Annexes discuss how activities will be directed, information shared with the campus community, how intelligence will be gathered, and address key decisions in order for response actions to be timely, appropriate, and effective.

Since any event which occurs on the UIC campus is unique in nature, policy-level considerations particular to high-risk hazards and threats were constructed to emphasize crucial decisions needed from executive leadership to drive action and protect lives.

Functional Annexes supplement the UIC Emergency Operations Plan. Descriptions align with the authority of the Campus Security Enhancement Act of 2008 [110 ILCS 12].