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Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Virginia Tech Hazard Mitigation (HazMit) Plan guides the campus in making better land use and development decisions for new buildings, facilities, and utilities, as well as in the renovation
of existing buildings and infrastructure.

In cooperation with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management and Federal Emergency Management Agency,
Virginia Tech Emergency Management works with campus and local subject matter experts to review, revise, and update all components of the HazMit Plan every five years.

Many university departments have a stake in the development and use of the Hazard Mitigation Plan. These departments include:

  • Emergency Management
  • Environmental Health & Safety
  • Division of Campus Planning, Infrastructure, and Facilities
  • Risk Management
  • And others

The HazMit Plan captures the following:

  • Natural, human-caused, and technological hazards that may affect the university,
  • Campus building vulnerabilities to these hazards,
  • Mitigation strategies to address these vulnerabilities,
  • An assessment of the university’s capabilities to implement the HazMit Plan, and
  • Strategy implementation and maintenance procedures.