Members of NIRSA and staff at Ian McGregor & Associates have recently been made aware that at least one major insurance company may be looking into excluding head injuries from university liability policies. A deeper look into what this would mean for campus recreation departments and professionals is explored in the most recent issue of the SportRisk newsletter.

NIRSA and Ian McGregor and Associates are actively tracking this issue by reaching out to campus recreation professionals in the U.S. and Canada, as well as to university system risk managers. We are in early conversations about collaborating on a webinar and/or session at  NIRSA 2017 about this topic. Stay tuned to the NIRSA news or follow @NIRSAlive on Twitter for details about these resources.

Don’t forget that NIRSA members can discuss issues related to risk management and share resources in NIRSA’s Risk Management Community of Practice—hundreds of posts have been made in this discussion forum and the resource library has dozens of ideas to inspire you.

  • For more information, contact NIRSA Executive Communications, Advocacy, and External Affairs, Erin O’Sullivan.

Pam Watts is Executive Director of NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation, headquartered in Corvallis, Oregon. Pam is a Certified Association Executive and she can be reached at