Lakeland University's Campus Security

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Campus Security & Safety

Maintaining the safety, security, and integrity of Lakeland University's campus.

Campus Security & Safety

A Safe & Secure Environment

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.


Security & Safety Information

Contact us 24 hours a day at 920-565-1126 for immediate service or assistance.

In the event of an emergency:

  1. Contact the Department of Campus Safety at 920-565-1126.
  2. Dial 911 to state your emergency and give your exact location.
  3. Someone should stay with the victim(s) until help arrives.

Student Responsibility
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

  1. Always lock your door when you leave no matter how long you plan to be gone.
  2. Do not prop open residence hall doors for any reason.
  3. Keep your valuables—such as wallets, purses, money and jewelry—out of sight.
  4. Do not leave notes on your door announcing that no one is present.
  5. Never loan out your key or ID card.
  6. Report anyone acting suspiciously in and around campus housing or Greek Suites to Campus Safety or a Residence Life staff member.
  7. Report any doors, locks or windows in need of repair to a Residence Life staff member or Campus safety.
  8. Do not let non-residents into halls. Visitors should be let in by the expecting student.

Securing Your Belongings:

  1. Do not leave personal objects (cell phones, wallet, purse, books) unguarded in academic buildings, recreational facilities or residence halls.
  2. Bicycle locks and locks on vehicle doors should be utilized to protect against theft.
  3. Do not leave keys outside under door mats or in an unattended area. Also, do not attach your keys to your University ID or driver's license; if lost, these items provide identifying information.

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:

  1. Contact the Department of Campus Safety at ext. 1126 or from a cell 920-565-1126.
  2. In the event of a medical emergency, dial 911. State the nature of your emergency and your location.
  3. Someone should stay with the victim(s) until help arrives.

We provide the following assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:

  • Vehicle lockouts
  • Vehicle jump start
  • Safe ride/walk program
  • Engraving personal items
  • Room or building lockouts (contact RA, then Hall Director, if no resposne, call Campus Safety)
  • Firearms and bow storage
  • Student/Staff Driving Certification
  • Shredding service - personal documents
  • Social Security
  • TransUnion
    Phone: 800-916-8800 or 800-888-4213
  • Equifax
    Phone: 866-640-2273 or 800-685-1111
  • Experian
    Phone: 800-493-1058 or 888-397-3742
  • Internal Revenue Service
    Phone: 800-829-0433
  • Postal Inspection Service
    Phone: 877-876-2455
  • Federal Trade Commission

Lakeland University Campus Safety Department Offers:

  • Sexual Assault Program/Brochure
  • Self Defense Class
  • Harassment training (Sexual, Physical, etc.)
  • Alcohol/Drug Awareness brochures and programs
  • Healthy Relationships (Domestic & Dating Violence, Stalking, etc.)
  • Monthly fireside chats on various topics
  • 3rd Monday of each month drug drop-off. Dispose of old medication at Campus Safety office.
  1. All Lakeland University Main Campus parking lots require a parking permit 24 hours a day.
  2. Lot C & Lot J: Are reserved for faculty and staff only from Monday - Friday from 7am to 5pm
  3. Lot I: Is reserved for A.M. Krueger residents only (If there are no available spots as an over-flow parking lot students must park in LOT H. If for any reason you feel unsafe walking from Lot H, contact Campus Safety for a safe ride. Residents are prohibited from parking in VISITOR Parking spots.)
  4. Lot A & Lot B: Are reserved for students registered to live in Kurtz, Morland, Hill, & South apartments ONLY. (All other vehicles will be ticketed)
  5. Lot D is for residents who reside in Muehlmeier & Grosshuesch Halls. (If there are no available spots as an over-flow parking lot students are allowed to park in Lot E, if for any reason you feel unsafe walking from Lot D & E, contact Campus Safety for a safe ride.)
  6. Lot F & Lot G: Are designated for students/faculty/staff/visitors & guest of the University. All vehicles may park in these lots with a valid permit from 7:00am - 11:00pm( Lot F & Lot G are not overnight parking lots)
  7. Lot D, Lot E, & Lot H Are designated for students/faculty/staff/visitors & guests of the university and residential students. All vehicles may park in these lots with a valid permit 24hrs a day. (Lot D, Lot E, Lot H are the only three OVERNIGHT parking lots on the MAIN CAMPUS)
  8. Handicap, Visitor, & United Way Fair Share Giver parking, is reserved for that purpose only 24 hours a day. Student, staff, & faculty are prohibited from parking in reserved spaces unless authorized to do so with a valid endorsed permit.
  9. Students/Staff/Faculty/Visitors and Guests are prohibited from driving or parking their vehicles on campus lawns or walkways, including: when loading or unloading personal property to and from the residence halls. Campus Safety will not authorize you to park on lawns or sidewalks. Any vehicle(s) that violate the Lakeland University regulation will be ticketed and any cost of repairs to lawn or sidewalk associated with the violation will be charged to account.
  10. All parking violations equate to monetary fines, or having the vehicle immobilized.
    • Students wishing to appeal a ticket must do so within 5 days of receiving the ticket. To get an appeal form go to: Parking Appeal Form
      or stop by the Campus Safety office to pick up an appeal form. Please note when completing a parking appeal form a copy of the ticket must accompany the appeal form itself. An email will be sent with the results of your appeal within a reasonable amount of time.
  11. Vehicle Immobilizing
    • Vehicle(s) that accumulate four or more continuously parking citations can be immobilized.
    • Vehicle(s) that are reported and found to be driving recklessly on campus failing to obey campus Stop signs, excessive speeding, etc. throughout the Lakeland Community will be reported and/or immobilized.
    • Vehicle(s) that are observed by Campus Safety Officers, being operated while the driver is intoxicated will be reported and or immobilized or both.
    • Vehicle(s) on campus that are unregistered and accumulate two or more parking citations are subject to being immobilized. If a vehicle is immobilized for Illegal parking due to failure to register for a parking permit, the owner must register and obtain a valid parking permit for their vehicle and pay the boot removal fee of $35.00 before the immobilization device is removed.
    • Please understand that tampering, removing and/or damaging Lakeland University Campus Safety equipment, including the vehicle boot, will result in an incident report being forwarded to Student Conduct for replacement of such equipment at the owner’s expense.
  12. Guests & Visitors
    • Lot C, Lot H, Lot I, & Campus Center Lot All have designated areas for visitors and guests.
  13. Abandoned Vehicles
    • Lakeland University prohibits partially dismantled or otherwise inoperable motor vehicles to be park or stored in any parking lots. This also includes any vehicle, operable or inoperable, that does not have a valid license plate displayed. Any vehicles in these categories can be towed at the owner’s expense and, in addition may be ticketed.
  14. Snow Emergencies
    • To aid in the prompt and efficient removal of snow from parking lots, cooperation is necessary. Once an announcement of a snow emergency has been made, students will be asked to move their vehicle to a cleared area by the posted time so that the area where vehicles were originally parked can be plowed. After the lot in which you were originally parked has been cleared, you may return your vehicle to it. Snow emergency statements will be posted in each residence hall.
  15. Loading Zones
    • Use of Lakeland's loading zone at Brotz hall must be authorized by the Department of Campus Safety. To avoid a citation, please call the Department of Campus Safety at 920-565-1126 as soon as you arrive on campus to load/unload your vehicle. The loading area is restricted for loading/unloading at all times. Due to space constraints, abuse of this privilege will not be tolerated and will be ticketed.
  16. Fines for Citations Issued
    • Visitor Parking $30.00
    • Over-time Parking $30.00
    • Illegal Parking $30.00
    • Parked in Front of Dumpster $50.00
    • Parked in Roadway $30.00
    • Parked in Handicap $80.00
    • Vehicle Boot removal fee $35.00

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.

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.

Designated Shelter Areas

All shelter areas are labeled with a "Severe Weather Shelter" sign in each building.

  • Bradley Building - Take shelter in the Auditorium or Men's and Women's Bathrooms.
  • Brotz Hall - Take shelter in the lower level away from windows.
  • Campus Center - Take shelter in the Men's and Women's bathrooms, the Resident Life hallway has numerous severe weather shelter areas, or by start of the mailboxes to the doors leading into the Laun Center.
  • Chapel - Proceed to the west end of the Chase basement hallway.
  • Chase - Take shelter in the basement level hallway, west end.
  • Esch Library - Take shelter in the interior offices.
  • Friedli-Hofer Suites- Proceed to Krueger or Brotz Hall and take shelter in the basement.
  • Grosshuesch Hall - Take shelter in the basement or the first floor hallway.
  • Hill, Morland, South and Kurtz Apartments - Take shelter in lower level and laundry room area.
  • Krueger Hall - Take shelter in the laundry room and basement hallway.
  • Laun Center - Take shelter in Campus Center lower level main hallway and Laun Center Mechanical room.
  • Muehlmeier Hall - Take shelter in basement or the first floor hallway.
  • Nash Center - Take shelter in basement.
  • Old Main - Take shelter in the Men's and Women's Bathrooms and basement areas excluding the classrooms.
  • Outdoors - Take shelter in nearest building or if time does not permit lie flat on the ground in a depression or ravine.
  • Verhulst - Take shelter in the rehearsal hallways.
  • Wehr - New Side- All of the Men, Women, and Staff locker rooms. Old Side- Entire Gymnasium, Assistant Coaches Offices, classroom (located next to the Assistant Coaches Offices), all of the Men and Women locker rooms, and the Training Room.
  • Wm. A. Krueger Hall - Take shelter in the basement hallway or rooms that lead off of the hallway.

