University of Houston-Victoria

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UHV Emergency Planning Structure

The UHV Emergency Planning Structure is comprised of the following three primary groups:

  • Safety Committee
  • Emergency Management

Safety Committee

The Safety Committee has the following roles in regard to emergency planning:

  • Policy approval
  • Procedure Analysis
  • Compliance related matters
  • Making recommendation to the University President regarding campus closure/cancellation of classes
  • Making recommendations to the University President regarding campus response/recovery efforts in the event of a campus-wide emergency

The Safety Committee is comprised of personnel recommended and approved by the President.

Emergency Management

The purpose of the Emergency Management is to improve campus-wide emergency operations through campus-wide collaboration, coordination and the development of specific emergency procedures and processes. The Emergency Management is responsible for identifying areas within the university’s emergency operations that need improvement and lack coordination. In addition, Emergency Management collaborates and participates in campus-wide emergency response and recovery planning in order to facilitate effective emergency operations. The safety committee may include representatives from various UHV departments and divisions who are responsible for providing support and giving direction within their area of expertise.