan's column, whose spiral relief carvings climb out of view. After lunch, we will enter the Pantheon, the impressive work of Emperor Hadrian and the Church of St. Ignatius to see Pozzo's magnificent ceiling.
Also, we will step into Renaissance Rome to see Michelangelo's Moses in the church of St. Peter in Chains.
Today, visit St. Peter's Basilica, erected on the site where Peter is believed to have been martyred. Inside, admire Michelangelo's Pieta. You will also visit the Vatican Museums which house some of the world's most spectacular works of art, including the Sistine Chapel ceiling by Michelangelo.Visit a Christian Catacomb
Step back into the days of the early church on this excursion to one of Rome's catacombs. As you visit these burial chambers, be on the lookout for early Christian art.
Leaving Rome, we stop at the Abbey of Montecassino, founded by St. Benedict and the home of European monasticism, for a guided tour and inspiring panoramic views. Then continue to Naples and a visit to the National Archaeological Museum, home to many of Pompeii's antiquities. We stay overnight in Sorrento on the beautiful Bay of Naples.
Learn how Romans lived 2000 years ago on an excursion to Pompeii, one of the richest archaeological sites in the world. When neighboring Mt. Vesuvius erupted in A.D. 79, volcanic ash completely buried the Roman city. Now largely excavated, you can see the ruins of villas, shops, theaters, temples and baths. A local guide begins our time and Dr. Messner takes you to some interesting back alleys and little known sites.Night Ferry to Patras
Travel across southern Italy to board a Superfast night ferry in Bari and enjoy cabin accommodations as you sail across the Ionian Sea to Greece.
Corinth was one of the most powerful commercial cities of ancient Greece and a center of early Christianity. You'll walk in the footsteps of the apostle Paul as you visit the archaeological site; pause to read Acts 18 at the site of Gallio's court. You will also tour the Archaeological Museum. Then spend a relaxing evening in the delightful Greek seaside resort village of Tolo.
Visit the ancient site of Epidaurus, famous for its open-air theater (dating from the 4th century B.C.), the best-preserved in all of Greece, and the ruins of the healing sanctuary of the god Asclepius.Guided Sightseeing of Mycenae
You'll also tour legendary Mycenae, founded by Perseus with the help of the Cyclops; from here Agamemnon launched the Trojan War. The ruins date to 1200 B.C. and earlier.
Transfer to Athens via the Corinth Canal
As you tour Delphi, you can ponder the mysteries of the past, as Greece's ancient military leaders - who left gifts for the oracle in hopes of good fortune in battle - once pondered the future. Then, visit the Temple of Apollo, where, according to legend, the god communicated with mortals. Also enjoy time to visit the Delphi Archeological Museum.
An expert local guide introduces you to the antiquities of Athens. Climb the Acropolis to view the majestic Parthenon. See the Temple of Athena Nike, and visit the Acropolis Museum. Next to the Acropolis, you will visit Mars' Hill (the Areopagus) where Paul debated Stoic and Epicurean philosophers; you will pause to read Acts 17 which records Paul's sermon. You will also visit the Agora and you may choose to enter the *Archaeological Museum on your free time (required for students).
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Itinerary is subject to change.
For complete financial and registration details, please refer to the EF Booking Conditions (pages 6 and 7 in the Application Booklet).
*Not included in the EF price
*Not included in the EF price
Most of the cost for the 2013 European Study tour will be paid to EF Educational Tours.
The EF Educational Tours payment schedule is:
|Cost Work Sheet|
|Enrollment Fee (paid to tour company)||$95|
|Program Fee (paid to tour company, will not change)||$3770|
|Departure Fee (paid to tour company, might change)*||$672|
|Private Group fee**||$240|
|Tips (collected by Dr. Messner before departure)***||$130|
|Total required cost||$4907|
*Although the program fee will not change, the departure fee is based on taxes charged at airports. The tax rates could change between now and departure, either up or down.
**This fee is based on 25-29 participants. This number will go down $140 if we go over 30.
***It is customary to tip the tour director and bus driver(s) for their work in Europe.
As of September 2011, three separate scholarship options are available to some participants in the 2013 European Study Tour. Subsequent scholarships may become available at a later time as we pursue other sources of funding for the tour.
