Business Continuity Tips

Continuity At Work

While some segments of a business continuity plans may be confidential, most of its content are created for shared awareness and preparedness. Employees that have reviewed the plan will be better prepared to fulfill their role during the recovery process. In addition to the formal plan, personal continuity practices will protect the work and recovery of the business unit.

    • Read your department's continuity plan
    • Be aware of evacuation, sheltering and lock down procedures
    • Ensure that your computer data is backed up (e.g. the Marquette network)
    • Backup vital hard copy documents (scan and file digitally)
    • Keep an external list of passwords, vendor lists, and other important data
    • Backup important e-mail
    • When possible, scan hard copies to preserve vital records

Continuity for Students

A key focus of Marquette University's Continuity of Operations Plan is restore normalcy, housing and instruction for our students. Key components that demonstrate this effort are business unit continuity plans that offer alternative and redundant resources, such as; network connectivity - keeping you connected to your instructors and CheckMarq, web page redundancy - for emergency campus news alerts, housing plans - for relocation emergencies, classroom alternatives - relocation, temporary shelters, and online instruction.

Continuity Activities for Students

  • Be familiar with housing evacuation routes and procedures
  • Register your phone number in CheckMarq
  • Program important university numbers in your cell phone
      • Student Health services (414) 288-7184
      • Public Safety: emergency (414) 288-1911, non-emergency (414) 288-6800
  • Program an ICE number into your cell phone (In Case of Emergency call)
  • Backup your computer with an external hard drive or thumb drive
  • Following a campus disruption, call family members to let them know you are okay
  • Stay tuned to Marquette's web page for updates and announcements
  • Check e-mail frequently for course changes and campus news