Wright Way Policy 1103—Emergency Management was issued August, 2007, to address Wright State University’s commitment to a continuous process of preparing for, mitigating, responding to, and recovering from natural and technological hazards that may negatively affect its students, faculty, staff, visitors, intellectual property, and facilities. The Emergency Management Program Committee was created in accordance with that policy, reporting to the Office of the President.

Statement of Purpose

The Emergency Management Program Committee will promote a campus wide emergency management process; assist in the preparation, implementation, evaluation, and revision of plans and procedures that address emergency program activities; comply with relevant regulatory requirements; and work toward continuously improving the emergency management process. Committee activities should foster emergency preparedness in our campus community while developing a working relationship among key members of the WSU Emergency Operations Center, Operations Group.

Scope

The Emergency Management Program Committee supports activities that prevent, prepare for, respond to, recover from, and abate or eliminate losses as a result of unexpected natural or human-borne events. Activities will embrace the content and intent of the national standard on emergency management and business continuity programs. The scope of the Committee includes, but is not limited to: departmental/divisional advocacy for emergency preparedness; local, state, and federal mandates relative to emergency management; development/review and approval of emergency plans; subject matter research; recommendations for purchases and services; and participation in training and emergency exercises.