Enterprise Risk Management

We at Virginia Commonwealth University are committed to operating ethically and efficiently in every way. That includes doing everything we can to foresee, manage and mitigate potential risks before they occur.

VCU's enterprise risk management (ERM) program is a comprehensive approach to identifying and mitigating risks that could severely impact the university and prevent us from meeting our goals. VCU is committed to doing everything possible to prevent potentially significant “surprises” before they happen.

ERM is a dynamic process. We continually assess and mitigate the risks we face. If you become aware of any risk to the university, please communicate it to your functional area ERM Steering Committee Member or email us at srm@vcu.edu.

Thank you for your support, 

Thomas Briggs
Chair, ERM Steering Committee 

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) is the process of purposeful planning, organizing, leading and controlling the activities of an organization to minimize the effects of unwanted risk upon the organization.  The ERM process, based upon a modified COSO model, helps VCU’s leadership identify and manage potential risks to provide reasonable assurance that VCU can achieve its objectives and create value for its stakeholders as well as prevent losses.  Regardless of where risk exists across VCU, these risks can impact our organization’s reputation. ERM is an organization-wide holistic approach integrating risk management with strategic planning.

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please contact
the Associate Director of Business Resilience

Sarah O'Neill