Hazard Mitigation Planning

Hazard Mitigation PlanningThank you for your interest in Michigan Technological University's Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan.  The plan wil be updated during the 2023 and 2024 academic years.

Take the Survey

What is Hazard Mitigation?

Hazard mitigation planning reduces the loss of life and property by minimizing the impact of disasters.  It begins by identifying natural disaster risks and vulnerabilities on campus.  After identifying these risks, long-tern startegies are developed for protecting people and property from similar future events.  Mitigation plans are key to breaking the cycle of disaster damage and reconstruction.  Our plan also includes human-caused hazards such as hazardous materials, cyber threats, pandemics, and active shooters.  A hard copy of the 2020-2025 Michigan Tech Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan is available to view in the Facilities Management department at 100 Facilities Building, Houghton, MI.   To receive a digital copy of the plan, please e-mail facilities@mtu.edu.

How Can I Help?

Michigan Tech wants your involvement in the hazard mitigation planning process.  Here are just a few ways you can help us update our plan.

  • Complete the Survey - This survey provides an opportunity for you to share your opinions and participate in the mitigation planning process.  The information you provide will help us better understand your hazard concerns and help us identify mitigation activities that should help lessen the impact of future hazard events, including the impacts of climate change.       
  • Attend meetings -  All steering committee meetings and work sessions will be open to the public.  See the listing of meeting below.
  • Give us your feedback -  We will also be asking for you to review and provide feedback on the draft of the updated plan in August 2024.
  • Share - Make sure your voice is heard.  Share your opinions, ideas and/or concerns any time.  Email Lori Weir at llweir@mtu.edu

Currently Scheduled Steering Committee Meetings

Steering Committee Meeting Tuesday, December 19, 2023 3:30-4:30pm Facilities (Building 44) Conference Room
Steering Committee Work Session (Hazard Identification Risk/Vulnerability) Tuesday, January 30, 2024 10:00-11:00am MUB - Superior Room - B001
Steering Committee Meeting Wednesday, February 28, 2024 2:30- 3:30pm CANCELLED due to illness
Steering Committee Meeting Tuesday, March 19, 2024 3:00 - 4:00pm MUB - Alumni Lounge A - 107A
Steering Committee Meeting Friday, April 12, 2024 3:00-4:00pm Facilities (Building 44) Conference Room


Want to Participate Even More?

 If you would like to take on a more active role in planning or outreach, there may be opportunities that fit your interests.  Please complete this form to let us know how you would like to help.