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What are the University's emergency resources?
The health and safety of the LMU Community is our top priority. LMU has committed significant resources toward our emergency preparedness program and action plan. Highlighted resources include:
  • Specific procedures that define the University's response to natural or human-caused event.
  • A network of individuals across campus who are trained in emergency response procedures.
  • A full-time emergency preparedness manager who is committed to the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff.
  • The Department of Public Safety (DPS) acts as the first response to minimize injuries and loss of life.
  • DPS partners with the Los Angeles Police and Fire Departments, county, state and other emergency service agencies.
  • The campus maintains an Emergency Operations Center that is staffed by University representatives to coordinate a rapid response to a crisis.
  • The University utilizes external experts to review and audit emergency procedures to ensure that they reflect best practices.

How are emergency situations communicated to the campus community?
The University utilizes multiple communications methods to reach students, faculty and staff:
  • Direct communications through Student Housing staff in all residence halls and apartments
  • Campus-wide e-mail announcements
  • Campus-wide voicemail announcements
  • University Website
  • University Intranet & Registration
  • Campus radio station (KXLU 88.9 FM)
  • Campus cable television (ROAR Network)
  • Department of Public Safety (310.338.2893)


What support services are offered in response to an emergency situation?

The University provides a broad range of services designed to assist students, faculty and staff following a crisis:
  • Student Psychological Services provides counseling, walk-in consultations and emergency psychological services. For more information, call 310.338.2868 or click here.
  • The University's Employee Assistance Program offers 24/7 counseling services to faculty and staff. For more information, call 800.367.7474 or click here.
  • The Office of Campus Ministry offers daily masses and spiritual guidance to students, faculty and staff. For more information, call 310.338.2860 or click here.

Who should I contact with my questions and feedback regarding emergency procedures and planning?
The Department of Public Safety is available at 310-338-2893 or email to respond to your immediate needs or direct you to the appropriate on-campus resource.