Police Department

Annual Campus and Fire Safety Reports

Safety on Campus

Lewis University strives to provide a safe and secure environment for students, staff and visitors. As a microcosm of society, it is not immune to the problems that occur in most communities. The potential for criminal activity to occur at Lewis University or any regional campus is a reality that must be taken seriously. It is only possible to maintain safety and security when everyone: students, faculty, staff and visitors take an active part in the effort.

The purpose of this publication is to:
  • Provide the Lewis University Community with an overview of the University Police Department’s services.
  • Share crime statistics as required by the Jeanne Cleary Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.
  • Share information with prospective students, their families and other interested community members.

University Police

The Lewis University Police Department is comprised of both sworn, certified Police Officers and civilian Campus Safety Officers. The Lewis University Police Department is commissioned under the authority of the Private College Campus Police Act (110 ILCS 1020) which gives authority to a private university Board of Trustees to pass a resolution commissioning a police department. Lewis University Police Officers are armed and possess law enforcement authority including powers of arrest. Typically, at least one sworn Police Officer is on duty at all times. Police Officers are supported by civilian Campus Safety Officers. These officers provide a 24-hour presence on campus.

The Lewis University Police Department has the authority to enforce state statutes and local ordinances in addition to University policies as outlined in the Student Handbook. University police also have the authority to issue state, local and University traffic and parking citations, which are either processed through the Will County court system or billed to financial accounts of students, faculty, and staff. As the University is private property University police may ask persons for identification at any to determine whether individuals have lawful business at the University.

Criminal incidents may be reported to and investigated by University police or in collaboration with local law enforcement. The Lewis University Police Department maintains a collaborative relationship with the Romeoville Police Department. All crime victims and witnesses are strongly encouraged to immediately report crime to the Police Department. If a crime occurs at a regional campus, the local police department where the campus is located should be notified. Prompt reporting will assure timely warning notices on campus and timely disclosure of crime statistics.

Security and Access

During business hours, the University (excluding certain housing facilities) will be open to students, parents, employees, contractors, guests, and invitees. During non-business hours, access to all University facilities is by key, electronic access control or by via the Lewis University Police Department or Residence Life staff. In the case of periods of extended closing, the University will admit only those with prior written approval. After midnight, all persons seeking access to campus must display student, faculty or staff identification or be registered guests.

Residence halls are secured 24 hours a day. During extended breaks, such as Winter Break and Summer Break, all residence hall keys and electronic access cards are collected from those students who are not remaining on campus over the break. Some facilities may have individual hours, which may vary at different times of the year. Examples are the Library, the Student Recreation and Fitness Center, and the Philip Lynch Theatre. In these cases, the facilities will be secured according to schedules developed by the department responsible for the facility.

Security Awareness Programs

During orientation and at various times throughout the year, students and parents are informed of services offered by the Lewis University Police Department. Presentations outline ways to maintain personal safety and residence hall security. Students are advised about crime on-campus. Similar information is presented to new employees. Crime prevention, campus violence prevention, alcohol and other drug awareness and sexual assault prevention programs

A common theme of all awareness and crime prevention programs is to encourage students and employees to be aware of their responsibility for their own security and the security of others. In addition to programs, information is disseminated to students and employees through security alert posters, displays, videos, newspaper articles and social media. In emergency situations, information is released to the university community through security alerts, emails, text messages, and a voice mail. Audible emergency messages can also be sent through a public address system located in buildings throughout the campus.

Crime Reporting Procedures

The University Police Department is the central reporting agency for all crimes occurring on campus. Investigations will be conducted by University police in cooperation with University officials and, as necessary, other local authorities.

For emergency situations contact can be made through the University phone system at extension 5911 or (815) 836-5911 or 911 (for local police and fire). For non-emergency assistance, contact can be made through the University phone system at extension 5222 or (815) 836-5222. The dispatcher can immediately contact police personnel, Residence Life staff and /or local police and fire departments if necessary.

The Senior Vice President for Student Services and Dean of Student Services or his/her designee will provide timely notification to the Lewis community (students, faculty and staff) regarding possibly dangerous conditions or crimes that are reported to University Police. Possible methods of notification include the student newspaper, community mailboxes, bulletin boards, University radio and television stations, text messaging, voice or email, and/or memo delivery to campus buildings.

When violent crimes are reported to the University Police Department, the following victim support services may be involved:
  • Senior Vice President for Student Services - ext. 5275
  • Dean of Student Services - ext. 5275
  • Director of Residence Life - ext 5275
  • Director of Health Services - ext 5455
  • Director of Counseling Services – ext. 5455
  • University Ministry personnel - ext. 5840
  • Local outside agencies may be involved depending on the nature of the crime, including:
    • Romeoville Police Department - (815) 886-7219
    • Romeoville Fire Department - (815) 886-7227
    • Lockport Fire Protection District - (815) 838-3287
    • Will County Sheriff’s Department - (815) 727-8570
    • Illinois State Police (District 5) - (815) 726-6291
    • Will County States Attorney’s Office (815) 727-8453
    • Guardian Angel Community Services (domestic violence) (815) 729-0930
    • Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (800) 252-2873

Certain federal and state statutes require disclosure to the alleged victim(s) of violent crimes* the results of University’s disciplinary proceedings. The Dean of Students or her designee will disclose the results of the University’s disciplinary proceedings to the victim(s) only.

*Violent crimes as stated above are defined as those crimes that are reported according to the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 and as amended in 1998, namely:

  • Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Rape
  • Sex Offenses (forcible or non-forcible)
  • Robbery
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Burglary
  • Arson
  • Hate Crimes (see below for explanation)

Hate Crimes are defined by federal law to include:

Any crime of Murder and Non-negligent Manslaughter, and Negligent Manslaughter; Sex Offenses including: Forcible, and Non-forcible, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Motor Vehicle Theft, Arson, Theft, Simple Assault, Intimidation, Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property that was motivated by bias.

