Student Risk Management

The following resources have been designed to assist student organization leaders, members, and advisors in learning to identify the potential and perceived risks involved in their activities. The resources are provided to encourage the development of prudent judgment skills used to reduce risk and increase success, and help student leaders create an environment within their organizations that is productive, safe, enjoyable, and educational.

Student leaders as well as faculty and staff advisors are encouraged to collaborate on the creation of student organization environments that support members and leaders in their decision-making processes. Students should be empowered to make intelligent, fair and reasonable choices within the boundaries established by state, federal or local laws, Arizona State University Code of Conduct as well as institutional policies, and the educational mission of Arizona State University. To support this distributed model of student risk management, in which advisors serve as a first point of contact for student groups, please utilize the planning guides and resources.

Insurance Questions?

ASU provides non-employees (students) participating in off-campus university activities such as course study field trips and student organizations field activities with limited medical/health insurance coverage. However, students are encouraged to maintain their own adequate levels of health/medical insurance. Students should be asked to sign a waiver or release form containing emergency information, notification, and show proof of adequate medical insurance coverage before attending a group activity. A sample release form is available at the SORC. In addition, if the organization contracts to receive services from a third party, the organization should confirm that the third party has sufficient insurance by contacting ASU Insurance Services at 480-965-1851 for guidance. Visit ASU Insurance Services for additional information.

For comprehensive information about Student Risk Management, including suggestions to use in planning your activities, please visit the Student Risk Management web site.


Last updated: July 27, 2011 by Memorial Union WebTeam