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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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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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Take 3

Emergencies can happen unexpectedly, and everyone needs to be prepared to act in an emergency. Please TAKE 3 minutes as you begin this semester to consider these three things:

  • How you will be notified in an emergency
  • Where you would evacuate from class or residence
  • Where you would shelter in place in class or residence
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7 Resources to Help Students Stay Safe at the University of Virginia

In light of recent events and the start of a new semester, the University of Virginia is making every effort to ensure that its students thrive in a safe and secure environment.  UVA President Teresa A. Sullivan has repeatedly addressed the importance of promoting safety and security on Grounds, and as president has stated, “Because we value safety, all of us in this community share a sense of responsibility for ourselves and for one another.”
 
Through a variety of resources and on-Grounds training programs, the University ensures that everyone has the tools to promote a safe and inclusive environment. Read more about seven important safety resources available to students, faculty and staff.  More details are available in the new Student Safety Guide

 

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