Main Campus

RH= Residence Halls, OC = Total On campus, PP = Public Property

CRIMINAL OFFENSES

Offenses

2011

2012

2013

RH

OC

PP

RH

OC

PP

RH

OC

PP

Murder

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex offense Forcible

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

Sex Offense non-Force

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Robbery

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Aggravated Assault

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Burglary

1

2

0

6

6

0

1

2

0

Motor Vehicle Theft

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Arson

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Domestic Violence

n/a

n/a

n/a

0

0

0

0

0

0

Dating Violence

n/a

n/a

n/a

1

2

0

0

1

0

Stalking

n/a

n/a

n/a

0

0

0

0

0

0

Theft Under 300.00

7

20

0

9

21

0

10

23

0

Theft Over 300.00

10

15

0

6

11

0

3

11

0

Total Theft

17

35

0

15

32

0

13

34

0



HATE CRIMES

Offenses

2011

2012

2013

RH

OC

PP

RH

OC

PP

RH

OC

PP

Murder

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex offense Forcible

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex Offense non Force

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Robbery

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Aggravated Assault

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Burglary

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Motor Vehicle Theft

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Arson

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0



ARRESTS

Offenses

2011

2012

2013

RH

OC

PP

RH

OC

PP

RH

OC

PP

Liquor Law Violations

2

2

0

1

2

1

3

4

0

Drug Law Violations

7

7

0

3

6

0

2

9

0

Illegal weapons

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0



DISCIPLINARY ACTION

Offenses

2011

2012

2013

RH

OC

PP

RH

OC

PP

RH

OC

PP

Liquor Law Violations

100

100

0

109

115

0

57

100

0

Drug Law Violations

10

12

0

9

20

0

18

29

0

Illegal weapons

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0



HICKORY HILLS CAMPUS

OC = Total On campus, PP = Public Property

CRIMINAL OFFENSES

Offenses

2011

2012

2013

OC

PP

OC

PP

OC

PP

Murder

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex offense  Forcible

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex Offense  non Force

0

0

0

0

0

0

Robbery

0

0

0

0

0

0

Aggravated Assault

0

0

0

0

0

0

Burglary

0

0

0

0

0

0

Motor Vehicle Theft

0

0

0

0

0

0

Arson

0

0

0

0

0

0

Domestic Violence

0

0

0

0

0

0

Dating Violence

0

0

0

0

0

0

Stalking

0

0

0

0

0

0

Theft Under 300.00

0

6

0

3

0

0

Theft Over 300.00

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total Theft

0

6

0

3

0

0




HATE CRIMES

Offenses

2011

2012

2013

RH

OC

PP

RH

OC

PP

RH

OC

PP

Murder

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex offense Forcible

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex Offense non Force

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Robbery

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Aggravated Assault

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Burglary

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Motor Vehicle Theft

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Arson

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0



ARRESTS

Offenses

2010

2011

2012

OC

PP

OC

PP

OC

PP

Liquor Law Violations

0

0

0

0

0

0

Drug Law Violations

0

1

0

0

0

0

Illegal weapons

0

0

0

0

0

0



DISCIPLINARY ACTION

Offenses

2011

2012

2013

RH

OC

PP

RH

OC

PP

RH

OC

PP

Liquor Law Violations

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Drug Law Violations

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Illegal weapons

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0



TINLEY PARK CAMPUS

OC = Total On campus, PP = Public Property

CRIMINAL OFFENSES

Offenses

2011

2012

2013

OC

PP

OC

PP

OC

PP

Murder

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex Offense  Forcible

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex Offense Non Force

0

0

0

0

0

0

Robbery

0

0

0

0

0

0

Aggravated Assault

0

0

0

0

0

0

Burglary

0

0

0

0

0

0

Motor Vehicle Theft

0

0

0

0

0

0

Arson

0

0

0

0

0

0

Domestic Violence

0

0

0

0

0

0

Dating Violence

0

0

0

0

0

0

Stalking

0

0

0

0

0

0

Theft Under 300.00

0

0

0

0

0

0

Theft Over 300.00

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total Theft

0

0

0

0

0

0



HATE CRIMES

Offenses

2011

2012

2013

RH

OC

PP

RH

OC

PP

RH

OC

PP

Murder

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex offense Forcible

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex Offense non Force

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Robbery

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Aggravated Assault

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Burglary

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Motor Vehicle Theft

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Arson

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0



ARRESTS

Offenses

2011

2012

2013

OC

PP

OC

PP

OC

PP

Liquor Law Violations

0

0

0

0

0

0

Drug Law Violations

0

0

0

0

0

0

Illegal weapons

0

0

0

0

0

0



DISCIPLINARY ACTION

Offenses

2011

2012

2013

RH

OC

PP

RH

OC

PP

RH

OC

PP

Liquor Law Violations

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Drug Law Violations

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Illegal weapons

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0



SHOREWOOD CAMPUS

OC = Total On campus, PP = Public Property

CRIMINAL OFFENSES

Offenses

2011

2012

2013

OC

PP

OC

PP

OC

PP

Murder

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex offense Forcible

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex Offense Non Force

0

0

0

0

0

0

Robbery

0

0

0

0

0

0

Aggravated Assault

0

0

0

0

0

0

Burglary

0

0

0

0

0

0

Motor Vehicle Theft

0

0

0

0

0

0

Arson

0

0

0

0

0

0

Domestic Violence

0

0

0

0

0

0

Dating Violence

0

0

0

0

0

0

Stalking

0

0

0

0

0

0

Theft Under 300.00

0

0

0

0

0

0

Theft Over 300.00

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total Theft

0

0

0

0

0

0



HATE CRIMES

Offenses

2011

2012

2013

RH

OC

PP

RH

OC

PP

RH

OC

PP

Murder

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex offense Forcible

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex Offense non Force

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Robbery

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Aggravated Assault

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Burglary

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Motor Vehicle Theft

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Arson

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0



ARRESTS

Offenses

2011

2012

2013

OC

PP

OC

PP

OC

PP

Liquor Law Violations

0

0

0

0

0

0

Drug Law Violations

0

0

0

0

0

1

Illegal weapons

0

0

0

0

0

0



DISCIPLINARY ACTION

Offenses

2011

2012

2013

RH

OC

PP

RH

OC

PP

RH

OC

PP

Liquor Law Violations

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Drug Law Violations

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Illegal weapons

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0



OAKBROOK CAMPUS

CRIMINAL OFFENSES

Offenses

2011

2012

2013

OC

PP

OC

PP

OC

PP

Murder

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex offense Forcible

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex Offense non Force

0

0

0

0

0

0

Robbery

0

0

0

0

0

0

Aggravated Assault

0

0

0

0

0

0

Burglary

0

0

0

0

0

0

Motor Vehicle Theft

0

0

0

0

0

0

Arson

0

0

0

0

0

0

Domestic Violence

0

0

0

0

0

0

Dating Violence

0

0

0

0

0

0

Stalking

0

0

0

0

0

0

Theft Under 300.00

0

0

0

6

0

1

Theft Over 300.00

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total Theft

0

0

0

6

0

1





HATE CRIMES

Offenses

2011

2012

2013

RH

OC

PP

RH

OC

PP

RH

OC

PP

Murder

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex offense Forcible

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex Offense non Force

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Robbery

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Aggravated Assault

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Burglary

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Motor Vehicle Theft

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Arson

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0



OC=Total On campus, PP=Public Property

ARRESTS

Offenses

2011

2012

2013

OC

PP

OC

PP

OC

PP

Liquor Law Violations

0

0

0

0

0

0

Drug Law Violations

0

0

0

0

0

0

Illegal weapons

0

0

0

0

0

0



DISCIPLINARY ACTION

Offenses

2011

2012

2013

RH

OC

PP

RH

OC

PP

RH

OC

PP

Liquor Law Violations

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Drug Law Violations

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Illegal weapons

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0



CHICAGO CAMPUS

OC = Total On campus, PP = Public Property

