The Office of Risk Management is dedicated to managing, mitigating, and proactively addressing risks and uncertainties that may affect WesternU’s operations and objectives.
Our office works to identify areas of risk and potential liability; and develop risk response strategies to mitigate loss and maximize opportunities.
We provide advice on risk-related matters, establish the University’s risk financing and insurance strategy and assist in the development of programs, policies and best practices to reduce the University’s total cost of risk. We work with the College’s and Operating Units to identify various risks from people, assets, fiscal and strategic operations, apply appropriate risk management strategies and enhance awareness of risks.
To promote a culture of risk awareness by engaging University stakeholders in the day-to-day management of risks. An integral part of this mission is embedding risk ownership into management of activities at all levels of the University.
Our vision is to strive to improve and raise awareness of risk management by providing the necessary services to faculty, staff, students, Colleges and Departments by identifying and investigating risks of loss.
To collaborate with the campus community to provide excellent and timely risk management resources and services to our internal and external customers, identify and assess risk, increase safety, and decrease the potential loss while advancing the mission of the University.
We reach these goals by:
- Treating others in a professional and courteous manner;
- Taking responsibility for finding a solution to an issue for those seeking our services; and
- Continuously evaluating and improving our performance.
We assist faculty, staff, and student leaders with assessing risks and liability exposures associated with WesternU activities. This allows us to make specific recommendations that can mitigate and minimize liability exposures while maintaining the integrity of the University’s programs and functions. We are best able to assist you if you provide us with written details of the proposed activity as far in advance as possible. Please note that while we always strive r to provide services in a timely fashion, there may be times where certain requests for risk management assistance may take priority over others, based upon the urgency of the request, the authority of the individual making the request, the significance of the risk management and/or legal issues, and the overall impact or importance of the issue.
Manage claim filing process for liability claims: Property, Automobile, General Liability, Healthcare Professional Liability, Educators Legal Liability, Student Accident.
Review of contracts containing insurance provisions, waivers of subrogation, additional insured requirements, indemnification, or hold harmless clauses.
Identify and assess risks inherent in the University’s current and contemplated operations and activities, and help develop operating procedures that will minimize the University’s vulnerability to achieving its goals.
- General Liability
- Commercial Property
- Business Automobile Liability
- Healthcare Professional Liability
- Educators Legal Liability
- Workers Compensation
- Student Excess Accident Insurance