Miami has adopted a Crisis Management Plan to continue business in the event of an emergency. From feeding and housing students to preserving academic functions, numerous procedures have been established to ensure restoration of university functions as soon as possible following a significant disruption. The plan also provides for the protection and survival of our students, faculty, and staff.
In the event of an emergency, Miami will strive to provide communication to all members of its community via various means:
Institutional Response Team (IRT)
This task force consists of professionals representing a broad range of offices and expertise on campus, including the university police chief and the dean of students. The IRT meets monthly to monitor campus incidents and climate, and remains poised to respond in a variety of campus situations. In the event of an emergency, the IRT may call upon the Crisis Management Team (see below) to handle the immediate crisis and manage its aftermath.
Crisis Management Team (CMT)
In the event of an emergency, the Crisis Management Team carries out the Crisis Management Plan. This group, which includes representatives from the Office of the President and University Police, among others, oversees a variety of operations, such as crisis communications, information technology, and utility/facility restoration.