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The Office of Emergency Management (OEM)

Our number one priority is providing a safe and healthy environment for our university community to live, learn, work and enjoy by:

  1. Safeguarding the university community
  2. Preserving property
  3. Protecting the environment
  4. Facilitating resiliency to ensure effective recovery


OEM all hazards comprehensive emergency management program:

Prevention Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, Recovery

 Oversees the development, maintenance, and implementation of the all-hazard emergency management and continuity of operations plan.

Facilitates whole community engagement in hazard mitigation and emergency preparedness activities, to include disaster preparedness education.

Organizes training and exercise activities necessary to build, evaluate, improve, and sustain incident management capabilities.

Coordinates the framework and assists in on-campus incident management.

Collaborates and liaises with local, state, federal, and non-governmental agencies for multi-agency coordination.

Assists in disaster recovery processes and programs.


University Incident Management System

The university has adopted the principals and concepts of the National Incident Management System (NIMS), and maintains trained staff to implement incident management functions on campus. The university also collaborates routinely with local public safety and emergency service agencies to ensure seamless integration of resources when needed.

Whole Community Approach

The OEM has taken the national preparedness system whole community approach in its efforts to develop plans, policies, procedures, and community outreach. The OEM collaborates regularly with  stakeholders on and off campus.

Emergency Management Advisory & Planning Committee

The Emergency Management Advisory & Planning Committee is chaired by the OEM. Members of the committee represent the community and essential functions of the University. These key leaders are integral to the University’s comprehensive emergency management program.

Building Emergency Safety Team (BEST) Program

Many University employees actively participate in the BEST program to support occupant safety and emergency preparedness.

Find your Building Emergency Safety Team: Building Coordinator and Safety Team list Coming Soon

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Last updated: 6/3/2019