The mission of the Emergency Management Unit is to build a more resilient LMU by enhancing campus readiness and personal preparedness. Under the Department of Public Safety, the Emergency Management Unit serves as the campus-wide coordinator and manager for all emergency management efforts, including preparedness training, drills and exercises, emergency planning and response, capability development, and LMU Alert (the University's emergency notification system). The Emergency Management Unit also manages the Building Captain program and ReadyLMU Preparedness Campaign.

Additionally, the Emergency Management Unit ensures communication and collaboration with emergency management partners throughout the Los Angeles region, and represents the University on a number of emergency management committees.

Emergency Management Structure

The emergency management structure at LMU follows the Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS). It may encompass an Incident Command Post (ICP), an Emergency Operations Center (EOC), and a Joint Information Center, and it allows for unified command and coordination throughout and between each element of the structure.

Emergency Management Committee

The Emergency Management Committee (EMC) is comprised of various department representatives from each university division. The EMC provides guidance and oversight of programs and projects that heighten campus resilience. The EMC meets bi-monthly and participates in emergency exercises annually.