Emergency Planning & Violence Prevention

Evacuation of Individuals with Disabilities

In cases of emergency, individuals with physical disabilities may need assistance with building evacuation.

For Ambulatory Individuals

(Those individuals with disabilities that might impair rapid building evacuation, such as those who are blind, deaf, or using walkers or crutches, but who are still able to walk):
  1. Guide them to a stairwell and assist them in evacuating once a clear passage has been established.

  2. Guide them to the designated evacuation area.

For Non-Ambulatory Individuals

(Those confined to wheelchairs or otherwise unable to walk):
  1. Move them to a safe refuge area and await assistance if there is no immediate danger.

  2. Contact Campus Police at extension 5911 or (815) 836-5911 and provide as much information as possible regarding the location and condition of the individual.

Do not use elevators for evacuation during a fire.

Helpful Resources

Stressed Students

Stressed Students: How You Can Help

Our college community is becoming increasingly aware of the amount of stress students are experiencing and its negative impact on their health and academic performance.

To address this concern, we have adopted an online training simulation that will assist you to better identify and refer these students to support services on campus. Lewis University highly recommends that you take this 45 minute course, which is already in use at hundreds of colleges and universities.

To take the course, follow the instructions below:

If you experience any technical difficulties, please email support@kognito.com


Caring for Our Community ACT 2014.

Video Presentation on Campus Violence.