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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 KU 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.

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