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:

  • There is a possibility of imminent danger to any person(s) or property.
  • A crime is occurring or is about to occur.
  • Any illicit drugs, including marijuana and alcohol, if prohibited by state law or university policy, are observed and deemed to be contraband and are in plain view.
  • If authorized personnel are conducting a “Care for Welfare” or “Missing Person” investigation;
  • Or if a student gives consent to have his or her room searched;

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:

  • Incense and candles
  • Open ovens or pizza cookers
  • Firearms and ammunition
  • Firecrackers, fireworks, gunpowder, and other combustible materials
  • Any gasoline-powered machines
  • Halogen lamps
  • The use of paneling or plywood
  • Hanging items from ceilings such as fishnets, parachutes, sheets, flags, posters, etc. is also prohibited.

The following are also prohibited:

  • Obstructing hallways and exits
  • Tampering with fire sprinkler systems and smoke detectors
  • False fire alarms endanger the safety of students and interfere with students' abilities to enjoy a safe, peaceful living environment. Students found responsible for activating a false alarm, tampering with fire alarms, fire extinguishers, or fire equipment will be assessed a $100 fine plus other related costs and can be dismissed from housing and/or from the university. Persons causing false alarms, interfering with the proper functioning of the fire alarm systems or interfering with the lawful efforts of firefighters are subject to prosecution under Wisconsin State law. If a fire results from your negligence, you may be held financially responsible for property damage and personal loss.

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 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:

  • Rifles
  • Shotguns
  • Handguns
  • Compact bows
  • Cross bows

All firearms must be unloaded when checked in at the Campus Safety office.

Check In/Out Guidelines:

  • Only Lakeland University students may store firearms.
  • The Department of Campus Safety student employees will not and cannot check in weapons, only professional staff officers.
  • Storing firearms and/or bows is a privilege, not a right. Any misuse of this service or improper treatment of staff may result in the loss of your privilege.
  • Actions must remain OPEN and clear of ammunition and magazines prior to entering the Campus Safety Office. Ammunition should be transported and stored in a durable container.
  • Students will be provided a cable gun lock when checking in firearms to ensure firearms are free of ammunition. Arrows may be stored ONLY if they are stored in a quiver and attached to the bow.
  • Students must have weapons in a protective case when transporting them to and from the Campus Safety Office.
  • For all check in/check out transactions, students must provide their student ID to the security officer.
  • Serial numbers must be visible and have the ability to be referenced to log in/log out
  • Students are able to check in/check out weapons 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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.

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:

  • Exclusive university jurisdiction: There are certain kinds of conduct (i.e., cheating or violation of quiet hours in the residence hall) which interfere with the educational objectives of the university, but which violate no civil laws. The university has sole and final jurisdiction in these matters.
  • Exclusive external jurisdiction: There are other kinds of conduct which may violate a wide variety of civil laws (e.g., traffic violations), but which provides no basis for university action. The student is not, therefore, subject to a second sanction by the university. The university considers that all violent personal and drug law violations, or any other behavior which might threaten the welfare of the university community must fall into the category of concurrent jurisdiction, even though the actual offense may have happened off-campus.
  • Concurrent jurisdiction: There are yet other instances when a student’s conduct may violate both civil law or criminal law, county and municipal ordinances, and the regulations of Lakeland University (i.e., theft or possession of illegal substances.) The student may be subject to both on- and off-campus judicial procedures.

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:

  • Whether the individual can continue to benefit from or contribute to the educational process of the university,
  • Whether the individual student, by his/her actions, has endangered the welfare of other members of the university or local community, and
  • When the student’s conduct threatens the image and reputation of the university in the community.

In matters which may involve concurrent jurisdiction, the following specific principles are maintained:

  • When behavioral circumstances warrant, the university may proceed according to university judicial procedures, even though the civil process has yet to begin.
  • If a student is charged with a felony or other criminal offense, the university shall also retain the option to suspend such a student until criminal courts have reached a judgment.
  • The university cannot regard an arrest or indictment as a finding of guilt. Even where a student has been found guilty by civil authorities, the university is required to reach its own conclusion as to whether the student has violated a university regulation.
  • Because a student accused of violating both civil and university regulations may be subject to a trial, the university should be scrupulous in respecting his/her rights as an accused person and avoid any effort to secure a confession or evidence that may be used against him/her.
  • A civil trial is a matter separated from the university. When the student is involved in a civil trial, the university, if subpoenaed, shall participate. However, said participation shall be only at the formal request of the civil judicial process.

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.

  • Sexual Assault
  • Dating Violence
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Stalking
  • Harassment
  • Discrimination
  • Other

Confidential Reporting Form

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.

Non-Confidential Reporting Form

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.

Campus Safety 101 Sexual Assault Prevention

Be an active bystander

Consent 101 (wanna have sex?)

If you have any questions regarding the Clery Act or about being a Campus Security Authority (CSA), please contact:

Christopher Ringel
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 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.

Download the Anonymous Tip Form and return it to

To leave an anonymous tip please call 920 565-1111 from your cell or dial extension 1111 and follow the prompts.

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.

2018 ASFSR Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (PDF)

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