The $100 First Twenty Students Scholarship is open to the first LCU students (Undergraduate Studies, Seminary, or Hargrove School) who register for the tour, regardless if they are taking the tour for class credit. This scholarship is not available to anyone who is not a matriculated student at LCU during the Spring 2013 semester. Recipients of the scholarship may decline it if they so choose. The $100 will be applied automatically to the tip that each tour participant is required to pay to the tour director and bus driver(s) for their services in Europe. The “First Twenty” status is determined by the order in which students return their 2013 application instruction and contact information form to Dr. Messner. Failure to submit the form will exclude students from the scholarship.
Eligibility for the $100 European Study Tour Scholarship is open to all LCU students (Undergraduate Studies, Seminary, or Hargrove School) and will be open to both “for credit” and “for fun” students who are matriculated at LCU in the Spring 2013 semester, and may be combined with the $100 “First Twenty” scholarship. The scholarship will not be available to any tour participant who is not a Lincoln Christian University student. A total of three scholarships will be awarded in a random drawing of those who have both registered with EF Educational Tours and returned their 2013 application instruction and contact information to Dr. Messner by the designated date. All participants (except for previous Random Draw winners) will be in the pool for each drawing so those who register early will have the maximum chance to win a scholarship. Recipients of the scholarship may decline it if they so choose.
All LCU students who take a class as part of their tour experience (either ID 201, ID 303 or the Seminary version [course name and number yet to be determined]) will pay for only two credit hours, but will receive three credits on their transcripts. This represents a one-third reduction in tuition cost for the tour class and is LCU’s way of helping to offset the travel costs associated with the tour. The tuition discount is available to all students taking a class (Spring 2013 semester) that is associated with the tour. Those eligible for the tuition discount may d ecline if they so choose. Note: There is no Hargrove School version of the tour class.
ID 201 is normally a fall semester class and is open in the Spring 2013 semester ONLY to those students who are also enrolled with EF Educational Tours for the 2013 European Study Tour. Because of the unique nature of this tour version of ID 201, students may not take ID 201 in the Fall 2012 semester and get a tuition discount, even if they are registered with EF Educational Tours. Questions about ID 201 may be directed to Dr. Brian Messner, coordinator of ID 201 and study tour director.
IF YOU DO NOT ALREADY HAVE A PASSPORT, APPLY FOR ONE NO LATER THAN JANUARY, 2013.
For more information on passports, see the official State Department website here.
American Express or Visa are the most common and are easy to exchange at banks or exchange offices. Record check numbers and keep the list separate from checks in case your checks are lost/stolen. Leave a copy of the list with someone back home. Easy to use, but expect to pay fees (sometimes substantial) to exchange, unless you can find an American Express office.Credit Cards
Nearly universal, but may not work in some small shops. Can be used for cash advance, but check your card for fees and check with your card company to make sure that you can use it for cash advances in Europe. Credit cards usually give the best exchange rates on purchases. You will need a PIN for cash advance at an ATM. Names in Europe: Mastercard=EuroCard/Acess, Visa=Carte Bleue/Barclaycard (though we also saw them as Visa and Mastercard); the company symbols are the same. Know the PIN in numbers, not letters (European phones do not typically have letters on the keys.) Check with your credit card company before you depart; some now require that you notify them if you plan to use your card in Europe —if you do not, they might suspend your card during the tour.ATM (cash) Cards
Cirrus and Plus systems are common in Europe. You will need a 4-digit PIN. Keep all receipts in case of computer failure. Past participants used ATM cards frequently without trouble and found them a quick and convenient way to get cash with minimal fees and a good exchange rate. ATMs are everywhere in Europe and are more numerous every year. Know the PIN in numbers, not letters (European phones do not typically have letters on the keys.) Check with your bank or credit union to see if their cards work in Europe. Check now. Check with your bank / credit union before you depart; some now require that you notify them if you plan to use your ATM card in Europe — if you do not, they might suspend your card during the tour. Comment from Dr. Messner: This is best way to handle money in Europe. Easy to use (the screens are in English), always open, readily accessible and you get a super exchange rate.Cash
