Having a resilient campus is vital for protecting the well-being of the University’s students, faculty, and staff in times of climate or public health emergency, or natural disaster. University campuses are natural hubs for the communities they serve, and as such are perfect candidates to become resiliency centers. CSUMB has completed an Adaptation Strategy to comply with the Second Nature Climate Commitment and also identified campus assets and vulnerabilities in the context of climate change.


This chart illustrates emergency preparedness training over time. In 2016-2017, around 600 students completed emergency preparedness training. In 2017-2018, 700 students. In 2018-2019, close to 2500 students completed training.
  • The University has designated community resiliency centers on campus in the case of a climate emergency or natural disaster
  • Fire-load reduction continues to occur on Main and East Campus
  • A Director of Enterprise Risk Management and Environmental Health and Safety was hired in 2019 and is now updating all business continuity plans.