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Campus Ready

In times of disasters, colleges and universities serve as key emergency management partners to federal, state, local, tribal, territory and private sector organizations. Natural, technological, and health hazards can all affect daily campus operations. Institutions are encouraged to regularly review, update and exercise their emergency plans.

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Suggested emergency management courses for the campus community.

Campus Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates and trains faculty, staff and students about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

Campus CERT Resources:


Student, Faculty and Staff Emergency Plans

Emergency Resources for people with access and functional needs:

Campus All Hazards Guides to Preparedness

Disaster Response and Recovery

Reporting Emergency Incidents

Shelters on campus

Articles and Research

Disclaimer: The Ready Campaign facilitates information sharing and good practices for developing effective campus preparedness programs. This web site and its contents are provided for informational purposes only, without warranty or guarantee of any kind, and do not represent the official positions of the US Department of Homeland Security. For more information on the Ready Campaign, please email

Last updated: 06/03/2014 - 01:48 PM