Western Connecticut State University's

Office of Emergency Management

For the purpose of our community,
Emergency Management is a process with which our campus can build and sustain
its capabilities to reduce vulnerability and become more resilient.
Our efforts are led by representatives of the Facilities and Student Affairs Divisions.

Plan, Prepare, Prevail.


You never want to be caught in a situation and not know what to do.
Here are some additional ways to keep you alert and prepared for all situations.


First Aid Kit

To plant your seed, start by making a first aid kit.  Having a first aid kit suited to your needs is a great foundation, and it will overlap into the rest of your emergency plan.

Click the image above to find a checklist for putting together your first aid kit.

GO Bag

Water your seed by creating a GO Bag.  The purpose of a GO Bag is to prevent you from being stuck in an emergency situation with no supplies.  You should keep a GO Bag in your house or dorm room, in your car and at work.  You never know when an emergency will strike, but you should always be ready.

Find our GO Bag guide by clicking the image above.


Fertilize your seedling by developing your Every Day Carry.  Your EDC will be smaller than your other two kits, but not less important.  It consists of a few essential items you should carry on you everyday.

Find our suggestions by clicking the image above.


Coming this fall!

First Aid, CPR, and AED

Learn how to identify some common conditions and provide basic first aid, use an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED), and preform CPR.

More information to come.

Stop the Bleed

The leading cause of preventable death in trauma is bleeding. Someone can bleed to death in under five minutes. Knowing how to prevent blood loss by controlling the bleed can save lives. Learn how to do just that in this Stop the Bleed class.

More information to come.

Fire Extinguisher Training

Prepare yourself incase of a fire emergency by knowing how to properly use a fire extinguisher. This class will teach you just that by practicing on a live fire.

More information to come.


Knowing what is available for you throughout our University is incredibly important! Stay up to date on our emergency procedure guides, the resources that you can read about, and our social media for decisions regarding school closures and delays!



You might be in a new town, a new state, or across the country from your home when you come to Western Connecticut State University. Stay up to date with the weather and know what to do when a hazard comes about.

Flu Season

Use the following resources to stay prepared during flu season.

No clinics currently scheduled.


Please visit our Covid-19 page for the most up to date information.

Additional Resources

Indoor masking is optional.

Click HERE to go to the CDC's website for more information on proper handwashing strategies


Please use the following resources to monitor the Monkeypox situation in Connecticut. For additional support visit the WCSU Pride Center.

Click the image below to view video from WCSU regarding the Monekpox Virus.


Pano Koukopoulos, MA, CIT, CHMM
Director, Emergency Management
University Hall 001
Phone (203) 837-9352

Sharon McCarthy
Student Employee, Emergency Management
University Hall 001