Student Organizations & Activities

Student Leaders
Policies & Risk Management
  • Is the process of identifying and evaluating the risks associated with activities and operations of an organization; developing a means to control, reduce, or eliminate those risks.
  • Is any possibility about a future event or experience that threatens your organization's ability to accomplish its purpose, host an event, maintain status as a RSO, maintain a healthy and safe environment for you and others, or avoid legal or financial sanctions.
  • Is identifying the many unexpected factors that can occur, causing harm those involved, properties, and even the reputation of your RSO, and proactively preparing to respond to such incidents.

Risk management should be an integral part of the event planning process.

Each student has the responsibility to be fully acquainted with and comply with the IUPUI Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct.

The ultimate responsibility for performance rests with the RSO and its members themselves.

Risk can be categorized into 5 areas:

  • Physical – risk related to physical activities, travel, food illnesses, etc.
  • Reputation – risk related to damaging the character or image of individuals, the organization, or institution.
  • Emotional – risk related to the discomfort or damaging to an individual's personal feelings and well-being.
  • Financial – risks that negatively affect the fiscal strength of the organization or related parties.
  • Facilities – risks that inhibit the activity from taking place including weather, space, property damage, equipment, etc.

Plan for the unexpected as much as possible. Think about the worst case scenario and plan for those situations. Take time to consider the risks and develop a risk management plan. Be sure to follow established policy guidelines.