The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte) Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is responsible for the planning and coordination of the Institution’s operational emergency preparedness, response and recovery from a disaster. OEM adheres to a comprehensive all-hazards, whole community approach to incident management based on the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Incident Management System (NIMS). OEM is tasked by the Chancellor’s Letter of Promulgation with the following responsibilities:

  • Developing and maintaining all institutional emergency plans, which include the following.
    • Campus Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) including, but not limited to, the annexes and appendices below:
      • Functional Annexes
      • Hazard Specific Annexes (severe weather, active shooter, etc.)
      • Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Guidebook
      • Policy Group Handbook
    • Family Assistance Center (FAC) Plan
    • Crisis Communications Plan (CCP)
  • End-to-end management of the Institution’s business continuity program
    • Business Continuity Base Plan (BCP)
    • Departmental Continuity of Operations Plans (COOP)
  • Strategic oversight and hazard-specific day-to-day management of the Institution’s emergency alerts system, NinerAlerts. This includes partnering with Business Affairs Communications on NinerNotices for non-emergency incidents and events.
  • Responsibility for campus-wide emergency trainings, exercises and after-action reports
  • Management of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and overall coordination of institutional emergency operational response

The mission of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte), Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is to build and maintain a fully functioning office, adhering to the five cyclical phases of all-hazards comprehensive emergency management (preparedness, planning, response, recovery and mitigation). OEM’s priorities are to: (1) protect lives, (2) stabilize the incident, (3) protect university property, (4) protect the environment and (5) restore essential functions, education, and research programs; before, during, and in the immediate aftermath of a disaster.


To continue to be recognized as an innovative industry leader in higher education emergency management and business continuity planning.

Office Information

Facilities Management/Police & Public Safety Building
9151 Cameron Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223