University Emergency Planning & Response Offices

The following groups at the University of Minnesota work together on emergency planning and response. 

The Vice President for University Services has overall responsibility for safety, security, and emergency response functions at the University. An Emergency Management Policy Committee of senior administrators provides overall strategic direction to emergency planning and communications activities. Various departments and units assist with emergency planning and response, these include:

Building Code Department

Department of Emergency Management

Department of Environmental Health and Safety (DEHS)

Department of Public Safety

Health Emergency Response Office (HERO)