Houston, Aug. 20, 2019 – Another semester has begun and the Office of Emergency Management is working hard on their initiative to assist students, faculty and staff in preparing for, and responding to a variety of emergencies that may occur on campus. Through collaboration with the University of Houston Police Department and the Fire Marshal's Office, a number of resources are available to assist in classroom emergency planning.
Available resources include the following:
- Classroom Emergency Preparedness Posters
- Faculty Emergency Preparedness Guide
- Emergency Preparedness Syllabus Insert
Each of these resources include the following important information about how to:
- Report an emergency on campus
- Respond during evacuations, shelter-in-place directives, and active shooter events
- Stay informed through the UH ALERT emergency notification system
The ultimate objective with these resources is to help students, faculty and staff be more informed about how to respond when an emergency happens.
In addition, faculty members play a vital role when an emergency is happening on campus. As leaders, students look to faculty members for guidance and information. For the second year, Faculty Senate will host the Faculty Safety and Emergency Preparedness Symposium on Friday, September 13th. This will include training and information on various safety topics and how to prepare yourself and your class for an emergency on campus. You can view the flyer for more information.
The Faculty Emergency Preparedness website includes all of the above resources and other helpful links.