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Risk Management

Cartoon of a group of women, several womeon of color, working in a lab environment, wearing lab coats and goggles.
Illustration courtesy of Clare Mallison.

What is risk?

We define risk as uncertainty. When there is more than one possible outcome, when the outcome is unknown, or when the outcome is variable.

Risk Management is the process of managing uncertainty, optimizing positive outcomes, and minimizing negative ones.

The Office of Risk Management facilitates some traditional risk management programs for the University, and assists other offices in managing their risks. 

Looking for more information or help?

If your office is interested in consulting with the Office of Risk Management to discuss a new, unique, or difficult risk you are trying to manage, or just looking for someone to bounce ideas off of, please reach out to us by phone or email.