Taking cash as your main source of money while in Europe is not a good idea. Cash is readily stolen and a source of constant worry. We do not recommend that you take large quantities of cash with you. However, taking a small amount of American currency is not a bad idea. I have not yet found a foreign bank or exchange office that would not take American dollars and sometimes, in an extreme emergency, a nice Italian or Greek will take dollars, too. Do not carry too much cash at one time. Do not leave cash in your hotel room. Each hotel will have a safe if you want to leave valuables there.Exchanging money
You may be able to exchange before we go, but it will be expensive. You can exchange or use an ATM at the airport upon our arrival. Every time you exchange they will take a fee. Try to estimate the amount that you will need. Both Italy and Greece now use the Euro so currency exchanged or obtained in Italy will be good in Greece.Use of a Variety of Money Sources
Many European travelers carry a mixture of money sources; a little cash, a credit card (or two), an ATM card and perhaps a few traveler’s checks. Having a variety of money sources will prepare you for ATM machines that malfunction, unexpected bank holidays, etc. From Dr. M: This is what I do and it is a really good idea! I take my ATM card, a little cash (about $50) and my credit cards. I no longer use traveler’s checks for my personal spending.VAT
Value Added Tax is a substantial tax added to European goods. As a non-European, you are entitled to a refund of the tax under some circumstances (you may be able to get the refund at the airport). Keep your receipts.EF Recommendation
EF recommends $30-50/day (lunches, beverages, souvenirs) for spending money. Previous student participants spent between $150 and $400 ($10 to $27 a day). They recommend setting aside some cash for each day of the trip; this will help you to budget wisely.EF Payment Policy
You must pay the full balance of your account on time or EF will not send you a plane ticket.Past Participant Recommendation
Past participants recommend bringing more money than you think you need, because the dollar is very weak. Budget your money carefully, so that you do not run out.
Have enough for whole trip plus some extra (some travel experts recommend twice what you will need); bring note from doctor or the prescription (written legibly). Important: leave medicines in original pharmacy bottle/package.First Aid Kit / Recommended Items
Band aids, antibiotic cream, moleskin (for blisters), tweezers, sunscreen, aspirin/Tylenol, Imodium (or equivalent), motion-sickness drug (like Dramamine or Bonine), Peptobismol (or equivalent), sunglasses. (You may want to coordinate with a fellow traveler so you do not have to buy/carry all of these items yourself.)Other Recommendations
Last comments from previous participants: Pack light, pack light, pack light! Do laundry along the way and plan carefully so you do not wind up taking clothes that you never wear. Do research (like buy a guidebook or share one with a friend) on the sights before you go so you know what you will want to do on your free time [you will also get a daily schedule with free time suggestions from Dr. Messner]. Leave room in your suitcase for souvenirs. Relax, have fun, enjoy!
Couldn’t get enough travel tips? Check what Rick Steves, PBS travel guru, suggests at his website.
Updated November, 2011 and will be updated again January, 2013.
Dr. Messner has traveled extensively in Italy and Greece and has been to Rome almost a dozen times. He was a student in Germany while in college and understands European travel very well. Having traveled to most of the destinations included on the tour, both on his own and with groups, he is very familiar with both the sites and the surrounding areas. As an ancient historian who specializes in Greece and Italy (especially Rome), with additional certification in the Middle Ages, he is uniquely qualified to take you through the ancient and medieval sites in both countries. Who else can take you through Rome’s Forum and explain the essential importance of the site, direct you to cheaper lunch options, and provide tips for gelato almost anywhere we travel in Italy?! Because he is a travel veteran, you will be in good hands on his tour.
The 2013 European Study Tour will be Lincoln Christian University’s seventh tour. The tour began in 1999 and we have done custom tours since 2003.
The LCU Study Tour travel to, and in, Europe is arranged by EF College Study Tours, part of the largest student travel company in the United States. See their website.
A custom tour is one in which the tour director (Dr. Messner) sets the itinerary. Because this is a custom tour, we will not be combined with another group. We will have our own bus and will be able to take advantage of pre-paid timed entries at several sites to eliminate wait time. We will see far more than a standard “brochure” or “catalog” tour because Dr. Messner knows the sites well and can maximize our time in Europe. Although custom tours are a little more expensive, they are actually a better value.
No. Tuition for the class is paid to LCU, but the cost of the trip itself is paid to EF Educational Tours. Therefore, if you want to do the tour for credit, you will have two payments: one to LCU for tuition and one to EF Educational Tours for the trip itself.
