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Today’s Educational Institutions face various types and levels of complex risks – from data breaches and fraud, to campus security and bullying and harassment, to sexual misconduct, and state and federal regulatory compliance and asset management. Cyber incidents at academic institutions like Harvard, Purdue, University of Maryland, and others underscore the growing vulnerabilities of schools to data compromises. The recent tragedies at Virginia Tech and Sandy Hook highlight the gravity of securing the health and safety of students and the increased exposure schools face. In addition, property damage, reputational harm, educator’s legal liability, and other exposures add to the mix of risk schools throughout the country must smartly address.

RPS, a Managing General Agent/Underwriting Manager and nationally focused wholesale insurance broker, provides key insurance solutions to respond to the numerous risks involved in running an Educational Institution. Our national team of industry experts can help you meet the complex needs and challenges of these schools that may affect their future with our programs. In our Higher Education niche, we also provide risk management services, assessing the strategic, operational, financial, and hazard exposures of colleges and universities to help stem losses and contain costs.

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Ensuring Implementation of School Anti-Harassment Policies

Sexual harassment in the workplace is an issue filling our airwaves these days with one allegation after another made against high-profile individuals…

School Insurance Protects as Bullying Incidents Often Turn into Lawsuits

Campaigns against youth bullying—some featuring prominent celebrities such as Lady Gaga and Gwen Stefani—have brought the problem into the mainstream …

After Penn State Abuse Scandal: Crisis Management for Educational Institutions

In 2011, Jerry Sandusky, football coach at Penn State, was charged with 52 counts of sexual abuse between 1994 and 2009.

Preventing Violence in the Workplace

There were 417 homicides at workplaces across the country in 2015, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Three hundred fifty-four of those were…

Risk Management: Sexual Assault in Schools

A recent article by the Associated Press (AP) after conducting a yearlong investigation shed light on the extent of sexual assault taking place at our…

Cyber Preparedness Vital to Educational Institutions

MSU is just the latest in the line of educational institutions to announce a data breach.