The Emergency Management Division of the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus provides guidance and support in the realm of emergency preparedness for the downtown Denver Campus, as well as the Anschutz Medical Campus.

Through collaboration and coordination with students, faculty, staff, visitors, and external partners, the CU Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus Emergency Management Division is continually striving to create a culture of inclusiveness and preparedness for the University of Colorado Denver and Anschutz Medical Campus.​​

Emergency Management's Role on Campus


The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus Emergency Management Division exists to ensure a high level of preparedness and readiness for both campuses and their campus communities.

Preparedness activities include the following:

  • Campus wide emergency planning
  • Planning & preparedness for all schools & colleges during all phases of emergencies (preparedness, mitigation, response, recovery, and continuity of operations or COOP)
  • Preparedness education and outreach for all members of the campus community
  • Facilitation of training and exercises with campus partners and stakeholders
  • Coordination and collaboration with campus partners, as well as external stakeholders (other campuses, other universities, local, county, state, and federal partners)
  • ​Management and continued development of the campus Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

The Emergency Management Division is here to assist all members of the campus community (students, faculty, and staff) with all of your preparedness needs. Please contact the division if you need assistance, information, or guidance on your preparedness activities. 

Contact Information


Essi Ellis

Director - Emergency Management
  • University Police

Email Address:essi.ellis@cuanschutz.edu

Primary Phone:303-724-1031

Mailing Address:
  • CU Anschutz

Anschutz Medical Campus Building 407 (University Police)

12454 East 19th Place

Aurora, CO 80045