Campus Lockdown Procedures

In the case of a campus lockdown, the University phones will serve as a public address (PA) system to broadcast alerts and instructions to anyone within the building. The lockdown alert will be utilized for potentially life threatening situations (such as an active shooter) where sheltering in place instead of evacuating provides the highest level of safety.

When the lockdown alert is broadcasted the following will occur:

  • An audible message will begin stating: “Lockdown alert. Remain in your area. Await further instructions.”
  • The local law enforcement will be alerted to an emergency on campus.

What YOU should do in the event of a lockdown alert:

  • If you are in a classroom or office area, immediately lock the entry door and turn off the lights. If in a classroom or lab, turn off computer monitors and projectors. Keep students inside, away from windows and take cover if possible.
  • If the threat is in your immediate area, DO NOT lock the aggressor in your area with you.
  • If you are out in a common area seek the nearest secure shelter (i.e. a nearby classroom, office, bathroom, etc.)
  • Remain in your secured area until further instructions are provided. This may take some time and require patience.
  • Do not use answer office or classroom phones and silence cell phones while in lockdown.
  • IMPORTANT: If you are sheltering-in-place in your office, classroom or other area it is important that you remain locked down as police pass through the area to investigate and secure the threat. It is also important that you indicate (if possible) to the police non-verbally that your area is secure, and the offender is not in that area.  This will be accomplished by giving the police a “thumbs-up” as they approach your door. If the threat is in your area do not respond to police. This will signal that there is a potential threat in your area and they will enter the room. If there is not threat in your area the police will move to the next area. REMAIN IN LOCKDOWN!
  • Once the threat has been contained, a police officer accompanied by a school representative will move from area to area to release people from lockdown. Wait for the official release. This may take some time. Please remain in your area as it will be imperative to provide medical assistance if necessary and the police and/or security may need additional information from you regarding the incident.
Locations
  • CHICAGO DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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  • ELGIN

    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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  • NORTH SHORE

    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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  • LISLE

    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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  • WHEELING

    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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