Lewis University recognizes the importance of maintaining a safe environment for students, faculty and staff. Any threats of suicide, violence, other distress and/or threatening behavior, or significant health risks will result in immediate action to secure the safety of the individual and the community. All members of the University community, including faculty, staff and students, are expected to report concerns regarding students to the Office of Student Services immediately, especially when there is a potential threat to welfare and safety. Members of the Student Services staff, under the direction of the Dean of Student Services, evaluate reported situations to determine appropriate action. If there appears to be, or the University has knowledge of, a potential threat to welfare and safety, any or all of the following immediate actions may be taken:
Regardless of which immediate actions are taken, a student considered being a potential threat to the welfare and safety of others shall be prevented access to campus. The process for receiving clearance to return to campus is as follows:
For all campus emergencies, call Campus Police at extension 5911.
Cell phone users or outside lines call: (815) 836-5911
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 firstname.lastname@example.org