About Emergency Preparedness and Response

Azusa Pacific University is committed to the safety and security of the campus community. In the event of an emergency, we ask that those at the Azusa main campus, six regional centers, and Yosemite site remain calm and follow emergency procedures. For those outside the immediate community, we covet your prayers and support as the university works to respond efficiently to the situation at hand.

APU has plans in place to respond to crises which may impact the university. The following are highlights of that plan:

  • Should a natural disaster, terrorist attack, or other emergency arise, the university’s Emergency Operations Center is activated. At that time, leaders of each critical operational department meet to execute operational decisions. Each member of this team is on-call around the clock.
  • Residential students receive instruction regarding safe evacuation of campus housing as part of their initial orientation in September. Annual fire drills in the residence halls test plan effectiveness.
  • The Richard and Vivian Felix Event Center and Upper Turner Campus Center provide alternative housing spaces for the residential population of the university.
  • The university’s athletic fields serve as needed as a helicopter landing site for the greater Azusa area.

For additional information on APU’s preparedness plan, contact the safety manager at (626) 815-4525.