Associated Students, Inc. (ASI)
California State University, Dominguez Hills
Risk Management Policy
Approved February 8, 2019 at Rules, Policies, Procedures Committee
The activities and services of the Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) are exposed to varying degrees of risk, whether the activities take place on or off the University campus. ASI desires to meet its responsibilities arising from the activities and services it participates in and provides. The purpose of this policy is to ensure that the risks evolving forth are anticipated, managed, and mitigated. The policy is designed to protect the safety and well being of ASI employees, board members, guests, volunteers and participants while preserving and protecting the physical property of the University and ASI. It is the goal of the ASI Risk Management Policy to assist in the identification and review of risk, to facilitate the selection and implementation of the best risk management techniques for any ASI activity, service, program or aspect of operations; including the Children’s Center and Radio Station.
It is the policy of ASI to promote and facilitate a safe and secure learning environment for its employees, board members, guests, volunteers and participants. The ASI Executive Director and all ASI management/administrative personnel shall review activities and services to ensure appropriate risk management precautions and procedures are in place or developed. ASI staff may be delegated authority and responsibility by the ASI Executive Director to assume this responsibility in routine activities. The ASI Executive Director (or approved designee) may consult with campus and external risk management professionals as well as ASI Legal Counsel, prior to approval of any activity or service. ASI shall strive to be in compliance with the risk management requirements of the CSU system and CSU Dominguez Hills where prudent and practical.
The ASI Executive Director is designated as the ASI Risk Management Officer for the corporation. In this capacity, the ASI Executive Director shall review activities and programs to ensure that effective procedures are in place or developed for ASI programs/activities to minimize and/or mitigate liability and risk exposure. Professional and student staff may be delegated authority by the ASI Executive Director to carry out this policy in routine programs. The ASI Executive Director or designee may consult with appropriate professionals in the areas of law, insurance, risk management, etc. as necessary before approving any program which can by defined as new, unusual or suggesting risk to ASI. The Board of Directors will be consulted and/or advised when there is sufficient risk exposure to which may warrant securing additional insurance coverage or the cancellation of a program/activity.
All reasonable steps shall be taken by ASI personnel to reduce risk exposure. The following steps shall be taken on a regular, ongoing basis:
4. Evaluation of Risk
The ASI Executive Director or designee shall analyze and take appropriate reasonable action to determine that each program adheres to this policy. Issues which cannot be resolved may be referred to the California State University, Dominguez Hills Risk Management Officer for evaluation.