The mission of Virginia Tech Emergency Management (VTEM) is to build, improve, and sustain university resilience, departmental readiness, and individual preparedness.
The department takes an all-hazards approach to continuously further the capability of the Virginia Tech community to plan for, mitigate against, respond to, and recover from an incident or emergency.
As evidence of this commitment, Virginia Tech Emergency Management was the first in higher education to obtain national accreditation through the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP).
9/26/16: Zika virus disease information
All Virginia Tech community members are encouraged to take precautions against the spread of the Zika virus disease (Zika) prior to travel to areas where transmission is ongoing.
Travelers are encouraged to check the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) Zika Virus website to see if Zika is impacting their destination area.
For additional information about the impact of Zika on the Virginia Tech community, please visit emergency.vt.edu/ready/news/zika.