Maintaining the safety, security, and integrity of Lakeland University's campus.
Our Department of Campus Safety's mission is to provide professional and courteous service to Lakeland University students, faculty, and staff by providing a safe and secure environment in which to learn, grow, and enjoy the Lakeland University community experience. Please visit any time to talk with us about any safety concerns or questions you may have. Your voice and opinion matters in our community.
Contact us 24 hours a day at 920-565-1126 for immediate service or assistance.
In the event of an emergency:
It is the responsibility of ALL Lakeland University students to provide identification to any University official upon request. Thus, students are required to have their Lakeland University student identification card in their possession at all times while on campus property.
On Campus Housing Safety Measures
The vast majority of crimes on campus involve theft of personal property. Almost always, the theft is from an unlocked room or unattended common area. YOU can prevent these "crimes of opportunity" by following these steps
Securing Your Belongings:
Safety Measures Elsewhere on Campus:
Campus Safety officers are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week for safe walks and safe rides. If students feel uncomfortable walking from one point to another on campus. Contact Campus Safety at ext. 1126 or from your cell 920-565-1126 to be picked up for a safe ride or for a safe walk.
Medical Emergency Intervention Policy
Lakeland University has a passionate interest in maintaining the health and safety of its students, employees and campus guests. In order to provide the best and safest response to a medical emergency, the following guidelines have been established:
Campus Safety Services
We provide the following assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:
Campus Safety Prevention Programs
Lakeland University Campus Safety Department Offers:
Parking Permit & Appeal Forms
Download the Student Vehicle Registration Application and return it to the Safety Department.
Download the Faculty/Staff Vehicle Registration Application and return it to the Safety Department.
All citations are assumed to be valid; however, if you believe that you were issued a citation that you do not deserve, you may appeal it. To appeal a university citation, download the Parking Ticket Appeal Form and return it to the Campus Safety Department within 5 business days of receiving the citation.
Severe Weather & Tornado Procedures
The National Weather Service issues severe weather watches and warnings when severe conditions exist.
Severe Thunderstorm Watch - conditions are conducive to the development of severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning - a severe thunderstorm has actually been observed by spotters or indicated on radar, and is occurring or forthcoming in the warning area. Severe weather storms are usually characterized by intense electrical activity, heavy rains, high winds, and hail.
Tornado Watch - conditions are conducive to the development of tornadoes in and close to the watch area.
Tornado Warning - a tornado has actually been sighted by spotters or indicated on radar and is occurring or forthcoming in the warning area. If a tornado warning is issued, all residents should seek shelter immediately.
Lakeland University is equipped with a tornado warning siren that will sound continuously to signal you to take cover during a tornado warning. Campus Safety staff, residence life staff, and other members of the professional staff of Lakeland University will inform you when it is safe to come out of shelter.
If you become aware of severe weather or of a tornado watch, or you have questions about severe weather call Campus Safety 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at ext. 1126 or 920 565-1126.
All shelter areas are labeled with a "Severe Weather Shelter" sign in each building.
Lakeland University reserves the right to enter and search any of its residence halls including rooms, apartments, and its contents if any authorized personnel (e.g., Department of Campus Safety Officers, Law Enforcement Officers, Director or Assistant Director of Residence Life, and or Hall Directors) has reason to believe:
Contraband items in plain view (e.g., items prohibited by law or University policy) may be confiscated by University personnel and used as evidence in student conduct hearings or turned over to law enforcement officers.
If a room search is necessary, it will be conducted by Campus Safety Officers (non-students), or by a law enforcement officer executing a valid search warrant.
If possible, a residence hall director will be present during the room search. When practical, the resident(s) whose room is to be searched will be allowed to be present during the search and will be informed of the reason for the search.
Unannounced room searches will only be conducted by campus safety officers if probable cause exists.
Example: If a Campus Safety Officer is conducting a campus round, and smells the odor of marijuana emanating from a Lakeland Residence hall room or apartment, and the campus safety officer can reasonably pinpoint the source from which the smell is emanating from. That Campus Safety officer has probable cause to conduct a full investigation into a drug law violation, including, but not limited to a search of the room and it belongings.
During a room search, Campus Safety Officers shall make a reasonable attempt not to unnecessarily disrupt belongings, and every effort shall be made to leave the room in the condition that it was found. A resident who believes his or her room has been wrongfully entered and searched should report the matter to the Director of Residence Life or Director of Campus Safety.
Facilities and or Maintenance employees may enter a Lakeland University residence hall or apartment, after first knocking and announcing themselves. If no one responds, Facilities and or Maintenance employees may enter the area and begin the necessary repairs.
Firefighting equipment, fire alarm systems, smoke detectors and evacuation procedures are provided for the protection of life and property of residents. Residents should familiarize themselves with the type and location of equipment, exits, windows, and the evacuation procedures from their floors of residence halls. Fire drills will be practiced. Everyone is required to vacate the building during a fire drill. Fire drills and safety practices in the residence halls must be taken seriously. Students are prohibited from having the following items in their rooms:
The following are also prohibited:
Possession and/or use of firearms, including, but not limited to, ammunition, BB guns, stun guns, rifles, bows, bayonets, knives, switchblades, martial arts weapons, air soft guns, sling shots and paint or pellet guns, are not permitted in any campus building. Possession and discharge of fireworks and other types of explosives (including firecrackers and smoke bombs) are not permitted on campus.
