Emergency Management at IUP

The Emergency Management Office provides emergency planning in compliance with federal and state emergency management regulations.

The Office of Emergency Management is responsible for:

  • Developing, updating, and exercising the overall University Emergency Operations Plan.
  • Overseeing and coordinating emergency planning, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery efforts at all locations.
  • Educating the community on how to best protect themselves by following all applicable regulations and best practices.
  • Facilitating exercises, and coordinating drills in support of the plans.
  • Notifying the community upon declaration of a state of emergency, including appropriate external Emergency Management Agencies and maintaining the University's Emergency Operations Center.
  • Coordinating centralized resources with responsible personnel at all campus locations if an emergency is declared affecting those units.


Beat the Heat this Summer

Summer is the season for working and playing outdoors at IUP. It’s also the time to emphasize the importance of preventing and treating heat-related illnesses. Here are some tips on how to keep safe.

Spring Forward This Weekend

If you are ready for the time change, it’s just around the corner.

Test of Emergency Notification System

IUP will test its emergency notification system on Thursday, February 3, at 10:00 a.m. The test will include text messaging, voice calls, and email and desktop alerts. Testing of the public address system will come at a later date.

Traveling for Thanksgiving? Be Prepared

Buckle Up: Thanksgiving travel will rebound almost to pre-pandemic levels. IUP Emergency Management reminds you to travel safety and plan more driving time during the busy Thanksgiving travel holiday.

Winter Weather Awareness Week, Nov. 7–12: Prepare for Winter Storms

Pennsylvania's Winter Weather Preparedness Week runs from November 7 to 12, 2021. Throughout the week we will discuss various topics on winter weather preparedness.