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College of Life Sciences Emergency Procedures

College of Life Sciences Emergency Plan


BYU and the College of Life Sciences prioritizes the safety and well-being of its students, faculty, staff, and visitors. We have both a university-wide emergency operations plan and a college-specific plan to ensure coordinated responses to emergencies. These plans provide guidance for planning, preparation, response, and recovery from unplanned disruptive events. While no plan can cover every possible scenario, use common sense and sound judgment. If following the plan's recommendations could lead to harm, prioritize safety and take alternative actions.

This plan is intended to prepare the College of Life Sciences:

  1. To support the BYU emergency operations plan (EOP) with the major goals of:

    • Saving lives
    • Preserving and protecting property (both personal and the University's)
    • Restoring the University's (and College's) critical functions so the mission of the University can continue
  2. To establish within the College of Life Sciences responsibilities and authority for mitigation, preparation, response and recovery from potential emergencies and disasters.
  3. To establish a basis and organization for the College of Life Sciences response to emergency situations, to include the coordination of disaster operations and the management of critical resources.


This plan applies to all areas of the College of Life Science's on BYU's Provo campus, the Lytle Ranch and any other satellite location operated by the college. This plan does not supersede the BYU EOP. Requirements for recovery are based upon critical functions, therefore this plan:

  1. Addresses the critical needs of the College of Life Sciences’ at Brigham Young University
  2. Covers College and Department activities in the Life Science Museum, Eyring Building, Richards Building Smith Field House, Life Sciences Greenhouse, LSB and all other buildings or areas assigned to the College and applies to all personnel within the College.
  3. Conforms to and supports the General BYU Emergency Preparedness Plan.