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1 University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Risk Management Student Organizations
2 Risk ManagementRisk Management is the process of considering the potential risks to Students and the University, as well as identifying ways to avoid the dangers of activities.Texas law requires universities to provide risk management training to participants of student organizations
3 FUNDING/RECOGNITION WILL NOT BE GRANTED WITHOUT THIS DOCUMENTATION Risk ManagementPresidents have until October _8 ,2014 to present the Risk Management PowerPoint to their membership.An attendance log certifying membership attendance of the Risk Management PowerPoint presentation should be submitted by October _10__, 2014 before 5pm.FUNDING/RECOGNITION WILL NOT BE GRANTED WITHOUT THIS DOCUMENTATION
4 Types of Risk Physical: Reputation: Emotional: Example: Injuries from physical activities, injuries from travel related accidents.Reputation:Example: Negative publicity for UMHB, your organization, your advisor and/or the venue where you are holding event.Emotional:Example: Causing a participant at your event to feel alienated or negatively impact the feelings of a member or members of the UMHB community.
5 Types of Risk Financial: Facilities: Example: Things that can negatively impact the fiscal stability of your organization and/or other organizations financially supporting your event.Facilities:Example: Things which may cause property damage and/or prevent event from being held;bad weathernot enough space for the number of participantslack of equipment or materials needed for the event.
6 Types of Risk Information: Example: Personal information must be maintained confidentially under various laws to protect individuals.FERPA – Family Education Rights & Privacy Act
7 RISK MANAGEMENT MATRIX If you have any questions, contact the Office of Student Organizations at or Safety Dept. atInstructions for completionStep 1: Choose an event your organization plans on conducting.Step 2: List all event activities that are associated with the event.Step 3: Thoroughly identify any potential risks.Step 4: Brainstorm with various event stakeholders to try mitigating any identifiable risk.Name of Event: ____________________List of Special ActivitiesTypes of RiskSeriousnessProbabilityMethod to Manage Risk220.127.116.11.Types of Risk:Physical Emotional Financial ReputationalFacility InformationalPROBABILITYA– Likely to occur immediately or in a short period of time, expected to occur frequently.B– Probably will come in time.C– May occur in time.D– Unlikely to occur.SERIOUSNESSI– May result in death.II- May cause severe injury, major property damage, significant financial loss, and/or result in negative publicity for the organization and/or institutionIII– May cause minor injury, illness, property damage, financial loss, and/or result in negative publicity for the organization and/or institutionIV– Hazard presents a minimal threat to safety, health and well-being of participants.PROBABILITYSeriousnessABCDIIIIIIIVIf any event activity score is within the red or yellow please be sure to check with the Office of Student Organizations or Safety Dept. for assistance in reducing the activity’s risk. The form has been provided as an educational tool to help student leaders to develop a process for identifying and discussing potential risk issues. It is intended for use as part of a larger event planning process, and should only serve as a starting point for your discussion on risk management. Completion of this form does not imply approval or authorization of your event by The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.
8 Required FormsARA - Acknowledgement & Release Agreement (Waiver) must be signed by all participants18 years and older, forAll high risk activities(<18 – signed by Parent/Legal Guardian)Please do not alter these forms in any way
10 Fire & Life Safety If you discover a fire: If the fire alarm sounds: Activate the nearest fire alarm pull station– located at or near each exit.Evacuate immediately– Go to your designated “Emergency Assembly Point” (EAP)- list in Safety Manual Sect. 6.0If the fire alarm sounds:Evacuate immediately – to the EAP.Note: Do not return to the building untilcleared and re-entry authorized by Campus Police.
11 Emergency Preparedness Emergency Sirens:Two locations:At 10th Ave. and College StreetOn Parker Dr. (behind McLane Hall)Activated for various events:haz-mat incidenttornado warningshooter in vicinityWhen the sirens are activated:SHELTER-IN-PLACECheck CRU AlertCheck UMHB websiteRemain sheltered until notified “all clear”
12 Emergency Preparedness TORNADOWatch – conditions favorablestay close to “home”Warning – tornado sighted/detectedShelter-in-Place immediatelyOn lowest floorIn most interior rooms w/o windowsRemain sheltered until “all clear”Important: Do NOT shelter in hallways & corridors (unless absolutely necessary) - lesson learned from the Joplin, MO tornado in 2011.
