The Office of Emergency Management and Mission Continuity is committed to full compliance and cooperation with policies regarding university emergency preparedness.
Federal - College Opportunity and Affordability Act (COAA) 2007
COAA’s objective is to make college safer, more affordable and accessible. The bill reforms higher education systems so that they operate in the best interest of the students and families, while boosting competitiveness and strengthening our future.
- Mandates campus safety and disaster readiness plans development.
- Creates National Center for Campus Safety within the Department of Justice to work in collaboration with the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program.
- Establishes disaster relief loan program to help schools recover and rebuild in the event of a disaster.
Emergency Management and Campus Security Section 10
Campus Emergency Policy provides the policy and procedures to support the organizational structure for responding to and recovering from emergencies that overwhelm or threaten to overwhelm campus resources, and the circumstances under which this structure would be activated.
- Emergencies may include fires, civil disturbances, natural disasters or any significantly disruptive event that threatens public safety or property.
- UC Davis Health (UCDH) maintains emergency policies, procedures and plans that are consistent with the intent of this policy and with those of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.
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Emergency Alert and Notification provides the policy and procedures for activation of the emergency alert system and the circumstances under which the system would be activated. At UCDH, also see Hospital Policy and Procedure Section 1611.
- The Police Chief, Fire Chief, or Emergency Manager (or designees) are authorized to activate the emergency alert system for any emergency, urgent, or security/safety-based informational communication without further consultation.
- When possible, they will consult with Strategic Communications regarding urgent or security/safety-based informational communications before distribution.
- Strategic Communications and the Emergency Manager are authorized to activate the emergency alert system for urgent or security/safety-based informational communications.
- The Event and Crisis Management Team is responsible for consulting with Strategic Communications to activate the emergency alert system when they are aware of situations requiring urgent or security/safety-based informational communications to the campus.
- UCDH officials are authorized to activate the emergency alert system for any emergency or urgent situation affecting UCDH in accordance with Hospital Policy and Procedure Section 1611.
It also includes:
University Priorities in Emergencies
In the event of an emergency, the University has established this order of priorities:
- People: The highest priority is the safety of those who live, study and work within the UC Davis campus community.
- Property: Our property collectively constitutes an extraordinarily important resource. As it is intended to support the academic mission of the institution, it must be protected and preserved by any means that do not require our people to assume undue risks.
- Business Continuity: Beyond the more quantifiable priorities discussed above, there are values, rights, processes and operations that are essential to the identity, reputation and sustainability of the University. That is, the elements of who we are, how we fulfill our responsibilities to each other and the appropriate means to our common goals.