Duquesne University places the highest emphasis on protecting the health, safety, and well-being of its students, faculty, staff and visitors. The University's Emergency Management Team (EMT) includes representation from key areas across the University.

Emergency Operations on Campus

The EMT meets regularly to identify and prepare for a variety of possible emergency incidents with the following key goals in mind: preservation of life, protection of property and continuity of University academic and business operations. Emergency operations are guided by the National Incident Management System (NIMS), as established by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). 

Consistent with NIMS, the University's emergency operations are modeled after the basic structure of the NIMS Incident Command System (ICS), while making adjustments as necessary to meet the unique structure or needs of the University. The Duquesne University Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) is designed to prepare the University community for a variety of possible emergency incidents and can be found on DORI.


  • Senior Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel
  • Director, Environmental Health & Safety
  • Assistant Vice President of Legal Affairs and Director of Risk Management
  • Assistant Vice President for Auxiliary Services
  • Director, Campus Ministry
  • Director, Health Services
  • Vice President for Marketing and Communications
  • Assistant Vice President for Residence Life
  • Associate Vice President and Chief Facilities Officer
  • Director, Systems, Operation and Network
  • Chief of Police and Assistant Vice President of Public Safety
  • Executive Director, Center for Global Engagement
  • Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
  • Lieutenant, Public Safety
  • Administrative Assistant, Risk Management