Compliance Club Becomes URMIA Community


Check out the Compliance Community, URMIA’s newest member resource. 11/6/2019

Introducing …

I am excited to announce URMIA’s newest resource for Institutional members: the Compliance Community – a group of colleagues who work on compliance risk in any capacity across campus. The group began as an informal “club” of colleagues at 15 institutions and 3 systems across the US, getting together for monthly calls and occasional visits at professional conferences. Since publically becoming part of URMIA in September, the group already has grown to about 50 URMIA members.

Why an URMIA Community?

One of the most significant areas of risk for higher education is compliance. It literally impacts every area of enterprise risk on campus, directly and/or indirectly. As institutions face an increasing (and increasingly complex) range of compliance and related risks – often with less-than-ideal resources – a specialized URMIA online community is an ideal way to share information, resources, and colleagueship in this unique area of risk mitigation. As a group, we also can continue to engage in the All Members and Institutional Members Communities to share our expertise with other members.

In short, URMIA provides a mechanism for us to support each other, support other risk professionals in higher education, and protect our institutions. As all of us know, URMIA is the leading association of risk professionals in higher education. And now this community becomes the only association addressing compliance exclusively for higher education.

What’s in it for Me?

The Compliance Community offers the following opportunities:

  • A monthly URMIA Compliance Community conference call throughout the academic year on timely topics
  • An online discussion board where you can ask questions and receive updates about hot compliance topics
  • Opportunities to benefit from targeted compliance content and connecting with others who have compliance responsibilities at URMIA regional and annual conferences
  • Higher education compliance models, samples, and more resources in the URMIA Library

Who Can Join?

Whether you have primary responsibility for compliance, or you only play a part in your campus’ overall compliance efforts (even just for your own unit), you are welcome to join this community as an URMIA Institutional member. Simply email me with your request to join. If you are not an URMIA member, see membership information.

If there are others on your campus who might benefit from being part of this community, they might be able to join at no additional cost. Each URMIA Institutional membership includes multiple individual member slots. The voting member for your organization’s URMIA membership will be able to tell you if your institution has any empty membership slots available that can be allocated to others with compliance responsibilities.

Jeff Chasen

By Jeff Chasen, JD, Associate Vice Provost, Integrity & Compliance, University of Kansas

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