CRIMINAL OFFENSES

Offenses

2011

2012

2013

OC

PP

OC

PP

OC

PP

Murder

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex offense - Forcible

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex Offense - non Force

0

0

0

0

0

0

Robbery

0

1

0

0

0

0

Aggravated Assault

0

0

0

0

0

0

Burglary

0

0

0

0

0

0

Motor Vehicle Theft

0

0

0

0

0

0

Arson

0

0

0

0

0

0

Domestic Violence

0

0

0

0

0

0

Dating Violence

0

0

0

0

0

0

Stalking

0

0

0

0

0

0

Theft Under 300.00

0

0

0

0

0

0

Theft Over 300.00

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total Theft

0

0

0

0

0

0



HATE CRIMES

Offenses

2011

2012

2013

RH

OC

PP

RH

OC

PP

RH

OC

PP

Murder

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex offense Forcible

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex Offense non Force

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Robbery

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Aggravated Assault

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Burglary

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Motor Vehicle Theft

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Arson

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0



ARRESTS

Offenses

2011

2012

2013

OC

PP

OC

PP

OC

PP

Liquor Law Violations

0

0

0

0

0

0

Drug Law Violations

0

5

0

2

0

0

Illegal weapons

2

0

0

0

0

0



DISCIPLINARY ACTION

Offenses

2011

2012

2013

RH

OC

PP

RH

OC

PP

RH

OC

PP

Liquor Law Violations

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Drug Law Violations

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Illegal weapons

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0



Albuquerque, New Mexico Campus

OC = Total On campus, PP = Public Property

CRIMINAL OFFENSES

Offenses

2011

2012

2013

OC

PP

OC

PP

OC

PP

Murder

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex offense Forcible

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex Offense non Force

0

0

0

0

0

0

Robbery

0

0

0

0

0

0

Aggravated Assault

0

0

0

0

0

0

Burglary

0

0

0

0

0

0

Motor Vehicle Theft

0

0

0

0

0

0

Arson

0

0

0

0

0

0

Domestic Violence

0

0

0

0

0

0

Dating Violence

0

0

0

0

0

0

Stalking

0

0

0

0

0

0

Theft Under 300.00

0

0

0

0

0

0

Theft Over 300.00

0

0

0

1

0

0

Total Theft

0

0

0

1

0

0





HATE CRIMES

Offenses

2011

2012

2013

RH

OC

PP

RH

OC

PP

RH

OC

PP

Murder

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex offense Forcible

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex Offense non Force

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Robbery

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Aggravated Assault

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Burglary

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Motor Vehicle Theft

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Arson

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0



OC=Total On campus, PP=Public Property

ARRESTS

Offenses

2011

2012

2013

OC

PP

OC

PP

OC

PP

Liquor Law Violations

0

0

0

0

0

0

Drug Law Violations

0

0

0

0

0

0

Illegal weapons

0

0

0

0

0

0



DISCIPLINARY ACTION

Offenses

2011

2012

2013

RH

OC

PP

RH

OC

PP

RH

OC

PP

Liquor Law Violations

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Drug Law Violations

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Illegal weapons

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0



Crime statistics may also be viewed on the U.S. Department of Education website at: http://www.ope.ed.gov/security/search.asp

ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG POLICY

In compliance with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 (DFSCA) Lewis University has established regulations prohibiting the possession, use or distribution of any illicit drugs, and the misuse or illegal use of alcohol, on University property or as part of any University-sponsored activity. Special permission may be granted by the Senior Vice President of Student Services to permit alcohol at specific University events or facilities. Students are also subject to all applicable local, state and federal law for any offenses involving drugs or alcohol on University property or at University-sponsored activities.

Student Support

The Center for Health and Counseling Services staff may assist in assessing a student’s pattern of use/abuse. Based upon this assessment, the student will be provided with treatment recommendations which could include, but is not limited to, services on campus and/or a referral to an off-campus treatment program or licensed treatment professional. The Center for Health and Counseling Services staff will keep all information regarding alcohol and other drug use, misuse, or abuse confidential except in cases where it has been determined that there exists a serious potential and/or immediate threat to self and/or to others.

Alcohol Policy

Basic Guidelines

Students who are 21 years of age or older are permitted to possess and consume alcohol in designated residence hall rooms. Students who are of legal drinking age may not share or provide alcohol to any students or guests who are under 21 years of age. Those under the minimum legal drinking age of 21 years are not permitted to possess or consume alcohol anywhere on University property or at University-sponsored activities.

To encourage moderation for students of legal age, a maximum of two cases of beer or one liter of wine or liquor are allowed in a room at any one time. Amounts in excess of these limits will be confiscated by an appropriate University official. Large capacity containers such as: kegs, party balls, punch bowls, wine boxes, etc. are prohibited. Drinking games, and the use and/or possession of any device designed to increase speed or quantity of alcohol consumed such as bongs, funnels, or hoses are prohibited. Such devices are subject to confiscation. Showing impairment as a result of alcohol use on campus or at any University sponsored event is prohibited.

Regardless of age, no one may consume or carry open alcohol anywhere on campus including residence hall common areas. Alcohol being transported on campus must be concealed from view and packaged in a manufacturer sealed container.

In the Residence Halls

Students 21 years of age and older may possess and consume alcohol within their private residence hall rooms with the door closed. Consuming alcohol in the presence of minors is not permitted in the residence halls. The only exception to this policy is when a person of legal age is a roommate to a minor. No guests may be present in this case.

Alcohol-free living environments have been established for first year students. No student, regardless of age, may possess alcohol at any time in alcohol free residence halls.

The construction of bars and display of alcohol containers whether empty or full is not allowed.

No gatherings of more than eight people where alcohol is present are allowed at any time in the residence halls

Examples of Violations of the University Alcohol Policy:
  • Purchasing alcohol by a person under the age of 21.
  • Selling or providing alcohol to a person under the age of 21.
  • Possessing either full [or empty] alcohol containers by a person under the age of 21.
  • Consuming alcohol by a person under the age of 21.
  • Showing physical or mental impairment following or resulting from alcohol use.
  • Possessing empty alcohol containers for decorative purposes.
  • Using or possessing common large quantity containers including, but not limited to kegs, party balls, punch bowls, wine boxes, etc.
  • Participating in or being present during the occurrence of any drinking game.
  • Possessing an open container of alcohol in a common area including, but not limited to bathrooms, hallways, lounges, elevators, lobbies or outdoor spaces.
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol.

Local Ordinances and State Statutes

The Lewis University Police Department has authority to enforce Illinois state statutes and Village of Romeoville local ordinances. Students violating state and local laws related to drugs and alcohol may be subject to arrest and criminal prosecution in addition to University student judicial action.

Parental Notification Policy

In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Dean of Student Services (or designee) will notify the parents/guardians of students under 21 years of age when the student is found in violation of the alcohol policy. Additionally, the Dean of Student Services (or designee) will notify parents/guardians of students, regardless of age, of any incident in which the student is in violation of the University drug policy.

University Student Judicial Process

The student judicial process seeks to provide a fair, speedy and deliberate and non-prejudiced adjudication. The goal is to provide education and better decision making on the part of the student. University alcohol policy violations and potential sanctions for violations of the policy are listed below. Judicial action dependent upon a number of factors including, but not limited to: hearing officer discretion, the nature and severity of the incident, a student’s judicial history and a student’s cooperation throughout the judicial process.

