Emergency Planning & Violence Prevention

Bomb or Biological Threat

Bomb Threats

  1. Since most threats are received by telephone – document as many details as possible, including any Caller ID number displayed.

  2. Immediately call Campus Police at extension 5911 or at (815) 836-5911 and provide them with as much information as possible from the bomb-threat call. Conduct a quick visual search of your area for any unusual or unfamiliar items. Do not handle, move, or touch suspicious items. Report any findings to Campus Police and await further instruction.

Biological Threats

A biological attack can manifest itself in a number of ways over a long period of time.

  1. If you suspect the presence of a biological or chemical agent, avoid inhalation by covering your mouth and nose with any piece of cloth.

  2. Distance yourself from the agent by moving away and utilizing barriers.

  3. In the event of exposure, immediately contact police at ext. 5911 or (815) 836-5911 or 911.

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.