Lakeland University's Campus Safety

For emergencies, please dial 911

Mission Statement:

Lakeland University Department for Campus Safety mission is to provide professional and courteous service to the 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. Please remember your voice and opinion matters in our community.

Call 24 hours a day: 920-565-1126 for immediate service or assistance.

Safety, Security & Integrity

A Safe & Secure Environment

Lakeland University is fortunate to be located in a safe and friendly community; however, everyone must take precautions to protect themselves from becoming a victim of crime. Crime can occur anywhere; Lakeland University is no exception. It is our hope that you will take advantage of the services and programs we provide to help keep the Lakeland Community a safe place to learn, live, and work. We are located on lower level of Brotz Hall, W3745 North Drive.

Emergency Numbers

For emergencies, please dial 911. 

To contact the Campus Safety department, you can contact us 24-hours a day at 920-565-1126 for immediate service or assistance.

Additional emergency phone numbers can be found below:

Name Phone Number Phone Number
Emergency 911 8-911 (On-Campus)
On Duty Security Officer 920-565-1126 ext. 1126
Director for Campus Safety 920-565-1000 ext. 2503
Campus Nurse 920-565-1034 ext. 2385
Counseling Services 920-565-1034 ext. 2387
Sheboygan County Sheriff's Department 920-459-3111
Sheboygan Police Department 920-459-3333
Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center 920-451-5553
Sheboygan County Mental Health Crisis Line 920-459-3151
Safe Harbor 24/7 920-452-7640 1-800-499-7640
Poison Control 1-800-222-1222
National Center for Victims of Crime 1-800-394-2255
Suicide and Crisis Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
Salvation Army 920-458-3723
District Attorney 920-459-3040
Victim Witness 920-459-3099

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 for 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 for 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:

  • Alcohol/Drug Awareness Brochures and Programs
  • Self Defense Class
  • Fire Safety Program
  • Active Shooter Program
  • Sexual Assault Program paired with Residence Life
  1. All Lakeland University Main Campus parking lots require a parking permit 24 hours a day.
  2. Lot C: is Employee and visitor parking ONLY (No overnights)
  3. Lot I: Employee ONLY parking (No overnights)
  4. Lot F, & Lot J: Commuter, employee, and visitor parking ONLY (No overnights)
  5. Lot A, B, D, E, and H: General & Residential, Overnight Parking.
  6. Lot G: General parking (No overnight)
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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 $50.00 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.
  11. Guests & Visitors
    • Lot C, Lot F, Lot J: All have designated areas for visitors and guests.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Loading Zones
    • Use of Lakeland's loading zone at Brotz Hall must be authorized by the Department for Campus Safety. To avoid a citation, please call the Department for 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.
  15. Fines for Citations Issued
    • Visitor Parking $50.00
    • Over-time Parking $30.00
    • Illegal Parking $50.00
    • Parked in Front of Dumpster $80.00
    • Parked in Roadway $50.00
    • Parked in Handicap $150.00
    • Vehicle Boot removal fee $50.00

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.
Room Entry and Search

University Housing recognizes residents' desire for privacy, particularly in their living space, personal artifacts, and property, and will do all it can to protect that privacy. Therefore, residential students can deny access to their personally owned artifacts and property. University Housing reserves the right to enter your room in the interest of health, safety, security, and residential maintenance. When possible, advance notice of room entry will be given. Housing employees must report any violations of University regulations or terms of the housing contract observed when in a room. A housing staff member must knock and announce themselves three times before having the right to key into a room. In cases that may warrant immediate entry would be defined as exigent circumstances, such a person believed to be in distress. An authorized school official may enter without knocking and announcing themself.

University Housing officials reserve the right to enter a resident's room for the following purposes:

  • To determine compliance with all relevant health and safety regulations (e.g., fire alarms, wellness checks).
  • To provide maintenance, cleaning, or pest control.
  • To conduct an inventory of university property.
  • To silence unattended obnoxious sounds.
  • Where there is an indication of danger to life.
  • Where there is reasonable cause to believe that a violation of university policy(s) is occurring.
  • To search for a missing university student.
  • For hall opening and closing safety inspections.

