A digital collection of risk, safety, and resilience resources.
2023 DRU Summit White Paper
In April 2023, the DRU National Summit was held at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon. More than 100 attendees representing 50 institutions of higher education met to discuss tools, resources, and strategies for improving disaster resilience on their campuses. A white paper summarizing the event and key findings is now available.
2022 DRU Roundtable White Paper
In December 2022 a group of DRU members and representatives from private industry partners met in San Francisco for a roundtable discussion. The topic, enterprise risk management maturity models and frameworks, came as a result of responses from the 2022 DRU National Survey. A white paper was developed to summarize roundtable findings and recommendations.
2022 DRU National Higher Education Program Survey Report
Following the 2022 DRU National Summit, 388 respondents representing institutions of higher education from across the US participated in a program survey. The survey results provide an opportunity to establish baseline data for enterprise risk management programs in higher education and highlight responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. The full 2022 DRU National Higher Education Program Survey Report is available online.
2018 DRU Summit White Paper
The 2018 National DRU Summit was held in Eugene, Oregon, on April 4 and 5, 2018. The summit featured presentations by higher education experts and thought leaders, as well as peer-to-peer discussions, workgroups, and networking sessions to help participants advance the concept of resilience on their campuses. The 2018 DRU Summit white paper summarizes the peer-to-peer discussions that took place.
2016 National Higher Education Needs Assessment Project
The 2016 National Needs Assessment presents the results of a needs assessment of emergency management programs (EMPs) at institutions of higher education (IHEs) in the US. The findings are based on information collected from a national survey of emergency management practitioners at US IHEs, targeted interviews, case studies, discussions at a summit of representatives of Oregon IHEs, and input from a project advisory committee.
Emerging Issues in Managing International Programs at Institutions of Higher Education
In October 2015, global health and safety managers, with support from the National Center for Campus Public Safety (NCCPS), the Disaster Resilient Universities® (DRU) Network, and the University of Oregon Community Service Center, met at the University of Minnesota's International Center for a focus group to review key risk-management and mitigation issues identified in a pre-focus group survey of DRU members, prioritize emerging risk issues for higher education, and develop a preliminary set of recommendations to address these issues. These recommendations were reviewed in a second focus group at the University of Oregon Portland Campus in February 2016 and resources required to implement those recommendations were discussed. Read the final report.