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Welcome to Risk Management 

Risk Management is ready to assist all University Departments in treating loss exposures and in implementing loss-prevention programs to limit potential losses.  We are responsible for coordinating the risk management activities of the University in the areas of property insurance, general and automobile liability insurance, workplace safety, crime insurance, campers insurance, professional liability, electronic data processing equipment, miscellaneous property, fine art, and much more.

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University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA) presents:



Webinar:"Managing Risks with Student Groups" - Held on Monday, November 2, 2015 from 12pm to 1pm Eastern Standard Time (EST)

About the Webinar

Institutions of higher education generally have a wide variety or student organizations conducting meetings and holding events at any given time. What are the unique risks that are particularly important to consider for student organizations? This webinar will highlight some of the risks for student organizations that warrant your institution's attention. The session will review legal precedents, as well as risks involving Greek organizations, club sports, and other undergraduate and graduate student groups. Key risks include funding considerations, travel, events, involvement of faculty advisors, third party contracts, and insurance, as well as enforcement of campus policies on alcohol, hazing, and non-discrimination.


Webinar: "Mitigating Travel Risks with University Policies and Procedures" - Held on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 from 12pm to 1pm EST

About the Webinar

Join On Call International’s Jim Hutton, Chief Security Officer, as he explores university travel issues and associated risk management best practices. Mr. Hutton will discuss various topics such as which functions and roles should oversee policies and procedures related to international travel, important proactive measures to consider, how to best educate traveling students on health and safety precautions, crisis response procedures and more. This webinar will explore the various measures that campus professionals should take to protect their students—and their institutions—from the risks associated with international travel.


Webinar: "Can It Begin with Me? Risk Leadership on Campus." - Held on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 from 12pm to 1pm EST

About the Webinar

You don’t have to sit on the president’s cabinet or hold the title of “risk manager” to become a risk leader at your institution. Employees in every office and department can learn the basics of risk management and how it applies to the work they do. Once you have launched your own risk education, you can enlist co-workers and supervisors to raise the level of risk awareness on campus. Join Paula Vene Smith, author of Engaging Risk: A Guide for College Leaders to discuss how risk leadership begins with you.

Webinar: "Lab Risks: The Role of Risk Assessment within the Risk Management Paradigm" - Held on Thursday, November 5, 2015 from 12pm to 1pm EST

About the Webinar

Risk assessment is the process of identifying hazards within a workplace and determining the likelihood (risk) that these hazards will cause harm. Risk management is the process of managing potential hazards such that risk is reduced to acceptable levels to ensure safe and successful outcomes and compliance. Risk management controls both the hazard and the probability of harm, not merely the probability alone, and risk management is good management. 

This Risk Management Week Webinar will introduce concepts of hazard and risk assessment and demonstrate their role in safety management, hazard communication and risk management programs. Environmental Health & Safety professionals and other campus employees will learn terms, techniques and protocols for conducting risk assessment in their workplace and the use of findings for determination of controls appropriate to reduce such risk to acceptable levels for effective risk management. Examples will be presented to illustrate practical application of risk assessment within the risk management paradigm.


Webinar: "Data Breach 201" - Held on Friday, November 6, 2015 from 12pm to 1pm EST

About the Webinar 

Join us as we delve deeper into data breaches.  What are the latest breach trends affecting Higher Ed? What are the best ways to work together as an organization to respond to a data breach effectively?  What steps can you take before a data incident occurs so that your university is best poised to handle and recover from the breach?  We will take a closer look at the “nitty gritty” of a data breach, including the timelines and expectations of an evolving situation, so that your university is situated to best respond to a data incident and minimize ramifications from a regulatory and third party claims perspective.