NOTE: Whenever a room is entered without a resident(s) present, university housing will email the resident, stating that the room has been entered, the name(s) of the person(s) who entered the room, and the purpose for entry.

Room Search (Campus Safety)

For a room search to occur, probable cause or reasonable suspicion of threat to life must exist, along with the directly expressed authorization from the Vice President for Campus Life/Dean for Students (VPDEAN) or designee, when unavailable, must be obtained. If authorization is not given, a room search cannot occur.

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 for 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 for Campus Safety on a short-term basis.

The Department for 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 for 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 for 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 the 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:

Jason Hraban
Director for 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 for 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.

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

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, also known as the Clery Act, is a federal law that requires institutions of higher education to have in place certain security and safety policies, and to disclose certain crime statistics. These policies and statistics are published every year on October 1st, in Lakeland University’s Annual Security and Fire Safety report. The Clery Act also identifies certain staff, faculty and students as “Campus Security Authorities” and requires that they forward reports of crimes to designated offices on campus. The Clery Act was amended in 2013 to expand the list of crimes tracked and to broaden the rights and resources that victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking are entitled to. The Clery Act also requires institutions with campus police or security departments to maintain a daily crime log in an effort to provide a more “real-time” snapshot of crime on campus.

2023 ASFSR Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (PDF)

Lakeland University strives to provide an educational environment that reflects its roots in the values of the United Church of Christ's mission and preserves the safety and dignity of its community members. All members of the campus community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that enhances the well-being of the Lakeland community. Members of the university community, guests and visitors have the right to be free from all forms of sexual harassment, discrimination and sexual misconduct ("Prohibited Conduct"). This Policy covers student, faculty and staff-related matters of Prohibited Conduct, whether the alleged conduct occurred on- or off-campus and regardless of whether the alleged Responding Party is a student, faculty member, staff or third party. Examples include acts of sexual violence (including sexual assault), any harassment based on sex or gender (including sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression), domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. Lakeland University encourages immediate reporting, although there are no statutes of limitations in reporting, please keep in mind that delayed reporting may hinder the investigation and the University's ability to respond effectively.

Lakeland prohibits incidents of harassment, discrimination, and sexual misconduct occurring on or off campus. When such an allegation is reported to appropriate Lakeland officials, protective and remedial measures will be used to reasonably ensure such conduct ends, is not repeated, and the effects on the Reporting Party and community are remedied, including serious sanctions (up to and including termination, suspension or expulsion, if circumstances warrant) when a Responding Party is found to have violated this Policy. Students and employees who retaliate against individuals who report or participate in an investigation regarding Prohibited Conduct will be subject to disciplinary action separate and apart from any findings related to sexual misconduct.

Students and employees are strongly encouraged to report any/all incidents of sexual discrimination, harassment or sexual misconduct to the Lakeland University Campus Safety Department ("LUCSD"), the Title IX Coordinator, or any Deputy Title IX Coordinator. When an allegation is brought to an appropriate University official, the University will respond promptly, equitably, and thoroughly.

All Lakeland University community members (faculty, staff, students, trustees, contract personnel, agents, visitors, guests, volunteers, and other individuals associated with the University) are prohibited from engaging in acts of discrimination based on the above-referenced bases. This Policy applies to all associations, clubs, organizations and their members affiliated with and utilizing the benefits and services provided by or connected with the University. All University policies, practices and procedures are administered in a manner consistent with Lakeland University United Church of Christ Mission and Guiding Values.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

The Lakeland University (the "University" or "Lakeland") Title IX Policy (the "Policy") provides employees and students with a guide to understanding Title IX scope, definitions, processes, legal rights, and resources. Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 (Title IX) is a federal law that states: "No person in the United States shall on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." Governance of Title IX is provided by the Office for Civil Rights.

Lakeland University fully adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws banning discrimination at institutions of higher education. Lakeland University will not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student or applicant on the basis of race, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, physical or mental disability, age, marital status, gender, veteran or military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, or any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law. Gender discrimination and sexual harassment are prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. If you have reason to believe that you have been discriminated against, Lakeland University encourages immediate reporting to the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinator.

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