You are a critical component of the university’s emergency preparedness. The Department of Emergency Management (DEM) maintains an Emergency Operations Plan that outlines responsibilities of campus units during emergencies.

University units are responsible for developing emergency response and continuity of operations plans for their areas and staff. DEM provides resources and guidance for the development of these plans.

We also provide guidelines and resources to help event organizers plan and execute successful events while supporting the safety of all participants.

If there is an emergency, call 911 immediately.

Planning Tools

Departmental Planning

Contact Emergency Management for emergency response planning resources and guidance.

Event Planning

Emergency Management is here to assist you with the safety aspect of event planning. Contact us to request assistance or review.

Personal Safety Planning

Make a plan for what you and your family will do before, after, and during an emergency.

Special Events

Campus Safety is here to assist you with the safety and preparedness aspect of your campus event planning.

Emergency Management Assistance

Please reach out to the Emergency Management Director to review your event and ensure you have the appropriate safety protocols and approvals in place well in advance.

In accordance with the state’s adopted fire and building codes, coordination and approval is required if your event involves any of the following:

  • Fireworks
  • Flame Effects
  • Pyrotechnics
  • Stage/Platform/Tent greater than 400 square feet

Request Forms

Special Event Staffing

Event staffing (police, security, etc.) is led by the UI Police Department.

If you have any safety questions or would like to request UIPD services for an upcoming event, please contact UIPD a minimum of 14 days before your event.

Special Event Staffing

Emergency Response Guide

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