Ithaca College Emergency Management Structure

The authority to declare a campus state of emergency resides with the Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Life or his/her designee(s) in consultation with the President (if available). In the absence of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Life, the Vice President for Finance and Administration; the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs; or the Vice President and General Counsel is designated with the authority.

The Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Life is responsible for establishing the basic policies and procedures that govern the College’s emergency response plan. The Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Life (or designee), in consultation with the President (if available), is the highest level of authority during an emergency.

The Core Emergency Response Team (CERT) is responsible for coordinating the College’s Emergency Response Plan. The CERT members’ duties and responsibilities relate closely to their normal authority and functions. In the event of a crisis, however, coordination and organization of all operations at the College shall be directed by the CERT. The CERT members implement the strategy and planning of the response. They communicate with field personnel, issue instructions to particular units, and monitor progress in carrying out the instructions.

The Office of Marketing Communications is responsible for the primary coordination, development, and dissemination of pandemic information to internal and external audiences.

The Office of International Programs and its director assemble, coordinate, and communicate international pandemic travel guidelines and restrictions to students, faculty and staff travelling on college business.