The university's Emergency Response Team will mobilize immediately when a crisis occurs and develop a coordinated response.
The Emergency Response team consists of designated leads from the following key areas.
General Counsel's Office
Coordinates the Emergency Response Team; defines the beginning and the end of an emergency condition; adds resources as necessary to the emergency condition; implements purchasing to provide emergency funding.
Identifies emergency conditions and begins notifications; assures initial on-site command and control of emergency response; maintains emergency logs; requests assistance from outside city agencies as required; coordinates evacuation of personnel and needed.
Provides guidance and support across all areas as needed; coordinates and communicates as needed with Executive Leadership and broader constituencies; communicates with the Board of Trustees as needed.
Determines the implications of the emergency for the academic program and faculty; communicates as needed with deans; determines notifications to faculty regarding classes.
Assesses impact for students and the respective student service areas, including housing, health and counseling services, etc.
Marketing and Communication
Communicates with media, updates website(s) and/or social media, assesses need for and develops other forms of messaging and community response.
Communicates as needed with employees; manages radio announcements of emergencies; communicates with union officials.
Assesses effect of emergency on IT systems; determines actions needed and develops appropriate plans; places announcements on campus network.
Assesses and addresses impact on facilities operations; interfaces with contractors as needed.