Overview of Recommendations of Virginia Tech Internal Review Committees

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on August 22, 2007

Follow up to Report to June 13, 2007 posting, Report to the President on the Issues Raised by the Virginia Tech Tragedy, this press release and related documents today from Virginia Tech: “On May 9, 2007, Virginia Tech President Charles Steger directed three internal reviews in the wake of the April 16 tragedy on the Virginia Tech campus. He directed the chairs “to look at strengths and weaknesses of our existing systems/infrastructure and how they may be improved or augmented to address emergency situations that might arise in the future.”

  • “The Security Infrastructure Group was charged with examining the university’s existing security systems and recommending changes that would enhance the university’s ability to respond quickly and effectively in situations where the safety of the campus community is jeopardized.” Read the full Security Infrastructure Group report (77 pages, PDF).
  • “The Information and Communications Infrastructure Group analyzed and inventoried the communication infrastructure and information systems used during the crisis period, evaluated their performance, and identifies tactics and strategies for improvements.” Read the full Information and Communications Infrastructure Group report (147 pages, PDF)
  • “The Interface Group evaluated the relationships between the university’s student counseling services, academic affairs, judicial affairs, and the legal system.” Read the full Interface Group report (26 pages, PDF)
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