The mission of the Georgia State University, Office of Emergency Management is to protect the university community by coordinating and integrating all activities necessary to build, sustain, and improve the capability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from threatened or actual natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other man-made disasters.


The purpose of the Office of Emergency Management is to create a safe environment by planning, training, offering grant assistance, coordinating collegiate and departmental response operations, maintaining emergency communications systems and resources and executing emergency response and recovery activities for emergencies or disasters that directly or indirectly threaten life safety.

Office Number: (404) 413-0783

Additional Information

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) supports Georgia State University’s teaching, research, and public service mission by providing the university community and the institution’s constituents with programs and services in emergency planning, training, mitigation, response and recovery. OEM provides specialized expertise in emergency program development by creating, revising and maintaining university-wide policy and plans related to emergency operations, essential communications, fire safety and strategic security initiatives.