The 34 or so people behind EMU’s well-run, well-maintained buildings and grounds are interesting folks. Read stories behind current and recent employees in the 90th anniversary edition of Crossroads.
Staff operates out of the physical plant office and warehouse located between Cedarwood residence hall and Parkwoods apartments.
EMU was one of the three national leaders in efficient energy use out of 90 colleges and universities surveyed by the Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers in 2007. Staff includes a full-time recycling coordinator who has guided EMU to national recognition two years in a row for recycling efforts.
Physical plant staff work hand-in-hand with longtime-architect Troyer Group and local alumni-related building companies on facility upgrades and new projects. EMU’s newest building, Cedarwood residence hall, completed in August 2009, now houses both women and men students on separate floors or pods and boasts a number of energy-efficient features: the building is on track to be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified.
Anyone on campus in need of immediate assistance should dial 911 for police, fire, or medical response. Witnesses and victims of a campus crime or emergency, as well as anyone who is suspicious of people or situations on campus, should contact campus security at 4911 from a campus phone or (540) 432-4911 from an off-campus phone.
In the residence halls, a residence director is on call 24 hours a day to respond to emergencies or incidents which occur on campus. The director can be reached at 476-4578.