Department of Emergency Management (DEM)
DEM’s mission is to support our students, faculty, and staff to ensure that as a university we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards that may impact our campus.
Our goal is to develop, maintain, and sustain a campus-wide, comprehensive, all-hazard, risk based emergency management program that engages the whole community.
Cal Poly's response to an emergency on campus will be guided by the following fundamental priorities:
- Life safety
- Secure and preserve infrastructure and facilities
- Restoration of the academic program
When an emergency occurs, employees are expected to remain at work unless they are directed to leave and be prepared to follow emergency procedures and exercise reasonable judgment.
Click on the following items to learn more about how experts advise us to prepare for specific campus emergencies and actions:
- Active Shooter
- Bomb Threat
- Evacuation & Sheltering
- Laboratory Safety & Hazardous Materials Spill
- Power Outage
- Stranger/Unauthorized Activity/Suspicious Objects
An Emergency Reference Guide can be downloaded and printed for a quick desk reference or posting.
Comments or questions regarding campus emergency preparedness should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Date last updated: October 12, 2015