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Campus Resilience Program Resource Library


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The Campus Resilience Program Resource Library aims to provide members of the academic community with access to resources, strategies, guidelines, and templates to address a variety of different vulnerabilities and risks. This library organizes resources according to a specific threat/hazard, and then further categorizes each resource according to its relevant Mission Area, as outlined in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Preparedness Goal.

Thank you for visiting the Campus Resilience Program Resource Library. The Resource Library is currently available in soft launch mode only. Additional resources are being added on an ongoing basis. We encourage you to submit suggestions for additional resources and provide feedback on the website layout and navigation through this survey.

  • Hazardous Materials Release

    The improper leak, spillage, discharge, or disposal of hazardous materials or substances (such as explosives, toxic chemicals, and radioactive materials) poses a significant threat to human health and safety, campus property, and the surrounding environment.

  • Cyber Incidents

    Acts of cyberwarfare, cyberterrorism, and cybercrime threaten the integrity of the virtual world, which houses many of the nation’s most essential financial, communications, information, and security systems.

  • School and Workplace Violence

    Acts of school and workplace violence, including both active shooter incidents and violent protests, threaten life safety and security, undermine public confidence, and emotionally devastate affected communities.

  • Power Failure

    Every day, the United States consumes a vast amount of energy. This energy dependence augments the threat of a catastrophic power failure given that even temporary or minor failures interrupt critical economic, communication, and security systems.

  • Epidemic/Pandemic

    Infectious diseases can spread with extreme rapidity, threatening the health and life safety of regional communities or global populations. On college and university campuses where faculty, students, and staff work and/or live in close proximity, epidemic or pandemic outbreaks have the ability to endanger the continuity of essential academic and administrative functions.

  • Explosives Attack

    Criminals and terrorists frequently use explosives to damage property, destroy critical infrastructure, intimidate victims, and attack unsuspecting civilians.

  • Radiological Attack

    IHEs should use these resources to prepare for a radiological attack, which may include the detonation of a ‘dirty bomb’ or other radiological dispersal device (RDD). Such an attack could cause significant localized destruction, contaminate the surrounding environment, and evoke intense fear and anxiety within affected communities.

  • Natural Disasters

    Natural disasters include all types of severe weather, which have the potential to pose a significant threat to human health and safety, property, critical infrastructure, and homeland security.

  • DHS Grants

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provides grants to state, local, tribal, and territorial jurisdictions that can be used for training, exercises, planning, personnel, and equipment to prepare for many threats and hazards.

  • DHS Campaigns

    The Department of Homeland Security sponsors a variety of campaigns to help stakeholders build a strong foundation for a more secure and resilient nation. IHEs should look to these resources for current information on DHS-sponsored campaigns.

  • Other Federal Programs and Resources

    The Federal government offers a range of programs and resources in support of school and campus safety.

  • Additional Resources

    In addition to the risk-aligned resources, some resources contain critical information that supports overall resilience planning efforts.

Last Updated: 04/29/2024
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