Emergency Management at UW-Stevens Point

Having witnessed the aftermath of severe weather, fires, and other disasters that have adversely affected the ability of other institutions of higher education to carry out their missions, it is clear: UW-Stevens Point needs to be prepared for interruptions in University operations. Therefore, our academic and administrative units continually assess and plan for events that may cause an interruption in the ability of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point to carry out its mission.

The UW-Stevens Point Emergency Operations Plan, provides guidelines for the preparation for, prevention of, response to, and recovery from campus emergencies. The plan defines the actions and roles necessary to provide a coordinated response at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

Continuity of Operations (COOP)

College Deans and Division/Department Heads must critically assess what mission essential functions their areas provide and how to maintain or recover these services in times of an emergency. These assessments are done ahead of time, before and emergency occurs, and outlined in each respective college or department Continuity of Operations (COOP) Plan.

Training and Exercising

Campus Emergency Management offers training on the campus emergency procedures through various means, such as Message of the Day/Student Message of the Day, customized training sessions for departments/student organizations/SGA, general training sessions, New Employee Safety Orientation, First Year and Transfer Student Resource Fair, etc. Contact the Emergency Management Specialist for specialized training in your area.

UW-Stevens Point also works very closely with local responders. UW-Stevens Point Emergency Management meets regularly with the local response agencies to review the campus emergency procedures, train, and exercise the campus plan.

New Employee Safety Orientation (NEO)

New employee safety orientation is currently provided with personnel from EHS and Emergency Management in an online course through CANVAS.  NEO covers a variety of initiatives that provide awareness level training to new employees.  Additional training may be required depending on your job position.  All new employees are required to take the NE​O training.  Training topics include:

  • Bloodborne Pathogen Awareness
  • Hazard Communication
  • Slip, Trip, and Falls
  • Incident Reporting
  • Active Shooter Response
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Pointer Alerts


Corinna Neeb
Emergency Management Specialist


​​ In the News

10/7/2019 - UW-Stevens Point designated a StormReady University by the National Weather Service.  Click here for news story.