Plan. Prepare. Respond.

Regis University regularly hosts and participates in emergency management exercises and seminars. Regis personnel collaborate with numerous local, state and federal first response and emergency management agencies in their efforts to keep the community safe and informed in the event of a disaster or other critical incident.  

Regis University holds periodic drills and exercises on campus. These drills and exercises may be as simple as a Tabletop exercise or as complex as a full-scale exercise. The intent of each of these activities is to prepare and plan for real-life critical incidents by discussing and testing our plans, identifying and correcting gaps and seeking opportunities to partner with off-campus agencies to attempt to ensure that our respective responses compliment each other.

Campus Safety and other Regis employees take classes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in order to enhance their ability to respond during an incident and expand their skill set in the emergency management arena.

On September 28 and 29, 2018, Regis University Campus Safety, the School of Pharmacy and Auxiliary Services, in conjunction with the Denver Public Health Department, held an announced, combined tabletop exercise and clinic drill entitled "Operation Regis Response." This exercise tested Regis' ability to communicate with the public and stand up a closed Point of Distribution (POD) to dispense vaccinations during a public health emergency. This exercise was evaluated by outside health authorities.

On Tuesday October 16, 2018, Regis University Campus Safety presented "Operation 13th Minute," a tabletop exercise focused on response to and recovery from a mass casualty incident on campus. Law enforcement, fire, health and emergency management agencies from Denver and Adams Counties, state and federal officials participated in this exercise.

On October 3, 2019 Regis University Campus Safety will present “Operation Bitter Fruit,” a tabletop exercise with a food-borne illness outbreak scenario.  Regis University offices with responsibilities for maintaining student and public safety during such an incident will be represented as will the City & County of Denver Department of Public Health & Environment and the City & County of Denver Office of Emergency Management.

On October 11, 2019 Regis University Campus Safety and the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions School of Pharmacy will host “Operation Regis Response Redux,” a clinic drill which will simulate the dispensing of prophylactic medication to the Regis community during a biological agent attack via a closed Point of Distribution (POD).  Personnel from Campus Housing and Auxiliary Services will also be present and the exercise will be supported by Student Health Services, the City & County of Denver Public Health Department and the Metro Foothills Healthcare Coalition.