At The City University of New York, we recognize that our efforts will always been vulnerable to hazards, but we recognize our responsibilities to our faculty, staff and students as well as the New York City community. The Emergency Preparedness Program works to make planning ahead for emergencies part of daily business planning and campus life. Emergencies can strike anytime or anywhere and can affect everyone. All members of the campus community share the responsibility for preparedness. CUNY has a long history of being the pioneer among higher education institutions and has the opportunity to continue that spirit by its preparation for the unexpected and its readiness to effectively handle any incident.
Partners In Preparedness
The City University of New York participates in the NYC Emergency Management’s Partners in Preparedness. The Partners in Preparedness program helps CUNY to better prepare students, faculty, staff for disasters. View the full list of Partners in Preparedness here.
Resources for Institutes of Higher Education
The Government Emergency Telecommunications Service (GETS) and Wireless Priority Service (WPS) supports University leadership in an emergency or crisis situation when the landline and/or wireless networks are congested and the probability of completing a normal call is reduced. University emergency management stakeholders and essential personnel may receive GETS / WPS service, upon the approval of the University Chief Information Officer. For more information about the program contact ITResiliency@cuny.edu.
Crisis Communication Planning
Emergency Manager Courses
Emergency Planning Courses
Readiness and Emergency Management For Schools (REMS): Developing Emergency Operations Plans (EOPs) IHE 101
Continuity Planning Courses
Incident Management Courses
Exercises Planning Courses
Hazard Specific Courses
The City University of New York is a signatory on the City of New York Hazard Mitigation Plan. City stakeholders, including the University, participate in the hazard assessment process, utilizing various methods to calculate threat and risk for the University and surrounding community. Additional information is available in the City of New York 2014 Hazard Mitigation Plan at www.nyc.gov/hazardmitigation