About URMIA

About Us

The University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA) is an international non-profit educational association serving colleges and universities. Our core purpose is to promote the advancement and application of effective risk management principles and practices in institutions of higher education. Our membership includes thousands of professionals at more than 600 institutions of higher education and 100 companies supporting those institutions. 


Our ​Mission

Mission

The mission of the University Risk Management and Insurance Association is to advance the discipline of risk management in higher education.

Vision

URMIA is the preeminent source of innovative and effective risk management ideas and solutions to the challenges facing institutions of higher education in the pursuit of their academic, social, and economic goals.

Values

URMIA is pledged to the advancement of higher education risk management and the professional growth of our members. Our conduct is guided by the highest ethical standards. All interactions are characterized by trust, accessibility, diversity, innovation and camaraderie.


2021 Strategic Goals    See Objectives

Strategic Goal 1

Connect Members to Each Other

“You do not have to go it alone. URMIA members help each other.”

Leader: Matt Tuttle, University of Utah

 

Strategic Goal 2

Connect Members with Professional Development

“We offer you many educational opportunities in formats that fit your needs. We provide you a framework to meet core competencies for higher ed risk managers.”

Leader: Craig McAllister, University of Miami

 

Strategic Goal 3

Connect Members to Resources and Tools

“We are working to make it easier for you to access content that can help you do your job.”

Leader: Sandy Mitchell, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

Strategic Goal 4

Connect our Actions to the Long-standing Values of our Members that Promote Diversity and Inclusivity

...within our Community and the Profession of Higher Education Risk Management

“Diversity and inclusion are critical to evolve our organization and profession. We are committed to taking intentional and affirmative steps as we progress into the future.”

Leader: Courtney Davis Curtis, University of Chicago