Emergency Plans and Annexes

Brief information about the university’s emergency plans and annexes appears below. You may view these plans and annexes to familiarize yourself with how the university plans for emergencies, and improve your understanding of emergency planning.


Emergency Operations Plan

This plan outlines our approach to emergency operations, provides general guidance for emergency management activities and an overview of our methods of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. It also describes our emergency response organization and assigns responsibilities for various emergency tasks. This plan is intended to provide a framework for more specific functional annexes that describe in more detail “who does what, when, and how”. Every administrative and academic unit should maintain a plan to protect personnel and equipment that supports campus-wide response and recovery actions. Department and Unit plans found in Annexes identify critical operations of the respective department, as well as essential personnel involved with critical operations.


Hurricane Response Annex

The purpose of this annex is to provide a course of action to be used during a Hurricane event to minimize the potential for injury, loss of life and property damage that can result during a Hurricane.

Crisis Communications Annex

The timely notification of an emergency or critical incident after it has been reported to campus police dispatch is crucial for certain key personnel, offices, and departments who must immediately take the necessary actions to respond and address the emergency.

Inclement Weather Annex

Provides procedures and guidance for the flow of weather notifications, the decision making process for class / event cancellations or delayed schedule announcements, institutional preparations, and response during disruptive weather events.

Infectious Disease Outbreak Annex

Provides procedures and guidance in the event of an Infectious Disease Outbreak that may impact UTRGV.

Loss of Life Annex

Provides procedures and guidance in the event of a loss of life at the University.