A Resilient College

View of Johnson Chapel from First-Year Quad The College's emergency management program fosters community and institutional resilience. It provides for the management and coordination of prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery activities for all hazards and encompasses all departments and individuals having responsibilities for these activities. A safe, secure and healthy environment enables the community to continue its achievement of the Mission of Amherst College.


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

Matthew R. Hart

Director of Emergency Management

Service Building