To assist in identifying, analyzing, treating, monitoring, and controlling risks that may hinder the reputation, safety, security and financial prosperity of Ivy Tech Community College.
What We Do
We provide consultation and insurance and claims management; support the statewide coordinator for safety and security and disaster preparedness; inform policies and procedures to support safe and compliant operations; and design tools to assist the campus community in managing risk. We strive to be a valued partner and desire for all to take part in the risk management process.
Jennifer Bowersock, Director of Risk Management
Jabari Lewis, Assistant Director of Risk Management
Accident Report Forms should be used to advise appropriate College officials of cases of bodily injury or property damage. Report all accidents immediately.
The Incident Report Form should be used to advise appropriate College officials of cases of student academic dishonesty, personal misconduct, or other behavioral concerns.
If you see something, say something.
Affiliate sites and certain third parties doing business with the College require proof of financial responsibility in case of an accident. Whenever third parties request “evidence of insurance” or “proof of insurance,” they are requesting a Certificate of Insurance. Examples are car rental agencies, clinical sites, and off-site locations that the College may be using for a conference or special event.
Releases & Waivers of Liability
- Club Sports Waiver
- Release & Waiver of Liability (Voluntary Activity)
- Release & Waiver of Liability (Curriculum Requirement)
- Recreation and Wellness Waiver
- Activity Risk Assessment
- Best Practices for Non-Academic Programs Involving Minors
- Driver Authorization Procedures
- UAS (Drone) Guidelines
When setting up at your workstation, utilize the OSHA e-tool checklist to create a safe and comfortable fit. Be sure to maintain a neutral body posture. Click here to learn how. Regardless of how good your working posture is, working in the same posture or sitting still for prolonged periods is not healthy. You should change your working position frequently throughout the day, taking regular 30-60 second microbreaks every 30 minutes in the following ways: Make small adjustments to your chair or backrest. Stretch your fingers, hands, arms, and torso. Stand up and walk around for a few minutes periodically. Interested in additional exercises and stretches? Click here for more.
- Fitness Instructor Guidelines
If Ivy Tech, or its sponsored organizations, clubs or departments, wishes to serve or sell food, it is operating as a food establishment under Indiana law and is therefore subject to a host of dept of health regulations around certification, sanitation, and operations. Ivy Tech is not an exempt entity. To engage in food service and sales, one must adhere to the Indiana Food Code. Conducting a bake sale or food fundraiser with home-prepared goods would not be allowable. Pre-packaged, shelf-stable food items made for service or sale, however, are allowable. Pitch-in style gatherings for a private group, club or department are allowable, however, we urge caution and recommend the following actions: 1) ensure that the condition of areas for food storage, distribution and eating are appropriate and safe; 2) require volunteer cooks to acknowledge receipt and understanding of the USDA's 7 Food Safety Steps and these Food Allergy guidelines; 3) ensure all dishes are appropriately labeled and list ingredients where potential food allergens may be present; and 4) appoint a food coordinator or supervisor for oversight.
- International Student Health Insurance
- International Travel Field Guide
- Minimum Insurance Requirements for Contracts
- Pathogen Exposure Protocol
- Photo Guidelines
- Volunteer Guidelines
The College manages its risks in four general ways: 1) by avoiding a possibly hazardous task or condition, 2) by modifying the risk to an acceptable level, 3) by transferring the risk to another party by means of a contract and/or insurance purchase, and 4) by retaining the risk after other treatment techniques have been considered.
This section explains technique 3) and the types of insurance policies the College purchases to address its Property and Liability exposures. This summary is intended to provide a high-level overview. Individual claims are subject to the specific terms, conditions and exclusions contained in the appropriate insuring document(s).
The College maintains liability coverage for property damage and bodily injury as well as uninsured and underinsured motorist’s coverage on all of its owned, leased, hired, rented or borrowed vehicles when the driver is an approved driver on College business. The College carries physical damage coverage on all autos which are leased, hired, rented or borrowed, except for those leased, hired, rented or borrowed from an employee. Of owned vehicles, physical damage coverage applies only to those from the last five model years.
This coverage is designed to cover wrongful acts, such as unlawful discrimination or education malpractice, inherent in the operations of an institution of higher education.
The College maintains coverage for Fiduciary Liability to cover those Insureds (the College, trustees, management committee members, Employee Benefit Plan committee members, and College employees) while acting in their capacity as a fiduciary of an Employee Benefit Plan or as a person performing administration of employee benefits.
This coverage is designed to cover occurrences involving Bodily Injury, Personal Injury, Property Damage or Advertising Injury to third parties.
The College maintains insurance to protect its liability arising from its participation in activities outside of the United States, its territories and possessions.
The plan provides coverage for Accidents and Sickness; Medical Evacuation; Repatriation of Remains; Accidental Death & Dismemberment; Political & Natural Disaster Evacuation; Trip Cancellation/Interruption. For short term travel, the cost for enrolled students is $25 and $50 for guests.
This coverage is designed to cover wrongful acts of faculty instructing or supervising students, and also students participating in practicum or clinical training, in a Human Services, Mortuary Science or Health Division program.
The College maintains insurance against losses to the buildings and personal property it either owns or for which it is legally responsible. A variety of causes of loss are covered, including loss or damage resulting from burglary or theft.
For students registered in credit courses, the College provides no-fault accident insurance in a designated amount of $3,000 for injuries sustained while participating in a College course, a College-sponsored activity, on College premises or any premises designated by the College (i.e. clinical site). Club, intramural and recreational sports activities are excluded from coverage. This accident insurance is excess insurance, meaning all other valid and collectible medical insurance must be utilized prior to the consideration of this insurance. Coverage is provided at no cost to the student.
Worker’s Compensation protects employees in the event of injury, illness, or death caused by a work-related accident while on the job. Injured workers are entitled to medical and wage loss benefits under Indiana’s Worker's Compensation Act.