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For over 151 years, Lake Erie College has been educating students for the world after college. We combine a liberal arts education with practical "real-life" experiences.  The steps to gather information about Lake Erie College are easy. What you will discover may benefit you for a lifetime.




Campus Emergencies

In the event of a serious incident involving Lake Erie College students, personnel or property call 911 followed by Security (440.375.7575). Security will notify the appropriate College officials. Students, faculty and staff will receive the College's response to disasters (tornadoes, fires, etc) at the beginning of the academic year. This information is also posted on the main website.


If the College is closed due to inclement weather or for other reasons, local radio and television stations will be notified through the Office of Public Relations and Marketing. Daily cancellation information is available on the home page of the website,, or students may call the class cancellation line at 440.375.7260.

City of Painesville

Lake Erie College is located 30 miles east of Cleveland in the City of Painesville which is one of 23 municipalities in Lake County in Northeast Ohio. Covering 7.903 square miles, Painesville is approximately 2.5 miles south of Lake Erie.

Painesville is a college-friendly community that features a charming town square with access to restaurants and retail shops. Additionally, the 75-acre Kiwanis Recreation Park is within walking distance. The City's Parks and Recreation Department sponsors an extensive year-round schedule of activities for individuals of every age.

With the City's police and fire stations two blocks from campus, the College has forged close working relationships with those agencies. The Police and Fire Departments have even collaborated with the College to conduct emergency drills.

According to the 2000 Census, the City of Painesville is the fourth largest municipality in Lake County (17,503), following the cities of Mentor (50,278 residents), Willoughby (22,621), and Eastlake (20,255). It is also the seat of Lake County government. For more information about the City, visit

Logo Use

The Lake Erie College logo and all other College-owned logos (Stormy, College Seal, etc.) are the property of the College and may not be used on printed materials unless approved by the Office of Public Relations and Marketing. Student groups should not print these items on clothing, giveaway items, posters, etc. without prior approval.

Nondiscrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

Lake Erie College, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, operates in a non-discriminatory manner with regard to race, color, age or national origin. As required by Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments, Lake Erie College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs, activities or employment policies. The College provides equal opportunities to qualified persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Lake Erie College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, handicap, disability or veteran status.

Photography Statement

In the course of college life and participation in campus classes and activities, the College often has photographers taking photos of events, activities and daily life. These photos may be used for College promotion in advertising, printed collateral, website and other outlets. Students will not be compensated if their image is used for the promotion of the College. The Office of Alumni and Public Relations assumes permission for photography from all students unless instructed otherwise by an individual.

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