WLC's campus is closed until June 1. Learn more.
For information about college operations and events that have been impacted by the pandemic, please visit our COVID-19 Response page.
When the WLC campus is affected by inclement weather conditions or other events, the information will be posted on this page. Also follow the college on Twitter and Facebook for updates.
In an emergency, dial 911, then contact the Public Safety Desk at 414.443.8500 if you can do so safely.
A campus lockdown might be initiated for a variety of reasons including natural disasters, criminal activity, or another potential threat. While most campus lockdowns will directly involve the college, Wisconsin Lutheran College may order a lockdown because of a dangerous situation that has occurred near its campus.
A lockdown directive may be issued because of a suspected threat or because of a warning that a dangerous event is about to take place. Though campus administrators make the final decision to initiate a lockdown, the procedure may be requested by the local or state police, fire department, or a member of the staff or community who has verifiable information about a threat.
Exact steps will differ depending on cause of the lockdown order (natural disaster, criminal threat, chemical spill, etc.) and will be referenced in the lockdown order issued through the Emergency Notification System.
During a tornado for example, everyone may need to move to protected areas on lower levels, basements, or to interior rooms without windows.
During a criminal threat, students, faculty, and staff are instructed to proceed (RUN) to safety where they should lock the door and stay away from the windows. If an individual is outside when the lockdown announcement is made, he/she should run quickly into a building if one is very close or stay low to the ground behind a vehicle, tree, or other large object. If a dangerous person is present on campus, it's very important to avoid being seen (HIDE).
How to Respond to an Active Killer
If there is an accessible escape path, attempt to evacuate to safety. Be sure to:
If you cannot escape safely, secure the room you are in.
The College will issue an "ALL CLEAR" message through the Emergency Notification System when the campus community is safe for travel and normal activities.
As a last resort, and only when your life is in imminent danger, attempt to disrupt and/or incapacitate the active killer by: