URMIAnetwork Rules & Etiquette

Thank you for joining our members-only discussion communities, a platform for interactive peer-to-peer support. Posts in the community are intended to stimulate conversations and serve as a means to share resources. You will receive a digest email of discussions in the communities to which you are subscribed. By joining, you agree that you have read and will follow these rules and guidelines. Please send questions about community etiquette, your digest emails, and community subscriptions to the URMIA National Office via this Contact Us link.


  • Be professional – do not use defamatory, abusive, or offensive language.

  • Do not promote your products and services. Instead focus on best practices and key findings. Respond to a member individually with information if you believe it would help them.

  • Posts should relate to higher education risk management or selected member news, such as retirement, professional awards, etc. If you have a question about whether a post is appropriate, please contact the URMIA National Office.

  • Institutional job openings may be posted, but should not include detailed job descriptions. Please take advantage of the URMIA Career Center for that purpose.

  • Post a message in one community only, and not in multiple communities. The All Members Community includes institutional, affiliate, student, and retiree members. Choose whether you wish all members to see your post, or whether the topic is more appropriate to post in a community limited by type of member, topical area, or event.

  • Post material protected by copyright only with the documented permission of the copyright owner.

  • Mass solicitation of members is prohibited; we do not sell our member list.

  • URMIA reserves all rights to edit or delete posted messages it considers inappropriate, off-topic, or self-promotional.

URMIA Values

URMIA is committed to equal treatment, opportunity, and respect in its relations with anyone in the association. Every community member is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, and any other legally protected status; physically or sexually assaulting, emotionally abusing, or harassing anyone; and depriving anyone of rights in his or her physical or intellectual property.


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URMIA does not actively monitor the site for inappropriate postings and does not on its own undertake editorial control of postings. However, in the event that any inappropriate posting is brought to the attention of URMIA, we will take all appropriate action. URMIA reserves the right to reject any message for any reason and to terminate access of any user who does not abide by these guidelines.

These Community Rules are regularly reviewed by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors strives to review and update the code once every three years at a minimum. Be sure to review these guidelines periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version.

I acknowledge that the URMIA network is to be used exclusively for member-to-member networking, and that the collection or use of member contact information for marketing of any kind by a member or any third party is strictly prohibited. I understand that failure to abide by these terms will result in the termination of my membership.