UCLA Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
To the Campus Community:
Following the loss of our esteemed colleague, professor William Klug, on June 1, 2016, Chancellor Gene Block and I convened the Campus Safety Task Force to consider and recommend how the campus could better prevent and respond to violent incidents as well as other possible emergencies, such as fire, earthquake, flooding, and environmental events.
The Task Force identified 21 specific recommendations, which led to the successful implementation of about 100 actionable items to help the campus avoid some situations and respond more resiliently to others. Generally, improvements have been made in four areas:
- Improved and more frequent training opportunities for faculty, staff, and students.
- Expanded and improved emergency communications protocols and notification systems.
- Enhanced classroom and building security.
- New protocols for disseminating information regarding psychological and financial support in the wake of an emergency.
I invite you to review the status of the recommendations and our continuing efforts by visiting the Campus Safety Task Force website. Additionally, please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the following resources available to aid in emergency preparedness and response:
Sign up for alerts via SMS text messaging at the Bruin Alert website.
Bruins Safe Online
Bookmark the Bruins Safe Online website, your official source of information during an incident.
Bruins Safe Mobile App
Download the app from the UCLA App Store.
Locate and review your Faculty & Staff 911 Guide.
Emergency Procedures Guide
Each classroom will be equipped with a flipchart procedures guide by March 2018.
Emergency Preparedness Training
Sign up for training at the UCLA Worksafe web portal, or call (310) 825-6800 to arrange a training session for your department.
Restock your go-bag
Although many emergency supplies have a lengthy shelf life, items do expire. Restock your go-bag with water, first aid items, snacks, reading glasses, fresh batteries, and other essential items.
I sincerely appreciate your personal efforts to prepare for the inevitable emergencies we will face and overcome together, as a campus community. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Emergency Management at firstname.lastname@example.org or Administrative Vice Chancellor Michael Beck at email@example.com.
Scott L. Waugh
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost