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About Emergency Mangement

Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Emergency Management is to provide an integrated, comprehensive emergency management program for University of Kansas. The office is responsible for the preparedness, training, and coordination of emergency response and recovery efforts at the University of Kansas. The office of Emergency Management plans for natural, manmade, or technological hazards that could adversely affect all members and sustainable operations of the campus community.

The University of Kansas Emergency Management Unit is part of the Office of Public Safety. We support the university in an effort to reduce loss of life and property, to protect the environment through collaboration, improve our capabilities to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.  We provide assistance coordinating resources, expertise, leadership, and advocacy through a comprehensive risk-based emergency preparedness program. 


Be a part of the KU Community Creating a personal action plan for safety is a goal for everyone in the KU community. Learn more by visiting the KU Public Safety Emergency Management website at: http://www2.ku.edu/~kucops/emergencymanagement/


One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times