UC takes a comprehensive approach to prevent, mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from any adverse event or disruption, including all types of emergencies and disasters. The goal is to create a disaster-resistant and disaster-resilient institution with effective crisis and consequence management capability.

The Emergency Management (EM) programs at all ten UC campuses and five medical centers are staffed by multi-disciplinary personnel in public safety (police/fire), EH&S, and various independent emergency management offices. These Emergency Managers are augmented by Continuity Managers who coordinate the implementation of UC Ready, our systemwide mission continuity planning program, that seeks to minimize operational disruptions and recover and restore critical functions as soon as possible.

Risk Services provides strategic guidance, leadership, oversight, and systemwide coordination of personnel and resources in support of UC emergency management and continuity planning programs. OPRS also staffs the Emergency Manager function for UCOP.

UC Ready

UC Ready

Mission Continuity Planning

A systemwide program that enables all of our campuses, medical centers and national laboratory to better prepare to meet the challenges of resuming business operations after a major event occurs.

UC Continuity Planning PDF

Emergency and Continuity Managers Contact List

Policies & procedures

Emergency management reports

Hazard vulnerability assessment

Emergency operations

UCOP Management Response Plan

Establishes an organizational response structure and protocol specifically for the UC Office of the President (UCOP) to follow in reaction to a major emergency, incident, significant issue or reputational risk or event.

UCOP Crisis Communications Plan July 28, 2010 PDF

July 28, 2010

Documents UCOP's process for effectively providing communications support at the time of a crisis or potential crisis, for both physical events and issues or events which have the potential to cause reputational damage to UCOP and the UC system.


Disaster Resilient University (DRU) Network Link

Facilitates open communication, discussion, and resource sharing between university/college emergency management practitioners charged with making our campuses more disaster resilient.

CDC Emergency Preparedness & Response Resources Link

CDC’s primary source of information and resources for preparing for and responding to public health emergencies.

Homeland Security Lessons Learned Link

National, online network of lessons learned, best practices, and innovative ideas for the emergency management and homeland security communities.