The WashU all-hazards Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) outlines the primary roles and responsibilities of departments and agencies during a disaster response on a WashU campus. It provides a framework that will allow WashU to save lives, minimize injuries, protect property and the environment and preserve university functions.

The Emergency Management Department continues to build and improve the WashU EOP. Creating the EOP involves the work of key stakeholders from across the university who identify policies, practices and procedures for how to best respond to an emergency.


Planned events

An Emergency Preparedness Plan is required for all Washington University student events that meet any of the following criteria:

  • Outdoor event
  • Alcohol will be served
  • At least 500 attendees expected

It is the responsibility of the Event Team Lead to familiarize designated event staff with the emergency procedures in this plan to help ensure the safety of all event attendees. All sponsored Student Union events must apply through the Washington University Student Group Organizer website.

The Event Emergency Preparedness Plan template (PDF) can be used as a guide for any planned employee or student event on campus.