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.