The mission of the Division of Emergency Management is to support the University's efforts to develop graduates of distinction by protecting our valuable assets from the effects of disasters, whether natural or manmade.

The division priorities include life safety, incident stabilization, and property preservation with the ultimate goal of "Return to Normal."

Emergency Management Cycle

Preparedness

The process of building the EM function and capabilities to respond to or recover from any hazard.

Response

Activities that address the immediate effects of the onset of an emergency and help to both reduce casualties and damage, and speed recovery.

Recovery

The process of restoring life back to normal.

Mitigation

Activities that either prevent the occurrence of or reduce the effects a hazard.