The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) was established to review state and local security plans and to make recommendations for changes that would better protect Missouri citizens. In the aftermath of the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting, The governor established a task force on campus security. The Campus Security Task Force Report, "Securing Our Future: Making Colleges and Universities Safe Places to Learn and Grow,"  issued in August 2007, provided several recommendations, one of which was to create a Higher Education Subcommittee (HES) of the HSAC to better address security issues for higher education.


The HES members are representative of the rich diversity of higher education institutions across Missouri. The Homeland Security Coordinator serves as an ex-officio member of the HES. The higher education official on the HSAC serves as chair of the HES. The following groups have at least one representative on the HES:

  • Law enforcement and fire safety
  • Campus public safety
  • Faculty and administrators
  • Mental health and health-related professions
  • Information technology

Higher Education Subcommittee Membership List


Upcoming Meetings



Conferences & Training


Behavioral Risk Assessment Team Training

G367: Emergency Planning for Campus Executives--FREE online course offering a two-hour overview of emergency planning for higher education institution executives!

  • Emergency Management: What Is It? Why Do It?
  • Executive-level Support
  • Developing Your Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)
  • Evaluating Your EOP
  • Responding Using Incident Command System (ICS)
  • Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
  • Engaging Your Campus


IS100.HE: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100 for Higher Education--FREE three-hour online course that introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training.


FBI Public Service Announcement on Fraud Schemes Targeting Universities & Students (May 5, 2017)

Public Service Announcement issued by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warning of fraud schemes targeting universities and their students. The announcement identifies and summarizes the different schemes that scammers have used since July 2016 - including a vendor bank account update scam, the fake "education tax" scam, a phishing scheme requesting W-2 tax information, and a phishing scheme involving payroll fraud - and offers tips on how universities and students can protect themselves.


FBI warns of phone scam targeting college students (April 7, 2016)


Missouri Health Notification System

The Missouri Health Notification System site is operated by the Department of Health and  Senior Services and allows you to register to receive Health Alerts/Advisories/Updates in addition to other notifications during a disaster or emergency situation. Register here.



Intercollegiate Mutual Aid Agreements

Department of Education: Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools

Higher Education Emergency Management Institute

Office of Homeland Security

Missouri Center for Education Safety

Partners in Prevention

U.S. Department of Education-Campus Security


Action Guide for Emergency Management at Institutions of Higher Education

Journal of Higher Ed Safety

Campus Safety Magazine