Disaster Resilient Universities (DRU) Network®

Creating a disaster-resilient university or college campus requires a focused effort on the part of the entire university community, including leadership, faculty, administrative professionals, staff, students, and external partners. The DRU Network® assists universities nationwide by providing practitioners a multidisciplinary online platform to leverage their diverse knowledge, expertise, and skills. 

The goal of the DRU Network is to facilitate open communication, discussion, and resource sharing among university/college practitioners of all areas of expertise. A cornerstone of resilience is establishing effective partnerships. The peer-to-peer information sharing among DRU members helps them and others mitigate, prepare for, respond to, operate during, and recover from all types of campus emergencies. Collectively and professionally we can strengthen the resilience of universities and colleges by sharing our experiences, strategies, technical resources, processes, and lessons learned.


Shared resources for the DRU network through "First Responder Communities of Practice". Communities of Practice is a professional networking, collaboration and communication platform.

Created by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate. This vetted community of members focuses on emergency preparedness, response, recovery and other homeland security issues.