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Indiana University (IU) has eight campuses around the state of Indiana, including two core campuses and six regional campuses, with a total student population of approximately 110,500. In early 2012, IU partnered with The Polis Center—an academic research center out of the core Indianapolis campus—to develop a comprehensive Disaster Resistant University Risk Assessment and Mitigation Plan to cover all eight campuses. The Polis Center has developed more than 100 county hazard mitigation plans and has significant expertise in FEMA’s Hazus-MH, a GIS-based disaster mitigation tool, as well as other geographic information systems.

In this presentation, The Polis Center will discuss the processes of incorporating each campus’s unique data into databases that support Hazus-MH and other GIS hazard modeling applications. These resulting hazard scenarios estimate the physical, economic, and social impacts that contribute to the unique vulnerabilities of each campus.