As allowed under Wisconsin law, all university buildings are posted “Firearms and weapons are prohibited on these premises.” Persons with a valid concealed carry permit must store their weapon(s) in their locked vehicle before entering any campus building or where weapons are not allowed. Any questions regarding this should be directed to the Director of Campus Safety at 920-565-1000 ext. 2503.
Hunting on Campus Property
FIREARMS, AMMUNITION, OR OTHER WEAPONS ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED IN ANY UNIVERISTY OWNED OR OPERATED BUILDING(S) OR SPACE.
Hunting is prohibited on campus, in the campus woods or within 150 yards of campus property without expressed written consent of the landowner. The campus woods are designated as a State Game Reserve. Possession of firearms, including ammunition, on the Lakeland campus is discouraged. In the event that no other off-campus arrangements can be made, it is encouraged that all firearms and bows be stored for safekeeping in the Department of Campus Safety on a short-term basis.
The Department Campus Safety provides free firearm and bow storage for all Lakeland University students commuting to the university or living in the university residence halls.
Storable weapons include:
All firearms must be unloaded when checked in at the Campus Safety office.
Check In/Out Guidelines:
NOTE: The Department of Campus Safety reserves the right to refuse any weapon to an individual if, at the time of pick up, the individual is believed to be under the influence of any drug or intoxicating substance, or if an officer has reasonable belief that the individual's judgment is or maybe impaired to the extent that the person may pose a threat to himself/herself or others.
Off-Campus Reporting of Behavior
Adverse behavior of a student occurring off campus may be subject to university judicial adjudication. Those behaviors include, but are not limited to, burglary, theft, disorderly conduct, sexual assault, aggravated assault and murder.
Norms for Distinguishing Between Civil and University Jurisdiction over Student Misconduct
A student is a member of the Lakeland University community and also of the community at large. Therefore, Lakeland University recognizes him/her as both a student and citizen.
It is the intention here to define the spheres of university and civil jurisdiction.
The following distinctions become relevant:
In general, the university does not attempt to duplicate the function of civil laws and hence, only where the institution’s interests as an educational community are distinctly and clearly involved is the right of the institution asserted.
The university will consider:
In matters which may involve concurrent jurisdiction, the following specific principles are maintained:
If you are a victim or know someone who is a victim of any of the following violations you may submit a report by using one of the two links below:
If you or someone you know may be in danger or a threat to themselves, please immediately call 911 and/or campus security 920-565-1126.
This is the Lakeland University CONFIDENTIAL reporting form. The information provided will be sent directly to Alex Liosatos, Director of Health and Counseling Center, and a campus advocate.
This is the Lakeland University Non-Confidential reporting form. When this form is submitted, the University will respond in accordance with its policies and procedures. The information provided will be sent directly to David Simon, Title IX Coordinator.
Sexual Assault Awareness
Understanding Campus Security Authority
If you have any questions regarding the Clery Act or about being a Campus Security Authority (CSA), please contact:
Director of Campus Safety
920 565-1000 ext: 2503
History of the Clery Act
Jeanne Clery, a 19-year-old Lehigh University freshman, was assaulted and murdered in her dorm room in 1986.
In 1998 the "Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act" was renamed in her memory. The Clery Act was enacted in the belief that crime awareness can prevent campus victimization.
The federal law requires colleges and universities receiving federal funding to prepare, publish and distribute, by October 1 of each year, campus security / safety policies and crime statistics in the form or an Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (ASFSR). Lakeland community members are notified annually in September of the availability of and how and where to access the ASFSR. Included in the ASFSR is a Fire Safety Report, a requirement for campuses with college controlled residential facilities. The Department of Education is responsible for Clery Act compliance.
What is the role of a Campus Security Authority (CSA)?
CSA's are encouraged to report all crimes reported to them on a timely basis to Campus Safety. However, under the Clery Act, CSA's are only obligated to report Clery Act qualifying crimes that occurred on campus in public areas bordering campus and in certain non-campus buildings owned or controlled (leased) by the University. CSA's should only report those crimes that have not been previously reported to Campus Safety or another College CSA. The intent of including non-law enforcement/security personnel in the CSA role is to acknowledge that some community members and students in particular, may be hesitant about reporting crimes to the police or to Campus Safety but may be more inclined to report incidents to other campus employees that are affiliated with the university.
What is done with CSA Report Forms?
The Director of Campus Safety reviews report forms and makes a determination if an incident warrants timely warning / emergency notification of the College community and whether it is a reportable crime in the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (ASFSR). The Clery Act Coordinator will consolidate crime data from multiple sources, report qualifying crime data to the federal Department of Education, publish a campus ASFSR and inform the campus community when and where ASFSR are available. The Lakeland University ASFSR is posted at http://lakeland.edu/security. Hard copies are available from Campus Safety office upon request.
Crime/Emergency and Non-Emergency Reporting
Regardless of your status (CSA or non-CSA), all community members are encouraged to promptly report all campus criminal incidents and other public safety related emergencies to Campus Safety. For incidents requiring immediate attention call 911, Non-emergency incidents can be reported by dialing "1126" from any campus phone or in person at Campus Safety office located in the Lower Level of Brotz Hall, W3745 North Drive, Plymouth, WI 53073.
Campus Security Authority (CSA) Incident Report form
Download the Campus Security Authority Incident Report Form and return it to email@example.com.
ASFSR Annual Security & Fire Safety Report
These charts include offenses that were reported to the Lakeland University Safety and Security Department, Sheboygan County Sheriff's Department, and other University officials who have significant responsibilities for student and campus activities. These offenses are compiled in accordance with the provisions of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.