Minor in Possession/Consumption of Alcohol or Residence Life Alcohol Policy Violation
  1. First Offense—Possible sanctions and institutional actions include, but are not limited to:
    • Participation in e-checkup TO GO (a web-based assessment and education tool)
    • Authorship of a research/reflection essay
    • Notification of parents/guardians of students under 21 years of age
    • Fine up to $100.00
    • Other sanctions as determined by the adjudicator
  2. Second Offense—Possible sanctions and institutional actions include, but are not limited to:
    • Brief Alcohol Screening & Intervention for College Students (BASICS) assessment through the Center for Health and Counseling Services and follow through on all recommendations of the counselor
    • Authorship of a research/reflection essay
    • Fine up to $150.00
    • Notification of parents/guardians of students under 21 years of age and/or
    • Other sanctions as determined by the adjudicator
  3. Third and Subsequent Offenses
    • Referral to the University Judicial Board (see Judicial Board Hearing on page__)

Misrepresentation of Age by a Minor

Both Illinois state statutes and Village of Romeoville local ordinance prohibit minors from misrepresenting their age for the purpose of purchasing or receiving liquor. Students violating this provision could face criminal charges in addition to University judicial action.

Falsifying Identification

Falsifying, defacing, or altering University or government issued identification for the purposes of purchasing or receiving alcohol is prohibited and could result in both criminal charges and University judicial action.

Driving Under the Influence:

The Lewis University Police Department has the authority to enforce state and local traffic laws including statutes prohibiting driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Students violating these statutes could be subject to arrest and prosecution. Additionally, students will face University judicial action. A student under the legal minimum drinking age found to have any detectable amount of alcohol in his/her system could be subject to penalties under Illinois statutes including driver’s license suspension.

Illegal Drug Policy

The use, possession, sale, transfer, or manufacture of any illegal drug or paraphernalia commonly associated with illegal drugs is prohibited. Illegal drugs include: cannabis, illegal controlled substances, and legal controlled substances which are unlawfully possessed or distributed (such as prescription medications). Also prohibited is the misuse of over-counter medications and use of household products as intoxicants.

Examples of violations include:
  • Misuse of over-the-counter drugs.
  • Misuse of household products as intoxicants.
  • Misuse or sharing of prescription drugs.
  • Possessing, using, being under the influence of, distributing, or manufacturing any form of illegal drug.
  • Possessing paraphernalia (i.e., rolling papers, pipes, bongs, hypodermic syringes, spoons etc.) for intended or implied use of any form of illegal drug.
  • Possessing paraphernalia that contains or appears to contain illegal drug residue.
  • Purchasing or passing illegal drugs from one person to another.
  • Sale, transfer, or manufacture illegal drugs.

In addition to University imposed sanctions, students are subject to criminal prosecution under federal, state and local law for any offenses involving illegal drugs on University property or at any University event.

Recognizing the need to address violations related to the use or possession of illegal drugs, the University is also committed to the education and well-being of all our students in this regard. In partnership with students, departments including Health & Counseling Services, Student Services, University Police, University Ministry and Residence Life work together to provide various alcohol and drug prevention education and awareness activities and initiatives.

Immunity for Students Seeking Assistance during Emergencies

The health, safety, and welfare of our students and community are paramount. As such, all Lewis students are expected to alert appropriate officials in the event of any health or safety emergency — specifically including those involving the abuse of alcohol or drugs — even if violations of the Student Behavioral Standards may have occurred in connection with such an emergency.

Because the University understands that fear of possible disciplinary actions may deter certain requests for emergency assistance, the University has adopted the following policy to alleviate such concerns and promote responsible action on the part of students.

In a situation involving imminent threat or danger to the health or safety of any individual(s), students are generally expected (1) to contact emergency officials by calling University Police at extension 5911 or (815) 836-5911 to report the incident, (2) to remain with the individual(s) needing emergency treatment and cooperate with emergency officials, so long as it is safe to do so, and (3) to meet with appropriate University officials after the incident and cooperate with any University investigation.

If students follow this procedure, no formal University judicial actions or sanctions will be imposed for alcohol or drug infractions. The incident will be documented, and educational, community, and health interventions — as well as contact with a student’s parents or family — may be required as a condition of deferring disciplinary actions or sanctions. The protocol does not protect repeated, flagrant, or serious violations of Student Behavioral Standards (including physical or sexual assault, violence, hazing, harassment, theft, or vandalism or instances where multiple individuals need medical attention), nor does it preclude or prevent action by police or other legal authorities.

Failure of students to take responsible actions in an emergency situation where action is clearly warranted, however, may void all protections under this provision and may lead to further judicial action when such failure to act otherwise constitutes a violation of University Behavioral Standards.

Immunity for Students Seeking Substance Abuse Assistance

The University encourages students who believe they have a substance problem to seek assistance. If a student brings his or her own use, addiction or dependency to the attention of University officials outside of the threat of drug tests or imposition of judicial action and seeks assistance, judicial action will not be pursued.

A written action plan may be used to track cooperation with any recommended treatment, evaluation or follow-up for students involved in such incidents. Failure to follow the action plan may nullify the protection from judicial action.

Procedures Regarding Sex Offenses

Sexual Misconduct Policy

Lewis University does not tolerate sexual misconduct of any type. Our Catholic, Lasallian tradition sees each and every human as created in the image of God, full of dignity and worth. Sexual misconduct is a serious affront to one’s dignity as a person. Sexual misconduct includes but is not limited to sexual harassment, non-consensual sexual intercourse, non-consensual sexual contact and sexual exploitation, as defined below.

A. Sexual Harassment

Unwelcome , gender-based verbal or physical conduct that is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive and objectively offensive that it deprives someone of educational or employment access, benefits and/or opportunities and is based on power differentials, the creation of a hostile environment or retaliation.

B. Non-Consenual Sexual Intercourse:

  • any sexual intercourse (anal, oral, or vaginal),
  • however slight,
  • with any object,
  • by a man or woman upon a man or a woman,
  • without effective consent and / by force.

C. Non-Consenual Sexual Contact:

  • any intentional sexual touching,
  • however slight,
  • with any object,
  • by a man or a woman upon a man or a woman,
  • without effective consent.
Consent:

Consent is clear, knowing and voluntary. Consent is active, not passive. Silence, in and of itself, cannot be interpreted as consent. Effective consent can be given by words or actions, as long as those words or actions create mutually understandable permission regarding the conditions of sexual activity -- who, what, when, where, why and how sexual activity will take place. In order to be effective, consent cannot be procured by use of physical force, compelling threats, intimidating behavior, or coercion. Coercive behavior differs from seductive behavior based on the type of pressure someone uses to get consent from another. When someone makes clear to you that they do not want sex, that they want to stop, or that they do not want to go past a certain point of sexual interaction, continued pressure beyond that point can be coercive. In order to give effective consent, one must be of legal age. If you have sexual activity with someone you know to be—or should know to be—mentally or physically incapacitated (alcohol or other drug use, unconsciousness or blackout), you are in violation of this policy.

