Solutions for Colleges & Universities

higher education

Looking to enhance the emergency management capabilities of your campus, motivate your leadership, or create training programs that actually work? We’re here to help you engage your higher education stakeholders take work off your plate.

Our Solutions

Higher Education

Epicenter Innovation has been a leader in emergency management programming at all phases of the disaster management lifecycle since 2013. We’ve worked with higher education institutions of all sizes – our clients range from small private institutions with fewer than 700 students to large state school systems with tens of thousands across multiple campuses. We are the foremost global experts on human-centered, resilience-focused innovation and have a unique focus on campus safety.

University & College Clients Worldwide

Solutions for Any Size Institution


What our Resilience Innovators are saying...

Austen Givens
Austen Givens

Incident Commander & Associate Professor of Cybersecurity | Utica College

“Epicenter Innovation worked for over a year with the Utica College Campus Emergency Management Team to help us mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from a wide range of hazards. In the early days, our team’s capabilities were rudimentary, our training was uneven, and few of our processes were documented in the formal sense. Epicenter Innovation was indispensable in strengthening our working knowledge of concepts like the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System (ICS), assessing risks to raise awareness of the hazards our institution faces, and increasing our confidence when responding to crises of any size or scope.”

Amber Kent
Amber Kent

Communications Manager | Indiana Department of Homeland Security

“The work of emergency management, and especially disaster communication, has been rapidly evolving. The way that Epicenter Innovation connects traditional marketing, risk communication, and disaster principles is a significant step forward in creating stronger relationships and building trust with the public. Even more valuable is the opportunities they provide to connect, discuss, and learn with other practitioners who truly care about building a stronger, more resilient nation.”

Keri Stoever
Keri Stoever

LabX Program Officer | National Academy of Sciences

“Working with Epicenter Innovation has been an amazing experience. They were able to take our initial vision and turn it into a project we never could have imagined on our own. Their team is both friendly and professional and I highly recommend anyone operating in the resilience space to consider working with them.”

Our Process

The proven process we use to systematically build resilient culture & develop innovative approaches with our clients is called the “Four E’s”. First we ENGAGE your leadership team and partners in your efforts, next we work together to EXPLORE opportunities for growth, ELEVATE your organization and its output with systems and capability-building exercises, and finally EMPOWER every Resilience Innovator in your organization to support the resilience-building process.

Training & Exercise Programming

Emergency Management Program Development

Campus Safety & Resilience Assessments

Work With Our Team of Resilience Innovators

Our people work on cutting edge problems that impact countless communities & save millions of lives. By working with our team you’ll understand why our clients say that Resilience Innovators “think differently” by approaching tough challenges with a unique skillset.



We've conducted a variety of off-the-shelf and custom assessments for higher education - Threat/Hazard Identification & Risk Assessments (THIRA), Safety Technology Assessments, and more.