Disaster Resilient Universities® Network


Disaster Resilient Universities Network


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The Disaster Resilient Universities® (DRU) Network provides risk and safety administrators and practitioners with peer-to-peer opportunities to cultivate a multidisciplinary approach to organizational resilience at our universities.

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Upcoming Events

2023 National DRU Summit

The Disaster Resilient Universities Network and the University of Oregon are proud to host the 2023 DRU National Summit.

April 18-20, 2023

University of Oregon
Erb Memorial Union - Redwood Auditorium - Room 214
(1395 University St. Eugene, OR 97403)

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Threat Assessment in Higher Education

Sponsored by the Disaster Resilient Universities Network

March 15, 2023
1:00-3:00 PM

This is a virtual event. Registration is free.

DRU Library

A core component of the DRU is sharing disaster resilience information with members. The DRU Library is a digital collection of resources covering a wide range of resilience topics.   The DRU Resource Library builds upon the work of the former National Center for Campus Public Safety’s (NCCP) resource library. 

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Member Institutions

DRU Network Listserv

The DRU Network is a professional peer-to-peer network that provides simple resources intended to increase communication, coordination, and collaboration between universities worldwide. It can be used to make our campuses more disaster resilient. 

The DRU listserv is one of those simple resources. You must have a university-provided email (.edu) to subscribe. The list is monitored for inappropriate posting: personal attacks, equipment or product advertising, or spam. Offenders will be removed and banned from the list.

The DRU listerv is a closed list. To request membership, please fill out all required fields in the membership request form. 

Membership Request Form

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Building Disaster Resilience

Cultivating a disaster resilient university or college campus is a complex challenge that requires a focused effort by the entire university community. The DRU network's interdisciplinary approach leverages members' knowledge and expertise to provide technical assistance and resources.

To become a more resilient university, we strive for proficiency in three areas: 

  • Strong leadership and culture. This stimulates the ability to stay aware, stay engaged, adapt, and make good decisions.
  • Well-developed networks. This helps us use partnerships to leverage assets efficiently.
  • Change readiness. This requires active planning, proactive thinking, and innovative problem-solving. 

By creating links with campus partners to assess and address vulnerabilities, our campuses can continue to innovate and excel.

A disaster resilient university is able to adapt and thrive in the face of adversity and uncertainty.

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Meet the DRU Advisory Committee


Catch up with the latest news and updates from the DRU.

Findings and recommendations from a roundtable hosted by the Disaster Resilient Universities (DRU) Network® and the University of Oregon Institute for Resilient Organizations, Communities, and Environments
Results from the 2022 DRU members survey of institutions of higher education 

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