Continuity of Operations (COOP)

Continuity of Operations (COOP) planning is a vital part of the University’s business continuity solution, Seminole Secure, which is a four-part program designed to improve disaster preparedness and response at Florida State University. The program guides designated University Units through the creation of a business impact analysis and disaster recovery plan, a risk assessment, annual COOP plans, and vulnerability scanning. COOP plans are required to be reviewed annually and must be approved by April 1 every year.

Florida State University’s Emergency Management Division and Information Technology Services have been recognized for their work on security projects and initiatives that demonstrate outstanding business value and thought leadership. FSU is one of two universities nationwide to receive the CSO50 award, a recognition by cybersecurity publishing company CSO, for the Seminole Secure program.


For more information on the COOP policies and related procedures, please visit the links below:

4-OP-E-10 Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) | Policies and Procedures (

4-OP-H-5 Information Security Policy | Policies and Procedures (

4-OP-H-5.1 Procedure For Defining University Units.pdf (

Seminole Secure | Information Technology Services (

COOP Application

The COOP application creates a standardized Continuity of Operations (COOP) template which has been developed by FSU Emergency Management. This application provides a structure for formulating a COOP Plan to coordinate restoring vital services after a disaster. Continuity of Operations Planning is part of the fundamental mission of the University as a responsible and reliable public institution. COOP Coordinators are required to enter information into the application to compile their plans for their University Unit.

To access the COOP Application, click HERE.

Emergency Management has provided an After Action Report Improvement Plan template for University Units to utilize after a COOP Activation or Exercise/Test/Drill. Click HERE to download. 

Listed below are user guides designed to assist COOP users with navigation of the application. For additional assistance please contact