Schools/Campus – Ready to Respond Campus

Ready to Respond Campus 

Designated Campuses


Criteria and Application


The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) has introduced Ready to Respond Campus, a new component of Illinois’ Ready to Respond effort. The program is designed to enhance campus safety, preparedness, and response efforts at colleges and universities across Illinois. The designation is based on completion of required criteria developed by IEMA, in cooperation with a task force of college and university law enforcement and emergency management professionals. The criteria for recog​nition assure an “all hazards” approach to planning and exercising for potential issues impacting Illinois campuses.

Colleges and universities meeting the criteria will be designated a Ready to Respond Campus and will receive an award certification and approval to use the Ready Campus logo as a part of their correspondence, advertisements, posters, etc. for a period of three years. 

It is recommended that any Campuses interested in the Ready Campus Program contact Abby Damm at​ for more information.