  • Any time sexual activity takes place between individuals, those individuals must be capable of controlling their physical actions and be capable of making rational, reasonable decisions about their sexual behavior.
  • This policy also covers someone whose incapacity results from mental disability, sleep, involuntary physical restraint, or from the taking of a so-called “date-rape” drug. Possession, use and/or distribution of any of these substances, including Rohypnol, Ketomine, GHB, Burundanga, etc. is prohibited, and administering one of these drugs to another student for the purpose of inducing incapacity is a violation of this policy. More information on these drugs can be found at http://www.911rape.org/
  • Use of alcohol or other drugs will never function to excuse behavior that violates this policy.
Sexual activity includes:
  • Intentional contact with the breasts, buttock, groin, or genitals, or touching another with any of these body parts, or making another touch you or themselves with or on any of these body parts; any intentional bodily contact in a sexual manner, though not involving contact with/of/by breasts, buttocks, groin, genitals, mouth or other orifice.
  • Intercourse however slight, meaning vaginal penetration by a penis, object, tongue or finger, anal penetration by a penis, object, tongue, or finger, and oral copulation (mouth to genital contact or genital to mouth contact).

D. Sexual Exploitation

Occurs when a student takes non-consensual or abusive sexual advantage of another for his/her own advantage or benefit, or to benefit or advantage anyone other than the one being exploited, and that behavior does not otherwise constitute one of other sexual misconduct offenses. Examples of sexual exploitation include, but are not limited to:

  • Invasion of sexual privacy
  • prostituting another student;
  • non-consensual video or audio-taping of sexual activity;
  • going beyond the boundaries of consent (such as letting your friends hide in the closet to watch you having consensual sex);
  • going beyond the boundaries of consent (such as voyeurism or secretly watching other) ;
  • knowingly transmitting an STI or HIV to another student.
  • Exposing one’s genitals in non-consensual circumstances; inducing another to expose their genitals;
  • Sexually-based stalking and/or bullying may also be forms of sexual exploitation

E. Other Gender-Based Misconduct

  1. Threatening or causing physical harm, extreme verbal abuse, or other conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person;
  2. Discrimination, defined as actions that deprive other members of the community of educational or employment access, benefits or opportunities on the basis of gender;
  3. Intimidation, defined as implied threats or acts that cause an unreasonable fear of harm in another;
  4. Hazing, defined as acts likely to cause physical or psychological harm or social ostracism to any person within the university community, when related to the admission, initiation, pledging, joining, or any other group-affiliation activity (as defined further in the Hazing Policy);
  5. Bullying, defined as repeated and/or severe aggressive behavior likely to intimidate or intentionally hurt, control or diminish another person, physically or mentally.
  6. Violence between those in an intimate relationship to each other;
  7. Stalking, defined as repetitive and/or menacing pursuit, following,harassment and/or interference with the peace and/or safety of a member of the community; or the safety of any of the immediate family of members of the community.

When the University has reason to believe that a violation of the sexual misconduct policy has occurred, the University will take immediate and appropriate action through the Judicial Process. The University’s Judicial Process is not dependent upon the outcome of external criminal or civil procedures, and usually is not stayed by them. The University will take action over offenses by students that occur on University property or at University-sponsored events. The University will also take action over alleged violations between students that occur off campus when that off-campus conduct detrimentally affects the university community.

What to do if you are assaulted

Get to a safe place. Any student who believes sexual misconduct may have occurred is encouraged to report the matter promptly to Campus Police. Reporting any sexual misconduct will help Campus Police to conduct an immediate and complete investigation in a timely manner. It is important that evidence be preserved at the scene of the alleged offense, for the integrity of the investigation. Any pieces of clothing, beverages, weapons, etc. should not be touched until the Police officials are on scene. Immediately after an assault, the victim should avoid bathing, washing, or going to the bathroom, if possible. It will be the responsibility of Campus Police personnel to place a guard at the scene of the alleged offense to ensure that no one disturbs the scene prior to the arrival of investigators.

While prompt reporting is helpful, delays in reporting are common, and Lewis University has no explicit time limit on reporting, as long as the accused student is still enrolled. If an assault is committed on campus by a nonstudent, local police and the Dean of Student Services should be notified. If an assault occurs off-campus, the local police in that jurisdiction should be notified. An on-campus complaint may also be filed for off campus conduct between students.

Campus Police will make the Dean of Student Services or the Dean’s designee aware of any reported sexual misconduct. Resident students should report any violation of this sexual misconduct policy to a member of the Residence Life staff, to Campus Police, or to the Dean of Student Services.

Should a sexual offense occur on campus, the victim will need to decide whether or not to pursue the matter with law enforcement officials. If the student was assaulted by another Lewis University student, disciplinary action may follow should the victim file a University complaint. The University may also decide to take action even if the victim does not press criminal charges or file a complaint with the university.

Lewis University takes immediate steps to investigate all reported allegations of sexual misconduct and ensure the safety of victims. The University may change academic and living arrangements after an alleged sex offense, upon request. Victims have the option to changes in academic and living arrangements by contacting the Director of Residence Life or Dean of Student Services, who will also inform victims of their right to contact the police and pursue criminal charges. Victims have the right of access to campus counseling resources as well.

In a sexual misconduct case, it is the University's duty to balance privacy for the victim and the "public's right to know." In this balance, maintaining the victim’s privacy is paramount. Any release of information about an alleged violation of the sexual misconduct policy will not include personally identifying information about the victim without permission.

Immunity for Victims

Although the University does not condone violations of university policies, it considers reporting assaults to be of paramount importance, and will therefore extend limited immunity to victims in order to foster reporting and adjudication of sexual misconduct. Additionally, the University will extend limited immunity to others who report violations of sexual misconduct or assist victims of sexual misconduct.

Support Services

The following Campus Victim Support Services will be notified so that they can be available to assist the victim:
  1. Chief of Police
  2. Director of Residence Life
  3. Dean of Student Services
  4. Director of Counseling Services
  5. Director of Health Services
  6. Director of University Ministry
  7. Vice President for Student Services
The following off-campus victim support services are available to assist the victim:

1. Provena St. Joseph Medical Center
Emergency Room Sexual Assault Team
333 N. Madison St.
Joliet, IL
(815) 725-7133

2. Silver Cross Hospital
1200 Maple Road
Joliet, IL
(815) 740-7050 (Emergency Room)

3. Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital
500 Remington Boulevard
Bolingbrook, IL
(630) 312-5000

4. Crisis Line of Will County
(815) 722-3344


5. Groundwork
(815) 729-1228

6. Sexual Assault Services Center
(815)730-8984

7. Linden Oaks Hospital
852 West Street
Naperville, IL
(800) 955-OAKS (6257)

The Judicial Process

Once the documentation phase of the investigation is complete, at the request of the victim, the alleged offender will be referred to the judicial process. Alleged violations of the sexual misconduct policy will result in a Judicial Board Hearing. These board hearings are arranged promptly with the purpose of providing resolution of the case in a timely manner. Judicial Board hearings are conducted by a lead hearing officer, presenting officer(s), and a minimum of two hearing officers. The Board receives training in conducting hearings specifically related to sexual misconduct violations. Prior to the hearing, all parties will be advised of their rights.

