About Risk Services

The Risk Services offices are located in Barn H, one of the historic buildings at the base of campus.

Risk Services is administratively located within the Business and Administrative Services (BAS) division within the Risk and Safety Services unit. Risk Services supports the campus by helping to identify risk exposures, recommending strategies to reduce or eliminate identified risks, and administering the campus's insurance programs in a variety of ways.

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)
ERM is a strategic approach that seeks to manage risk to create greater financial stability and help the university achieve its mission. To this end, we facilitate implementation of campus and system-wide initiatives and gather information to inform institutional risk awareness. Additionally, we serve on campus and system-wide committees dedicated to understanding and addressing various risks.

Loss Prevention
Collaboration across units and disciplines leverages various perspectives for more successful loss prevention programs. Risk Services and Environmental Health & Safety collaborate on Safety, Wellness and Injury Management (SWIM) initiatives in support of campus-wide loss prevention. Risk Services manages the Be Smart About Safety (BSAS) program that provides funding to support proactive loss prevention. 

The university’s goal is to prevent all workplace injuries and illnesses. Achieving this goal is the responsibility of every member of the university community. Workers' compensation mitigates risk by evaluating departments’ risks and assists in integrating effective risk management strategies into day-to-day operations. We provide claims data and work with the campus units to improve their incident rates and loss control measures.

Insurance Programs
Risk Services administers the university’s insurance programs. The programs include workers’ compensation, general liability, property and auto as well as other specialized insurance programs. We also facilitate coverage for students, foundation and friends groups, vendors and event holders through the specially developed CampusConnexions insurance programs.

Claims
Risk Services works closely with campus units, employees and the university’s third party claims administrators throughout the claims process for all programs of insurance. As part of workers’ compensation claims services, we facilitate the provision of medical care and the development of transitional work assignments for work-injured employees.

Resource
Because we get inquiries from across the campus and across the system, we may be able to provide a different perspective on a proposed undertaking. If we don't have the subject matter expertise to help you directly, we may know of the resource that has the expertise you need. We can provide risk assessment tools for the evaluation of new undertakings or ongoing operations.