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Be Hokie Ready

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Individual emergency preparedness is the first and most important step in creating a resilient university environment.

That is why Emergency Management calls on all members of the Virginia Tech community to Be Hokie Ready — or to actively engage in basic emergency preparedness efforts as an extension of the university motto Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).

Small preparations, such as making an emergency kit, creating an emergency plan, and practicing emergency response procedures, help to not only keep individual Hokies safe and secure, but also contribute to the well-being of everyone around them.

All together, these preparedness efforts allow Virginia Tech to continue its mission of learning, discovery, and engagement for generations to come.

Getting Started

Be Hokie Ready for whatever life throws your way by following these 6 easy steps:

1. Stay informed about what's happening on campus

Make sure that you know how to get accurate and timely information.

2. Know how to report an emergency

Review how to report an emergency on- and off-campus.    

Next steps

Once you've learned the Be Hokie Ready basics, explore these resources to learn more about how to react before, during, and after an emergency incident: