Department of Emergency Management

The Department of Emergency Management (DEM) provides planning, preparedness, training, business continuity services and management for all potential hazards to the Cal Poly campus.

Emergency management team and volunteers in a mock emergency

Alongside developing and maintaining campus-wide emergency management programs for potential campus hazards, DEM manages the Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The EOC is a collaborative coordination system through which recommendations and frameworks are developed and presented to Cal Poly President Jeffrey D. Armstrong and his cabinet.

Mission & Goals

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.


Department of Emergency Management

Building Locations

The Cal Poly Police Department is Building 36
The Emergency Operations Center is Building 74

Mailing Address

Department of Emergency Management Bldg #36
California Polytechnic State University

1 Grand Avenue
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0140