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    The Office of Safety and Emergency Preparedness develops and communicates the University's key emergency policies, strategies, plans and procedures across Grounds. We help the institution plan, mitigate, respond, and recover from emergencies, large and small.

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When Winter Weather Takes a Turn

As winter nears, along with the potential for unexpected weather to impact the University's academic schedule, the University's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Pat Hogan explained UVA’s decision-making process and the criteria involved in any decision to cancel classes. Life safety is always the institution's top priority. Read the full message from Pat Hogan.

 

 

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Providing Public Safety Information to the UVA Community

The University is committed to providing information that will help members of our community take measures to protect their own safety. In a society where technology provides immediate access to information, instant communication has become an expectation for many people. As the primary source of information for students, faculty and staff, the University provides four types of safety communication, each with different criteria. 

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UVA Seeks to Strengthen Resiliency

The Deans Working Group, charged by President Sullivan to review the events related to August 11, has presented its findings and key recommendations to the President.  The full report and a timeline of events of August 11 are publicly available. President Sullivan said, "I encourage members of the University community to continue to visit the Working Group’s dedicated website, response.virginia.edu, to share your ideas."

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The University notifies registered users of an imminent threat via text message, email, and desktop alerts. UVA students and staff are eligible to register for these accounts.

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