The University of South Florida's (USF's) Emergency Management Program has earned accreditation by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP). 

EMAP is a voluntary accreditation program that utilizes peer assessment from other emergency management professionals around the world to assess the strength of an emergency management program. USF now is one of less than 10 universities in the country with this national recognition for emergency preparedness. 

USF’s Emergency Management Program began working toward this accreditation in 2015.

“This accreditation is really the result of years of hard work from both the emergency management staff on all campuses and our emergency operations personnel,” Jennifer Fleischman, USF’s director of emergency management told USF. “It showcases USF is prepared for what could come our way and should make the community feel safer and more confident while on our campuses.”

USF will maintain the accreditation for five years, at which point the institution can seek reaccreditation.