Emergency Management is a department within the Division of Student Affairs and we focus on coordinating the University's emergency prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, continuity and recovery efforts. We are a small team, but support a wide range of initiatives, planning, training & exercises and outreach activities. View our contact information to learn more about us.
Emergency Management is hiring a student employee starting in January 2020. The Emergency Management Specialist will be involved in a wide variety of the University's emergency preparedness efforts, including assisting with trainings, drills and exercises; assisting with large planned events; participating in emergency response; and assisting with the logistics of the many activities that take place in this program. Download a complete job description to learn more. If you are interested and can commit at least 2 years to the role, you may apply here by November 6, 2019. If you have questions, please contact us at (309) 438-0100 or eoc@IllinoisState.edu
On April 24, 2020, the University will conduct a large, full-scale disaster exercise involving Metcalf School, Student Health Services and a number of other campus venues and community partners. This exercise brings together several years of preparing individual response teams and University capabilities into a single large exercise. The scenario will be a tornado impacting the region with significant impacts to the University community. Read more about the exercise here.
We are proud to announce the launch of Safe Redbirds, Illinois State University's new and official safety app! The app provides a wealth of information and features to help keep you safe on campus. Key features include Friend Walk, Virtual Safe Walk, Work Alone, Make a Report, maps, tools and emergency guides. The FREE app is now available for Apple and Android phones.
The Student Health Services disaster drill is complete and it was a great success! Our sincere thanks to the 160 people from around campus and the community who helped raise the University's level of preparedness for a disaster we hope never happens! This drill was one step in preparing participants for a larger, full-scale exercise that will take place on April 24, 2020. Stay tuned for more information as planning continues.
We have developed a handbook to assist students as they transition to off-campus living. This document is designed to assist students plan for a variety of emergencies and is easily editable to suit unique needs. We encourage students to complete and share this document with roommates.
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