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Annual Emergency Operations Plan and Violence Prevention Plan updates for 2023 Heading link

Our 2023 UIC Violence Prevention Plan (VPP) and Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) are now available for download. Learn now about UIC’s structure for preventing campus violence and responding to campus emergencies of all kinds.

View the Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)

View the Violence Prevention Plan (VPP)

Learn more about our Planning on campus

Are you #UICReady? Surviving an Active Threat Event Heading link

The Aware and Prepared campaign is committed to putting U first and designed to educate and empower our community to prepare for, respond to, and mitigate emergencies.

This page offers a selection of active threat preparedness and responses products, tools, and resources, including our new training video to instruct our students and employees on the “Evacuate, Evade or Engage” protocol.

Finding yourself in such a situation can cause extreme panic and disorientation. But if you know what to do ahead of time, your chances of surviving this type of emergency situation are greatly increased.

A prepared UIC is a resilient UIC!

Prepare Now. Learn How
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Sign up for the UIC ALERT!

Receiving timely information about severe weather conditions or other emergency events affecting the university can make all the difference in knowing when to take immediate action to remain safe.

Sign up today!

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¡Escucha nuestro nuevo y divertido proyecto de audio experimental! Estas pequeñas cápsulas de audio están dirigidas a personas que hablamos español y presentan contenido sobre salud, seguridad y prevención en una forma en la que probablemente no lo habías escuchado antes.
¡Escucha aquí y diviértete!

Check out our new fun and experimental audio project! The short audio capsules are addressed to Spanish speakers and they present health, safety and preparedness content in a way that you have probably not heard before.
Listen here and have fun! Don’t know Spanish? Find the translated transcripts

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Zero Dark Ready Blog

Emergency planning commentary – publishing actionable information and resources about disasters, pandemics, active threat, and more. Topics range from new active shooter and violence prevention programs in schools, the latest cybersecurity practices changing how we operate, 3 ways to create a more equitable and inclusive emergency management, and much more.

Blog posts

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Emergency Management as a Career

As part of our campaign for National Preparedness Month 2021, we engaged subject-matter experts in the field of emergency management to have them weigh in on a few key areas. Our goal is to support increased visibility of EM as a profession (#MakeEMMoreVisible), not only for those who may be studying it at UIC, but also for those who may be considering entering the field.

Check out the interviews!

OPR leaders in Preparedness Heading link

  • NACCOP 2019 UIC was awarded the Clery Compliance Program of the Year award by the National Association of Clery Compliance Officers and Professionals for its campus safety programs.

  • GDUSA 2021 The 2020 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report was awarded GDUSA’s (Graphic Design USA) American Inhouse Design Awards in 2021.

  • A'DESIGN 2021 The 2020 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report won the Bronze A’DESIGN Award in Print and Published Media by the International Design Academy in 2021.

  • ADOBE 2021 The 2020 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report landed the FINALIST category in the Adobe Creativity Government Awards 2021.

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  • What can UIC Ready do for me?

    Find out all that UIC Ready has to offer- partner with us!

  • I want graphics and safety resources for my department. Can you help?

    Let’s find customized solutions for your unit, college or department! Contact Adriana Solis Martinez at

  • How do I include violence prevention efforts in my unit?

    We’re here to support your students and staff! For training and resources on campus violence prevention and Clery reporting, contact Nicole Sammartino at