How We Can Assist

Northern Michigan University's Risk and Insurance Management Department can assist with the following information and services:


Property and Liability Insurance

Risk Management can advise on questions or issues related to NMU’s property and liability insurance.

Certificates of Insurance

When a University entity rents or uses an outside facility, if required Risk Management can provide a certificate of insurance.

International Travel

Risk management can advise on insurance coverage for faculty, staff and students traveling on university business outside of the United States.

Motor Vehicle

Risk Management can advise on insurance coverage for university owned or long term leased vehicles and personal vehicles used for university business.

Incidents and Claims

Risk Management should be contacted regarding accidents and injuries, claims for loss of damage to NMU property, and liability insurance claims and lawsuits.


Internship or Practicum Affiliation Agreements

Internship or Practicums that count as university credits need to be approved.

Facility Use Agreements

Facilities Use Agreements should be established when an external party or group uses a university facility.

Contract Review to Address Insurance Issues

Risk Management can review contracts to assess insurance issues.

Personal and Limited Service Contracts

An independent contractor can be hired if the services you are considering are not provided on campus. As of July 2024, the responsibility for Personal and Limited Service Contracts has been transferred to the Purchasing Department. Please contact Purchasing at (906) 227-2360;; or send a contract to Purchasing at 136 Services Building.


Fixed Assets

General Fixed Asset Information

Risk Management can advise on fixed assets, including ownership, insurance, and loss control.

Vehicle License Plates

Municipal license plates for university owned vehicle are obtained from Risk Management.

Resources for Staff and Faculty

Class Participation Waiver of Liability Form

Instructors can ask students in their program or class to sign an Assumption of Risk waiver to help manage risk.

Contact Information

Katrina Mattila
NMU Risk and Insurance Manager


Jill Compton
Director of Internal Audit & Risk Management