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Risk Management Services

Risk Management Services provides proactive support for many areas critical to the strategic, operational and financial foundation of the university.

RMS helps identify, analyze and mitigate risks so that the university can freely pursue opportunities for growth and advancement.


To identify, protect and conserve university resources from loss

Successful accomplishment of the University's strategic goals depends heavily on risk mitigation, whether through reduction and prevention of risk, or though reduction and prevention of risks, or through implementing and enhancing controls.

Risk Management Process

The University of North Texas operations are similar to that of a small city or town. The university has hundreds of chemicals, biologicals, and toxins on campus, some hazardous and some non-hazardous. The university must comply with relevant Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) , Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ), Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS), and TDSHS Radiation Control Program standards. 

ENVM personnel are committed to providing superior service and support for a broad range of activities within the university.

ENVM is responsible for all regulatory issues including lab safety, storm water, waste disposal, radiation safety, mold abatement, cleanroom safety, asbestos abatement, refrigerant safety, chemical safety, nanomaterials safety, spill response, Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) safety, biotoxin safety, biosafety, indoor air quality and industrial hygiene safety, and air emissions reporting.

Emergency Preparedness & Insurance Management (EPIM) is responsible for implementing and carrying out programs in support of UNT Risk Management’s mission of identifying, protecting, and conserving university resources while also supporting and furthering the university’s core mission.

Emergency Preparedness focuses on preventing, mitigating, preparing for, responding to, and recovering from events that have the potential to negatively impact university personnel, property, and operations. Emergency Preparedness programs include health and food safety, fire and life safety, emergency management, business continuity, risk assessments, event safety, and various other programs that focus on protecting the university community.

Insurance Management provides oversight and management of UNT’s risk finance programs to include procurement and placement of multiple lines of traditional insurance as well as self-insured programs. In addition, Insurance Management coordinates and manages a number of other risk functions to include claims management and investigation, loss prevention, contract review, workers’ compensation and return to work, athletic insurance claims management, youth camp procedures to include insurance and background checks, and training for those working with minors.