Emergency Preparedness and Response: Mission, Vision, and Goals

Mission, Vision, and Goals

The Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response follows the five mission areas of FEMA National Preparedness:


Prevent, avoid or stop an imminent, threatened or actual act.


Protect our students, faculty, librarians, staff, and visitors against the greatest threats and hazards in a manner that allows our interests, aspirations and way of life to thrive.


Reduce the loss of life and property by lessening the impact of future disasters.


Respond quickly to save lives, protect property and the environment, and meet basic human needs in the aftermath of a catastrophic incident.


Recover through a focus on the timely restoration, strengthening and revitalization of infrastructure, housing and a sustainable economy, as well as the health, social, cultural, historic and environmental fabric of communities affected by a catastrophic incident.

About the Team

The office brings a team of professionals trained in emergency response from across the campus. The team is the Emergency Response Team (ERT) and the team member is a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in their area. The ERT is assembled at the discretion of the Director of Emergency Preparedness and Response to address the immediate crisis and disband when the crisis has ended. Crisis events are defined as those situations which have the potential to cause injury or loss of life, loss of reputation, major campus disruptions, property damage or loss.