Information Resources for Colleges and Universities

An Overview of the Guide for Developing High-Quality Emergency Operations Plans for Institutions of Higher Education

Provides an overview of a federal guide for institutions of higher education developing emergency operations plans (EOPs). Highlights key principles of emergency planning and EOP development. Describes how EOPs function to prevent emergencies, managing emergency response for colleges and universities, and ways to facilitate recovery. Includes resources to support emergency planning efforts for institutions of higher education.

Sponsor: Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS)
Guide for Developing High-Quality Emergency Operations Plans for Institutions of Higher Education

Provides guidance to institutions of higher education in developing and revising emergency operation plans (EOPs). Offers information to address the five mission areas of emergency preparedness and helps colleges and universities coordinate emergency response planning with local, state, and national authorities. Describes the basic principles of emergency management and the process of developing, implementing, and maintaining effective EOPs. Covers various emergency planning topics such as the Clery Act, information sharing, psychological first aid, campus climate, campus law enforcement officers, and active shooter situations.

Sponsor: Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS)
Preparing for Opioid-Related Emergencies for K-12 Schools and Institutions of Higher Education

Fact sheet detailing the six-step planning process to help schools and institutions of higher education develop or update emergency operation plans (EOPs) to address potential threats and issues resulting from opioid misuse and abuse. Discusses the five mission areas of preparedness for opioid-related emergencies and the effects of the opioid crisis on school-aged children, young adults, and school safety. Includes links to additional resources and information to aid in the development of school EOPs, and programs and activities to address an opioid overdose.

Sponsor: Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS)
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Specialized Training Packages

Provides access to training materials to help school emergency managers train school faculty, staff, and students in emergency preparedness. Offers training on a range of specialized school emergency topics and on the process of developing high-quality emergency operation plans (EOPs). Builds knowledge and skills to help schools and school districts prevent, respond to, and recover from emergency situations. Packages include training instructions, PowerPoint presentations, tabletop exercises, supplemental materials, and resources.

Sponsor: Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS)
SAMHSA School and Campus Health Programs

Offers information and resources on challenges faced by children and youth, such as those related to bullying, mental health, substance abuse, and violence. Includes the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) bullying and substance use prevention tools for educators and parents. Provides an overview of the Federal Commission on School Safety (FCSS), a program designed to reduce violence and bullying, and promote school safety to prevent depression, anxiety, self-harm, and suicide in students.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)