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National Preparedness Month

Students and School Officials: Save this New Resource for Emergency Events


September 23, 2022

In honor of National Preparedness Month, save this new, free, downloadable infographic in the Resource Library with resources to keep in mind in the event of an emergency. There are several resources included to help both students and school officials prepare and stay safe.

Resources to Prepare for Emergencies:

  • Plan Ahead with Ready.Gov
    Visit Ready.gov for preparedness resources for any type of emergency.
  • DSOs: Prepare Your Students in Case of Emergencies
    Designated school officials (DSOs) can prepare students by taking steps such as reminding students to sign up for campus’ alert systems, creating and testing a communications plan for students and helping students maintain F and M status in emergency events. Read more tips.

Resources to Stay Safe During Emergencies:

  • Maintain F and M Status in Emergencies
    In the case of emergency, it is important that F and M students maintain their nonimmigrant student status. Keep items such as passports, visas, DSO emergency contact information, financial records and cash safe at all times. For more information on items to keep safe and planning for emergencies visit the Maintaining F and M Status in Emergency Events page.
  • Contact SEVP Response Center
    In case of emergencies, or for general Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) questions, the SEVP Response Center (SRC) is dedicated to maintaining communication with students and school officials when school operations are impacted. The SRC is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET except holidays. Visit the Contact Us page for more information.

Visit the Resource Library to download the new infographic, Emergency Resources: Prepare and Stay Safe.

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