The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Higher Education Project working group adopted this definition of emergency management:

Emergency management is the managerial function charged with creating the framework within which communities reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters.


The UT System Office of Emergency Management provides guidance and support to preparedness efforts of system employees and departments as well as additional support to the campus emergency management teams. This site provides details about university policies.


Emergency Management Policy

The UT System’s emergency management policy is reviewed on an annual basis by the director of emergency management.


Peer Review Process

The UT System has established an annual peer review program between its campuses and institutes to ensure that all campus plans closely meet the standards of the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP).