Diponegoro University held a Thematic Community Service with the theme Disaster Response in a program named “Peduli Semeru” (Care for Semeru). The participants of this Community Service will be deployed from January 31, 2022 to March 14, 2022.

This Thematic Community Service began with the recruitment of participants including students from various faculties and study programs, preferably those who have skills related to disaster response such as Wapeala, KSR (Red Cross Youth), and Scout students. However students from different fields of study program and expertise can also register to participate in Thematic Community Service.

The selection of participants was attended by 91 students through a series of tests ranging from interview tests and medical tests, so that students are expected to be able to carry out activities in healthy condition. The selection results stated that only 30 students passed to be involved in this Community Service Program.

To oversee the activities in the field, the deployment of Thematic Community Service was equipped with disaster materials provided by 3 presenters. The first material was presented by the Head of Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) of Lumajang Regency, Patria Dwi H, M.Sc., related to the mapping and mitigation of the Semeru eruption disaster. The second material was delivered by the Rector of Lumajang University, Mr. Dr. M. Hariyadi Eko Romadhon, S.Sos, M.Sc. about personal skills in disaster areas and Cooperation of Community Service Program. While the third material was delivered by the Head of Undip Environmental Science Postgraduate Study Program, Mr. Dr. eng. Maryono, S.T., M.T., related to disaster waste management.

The participants of Thematic Community Service Program is planned to be deployed by Undip Rector, Prof. Dr. Yos Johan Utama, S.H, M.Hum., on January 31, 2022 at LPPM Undip, accompanied by the Chair of LPPM Undip, Prof. Dr. Jamari S.T., M.T.; Deputy Chair of LPPM for Research, Prof. Dr. Agus Subagio, S.Si, M.Sc.; Deputy Chair of LPPM for Community Service, Prof. Dr. Rahayu, S.H, M.Hum.; and Secretary of Service Center of Community Service (P2KKN), Mr. Kurniawan Teguh Martono, S.T., M.T. The Community Service team will be welcomed by the Regent of Lumajang, Mr. H. Thoriqul Haq, S.Ag., MML on the same day.