Rights of the Alleged Victim

  • Right to an investigation and appropriate resolution of all credible complaints of sexual misconduct made in good faith to the university
  • Right to be treated with respect by university officials
  • Right of both accuser and accused to have the same opportunity to have other present (in support or advisory roles) during a campus hearing
  • Right not be discouraged by the University from reporting an assault to both on campus and off-campus authorities
  • Right to be informed of the outcome and sanction of any disciplinary hearing involving sexual misconduct
  • Right to be informed by the University of options to notify proper law enforcement, including on-campus and local police. Additionally, if the victim chooses to notify such authorities, the University will assist the victim in making contacts
  • Right to available counseling, mental health or student services for victims of sexual assault, both on campus and in the community
  • Right to changing academic and living situations after an alleged sexual assault incident
  • Right not to have any irrelevant prior sexual admitted into a judicial hearing
  • Right not to have any complaint of sexual assault mediated
  • Right to make a victim-impact statement at the judicial hearing and to have the statement considered by the board in determining the sanction
  • Right to a campus no-contact against another student who has engaged in any improper behavior that presents a danger to the welfare of the complaining student
  • The right to appeal the findings of the judicial board
  • Right to review all documents regarding the complaint 48 hours prior to the hearing
  • Right to be informed of the names of all witness who will be called to the hearing, within 48 hours of the hearing
  • Right to petition that any member of the board be removed on the basis of demonstrated bias
  • Right to a hearing by means other than having to face the accused student
  • Right to be informed of the judicial board procedures as well as the extent and nature of the alleged violation
  • Right to the complaint heard by the board members that are representative of both genders and have received sexual misconduct adjudication training
  • Right to be informed in advance of any public releases of information regarding the complaint

The Office of Student Services conducts Judicial Board Hearings with the purpose of examining relevant information in order to determine whether the accused student is in violation or not in violation. The hearing is conducted fairly and objectively. Judicial Board makes decisions based on preponderance of evidence. Only persons directly involved with the case and their advisors are permitted to attend the hearing.

The sexual history and character of the complainant will not be discussed in the hearing. Both the alleged victim and the alleged offender are entitled to have an advisor present during a hearing. Both the victim and the alleged offender will be informed of the outcome of the hearing and any appeals, in writing, within 48 hours of the conclusion of the hearing. If the Judicial Board determines the alleged offender to be in violation of this sexual misconduct policy, sanctions will be imposed.

Sanctions:

Lewis University will act to promptly and equitably remedy sexual misconduct. While sanctions range from warning to expulsion, suspension and expulsion must be considered for those found in violation of the non-consensual sexual intercourse policy. In acting to sanction and remedy misconduct, Lewis is guided by the need to bring an end to discriminatory conduct, act to reasonably prevent its future reoccurrence, and to remedy the effects of the discrimination upon the victim.

This policy has been revised by the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management (www.ncherm.org). Some language used here may be from proprietary NCHERM model policies, and is used with permission. Please seek permission from NCHERM to use or adapt its materials.

Registered Sex Offenders

In compliance with both federal and state law, Lewis University is required to issue a statement advising the campus community where information concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained and provide the name, address, birth date, place of employment, school attended, and offense to any individual on campus requesting information concerning sex offenders attending or employed by the university. Any employee, student, prospective employee, prospective student or interested college community member may request to see a specific file upon request. One must make an appointment with the Chief of Police or his designee, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p. m.

Additionally, the Illinois State Police maintains a list of all sex offenders required to register in the State of Illinois. This database is updated daily and can be found at: www.isp.state.il.us/sor.

In order to comply with federal and state registration requirements related to college enrollment, a sex offender must register within three days of attendance or employment at a college by reporting in person to the University Police Department. Students or employees who fail to register their status as sex offenders are in violation of the registration act and face arrest and expulsion from the University.

Weapons and Concealed Carry

Possession and / or use of firearms, dangerous weapons or explosive devices, including, but not limited to paint ball guns, pellet guns, BB guns and other projectile firing devices is prohibited. Use or misuse of any item in such a way that it could cause bodily harm or property damage is prohibited. In compliance with the Illinois Firearm Concealed Carry Act (PA098-0063), any building, classroom, laboratory, artistic venue, athletic venue, entertainment venue, officially recognized University-related organization property, whether owned or leased, and any real property, including sidewalks and common areas under control of the University are considered “prohibited areas” upon which a Concealed Carry License holder shall not knowingly carry a firearm. A Concealed Carry License holder shall be permitted to carry a concealed firearm on or about his or her person within a vehicle into a parking area and may store a firearm or ammunition concealed in a case within a locked vehicle or locked container out of plain view within the vehicle in the parking area. A Concealed Carry License holder may carry a concealed firearm in the immediate area surrounding his or her vehicle within a parking lot only for the limited purpose of storing or retrieving a firearm within the vehicle’s trunk provided the license holder ensures the concealed firearm is unloaded prior to exiting the vehicle. The University does not provide firearms storage for Concealed Carry License holders. Further, a Concealed Carry License holder shall not carry a firearm while operating a University vehicle whether or off University property.

In accordance with state statute and the Federal Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act, qualified current and retired law enforcement officers may possess firearms on University property.

Residence Life Policies and Procedures

The Residence Life staff maintains a strong commitment to campus safety and security. The Residence Life department monitors safety and security in the residence halls. On call duty responsibilities play a major role in this commitment. Residence Life staff members are on duty in the residence halls whenever the Office of Student Services is closed. The duty staff is available by telephone or radio contact. They are responsible for completing rounds regularly throughout all of the residence halls.

Residents may call ext. 3889 (D-U-T-Y) in order to access duty staff. This is the D-U-T-Y hotline. Should residents be unable to reach a staff member by phone, they may contact University Police at ext. 5222 so that the duty staff member can be contacted by radio.

All residence hall exterior doors other than designated entrance/exit doors are alarmed and secured at all times. These doors are to be used to exit the building only in an emergency situation. Any tampering with these doors will result in up to a $1,000 fine to the responsible parties or to the entire building when the violators are unknown. Residents must use their room key to gain entry into the building.

The Office of Residence Life, located in the Office of Student Services, hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. each weekday. Students are encouraged to call the office at ext. 5275 during the day should they need to contact a staff member in an emergency. The hall staff contacts University Police for emergency support on a 24-hour basis.

The Director of Residence Life resides on campus and is available to staff for referral and emergency response purposes. Residence Life staff report any damages/hazards in the residence halls. Violations of University policy are documented by the Residence Life staff and referred to a Director of Residence Life for appropriate judicial action.

Missing Student Notification Policy and Procedures 20 USC 1092 (j) (Section 488 of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008)

All resident students will be required to have a Missing Person Notification Form on file in the Office of Residence Life. This form provides a contact person in the event there is a reason to suspect a student is missing for 24 hours or more or is in threat of imminent harm and the resident cannot be immediately reached. In such cases, the Lewis University Police Department will be notified. Campus police will work with the Office of Residence Life to conduct an investigation. University officials may notify other law enforcement agencies if it is determined the student is unreachable.

