Emergency Management

The Division of Emergency Management works closely with the academic community to prepare for, or mitigate, vulnerabilities to hazards or disasters that may affect the University. By conducting training exercises, routine drills and equipment tests throughout the year, the division is better able to deal with the unforeseen challenges inherent in an actual emergency. Some of these responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:     

  • Maintaining the University’s Emergency Operations Center
  • Coordinating with the University's Emergency Resource Team
  • Updating emergency protocols to correspond with best practices nationwide
  • Coordinating emergency preparedness as well as safety and security with the regional and satellite campuses
  • Developing a comprehensive University Emergency Management Plan, Emergency Guides, and Facility Emergency Response Plans
Emergency Resource Team

The Emergency Resource Team (ERT) is comprised of selected KSU officials responsible for the oversight of the four phases of emergency management: Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery. The University's ERT is a key factor in formulating and leading the campus response to an emergency (University Policy 5‐14.1). The Director of Public Safety selected the ERT members from the following University organizations:

  • Public Safety
  • Student Affairs
  • Human Resources
  • Residence Services
  • Information Services
  • University Health Services
  • Finance and Administration
  • Facilities Planning and Operations
  • University Communications and Marketing
  • Compliance, Risk Management and Real Estate
  • University Dining Services
  • Office of the Provost
  • University Counsel
Emergency Plans

Kent State University Emergency Management Plan

Kent Campus Emergency Guide

Kent Campus Basic Facility Emergency Response Plan Template

Regional Campus Basic Facility Emergency Response Plan Template 

Front Desk Security and Emergency Guide