Emergency Planning and Resources
The Emergency Planning and Resources website is intended to provide tips on how to be prepared in the event of a campus emergency.
In the event of an emergency the university will notify the community through one or all of the following methods: University website, mass text and/or voicemail messages and emails, and social media. These notifications will include instructions as to how to proceed. In any event, every member of the campus is encouraged to use their best judgment to ensure their safety and the safety of others. Not every situation can be outlined on this site, however, information for several possible emergency situations is provided. Do not hesitate to contact the Department of Campus Safety or a member of the Crisis Management Team for additional information.
Crisis Management Team
The Crisis Management Team works to prepare the university for a variety of crisis situations. The team is composed of employees from across campus and meets regularly to discuss ongoing and timely issues, focusing on planning, preparation, and procedures that are models of good practice. In addition, the team takes part in training and tabletop exercises throughout the year to test and enhance the College’s procedures for and response to an emergency on campus.
A primary responsibility of the team is to make recommendations on how to lead the university through the crisis. The crisis management team will manage the crisis from beginning through the recovery period, making determinations about the scope and nature of the response, as well as coordinating communication of information about the crisis to all internal and external audiences. The crisis management team is committed to building effective partnerships and collaborating with local, county, and state officials whenever a crisis situation involves such agencies.