13 Emergency Preparedness Haz-Mat IncidentExample: Leaking chemical railroad carShelter-in-PlaceGet everyone inside immediatelyClose doors & windowsTurn AC/Heat system offRemain sheltered until “all clear”
14 Emergency Preparedness Shooter/Person w/weaponShelter-in-Place immediatelyLock and/or barricade doorsShelter in interior roomsi.e. out of sightCall 911, then if time allows call Campus Police – 5555Remain sheltered until “all clear”
15 Firearms and Explosive Devices Prohibition includes:Individuals who are licensed to carry firearms:All vehicles.Use, storage, or possession of weapons or dangerous devices including, but not limited to:FirearmsAmmunitionMartial arts devicesKnivesSling shotsAir powered gunsBlow gunsFireworksFlammable liquid.Possession of a weapon or threat of use of a weapon may result in immediate expulsion in addition to the filing of criminal charges.CHL / Concealed Handgun License holders:May not carry firearms on campus, butMay store lawfully owned firearms in privately owned locked motor vehicles in university parking areas.Note: to prevent theft in the event of vandalism it is recommended that any such stored firearms be kept in a locked “lock-box” inside the locked vehicle.
16 Crime PreventionTo report a police, fire, or medical emergency, or to report a crime in progress, dial 911 FIRST and then call or extension from any campus telephone.
17 Student Organizations often meet at night During hours of darkness, walk along lighted pathways. Stay on the lighted paths.Use the "buddy" system. If you find that you must go somewhere on campus by yourself, call the police department for an escort.If you see something suspicious, get the University Police involved by calling on campus.
18 VEHICLESAlarm your vehicle to discourage would-be thieves from breaking into your automobile.Have your car keys in your hand before you leave a buildingPark in lighted areasLook in the back seat before you enter your car
20 Travel, Safety and Common Sense Driving in unfamiliar locations - have a planned route, drive carefully, observe speed limits, lock doorsLodging in unfamiliar locations – know fire exits, lock doors, don’t open door to strangers, know where your sponsors are, use the buddy system
21 Travel, Safety and Common Sense Conduct – UMHB’s student rules of conduct apply off campus as well as on campus. See student handbook for rules of conduct.
22 Travel, Safety and Common Sense Drivers and passengers must use seat belts at all times when vehicle is in motion (one person per seat belt).Drivers mustObey all traffic laws at all timesTake 15 minute break every 4 hoursNot drive more than 10 hours in any 24 hr. periodHave at least 2 drivers for trips over 400 milesDrive with headlights on at all timesNot use electronic devices (i.e. cell phone) while driving
24 The Business of Travel All travel must be approved a week in advance. See UMHB Student Organization Transportation Policy atParticipation in trips and activities is at the student’s own risk.
25 The Business of TravelAll drivers must possess a valid driver’s license.Drivers utilizing personal vehicles mustbe at least 18 years of ageDrivers utilizing university vehicles mustBe 21 years of age &complete the STARS driving program
26 The Business of TravelPersonally owned vehicles used by members of student organizations for travel must be maintained in compliance in respect to State requirements:Valid insuranceValid registrationValid State inspection (tires, lights, wipers, brakes, horn, etc.)
27 The Business of Travel Insurance & Responsibility The Member’s vehicle insurance serves as primary insurance coverage for third-party liability and physical damage to the owner’s vehicle.The Member must assume personal responsibility for any and all fines or traffic violations associated with the use of their personal vehicle.
28 The Business of Travel Disqualification Drivers will be disqualified forAccumulation of 6 points (3 moving violations).Exceeding the speed limit in excess of 20 miles per hour.Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.Offenses against a person involving a vehicle.Drivers must notify their respective Advisor and Student Organization Director immediately if any conditions occur such as those listed above that would disqualify them from driving for the organization.
29 Risky Business! Misconduct Alcohol and Drugs Discrimination and HarassmentHazing
30 General Rules of Student Conduct A student’s enrollment at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is considered by the university to be a declaration of acceptance of the university’s standards of conduct. While attending UMHB, a student is expected to obey the laws of the United States, the State of Texas and the City of Belton. Each student is a representative of UMHB and its Christian standards and is therefore expected to demonstrate appropriate conduct BOTH ON AND OFF CAMPUS.All local, state, and federal laws are supported by the university. Therefore, any such violations are subject to discipline by civil authorities as well as university officials. Students who engage in these behaviors on or off campus may expect disciplinary action to be imposed by the university.
31 MisconductMisconduct – whether on or off campus will be reported to the Dean of Students or other appropriate university official. See student handbook for details regarding student misconduct (process, sanctions and appeal).
32 Alcohol and DrugsThe university is committed to the spiritual, mental, social, and emotional development of students and believes that growth in these areas is greatly impaired by mind-altering substances. Education and learning are especially impaired by alcohol abuse and other drug use. It is the goal of the university to provide a drug-free environment in which to live, work, and learn, to discourage the use of alcohol and drugs and to promote sobriety.The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor has a strict policy regarding students’ use of alcohol or drugs, regardless of the student’s age. The possession, use, sale, purchase, manufacturing, or distribution of alcohol, illegal or controlled substances, mind or perception altering drugs, or the misuse of chemicals such as glues or solvents, at any time, whether on or off campus, is a violation of the Student Standards of Conduct.
