Mission, Objectives, and Strategic Plan


To protect the University by facilitating the coordination and integration of all activities necessary to build, sustain, and improve the University’s ability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, continue operations during, and recover from natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other human-caused crises or disasters.


  1. Provide oversight, communication, and coordination of a broad and diverse group of campus partners.
  2. Employ an integrated all-hazards risk based approach for mitigation, response, continuity of operations, recovery, and preparedness planning for campus.
  3. Build local, higher education, state, and national partnerships and coalitions.
  4. Support campus understanding and utilization of the Incident Command System/National Incident Management System principles.
  5. Enhance disaster preparedness capabilities through preparing, training, and exercising.
  6. Strive for multi-dimensional communications (e.g., redundancy to ensure multiple modes of communications) and enhance education, awareness, and understanding of what to do before, during, and after crisis and disaster events among students, staff, and faculty.
  7. Address sustainability considerations in all endeavors and ensure that strategies are measurable.

Emergency management planning pyramid

The University of Oregon Emergency Management & Continuity (UOEMC) program serves as the administrative function charged with creating the framework within which the University can reduce vulnerability and sensitivity to hazards and cope with crises and disasters.

UOEMC employs an interdisciplinary and service learning approach to campus emergency management that leverages the University's human resources (faculty, staff, and students) to provide planning and technical assistance to help solve complex vulnerability issues, as well as improve overall safety and quality of life on campus.


UOEMC Annual Reports & Strategic Plan

2013 - 2014 Annual Report

2012 - 2013 Annual Report

2011-2012 Annual Report

2010-2011 Annual Report

2009-2010 Annual Report

2008-2009 Annual Report

2007 Strategic Plan