The classroom portion of the tour meets in the Spring 2013 semester (one hour a week for the IDS 201 group and one hour per week for the IDS 303 group). Lectures will focus on ideas, developments and artworks that we will encounter at the various stops in Europe. The assignments are a little different from “regular” IDS classes. There are fewer exams and discussion times take place in Europe. Students view videos and write a “fact sheet” which focuses on one site we will visit. A significant part of the grade is a reflective journal kept during the tour in Europe. The tour is not easier, nor less work, than “regular” IDS classes, but the assignments target a different set of learning objectives. See the sample syllabus for IDS 201 or IDS 303 (for the IDS elective version) for even more details. The IDS elective version of the class will focus on the history, contributions, and significance of Italy from pre-Roman days to the present. While classes meet in the Spring 2013 semester, the grades will be assigned after we return from the tour.
You may still go on the tour for class credit provided that you pass both IDS 101 (Introduction to World Views) and LA 111 Written Composition in the Fall 2012 semester. We encourage you to take the tour as IDS 201. If you fit into this category, please contact Dr. Messner to discuss whether or not you are ready for the academic requirements of the tour.
Maybe. Each student‘s financial aid package is different and students should consult with the University financial aid office before enrolling on the tour. As the tour is considered an educational expense, some of the cost paid to EF Educational Tours MIGHT be covered. The tuition for the class is paid to LCU and would be covered under financial aid according to the student’s financial aid package.
Everyone who registers for a tour related class (Spring ID 201, ID 303 or the Seminary class) will receive a one-third tuition discount for their class. That charge will appear on their school bill in the usual fashion.
In Venice, we will visit the Basilica of the Friars which houses Titan‘s Assumption of the Virgin, the tomb of Monteverdi (the father of opera) among other marvels. Also in Venice, if time permits on our first day in Italy we will need to take a vaporetto (a Venetian water bus) down the Grand Canal to reach St. Mark‘s Square. In Athens, time permitting, we will visit the National Archaeological Museum which houses some of the most important Greek artworks from antiquity. Credit-seeking students should set aside about $30 to cover these entrance fees.
If fewer than 25 people register for our custom tour, we will decide how to modify the custom tour to maintain our own LCU learning objectives. While this is always a possibility, it has not happened since the tour started in 1999.
If you take the tour for class credit, the regular LCU refund policy applies. If you need to drop the tour, EF Educational Tours will refund your money on a sliding scale; the closer to departure, the less refund you receive. Please refer to the Booking Conditions for full details on EF‘s refund policy. EF virtually never refunds the $95 application fee.
You do NOT have to get the EF insurance package if you do not want it. We highly recommend that you have some kind of medical insurance that will work overseas. Check your policy, before buying EF‘s (it probably will not be good overseas, but you never know). You can buy EF‘s insurance any time, so you do not have to commit when you enroll.
If you have recently traveled with EF, you will likely get a $100 discount on the cost of the tour. EF applies the discount to the final payment before departure.
It is customary to tip both the tour director and the bus driver(s). The tip covers the days that we will use the services of a bus driver and the tour director. The tour directors work very hard and should receive a good tip. As with most service industries, the tip is considered part of their pay structure and is part of their salary.
Yes! Check out the "Travel Tips" tab above for tips we have used for the past tours. These tips will be updated early in the Spring 2013 semester for maximum accuracy. Also, check out what Rick Steves (PBS travel series guru) suggests.
Absolutely! The trip is open to all members of the LCU community (faculty and staff), alumni, constituency, and friends. Family members of tour participants are especially welcome!
Gelato, a form of ice cream found it Italy that is made with milk, comes in a wide range of flavors. The best flavor by far is “Baci,” which is filled with pieces of a chocolate hazelnut candy. Because our tastes may differ, you should try many forms of gelato while in Italy and decide for yourself. To get the best flavor, avoid gelato that comes from a pre-packaged mix. The easiest way to tell the difference is to look at the banana flavor. If the banana gelato is smooth and yellow, it is a mix. If the banana gelato is a little lumpy and slightly grayish in color, it is real, because it has real bananas mashed into it.
First, read the EF Booking Conditions carefully so that you are very familiar with your obligations with the tour company (EF is a good company, but as a for-profit institution they are understanding only to a point). Next, visit the EF enrollment center and use our tour number (1116125) to visit the tour‘s website. Follow the online instructions. Then, fill out and return the LCU application/information sheet to Dr. Messner. Welcome aboard!
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Lincoln Christian University is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Lincoln Christian University Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Lincoln Christian University website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Lincoln Christian University may collect personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Lincoln Christian University may collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that may be collected by Lincoln Christian University. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Lincoln Christian University for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Lincoln Christian University Web site.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Lincoln Christian University public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.
