A risk assessment has determined that the University may be vulnerable to the following:
- Natural hazards: Severe thunderstorms; tornados; high winds; winter storms; heavy rains; hail; flooding; extreme temperatures.
- Technological / infrastructure disruptions: Fires, explosions, or hazardous material incidents; building collapse; failure of telecommunications, information systems or affiliated technologies; elevator malfunctions; utility service interruption of gas, water, electricity, sewer or heat.
- Terrorist incidents: Bomb threats; campus shooters; hostage situations; sabotage; cyber-terrorism.
- Human-caused events and hazards: Civil disturbances; labor stoppages; workplace violence; special event and transportation incidents.
The Emergency Response Framework details University procedure for handling these risks.