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Chancellor’s Emergency Operations Policy Group

The Chancellor’s Emergency Operations Policy Group (EOPG) is explicitly charged with overseeing the university’s crisis management and violence prevention strategies; reviewing general policies; promoting the safety of students, faculty, and staff; and coordinating university response and recovery efforts in the event of an emergency, property maintenance, and instruction/business/research/patient care continuation. Additionally, should an emergency arise in any form, the Group would be immediately convened to participate in the implementation of emergency protocols.


Principal Members: 

Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost (Co-Chair)

Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services (Co-Chair)

Chief Executive Officer, University of Illinois Hospital & Clinics

Senior Associate University Counsel

Vice Chancellor for Budget, HR, Financial Administration

Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs

Vice Chancellor for Innovation

Vice Chancellor for Strategic Marketing and Communications

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Vice Chancellor for Research


Ex Officio:

Assistant Vice Chancellor, Office of Preparedness and Response

Associate Dean for Systems-Based Practice, VCHA

Associate Provost, Chief of Staff, Office of the Provost / VCAA

Chief Administrative Officer, University of Illinois Hospital & Clinics

Chief of Police, UIC Police

Chief of Staff, Office of the Chancellor


Scope of responsibilities:

  • Policy-level decisions
  • Evaluate institutional effects
  • Authorize suspension of programs
  • Address legal issues
  • Fiscal authorizations
  • Strategic prioritization
  • High-level conflict resolution
  • Waiving university polices to facilitate response and recovery (bid processes, paperwork requirements, HR or benefits changes, etc.)
  • Communication with Offices of the Chancellor and the President, and other executive authorities
  • Approve reallocation of resources across conventional boundaries