Policies and Procedures

Emergency Operations Plan Overview

Auburn University has an Emergency Operations Plan in place that defines the organizational structure for response to emergencies of a magnitude that would cause significant disruption to University operations.  The plan identifies members of the Crisis Management Team, which is responsible for managing the operational aspects of the University's response to an emergency event.

In the event of any crisis situation, including a weather emergency, significant utility disruption, hazardous materials release, or campus violence incident, the appropriate members of the Crisis Management Team will assemble to mitigate the consequences, promote the safety of the community, and provide for “continuity of business” for the University's educational, research and outreach missions.

Standard Operating Guidelines

Standard Operating Guidelines (SOGs) provide a more detailed framework for University operations during emergency events.  Since all emergencies are unique in nature, these guidelines are designed to be flexible in order to accommodate contingencies of various types and magnitudes. Additional SOGs will be posted to this website as they are developed.

  • Bomb Threat SOG (Currently being updated)
  • Mass Notification SOG (Currently being updated)

General Guidelines/Additional Resources

General campus-wide emergency guidelines for various hazards can be accessed by clicking on the links to the left.  These are basic guidelines designed for quick use during an emergency situation.  Since prompt action is critical during an emergency, please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with these guidelines before an emergency occurs.  Additional resources are also available below.