Members of NIRSA and staff at Ian McGregor & Associates have been tracking developments emerging from major insurance companies whereby at least one of them 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.

In this issue, you will see a snapshot of how 100+ schools across North America are applying concussion protocols, tips for implementing a concussion protocol in campus recreation departments when no Athletic Trainers are involved, benefits of hiring an Athletic Trainer, and much more. For years, the SportRisk newsletter—produced by NIRSA Associate Member Ian McGregor & Associates—has been a trusted resource for NIRSA members.

NIRSA and Ian McGregor and Associates will continue to actively track this issue by reaching out to campus recreation professionals in the U.S. and Canada, as well as to university system risk managers.

Join the conversation

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.

If you will be heading to the 2017 NIRSA Annual Conference & Campus Rec and Wellness Expo in National Harbor next week, be sure to join your colleagues for a Concussions Roundtable Discussion, Wednesday, February 22 at 10:30am; a Sport Clubs Roundtable Discussion, Wednesday, February 22 at 1:00pm; and a Risk Management Roundtable Discussion, Thursday, February 23 at 3:45pm.

  • For more information, contact NIRSA Director of Advocacy and External Affairs, Erin O’Sullivan.
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Pam Watts is currently the Executive Director at NIRSA.