The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) assists in both personal and University preparedness for potential emergencies. The University has many plans in place to best prepare for a campus or local emergency.

OEM is responsible for the planning and coordination of the Institution’s emergency preparedness. Our office is currently one of the largest in the UNC System.

We manage the development of all Institutional emergency plans including:

  • The campus Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) to include:
    • Severe weather
    • Campus evacuation
    • Mass care and sheltering
    • Pandemic outbreaks
  • The Business Continuity Base Plan
  • Departmental Continuity of Operations Plans (COOP)

In addition to developing emergency plans, OEM maintains strategic oversight of the Institution’s emergency alert system, NinerAlerts; is responsible for campus-wide emergency trainings, exercises, and after-action reports; and manages the Emergency Operations Center.  

Learn more about ways you can be personally prepared by becoming NinerReady and by watching the safety videos

Learn more about how the University is prepared for potential emergencies, such as operating condition changes and seek shelterlockdown and evacuation alerts. We also encourage you to watch the corresponding safety videos on each page.

Review the common terms of reference used by emergency management professionals.