The mission of the Office of Emergency Management is to support the overall mission of the university through preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery.
The Office of Emergency Management strives to become a model higher education institution emergency management program.
- Provide a safe and secure research and learning environment
- Ensure the resiliency of the University’s operational critical functions
- Establish best practices through innovation and collaboration
- Educate and empower the University community on emergency preparedness through outreach and engagement
The Office of Emergency Management creates a comprehensive emergency management program for the university in order to save lives, protect property, promote continuity of operations, and reduce the overall effects of large-scale disasters. In addition to planning for the entire campus, the office works with individual departments to develop unit-based emergency plans. The office also acts as the primary liaison between the university and outside government emergency management agencies.