Emergency Management

The College's emergency management program fosters community and institutional resilience and sustains the pursuit of the Mission of Amherst College.

A Resilient College

View of Johnson Chapel from First-Year Quad The College's emergency management program fosters community and institutional resilience and sustains the pursuit of the Mission of Amherst College. The program provides for the management and coordination of prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery activities for all hazards and encompasses all departments and individuals sharing responsibility for these activities.

resilience

noun re·sil·ience \ ri-ˈzil-yən(t)s \
1. the capability of a strained body to recover its size and shape after deformation caused especially by compressive stress
2. an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change

Cover page of the Emergency Response Handbook

"What should I do if...?"

The Emergency Response Handbook contains hazard-specific instructions for individual preparedness and response.