33 Alcohol and DrugsThe only exception is the lawful use of prescription medications by the person for whom the medication was intended, or the reasonable use of over-the-counter medications for their intended purpose.Any student who engages in conduct that violates the UMHB Student Standards of Conduct or federal, state, or local laws is subject to discipline whether or not civil or criminal penalties are also imposed for such conduct.If a student violates this policy, at a minimum, the university will impose a disciplinary penalty of disciplinary probation for a specified period of time. Other penalties that may be imposed include suspension from school, suspension of rights and privileges, payment for damage to or misappropriation of property, expulsion, or such other penalty deemed appropriate under the circumstances.
34 Alcohol and DrugsExceptions to Disciplinary Action: In order to encourage students to seek medical attention if necessary for themselves or other students and to promote students’ safety, the university will not impose disciplinary sanctions for violation of the alcohol policy against a student who:requested emergency medical assistance in response to the possible alcohol overdose of the student or another person;was the first person to make the request for medical assistance; andif the student requested emergency medical assistance for the possible alcohol overdose of another person, remained on the scene until the medical assistance arrived; and cooperated with medical assistance and law enforcement personnel.
35 Discrimination or Harassment The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor does not unlawfully discriminate in admissions or any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability. The university reserves the right to take its religious convictions and principals into account in connection with its policies and decisions.The University strives to create a campus environment that is free of unlawful discrimination and harassment for all of its students and employees. Students who violate the university’s discrimination and harassment policies are subject to disciplinary sanctions up to and including expulsion and/or termination of student employment status, and may be subject to criminal charges.
36 Examples of Harassment Communicating verbally or non-verbally, through any medium of communication, offensive or degrading jokes, comments or gestures to, about, or in the presence of another personUsing abusive language or directing abusive conduct toward a particular person or groupCommunicating rumors, defamatory statements or inflammatory comments, verbally or non-verbally, through any medium of communication concerning a particular person or groupBullying (any kind of conduct, speech, gesture, communication or other act which causes or is intended to cause one to suffer fear of physical harm, alarm, intimidation, humiliation or embarrassment, or which creates a hostile environment). Bullying can be a form of unlawful harassment. Whether the conduct is illegal or not, bullying is prohibited by the university.Sexual Harassment or Sexual ViolenceRetaliation for having reported the harassment
37 REPORT IT!Report discrimination or harassment or sexual violence to a university official!If you have immediate safety concerns, first call 911, then call the Campus Police at
38 HAZING As defined by the Education Code: “Any intentional, knowing, or reckless act occurring on or off campus, by one or more persons, directed against a student for the purpose of pledging, being initiated into, affiliating with, holding office in, or maintaining membership in an organization. It is a criminal violation under Texas law.”
39 HAZINGIs strictly prohibited at UMHB, including solicitation to engage in hazing and aiding and abetting another person who is engaged in hazing.Hazing and failure to report hazing are also criminal violation under Texas lawReporting is mandatory!Any person reporting a specific hazing incident to the Dean of Students or other appropriate institutional official is immune from civil and criminal liability unless the report is in bad faith or malicious.
40 Examples of HazingPaddling in any form, pushing, hitting, or physical threatsCreation of excessive fatigue, or forced or coerced participation in calisthenicsPhysical or psychological shocksMisuse of authority by virtue of one’s class rank or leadership positionStriking another student by hand or with any instrumentAny form of physical bondage of a studentTaking a student to an outlying area and dropping him/her off
41 Examples of HazingForcing a student into a violation of the law or a university rule such as indecent exposure, trespassing, violation of visitations, etc.Forcing, requiring, or endorsing another student to drink alcohol or any other substance and/or providing such alcohol or other substanceTheft of property under any circumstancesDefacing trees, ground, or buildingsUnapproved quests, treasure hunts, scavenger hunts, road trips, or other such activitiesCausing a person to wear, publicly, apparel that is conspicuous and not normally in good tasteEngaging in public stunts, buffoonery, or morally degrading or humiliating games or activitiesLate work sessionsOther activities not consistent with the rules, regulations, and policies of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.
42 REPORT IT!To make a report of hazing, or to determine if a proposed activity constitutes hazing, contact the Office of the Dean of Students or, if the Dean of Students is not available, to the Campus Police Department. If the hazing incident is currently occurring, it should be reported without delay. If you have immediate safety concerns, first call 911, then call the Campus Police at
43 Report It!Crimes Hazing Alcohol and Drug Concerns Students of Concern Sexual Harassment Sexual Violence Discrimination
44 Report It! Ray Martin Dean of Students 254-295-4590 firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Byron Weathersbee Vice President for Student LifeSusan Owens Associate Vice President for Human Resources & Title IX CoordinatorDonna Plank Director of Residence LifeUMHB Police DepartmentIf you have immediate safety concerns, first call 911, then call the Campus Police at
45 A Final Word: BE CAREFUL BE SAFE BE APPROPRIATE HAVE FUN! Have the experience of a lifetimeat UMHB!