Weber State University's Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) outlines a strategy to cope with hazards that threaten the campus, as well as the concept of operations and management of critical resources in response to potential emergencies.  It defines the role and responsibilities of departments, divisions and agencies on and off campus that are vital to help protect life and property.

Whenever an emergency affecting the campus reaches proportions that cannot be handled by routine measures, WSU President or designee may declare a "local emergency" throughout the campus or a portion of the campus, and can officially downgrade the "local emergency" to a business-as-usual state.