Fire Safety Report (34 CFR 668.49)

Definitions that apply to this section:

  • Cause of fire: The factor or factors that give rise to a fire. The causal factor may be, but is not limited to, the result of an intentional or unintentional action, mechanical failure, or act of nature.
  • Fire: Any instance of open flame or other burning in a place not intended to contain the burning or in an uncontrolled manner.
  • Fire drill: A supervised practice of a mandatory evacuation of a building for a fire.
  • Fire-related injury: Any instance in which a person is injured as a result of a fire, including an injury sustained from a natural or accidental cause, while involved in fire control, attempting rescue, or escaping from the dangers of the fire. The term “person” may include students, employees, visitors, firefighters, or any other individuals.
  • Fire-related death: Any instance in which a person—
    • (1) Is killed as a result of a fire, including death resulting from a natural or accidental cause while involved in fire control, attempting rescue, or escaping from the dangers of a fire; or
    • (2) Dies within one year of injuries sustained as a result of the fire.
  • Fire safety system: Any mechanism or system related to the detection of a fire, the warning resulting from a fire, or the control of a fire. This may include sprinkler systems or other fire extinguishing systems, fire detection devices, stand-alone smoke alarms, devices that alert one to the presence of a fire, such as horns, bells, or strobe lights; smoke-control and reduction mechanisms; and fire doors and walls that reduce the spread of a fire.
  • Value of property damage: The estimated value of the loss of the structure and contents, in terms of the cost of replacement in like kind and quantity. This estimate should include contents damaged by fire, and related damages caused by smoke, water, and overhaul; however, it does not include indirect loss, such as business interruption.

In Case of a Fire on Campus

  • In the event of a fire, smoke or an explosion, stay calm and activate the nearest fire alarm pull station.
  • Call police at extension 5911, (815) 836-5911 or 911.
  • Follow posted room/building evacuation routes and account for all occupants of the room. Do not use elevators.
  • If trapped in a room, close as many doors as possible between you and the fire. Place cloth material around and under the door to stop smoke from coming in. Signal from windows and call to advise police of your location.
  • Provide assistance to individuals with disabilities in relocating to specified refuge areas and notify police of these individuals and their location.
  • If you must pass through smoky area, stay low and breathe shallowly using cloth or fabric as a filter.
  • Before opening any door, check first to see if it is hot to the touch. If the door feels hot, do not open it!
  • Never re-enter the building once you have evacuated it until instructed to do so by emergency personnel.

Whenever a fire alarm is sounded, all persons must evacuate the building in a safe and orderly manner through the nearest fire exit to an open area away from the building. The Residence Life staff in conjunction with University Police will oversee the evacuation of the residence hall areas. Obstruction and/or disregarding the instructions of firefighting personnel, police or Residence Life staff will result in disciplinary action and possibly arrest.

Lewis University Police Department personnel, along with the Fire Department, will determine when it is safe to re-enter the building. If a false alarm is witnessed, this violation should be reported to campus police.

Residence Hall Policy

Candles and Incense

The possession or burning of incense or candles is not permitted in the residence halls. Any candles or incense located in student rooms will be confiscated and disposed of.

Electrical Appliances/Cooking

Due to the dangers associated with overloading the electrical circuits and cooking in the residence halls, only the following U/L listed electrical appliances are allowed in the rooms: clocks, radios, stereo equipment, televisions, VCRs, DVD players, personal computers, heating pads, razors, hair dryers, irons, study lamps, coffee pots, small hot pots, and popcorn makers. Ceiling fans and air conditioners are prohibited.

Care should be exercised by residents not to overload outlets; multi-socket outlets should not be used at any time. U/L listed surge protectors or power strips are recommended. Extension cords are prohibited. The cooking of meals in residence halls is expressly prohibited except in the common residence hall kitchens. Barbecuing is allowed outside of the residence hall provided the rights of other residents are not violated (i.e.,noise, litter). Barbecuing near the windows of the residence halls is prohibited. Combustible materials and liquids such as lighter fluid are not permitted in residence halls.

Microfridges are provided in each residence hall room with the exception of North Hall, in which suitemates share a full-size microwave and refrigerator. No other refrigerators/microwaves are permitted. Food may be kept in the rooms provided that such food is not left open and perishable food is properly refrigerated. No torchere halogen lamps are permitted as they present a fire hazard. Additionally, no space heaters are permitted unless it is issued to students by the Residence Life or Physical Plant staff.

In Case of a Fire Inside of Your Room

  • If you cannot easily extinguish the fire, GET OUT, take your room key, close the door and safely evacuate the area.
  • Activate fire alarms and alert others.
  • Walk - do not run to the nearest stairwell exit.
  • If the room or hallway is smoky, get on your hands and knees (or stomach) and crawl to the nearest exit.
  • GO TO A SAFE LOCATION AND CALL CAMPUS POLICE AT EXTENSION 5911. Be prepared to tell the dispatcher your exact location, and what is on fire.

In Case of a Fire Outside of Your Room

  • Feel the door and doorknob. If it is hot, DO NOT open the door.
  • CALL CAMPUS POLICE AT EXTENSION 5911 OR CALL THE ROMEOVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT BY DIALING 9 THEN 9-1-1. Be prepared to tell the dispatcher your exact location, and what is on fire.
  • If possible, wedge WET cloth materials along the bottom of the door to help keep out smoke.
  • Check to see if there is smoke outside the window. If there is no smoke, open the window and hang light colored material outside and SCREAM, FIRE!
  • If the room becomes smoky, tie a folded cloth (wet if possible) over your nose and mouth and stay low.
  • Try to make yourself visible to rescue personnel through the window or balcony.
  • Do not jump from upper story windows.
  • If the door is not hot, stay behind the door and open it cautiously. Be ready to close the door quickly if fire is close by.
  • If it is safe to proceed into the hallway, walk; do not run, to the nearest stairwell. Take your room key with you. Activate the fire alarms and alert others.
  • If smoke is present in the hallway, keep low.
  • If you are below ground, walk up the stairs only if downward movement is not safe.

Fire drills will be conducted regularly during the academic year. Persons who tamper with firefighting equipment (including signs), sound false alarms, fail to evacuate during a fire alarm, remove batteries from smoke detectors and/or inhibit the work of firefighters in any way are subject to disciplinary action.

Residence Halls Fire Alarm Activations for 2013

Report#

Location

Date / Time

Synopsis

Cost

Death / Injuries

CR13-000006

STUDENT RECREATION AND FITNESS CENTER

1/11/2013 0139

Fire alarm resulting from defective sensor.

$ -

0

CR13-000007

FOUNDERS HALL : FO-007 LOUNGE

1/11/2013 1127

Fire alarm caused by burned food.

$ -

0

CR13-000034

SCIENCE BUILDING ADDITION : AS-134-L STORAGE

1/23/2013 1158

Fire alarm activation in new science building possibly caused by elevator motor.

$ -

0

CR13-000039

NORTH HALL : NO-227

1/26/2013 1929

Fire Alarm was activated after smoke detector was removed by unknown person.

