Disaster Resilient Universities (DRU) Network®

Creating a disaster-resilient university or college campus requires a focused effort on the part of the entire university community, including leadership, faculty, administrative professionals, staff, students, and external partners. The DRU Network® assists universities nationwide by providing practitioners a multidisciplinary online platform to leverage their diverse knowledge, expertise, and skills. 

The goal of the DRU Network is to facilitate open communication, discussion, and resource sharing among university/college practitioners of all areas of expertise. A cornerstone of resilience is establishing effective partnerships. The peer-to-peer information sharing among DRU members helps them and others mitigate, prepare for, respond to, operate during, and recover from all types of campus emergencies. Collectively and professionally we can strengthen the resilience of universities and colleges by sharing our experiences, strategies, technical resources, processes, and lessons learned.  

Who should join the DRU Network:

University/college practitioners representing:

  • Administrators, university/college 
  • Business Continuity 
  • Communications and Media Relations
  • Emergency Management 
  • Environmental Health & Safety
  • General Counsel
  • Public Safety and Law Enforcement 
  • Research Support
  • Risk Managers
  • Student Affairs and Student Life
  • Anyone who has a role in making our campuses more resilient! 

For more information about DRU membership, contact: 

André Le Duc  

Founder and Administrator DRU Network

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 DRU Network Overview Document 

Shared resources for the DRU network through "First Responder Communities of Practice" . Communities of Practice is a professional networking, collaboration and communication platform.

Created by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate. This vetted community of members focuses on emergency preparedness, response, recovery and other homeland security issues.