Office of Emergency Management

Welcome to the University of Houston's Office of Emergency Management (OEM) website. The OEM actively works to improve and expand its campus wide approach to increase the university's overall disaster resilience.


Get a look inside the University
of Houston Office of Emergency
Management operations.

Emergency Management Director Joe Mendez on the panel of the April 18, 2013 taping of the PBS show “Red White and Blue”
Emergency Management Director
Joe Mendez (center) was one of
three panelists on the April 18, 2013
taping of the PBS show “Red, White,
and Blue” at the Center for Public
Broadcasting. The show focused on
reactions and conversations following
the Boston Marathon bombing.

UH Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Mission:

The UH Emergency Management Bureau supports our campus community of staff, faculty, and students to ensure that as a university we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

The University of Houston Emergency Operation Center is your single resource for up-to-the-minute information about campus emergency incidents including school closures or announcements about unfavorable weather conditions around our area.

To ensure you receive emergency email notifications and text messages, please verify your information in the myUH system (faculty/staff instructions | student instructions).

For inquiries, contact oem@uh.edu

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