News and Updates
Continuity Planning Portal Redesigned
The University of Illinois Ready continuity planning tool has been redesigned and is now LIVE! These changes are mostly design and navigation based and do not alter the content of the system. The steps are the same, the forms ask the same questions, etc., but you will now see a new and improved appearance. We’ve simplified processes and reduced the number of clicks between screens. We have updated the navigation to be more user friendly and intuitive. Reports and plans can now be viewed on-screen, and the application is mobile ready and accessible.
U.S. Homeland Security National Seminar and Tabletop Exercise @ UIC
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) continues its dedication to supporting safer, more resilient colleges and universities across the United States.
DHS, in coordination with The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), recently concluded the third National Seminar & Tabletop Exercise for Institutions of Higher Education (NTTX). The NTTX is a series of campus-based events to test and promote campus resilience and emergency preparedness.
The November event brought together higher education leaders, as well as federal, state and local government representatives to participate in workshop sessions and work through a designed campus violence emergency scenario. Nearly 375 leaders representing various campus functions from more than 90 institutions of higher education from across the country attended the exercise, making it one of the largest NTTX events.
This year, attendees focused on campus violence, including active shooter scenarios and other threats that specifically impact the higher education community. Participants gained insight into planning, preparedness and best practices for overall resilience in the academic community when faced with campus violence.
UIC Emergency Response Pocket Guides
As part of UIC’s commitment to individual and campus preparedness, new "Emergency Response Guidelines" pocket guides are now available. This concise, organized pocket guide outlines instructions on how faculty, staff, and students should prepare for and respond to emergency situations that may arise while on campus.
To request copies please email 1) number of copies being requested and 2) building name and address to where you would like the guides sent (M/C) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Copies will be delivered via campus mail within 2-3 business days. You may also pickup copies in-person at the Office of Preparedness and Response, located in the Paulina Street Building, 1140 S. Paulina St. Suite 224.
Extreme Weather and Emergency Conditions
Please click here to read about operations of the campus during extreme weather/emergency conditions