$ -

0

CR13-000063

RYAN HALL

2/3/2013 1606

Fire Alarm in Ryan Hall caused by burnt food.

$ -

0

CR13-000117

SOUTH HALL

3/4/2013 0903

Accidental activation of alarm by contractor working in the building.

$ -

0

CR13-000121

SHEIL HALL

3/7/2013 1133

Fire alarm in Shiel Hall triggered by dust from air filter maintenance.

$ -

0

CR13-000131

NORTH HALL : NO-103A STORAGE

3/15/2013 1041

Workers in Room 103A drilling caused dust to set off smoke detector.

$ -

0

CR13-000162

LASALLE HOUSE : LH-202

3/30/2013 0616

Fire Alarm in LaSalle House. Heat Detector Activation do to thermostat not working properly.

$ -

0

CR13-000166

CODY HALL : CD-207

3/30/2013 1944

Fire alarm at Cody Hall caused by smoke from paper burnt in kitchen.

$ -

0

CR13-000167

NORTH HALL : NO-200A KITCHEN

4/1/2013 1929

Smoke from burnt popcorn set off the fire alarm in North Hall.

$ -

0

CR13-000171

CODY HALL : CD-207

4/5/2013 2120

Fire Alarm 2nd Floor Cody Hall triggered by paper burning on the stove. No damage.

$ -

0

CR13-000172

SANCTA ALBERTA CHAPEL : SA-100 CHAPEL

4/6/2013 2219

Fire alarm in the kitchen of the chapel caused by malfunctioning heat detector.

$ -

0

CR13-000186

SOUTH HALL : SH-209

4/13/2013 2059

Fire alarm at South Hall caused by burnt popcorn.

$ -

0

CR13-000198

CAFETERIA (CHARLIES PLACE)

4/25/2013 1813

A grease fire occurred in the kitchen of Charlie's place. The fire was confined to the kitchen Grill.

$ -

0

CR13-000222

CAFETERIA (CHARLIES PLACE)

5/6/2013 1348

Malfunctioning fan caused smoke to build up in kitchen triggering a fire alarm.

$ -

0

CR13-000228

SCIENCE BUILDING ADDITION

5/10/2013 0834

Fire Alarm main floor Academic Science, caused by constructon dust.

$ -

0

CR13-000230

MOTHER TERESA HALL : MT-114 KITCHEN

5/12/2013 1820

Fire Alarm in Mother Teresa Residence Hall caused by burned food.

$ -

0

CR13-000237

DE LA SALLE NORTH HALL

6/1/2013 0310

A student in DeLasalle North discharged a fire extinguisher in the hallway on the second floor causing the fire alarm to go off.

$ -

0

CR13-000253

POWER HOUSE

8/14/2013 0738

Fire alarm at the Power House power house  caused by construction dust triggering a smoke detector.

$ -

0

CR13-000262

SCIENCE BUILDING ADDITION

8/28/2013 1328

Fire alarm Science Building caused by burnt food in the microwave of the faculty lounge.

$ -

0

CR13-000319

SHEIL HALL

9/29/2013 0230

Powder from a dry chemical fire extinguisher being discharged caused the fire alarm to activate.

$ -

0

CR13-000354

SOUTH HALL

11/4/2013 1237

Fire alarm in South Hall due to a smoke detector activation. Unable to determine cause.

$ -

0

CR13-000355

SHEIL HALL

 

Fire alarm activation in Sheil Hall caused by a smoke detector activated in elevator pit during maintenance.

$ -

0

CR13-000364

STUDENT RECREATION AND FITNESS CENTER

11/7/2013 0333

Fire Alarm Activation in Recreation and Fitness Center caused by a defective rooftop HVAC unit.

$ -

0

CR13-000374

FOUNDERS HALL : FO-007 LOUNGE

11/14/2013 1928

Fire Alarm Founders Hall caused by burned food.

$ -

0

CR13-000389

FOUNDERS HALL : FO-007 LOUNGE

11/23/2013 1935

Fire Alarm caused by burnt food.

$ -

0

CR13-000398

FOUNDERS HALL

12/4/2013 0838

Fire alarm activation in Founders Hall caused by a sprinkler pump monitor.

$ -

0

CR13-000400

STUDENT UNION

12/4/2013 1533

Fire Alarm in Student Union caused by defective smoke detector.

$ -

0

CR13-000401

STUDENT UNION

 

The fire alarm sounded in the Student Union. A smoke detector malfunctioned.

$ -

0

CR13-000415

CODY HALL : CD-306

12/24/2013 1603

Sprinkler system pipe broke and began flooding from the 3rd floor.

$ -

0

CR13-000416

CODY HALL

12/25/2013 1410

Fire alarm caused by cleaning contractor spraying cleaner into smoke detector.

$ -

0

CR13-000419

CODY HALL

12/28/2013 1250

Fire alarm in Cody Hall caused by water leak seeping into sensors.

$ -

0


FIRE ALARM AND SYSTEM DESCRIPTION

General Description: Fire alarm systems consist of manual and programmable pull stations, visual/audible alarm devices, addressable smoke detector/sound bases and smoke/heat detectors in individual sleeping rooms, corridors, common area and mechanical spaces

Fire Alarm Testing and Inspection: Pull station, horns, strobes, bells, smoke/heat detectors, batteries and fire alarm panels are inspected semiannually and annually. Smoke detectors are cleaned, inspected and tested annually. All inspections and testing are performed by a certified fire alarm company in accordance with National Fire Alarm Code NFPA 72.

Automatic Sprinkler System and Fire pump: Automatic sprinklers are tied into the fire alarm system. The sprinkler systems and fire pumps are inspected and tested semiannually by a certified inspection company in accordance with NFPA 13A

Building

Fire Alarm Panel

Sprinkler System

Building Smore/Heat Detectors

Room Smoke/Heat Detectors

Fire Ext.

Fire Doors

Founders Hall

MS-905OUD

Fully

Monitor

Monitor/Local

Yes

Yes

North Hall

Firelite MS-9200

Fully

Monitor

Local-B

Yes

Yes

Fitzpatrick Hall

Firelite MS-9200

Fully

Monitor

Monitor/Local

Yes

Yes

Sheil Hall

Silent Knight 5207

Fully

Monitor

Monitor/Local

Yes

Yes

South Hall

Firelite MS-9200

Fully

Monitor

Monitor/Local

Yes

Yes

De La Salle Hall North

Firelite MS-9600

Fully

Monitor

Monitor/Local

Yes

Yes

De La Salle Hall South

Firelite MS-9600

Fully

Monitor

Monitor/Local

Yes

Yes

Ryan Hall

Silent Knight 5207

Fully

Monitor

Monitor/Local

Yes

Yes

Cody Hall

Silent Knight 5207

Fully

Monitor

Monitor/Local

Yes

Yes

Pope John Paul Hall II

Firelite MS-9200

Fully

Monitor

Local-B

Yes

Yes

Mother Teresa Hall

Firelite MS-9200

Fully

Monitor

Local-B

Yes

Yes

Dorothy Day Hall

Firelite MS-9600

Fully

Monitor

Local-B

Yes

Yes

 

Notes: B=(hardwired w/battery backup)