The Campus Emergency Planning Team (CEPT) is a multi-disciplinary team of professionals formed to oversee the planning and coordination of the Campus Emergency Operations Plan (CEOP). The CEOP was developed in accordance with National Incident Management System Standards (NIMS).
Membership of the CEPT shall include:
The CEPT will facilitate and implement all training, drills and exercises related to the CEOP. They meet on a quarterly basis, or as needed.
In the event of a campus emergency, the CEPT will lead the activation of the Campus Command Center (CCC) in accordance with NIMS principles.
To enhance our emergency, prevention and response systems, the following teams have also been established.
The Campus Violence Prevention Committee is an additional resource to provide support, assistance, research and policy review in regard to violence prevention on campus. Membership of the committee shall include (as needed) representatives from the Office of Student Services, Business & Facilities, Campus Police, Office of Human Resources, The Center for Health & Counseling Services, Residence Life, Regional Campuses, Marketing & Communication and other departments, units or local law enforcement agencies as deemed appropriate. See appendices for details.
Campus Violence Prevention Committee Mission:
As a part of this plan, the committee shall:
The Assessment & Care Team provides support, resources, referrals and response as appropriate with regard to potential or actual threats to the University community. Membership of the Team shall include representatives from Student Services, Academic Affairs, Human Resources, Campus Police, Residence Life, Health & Counseling Services, and other departments as appropriate. The Assessment & Care Team is responsible for reviewing information obtained from a reporting party, witness or observer. Additional responsibilities include reviewing incident reports, police files and/or complaints of threats or actual violence, reviewing patterns or practices which indicate a potential for violence, and serving as a resource to University officials or representatives as necessary. The Assessment & Care Team is not intended to address workplace issues that are regularly handled by the Office of Human Resources or student misconduct that is regularly handled by the Office Student Services. The team shall assume the following responsibilities and once the ACT is notified of an incident, the team will confer as soon as reasonably possible to determine if and what response from the team is needed.
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