Loyola University Maryland

Emergency Preparedness

Business Continuity Plan

Unlike the comprehensive emergency operations plan, which describes the way the University will respond to an incident on campus that impacts our normal operations; the business continuity plan provides information and guidance on how to restore critical operations following a significant campus incident. As good stewards of Loyola’s mission, departments need to be ready to meet the challenges of any disruption by evaluating, mitigating, and planning their specific responses to a variety of possible scenarios. This preparation is known as business continuity planning. 

SharePoint is a web based tool adopted by the University that is used to store each department’s business continuity plan. This program will store disaster recovery information and materials that can be accessed quickly in order to return to normal operations as soon as possible during and after an emergency. 

All campus departments are required to have a completed business continuity plan. Plans must be uploaded to the SharePoint site (access restricted to BCP managers). 

To assist offices with their Business Continuity Plan (BCP) development, we have created several resources to help.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) also has training available on Business Continuity/Continuity of Operations planning:

If you have questions or need information on how to create your BCP or upload it to SharePoint, please contact Tom Hettleman in Environmental Health & Safety at extension 1120 or tdhettleman@loyola.edu.