Welcome to the University of Colorado Boulder Division of Emergency Management


The Division of Emergency Management builds, sustains and improves the University’s hazard and disaster resiliency in support of administrative, research and academic excellence.


The Division of Emergency Management protects the University community by coordinating and integrating all activi­ties necessary to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from threatened or actual natural and man-made disasters.


Innovation – anticipate future disasters and take preventative and preparatory measures to build a disaster-resistant and disaster-resilient community.

Collaboration – Create and sustain broad and sincere relationships among individuals and organizations to encourage trust, advocate a team atmosphere, build consensus and facilitate communication.

Adaptability – Respect the diversity of campus stakeholders and respond to changes in policy, procedures, guidance, and environment in an efficient and clear manner.

Professional – Utilize a science- and knowledge-based approach founded on education, training, experience, ethical practice, public stewardship and continuous improvement.

Risk-Driven – Use sound risk management principles (hazard identification, risk analysis and impact analysis) in assigning priorities and resources