In order to fulfill the mission of the University of Tennessee, the university must do everything in its power to provide a safe and secure environment for the entire UT community. In the event of an emergency that threatens our safety and security, our staff will play an important role in responding to the emergency and restoring the university’s ability to carry out our core values and our mission.

The purpose of this document is to provide staff with a guide to the university’s established emergency procedures in response to some of the more common and predictable emergencies. It is intended to familiarize staff members with best practices in the event of an emergency before the emergency occurs and to suggest responses in order to minimize the emergency’s impact on university operations. It is also intended to provide staff with guidance if an emergency occurs during normal business hours.

Download the Staff Emergency Guide prepared by the Office of Emergency Management with conjunction with the Executive Leadership Team.