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Emergency Management Plan - Updated 11/2014 (pdf)
Emergency Response Guide Flip Chart (pdf)

Department Plans

Departmental Emergency Response Plan Template

Emergency Management Program Specialist

EHS is currently seeking a current ISU Student for the position of an Emergency Management Program Specialist.  A full position description can be downloaded here.  If interested, you may apply here.  

FEMA Social Media Courses Coming to ISU

NDPTC In 2014, ISU hosted the state's first instance of PER-304 Social Media for Natural Disasters.  We are pleased to be able to offer the newly-released follow-up courses in the series.



  • Each course is capped at 30 participants.  Fair warning: These will fill up.
  • Please follow these Login and Registration Instructions
  • All courses are FREE of charge and require you to bring a WiFi-enabled device (ideally a laptop computer).  A limited number of computers will be available on-site for those who may need one
  • Courses will take place at the ISU Alumni Center, 1101 N. Main., Normal, IL.  Parking is free.

Contact us for more information and we look forward to seeing you in January!

August in Campus Preparedness Month

August is Campus Preparedness Month, to coincide with the return to school for hundreds of thousands of College and University students.  At Illinois State University, we encourage you to:

  • Sign up for ISU Emergency Alert
  • Install the Illinois State University app for your Smart Phone (a BirdWatch Safety Guidebook is coming this fall!)
  • Follow BirdWatch on Facebook and Twitter for Up-to-Date Preparedness Messages
  • Familiarize yourself with your department's Emergency Response Plan
  • Locate and familiarize yourself with one of the 800+ Flip Charts located on campus
  • Know where storm shelters are located within buildings you frequent
  • Build a personal preparedness kit
  • Program ICE into your phone

Emergency Management

The Illinois State University campus is large University with a daily population of around 25,000 people.  Our University is located within the larger Bloomington-Normal community of approximately 165,000 residents.  For more than 150 years, the University has provided an environment for our students to live, learn, and study; for our faculty to teach, research, and provide public service; for our staff to work; and for the public to enjoy cultural activities and other University services. 
Natural, human-caused and technological emergencies are threats that face the University community and we are committed to developing a culture of preparedness among our University constituents.  This culture of preparedness permeates every aspect of University life and encourages active participation by each of us.  This idea is carried out through active training, drills, collaboration, exercises and heightened awareness. 
ISU's comprehensive emergency management program not only covers preparedness, but also prevention, mitigation, response and recovery operations.  This commitment to a comprehensive emergency management lifecycle helps ensure that Illinois State University can effectively respond to a wide range of hazards and threats that could impact our campus.
This website includes plans, procedures, programs, guidance documents, etc. related to the University's emergency management program.  You are encouraged to visit the many links on this website and learn what YOU can do to take part in this effort.  Any questions may be directed to the University Emergency Manager at 309-438-8325.

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