The university’s Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) was established in 1997 and is reviewed and adopted annually by the Emergency Policy Group (EPG). The major objective of the plan is to provide the university with a protocol that addresses preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery from an emergency.
The members of the EPG include:
- Chief of staff
- Vice president for finance and planning / CFO
- Vice president for enrollment and student success
- Vice president of student affairs / dean of students
- Vice president for administration and auxiliary services
- Chief information officer
- Vice provost for undergraduate education
- Chief communications officer
- Director of emergency management
- Chief of police
The university’s Emergency Management Team (EMT) manages the implementation of the plan. The EMT includes all of the members of the EPG and representatives from academics, police, information technology, public relations, human resources, athletics, student life, procurement and auxiliary services.
In the event of an emergency incident, the director of emergency management will activate the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) located at University Police Headquarters, and notify the EMT. The EMT will engage in a conference call and the director will provide a brief summary of the incident. The EMT will determine the level of staffing for the EOC and manage the incident.