Students, Faculty, Staff, Visitors, Parents, Alumni, and other Community Members

In order to promote individual preparedness, MIT Emergency Management offers various preparedness training and services for individuals.  Whether you are a student, faculty, staff, visitor, parent, alumni, or anyone else associated with our community, we have something applicable to you!

For more information, click on the appropriate link on this page or complete this form.


MIT Alert

MIT Alert is MIT’s emergency notification system that uses various messaging modes to notify our community about confirmed threats to life safety or major disruptions to Institute operations.

Stay Informed

This page contains all the ways you can stay informed before, during, and after emergencies.

Emergency Contacts

Find important contact information for other MIT departments involved in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery here.

Response Guide

This guide is intended to serve as a quick reference to learn response actions to many different types of emergencies.

Travel Emergency Resources

The Institute provides the a vast array of travel resources to ensure your health and safety whenever you are off campus, whether domestic or international.


In order to ensure a prepared MIT community, we provide training for individuals in a variety of emergency preparedness topics.

Build an Emergency Kit

We provide guidance and resources for you to build a basic emergency kit for your office, car, and home.

Create a Family Preparedness Plan

This site teaches you how to develop a plan that you and your family can use in the event of an emergency or disaster.

Crisis Communications Plan

To keep our community informed during an emergency or crisis, we have developed the Crisis Communication Plan, which outlines various situations, modes, and responsibilities. 

Additional Resources

This page provides the MIT community with vast array of additional resources that can improve preparedness.