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Regional Tabletop Exercises for Institutions of Higher Education (RTTX)

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.

Thank you for your interest in the DHS Campus Resilience Program (CR Program) Tabletop Exercise Series. The series is currently on hold until 2020 while we actively support the implementation of the Federal Commission on School Safety Report recommendations. The CR Program anticipates releasing host institution solicitations for 2020 exercises in late fall of 2019, please check back at that time for further details.

During this break in operations, we encourage you to check out the CRP Exercise Starter Kits and the CRP Resource Library for opportunities for self-guided exercises, or if you are looking for exercise support, please visit FEMA’s National Exercise Program and CISA’s Sector Outreach and Programs Division. We thank you for your understanding and look forward to working with you again next year.

Previous RTTX Events

2019 Florida RTTX: Active Shooter Incident on Campus

The 2019 Florida RTTX was held on February 25, 2019 at Florida SouthWestern State College in Ft. Meyers, FL. The one-day event focused on an active shooter incident on campus, and included a tabletop exercise, a learning session on active shooter trends, and keynote remarks from Florida SouthWestern State College Vice President for Administrative Services, Dr. Gina Doeble. More than 120 participants from 27 regional institutions of higher education, federal, state, and local partners participated.

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 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.

Last Published Date: September 6, 2019

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