Message from the Director

To the University Community:

Keeping the Penn State community safe is an ongoing priority for Penn State. We have substantially increased our efforts to plan for and emphasize safety and security.

Penn State’s Emergency Management Office has established a well coordinated network of emergency management professionals at the local, state, and federal levels. We engage in training exercises with police and other agencies throughout the year, and a full-time emergency management director is based at University Park.

Although we believe our Penn State campuses to be as safe as any community, we are working to improve our systems on a continuing basis. This web site contains information about our emergency management efforts and important links to Penn State resources as well as to state and federal management agencies. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the information available. Thank you for your role in fostering a safe community.

Brian Bittner

Emergency Management Director