Emergency Management Plan

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Current Plan

For the most up-to-date version of KU's Emergency Management Plan, see one of the following documents from the KU Policy Library:


The University of Kansas Emergency Management Plan was adopted in September, 2008. The plan provides the management structure, key responsibilities, emergency assignments and general procedures to follow during and immediately after an emergency.

The Plan is regularly reviewed, updated and revised by the Critical Incident Planning Group (CIPG). The CIPG is comprised of University management, department heads, emergency management and local agencies.

Another responsibility of the CIPG is periodic assessments of the University's vulnerability to specific threats, including but not limited to, bomb threats, active shooter, stalking, environmental hazards and natural disasters.

Most Recent Use

The plan was activated in May 2009 to prepare for the possibility of the H1N1 virus which had the potential to affect students, staff and public during finals and graduation. This provided the first test of the updated plan.

University Collaboration

Over the last few years, Emergency Management has partnered with University departments, other Regents institutions, federal and state agencies and local government in the development of plans to address issues related to child care facilities, hazard mitigation and mass dispensing site security.

KU's three child care facilities have implemented procedures to provide for the care and well-being of the children and staff in the event of an emergency. Those facilities include Edna A. Hill Child Development Center, Language Acquisition Preschool and Hilltop Child Development Center.

Emergency Management reviews and facilitates the development of evacuation plans. These plans provide details on evacuation procedures, responsibilities and guidelines.

As a member of the Public Safety Office, Emergency Management will assist in security assessments of facilities and athletic events on campus, such as a home football game. These assessments provide a review of procedures and protocols to improve safety and security.

Emergency Resources

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