Planning & Response

While emergencies can occur without warning and at multiple levels, the University must be prepared should an incident occur. The University of Notre Dame is committed to the safety of its students, staff, faculty, and visitors. Rapid, effective, and organized response efforts and communication during an emergency are of paramount importance.

Campus Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan

The University of Notre Dame Campus Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan outlines policies and procedures for managing major emergencies that may threaten the health and safety of the campus community or significantly disrupt its programs and activities. The plan provides a structure for coordinating preparedness, response, and recovery efforts of Notre Dame personnel and resources.

The plan applies to a broad range of major emergencies, including physical (e.g., fires, explosions, extended power outages, mass casualty events, hazardous materials releases) and non-physical (e.g., security breaches, financial malfeasance) emergencies. It is the official emergency response plan for the University and supersedes all previous plans.

Office of Emergency Management

The Office of Emergency Management serves under the purview of the President and is responsible for the development and maintenance of the University's Campus Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan to provide a framework for responding to an emergency in a safe, effective, and timely manner.

Download “Campus Emergency Preparedness & Response” (259 KB)

Contact Tracy Skibins with questions regarding the University’s emergency preparedness and response efforts.