Campus preparedness

The Department of Emergency Management (DEM) works to ensure the university can preserve its mission of teaching, research and learning when it is impacted by a major emergency or disaster. Emergency Management does this by developing and implementing comprehensive emergency management plans and procedures that address potential hazards and threats to the university.

The DEM works closely with other departments and stakeholders across the university to identify and mitigate risks, prepare for emergencies, respond to incidents, and recover from disasters. This may include developing emergency response plans, conducting training and drills, establishing communication systems, coordinating with external agencies, and providing support and resources to affected individuals and communities.

In addition to preserving the university's core mission, the DEM seeks to ensure the safety and well-being of students, faculty, staff, visitors, and the surrounding community during emergency situations. By being proactive and prepared, the DEM can help minimize the impact of emergencies and disasters on the university and its stakeholders and facilitates a timely and effective recovery.


Anna Lumpkin

Anna Lumpkin

Director, Emergency Management
Department of Emergency Management
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Have a Plan

Access tools to create an emergency plan for yourself, your department, or an upcoming campus event.

Emergency Planning Tools
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Fire Safety

Learn more about campus fire safety policies and procedures, including the approval process for fireworks, pyrotechnics, and stages.

Fire Safety
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Stay Informed

Access to accurate information and safety tools is a vital piece of your preparedness. Learn more about campus and community resources.

Campus Safety Resources
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Emergency Notifications

Hawk Alert is the campus emergency notification system. Keep your settings up to date using MyUI or Employee Self Service.

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Take Action

Safety is a shared responsibility. Learn how to respond to various emergencies that could impact you during your time on campus.

Emergency Response Guide
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Emergency Communications

Dispatchers answer emergency calls, send first responders, and provide support to those experiencing an emergency until help arrives.

Emergency Communications

Current Conditions

Emergency Management News

Severe Weather Awareness Week and Hawk Alert Test

Wednesday, March 20, 2024
As we enter severe weather season, it’s crucial for everyone on campus to familiarize themselves with the university's emergency notification systems and how to respond. Campus Safety will conduct a Hawk Alert test on Wednesday, March 27 at 10 a.m., in coordination with the National Weather Service (NWS) and Johnson County.

Reminder: Extreme Weather Protocol for Building Closures

Wednesday, January 10, 2024
Coordination and approval are essential for any organization, department, or unit considering adjustments to building access or hours of operation due to inclement weather. Requests, along with relevant details, should be sent as early as possible to by the entity requesting the change.