Summer Hours Through August 9, Lincoln is open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and closed on Fridays. 

Campus Emergency Response Team (LU CERT)

Welcome to the Lincoln University Campus Emergency Response Team (LU CERT). Our team was established to address the need for a well-prepared volunteer emergency workforce that can assist the college during a disaster or any campus emergency. Modeled after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Community Emergency Response Team, LU CERT ensures our team's readiness and effectiveness.

LU CERT's Role in Emergencies

During emergencies, LU CERT members support the Lincoln community and first responders. Immediately following a disaster, the demand for assistance can exceed what professional emergency services can offer. In these situations, LU CERT becomes an essential link in the emergency service chain.

How LU CERT Members Contribute

After completing training, LU CERT members may assist with:

  • Damage Assessment
  • Light Search and Rescue
  • First Aid
  • Incident Management Team Support 

These teams meet regularly to practice their skills and refresh their knowledge. While joining a team is not mandatory, your participation would be greatly appreciated by all.

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you interested in making a difference during campus emergencies? LU CERT offers numerous volunteer opportunities. For more information or if you have any questions, please contact LU’s Compliance Officer, Sierra Thomas, at Stay tuned for updates on this exciting opportunity.

The CERT Basic Course covers essential topics to prepare you for emergency response, including: 

  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Fire Suppression
  • Medical Operations Part I
  • Medical Operations Part II
  • Light Search and Rescue Operations
  • Psychology and Team Organization
  • Course Review and Disaster Simulation

CERT is a volunteer program that educates citizens about disaster preparedness and basic response skills, including:

  • Individual and Family Preparedness
  • Basic Fire Safety
  • Search and Rescue
  • Incident Management
  • Disaster Medical Operations

In the event of a major emergency or disaster on campus, public safety resources may be overwhelmed. CERT education aims to lessen the impact of disasters on participating individuals, enabling them to assist family members, neighbors, or coworkers immediately following an emergency until responders arrive.

Volunteers can receive additional training to act as a force multiplier, supplementing response or incident management operation at the direction of the Lincoln University Police Department.

Join LU CERT today and make a significant impact in your community during emergencies. Together, we can ensure a safer campus for everyone.


Sierra Thomas
LUPD Compliance Officer
Lincoln University Police Department
Lorenzo Green Hall
900 Leslie Boulevard
Jefferson City, MO 65101
P: 573-681-5555