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).

Incident Updates

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

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Be Hokie Ready

Emergency preparedness is every Hokie's responsibility. Learn what you can do to be better prepared to help your community and yourself.


VT Alerts

VT Alerts is Virginia Tech's multi-channel Emergency Notification System (ENS).
Learn more about the alert system and subscribe to the digital alert channels. 


University Plans

Virginia Tech has many university and department-level emergency plans. Learn more about how to access or make changes to plans. 

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