Current University Advisories


For all EMERGENCY CALLS dial 9-1-1


Contact Us

Sharlene Sookhoo, Director

Kathryn Shultz, Administrative Paraprofessional

Campus Operations
Building (69) Boca Raton Campus

Phone: 561-297-4587
Fax: 561-297-2210



Public Safety

Department of Emergency Management

The Department of Emergency Management (DEM) is a part of the Division of Administrative Affairs.


Our mission is to coordinate and facilitate Florida Atlantic University’s emergency preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation activities to protect our students, faculty, staff, resources and infrastructure in order to maintain or restore University operations. This is achieved through building, sustaining and improving individual, unit and university readiness and resilience.


Hazardous Weather Advisory: Wednesday and Thursday, May 24-25


The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting hazardous weather for our region on Wednesday, May 24, into Thursday, May 25.

Most of the severe conditions are expected to stay to the North of the FAU service area, although all campuses may potentially experience winds of 30-50 mph, with gusts exceeding 60 mph, lightning strikes, hail up to 1-inch diameter and rainfall up to 3 inches. There is also the possibility of isolated tornadoes.

Certain activities could be affected. These may include: 

• Outdoor and marine activities (please secure any materials susceptible to wind gusts)
• Athletic events
• Diving and boating under the auspices of the University

Use caution when traveling and monitor the National Weather Service websites for Broward/Palm Beach and Harbor Branch areas for information. Be aware of all warnings and take appropriate action when necessary. You are also encouraged to turn on the “Government Alerts” feature on your phone, if available, to receive NWS tornado alerts in real-time.




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Unit emergency plans due May 26th, 2017!


Shelter-in-Place Training for FAU Staff and Faculty.

Florida Atlantic University’s Department of Emergency Management, in conjunction with the FAU Police Department, will host training sessions to familiarize our faculty and staff members with how to respond to shelter-in-place emergency directives. Most of us understand evacuation (especially from participating in fire drills, etc.), but many are unfamiliar with what shelter-in-place means or how it differs depending on the emergency event or threat—such as hostile intruders, severe weather, or the release of chemical/biological/radiological agents. This session covers shelter-in-place protocols as well as key aspects of handling emergencies, such as managing emotions during an emergency, dealing with group dynamics during longer periods of sheltering-in-place, and understanding emergency alerting and notification.

March 2017:

March 6th: Broward campuses, 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Contact Jane Morgan ( for details

March 17th: Jupiter campus,  9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Contact Teeranai "Nong" Ovathanasin ( for details

March 28th: HBOI campus, 10:30 a.m. - 11: 45 a.m. Contact Tina Angelo ( for details

April 2017:

April 25th: Boca Raton campus: 10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Carole & Barry Kaye Auditorium. Please arrive approximately 30 mins prior to start to check in. 

May 2017:

May 1st: Boca Raton campus: 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Carole & Barry Kaye Auditorium. Please arrive approximately 30 mins prior to start to check in.

Contact for more information.

 Last Modified 5/23/17