The Regional Tabletop Exercises for Institutions of Higher Education (RTTX) are one-day events that include a tabletop exercise designed to address specific regional threats. The regional events will be hosted multiple times per year in locations across the U.S.
2019 Florida RTTX: Active Shooter Incident on Campus
When: February 25, 2019
Where: Florida SouthWestern State College, Ft. Myers, FL
The 2019 Florida RTTX is a one-day event that will include a tabletop exercise and after-action session on preparing participants to respond to a campus emergency. This event will focus on an active shooter incident on campus. This exercise will explore and test the campus resilience and emergency preparedness efforts of the participating colleges and universities through a moderated exercise scenario. More detailed information on the tabletop exercise will be available closer to the event.
Due to the coordination of individuals across an institution during emergency planning, it is recommended that 5-7 senior leaders representing various functions across (i.e. leadership, public safety, student life, and communications) attend from each school.
This event will be at no cost to participants, however participants will be responsible for any travel or accommodation costs.
Registration will open in mid-December 2018.
Previous RTTX Events
2018 Oklahoma RTTX: Tornado During Campus Event
The 2018 Oklahoma RTTX was held on October 11, 2018 at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, OK. This one-day event focused on a tornado during a large campus event, and included a tabletop exercise, a National Weather Service briefing, and keynote remarks from University of Central Oklahoma President, Don Betz and Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management, Michelann Ooten. More than 110 participants from 30 regional institutions of higher education, federal, state, and local partners participated.
2018 Charlottesville RTTX: Campus Unrest
The 2018 Charlottesville RTTX was held on June 11, 2018 at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. The one-day event focused on a soft target attack, specifically campus unrest caused by a controversial speaker, and included a tabletop exercise, an unclassified threat briefing, and keynote remarks from University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan and Virginia Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran. More than 115 attendees from 30 regional institutions of higher education, federal, state, and local partners participated.
- 2018 Charlottesville RTTX Situation Manual
- 2018 Charlottesville RTTX Summary Report
- 2018 Charlottesville RTTX Photos
2018 Philadelphia RTTX: Campus Hazardous Material Spill
The inaugural RTTX was held on February 2, 2018 at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. This one-day event focused on a hazardous material spill near campus, and included a tabletop exercise, a subject-matter expert panel, and keynote remarks from Drexel University President John Fry and Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel. More than 100 participants from 24 regional institutions of higher education, federal, state, and local partners participated.