University of Richmond police officers have been trained to respond to critical incidents on campus. When a serious incident occurs, the first responders to the scene are usually the UR Police Department and local fire departments.
During an emergency impacting campus, the University of Richmond will use UR Alert to provide critical, safety information via text messages, email, phone calls, and posts to Facebook and Twitter. To receive messages, students, faculty, and staff should registrer in BannerWeb; parents, family, and community members can also register online to receive information during a campus emergency.
In the event of an emergency requiring immediate campus-wide communication, official information and instructions will be posted to alert.richmond.edu.
The Office of Emergency Management instills a culture of preparedness while enhancing and improving the disaster resiliency of the University by mitigating against, preparing for, responding to, and recovering from emergencies. The preparedness website provides information to the campus community on emergency notifications; instructions for building managers; planning for emergency situations; and information on natural hazards and human-caused events.