The mission of the University’s Emergency Management Program is to coordinate prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery efforts.

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) supports the emergency management program and works with divisions, departments, and offices across campus to continuously develop, review, enhance, and update emergency plans. Additionally, OEM conducts exercises, trains UA personnel, and liaisons with external agencies to plan and prepare for emergencies.

The University of Alabama maintains a comprehensive emergency management program that incorporates a number of plans and procedures. The University’s program is accredited by the Emergency Management Accreditation Agency (EMAP) and is one of seven universities in the nation that has earned this certification. The University of Alabama is also a StormReady University certified by the National Weather Service.

The OEM website is a resource for students, employees, and visitors to enhance your emergency preparedness.

For questions regarding the emergency management program, email OEM at For questions or correspondence to specific staff members, please refer to the staff page for contact information.