Emergency Management Operations Team

The Emergency Management Operations Team (EMOT) is composed of senior leadership from across the University, with representation from administrative, public safety, and academic operations.

During emergency situations, EMOT is the central team responsible for unified information sharing with the Columbia community, as well as for determining and implementing a coordinated response strategy.

EMOT members meet regularly throughout the year to develop and practice the implementation of emergency plans, including disaster response and evacuation through annually scheduled drills that test one or more emergency procedural operations. This multidisciplinary approach is an important part of the University’s emergency response and business continuity plans.