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8.3, Emergency Planning

Policy Statement

Cornell University organizes, coordinates, and directs available resources toward an effective response to, and recovery from, any emergency. The effectiveness of this effort is dependent on the development of periodic review of comprehensive plans. This policy includes a chain of command establishing the authority and responsibilities of campus officials and staff members, and requires that colleges, divisions, and individual departments identify positions as having the authority to make modifications in emergency procedures and commit resources for emergency preparedness and recovery, as necessary.

Entities Affected by this Policy

All units of the university, excluding the Weill Cornell Medical College

Policy Information

  • Responsible Executive: Vice President for Human Resources and Safety Services/University Counsel and Secretary of the Corporation
  • Responsible Office: Environmental Health and Safety
  • Dates: Issued: October 2003; Last Updated: November 9, 2012
  • Contact: Your local unit's administrative office

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University Policy 8.3, Emergency Planning

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