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Planning for Emergencies

Preparedness, Response, Mitigation, and Recovery

The Public Safety Office coordinates various university and community emergency response agencies and services to ensure DePauw University community members, all properties, facilities, and approved living units are prepared to respond to emergencies, mitigate impact, and recover from any critical incident or situation.

The Public Safety Office, in collaboration with the Dean of Campus Life, coordinates the "Emergency Planning Committee” responsible for developing and maintaining the University “All Hazards Emergency Response Plan”. The Emergency Planning Committee provides oversight for policy formation, response protocol as well as annual testing of "response and evacuation" procedures via table top exercises.  Public Safety provides training and information on preparedness, response, evacuation, mitigation and recovery, issues. The testing and training is conducted via emergency notification tests, as well as fire safety and building evacuation drills.

Please direct any questions or assistance for developing a personal emergency preparedness plan to DePauw Public Safety at 765-658-5555, or visiting our office located in the lower level of 101 E. Seminary St.

“Emergency Preparedness is Everyone’s Responsibility”