Lincoln Christian University will not monitor electronic communications as a routine matter, but it may do so to ensure systems are being used in compliance with organizational policy and for purposes of maintaining the integrity and effective operation of the electronic communications systems.
All users should understand that privacy exists in electronic communications only to the extent at which the user protects the data being communicated.
Lincoln Christian College and Seminary reserves the right to inspect and disclose the contents of electronic communications:
Lincoln Christian University will inspect and disclose the contents of electronic communications when such action is necessary to respond to legal processes.
Lincoln Christian University encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Lincoln Christian University so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Lincoln Christian University is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Lincoln Christian University and Lincoln Christian University family of Web sites.
Lincoln Christian University collects and uses your personal information to operate the Lincoln Christian University Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Lincoln Christian University also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Lincoln Christian University and its affiliates. Lincoln Christian University may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
Lincoln Christian University does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Lincoln Christian University may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Lincoln Christian University may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Lincoln Christian University, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Lincoln Christian University does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
Lincoln Christian University keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Lincoln Christian University, in order to determine what Lincoln Christian University services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Lincoln Christian University to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Lincoln Christian University Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Lincoln Christian University or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Lincoln Christian University; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Lincoln Christian University, or the public.
The Lincoln Christian University Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Lincoln Christian University pages, or register with Lincoln Christian University site or services, a cookie helps Lincoln Christian University to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Lincoln Christian University Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Lincoln Christian University features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Lincoln Christian University services or Web sites you visit.
Lincoln Christian University secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Lincoln Christian University secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Lincoln Christian University will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Lincoln Christian University encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Lincoln Christian University is protecting your information.
Lincoln Christian University welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Lincoln Christian University has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Campus Technology via email or at extension 2305.
Located in America's heartland, Lincoln Christian University has a heart for the world in all its diversity because God does. We desire diversity for the educational value that it provides to our Christian higher education community as we seek unity amidst diversity. We want a learning environment that engages men and women of various ages, cultures, nationalities, races, abilities, exceptionalities, and socio-economic backgrounds who support our mission and core values for Christian unity and Biblical authority in carrying out God's global mission.
After hours emergency contact and security: 217.737.0159
The purpose of these "Emergency Management Guidelines" is to safeguard the students, employees, property, and integrity of Lincoln Christian University in the event of an emergency.
In managing emergencies, the first priority is the safety of our students and employees, and in any case of doubt, one should always err on the side of safety. The second priority is clear and appropriate communication so that all affected parties understand what is expected of them and for what time period. The third priority is the desirability of returning to normal routine functions as quickly and safely as possible, including the continuous protection of our property, plant, and equipment so that returning to routine is feasible.
Part of the process in protecting the integrity of the institution in responding to any emergency is to have a single voice to speak for the institution, especially to off-campus constituents, whether those constituents are news media, the general public, our alumni, or constituent churches. In most emergencies, only the President or the Provost is authorized to speak officially for the institution, especially to off-campus entities. All requests for information from off-campus personnel, especially from news media, should be referred to one of these two individuals.
An emergency is any event that affects significantly the routine functions of all or part of the campus, including life threatening situations, and requires some kind of immediate response that is not routine. Emergencies may range from minor (cancelling some classes due to bad weather) to severe (evacuating the entire campus due to a threat). An emergency may or may not imply an immediate threat to life, since a blizzard or a power outage could be viewed as an emergency but not necessarily be life-threatening.Emergency Notification Signup
Anyone who witnesses or recieves information regarding a campus emergency is instructed to contact the Emergency Management Team (EMT). They can be reached by phone:
|7:30am - 4:30pm||217.737.6010||Director of Facility Management|
|4:30am - 7:30am||
If the incident involves a Level 1 (Minor Emergency), Facility Management or Campus Security will take steps to remedy the situation utilizing the appropriate University Departments and outside resources. Appropriate members of the campus community will be contact for their assistance.
If the incident involves a Level 2 or 3 (Major Emergency or Disaster), Facility Management/Campus Security will contact appropriate member of the Emergency Management Team (EMT). The decision to declare an emergency will rest with the president or his designee.
"911" phone calls made on campus phones (##911) or your cell phone (911) will be answered by local police. In order to assist the dispatch in processing the call quickly and efficently, please be prepared to give the following information:
Stay on the line until you are told to hang up. Make sure that you (the caller) are not in danger.