About EM




Emergency Management Program

The Department of Emergency Management (EM) is a university-wide function based out of the Tampa campus that coordinates activities to protect, prevent and mitigate against; respond to; and recover from disasters and emergencies affecting the University. Using an all-hazards approach, USF EM coordinates emergency operations to enhance a safe and secure environment at USF that is conducive to living, learning, and working.

Emergency Management provides a unified approach to all public safety and emergency resources, provides effective and timely communications between all safety units, and serves as the university's single point of contact and management for emergency and crisis situations. The University is committed to serving our students, faculty, staff, and visitors through a variety of preventative and responsive programs and services.

Areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to:

  • Emergency Operations Planning
  • Continuity of Operations Planning and program management
  • Critical Infrastructure Assessment and Protection
  • Emergency Notification Systems
  • Emergency Response Operations and Coordination
  • Public Outreach Initiatives
  • Training and Exercises

The Department of Emergency Management is within the Division of Facilities Management.