Emergency Preparedness

Be Prepared

Are you prepared to respond in the event of an emergency? Whatever form a situation takes—from natural disaster to infectious outbreak—it's most important that all students, faculty and staff are informed on how to respond quickly and appropriately in the event of an emergency.

Emergency Reporting and Procedures

Emergencies can occur without notice, anytime, anywhere. In coordination with area first-responders and university administration, the Office of Emergency Management has established sets of procedures to help students, faculty and staff respond quickly and appropriately to emergency situations. See how to respond in an emergency.

Emergency Alerts

In the event of a campus emergency, Case Western Reserve notifies the university community through Rave Mobile Safety, a text- and voice-messaging alert system (in addition to other means). Only used in cases of imminent danger or serious threats to the campus community or closures due to weather, Rave Alert is an opt-out system. Sign up for Rave alerts.


We offer a number of resources for the university to community to help them prepare for emergency situations and be informed on how best to respond in a quick and appropriate manner. View our resources.

Response Team

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program at CWRU comprises campus community members—administrators, faculty and staff—who have been trained to participate and support emergency responders in the event of a disaster or emergency situation. Learn more about CERT.