As a division of the Department of Public Safety, Emergency Management is responsible for development, implementation, and maintenance of policies and programs related to general emergency preparedness and business continuity planning for the University. This includes the coordination and integration of activities necessary to build, sustain and improve the capabilities to prepare for, respond to, recover from, or mitigate against threatened or actual disasters or emergencies impacting campus. Coordination is among University departments, as well as local first responder and emergency support organizations.