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Ebola Virus Disease information for the Virginia Tech community

Due to the ongoing EVD crisis, Virginia Tech has imposed a travel restriction to CDC Warning Level 3 countries. Get more information.

Virginia Tech receives Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) Accreditation

Virginia Tech is the first university in the country to receive accreditation by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP). EMAP is an independent public nonprofit organization that fosters excellence and accountability in emergency management by establishing credible standards applied in a peer review accreditation process. The accreditation required the university to show compliance with sixty-four standards that addressed elements such as program management, prevention, operational plans, training, exercises, and public information. Virginia Tech started preparing for the accreditation in January 2013. 

A team of six emergency management experts from across the country visited campus in August 2014 and examined the university's compliance with the sixty-four standards. The assessors determined that the university met industry recognized standards and the organization's commission approved the accreditation at its biannual meeting in October 2014.

Accreditation is valid for five years and Virginia Tech must continue to maintain compliance with the standards. 

The mission of the Office of Emergency Management

To instill a culture of preparedness by building, sustaining, and improving: individual preparedness, departmental readiness, and University resiliency.

    What To Do in an Emergency

What to do in an emergency

Learn who to call, where to go, and what to do in case an emergency occurs. Also, see our list of comprehensive what-to-do guides on specific emergencies.

    Prepare For an Emergency

How to prepare

Emergency Preparedness is every Hokie's responsibility! Learn what you can do to be better prepared to help your community and yourself.

    Plans Portal

Departmental emergency plans

Go to the Emergency Management Plans Portal to update your departmental plans.

    VT Alerts

Sign up for VT Alerts

VT Alerts is Virginia Tech's Emergency Notification System (ENS). In a campus emergency, Virginia Tech will use several information delivery methods to reach you. Sign up for VT Alerts!

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OEM news and events

Stay up-to-date on office news and events.


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