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Risk Management & Compliance

Risk Management & Compliance

Santa Clara University's Department of Risk Management provides risk management and insurance services for the University. Through interaction with SCU faculty, staff and students, Risk Management provides administrative support and guidance in an effort to safeguard the University’s assets, thereby ensuring the preservation of our academic programs.

The role of Risk Management is to reduce the cost and mitigate the risks associated with the operations of the University arising from accidental loss, and the financing of such losses. Losses may arise from fire and water damage, liability claims and litigation, employment-related injuries, theft, and other causes.


  1. Administer the University’s Property, Liability, and other insurance policies and programs.
  2. Investigate and handle self-insured claims in an expeditious manner. Support filing and processing of insured claims with insurance carriers. Coordinate with third-party administrators of claims programs as applicable.
  3. Perform risk assessments and analysis in cooperation with other departments or programs.
  4. Establish levels of self-insurance and administer all self-insurance programs.
  5. Collaborate with University administrators to develop policies and procedures to prevent or minimize losses.
  6. Review contracts and agreements to ensure that the University bears only its proportionate share of any liability or claims that may arise from the agreement, and to ensure that appropriate insurance and other protective clauses are in the agreement.
  7. Provide training, written procedures and guidelines to the University within the scope of the risk management and insurance programs.

Marguerete Moses is the Administrative Assistant for Risk Management, the University Controller's Office, the University Finance Office, the University Budget Office, and Accounts Payable

Contact Us
Samuel Florio
Director, Risk Management and Compliance
(408) 554-4603
Our Address
Santa Clara University
Risk Management Group - Nobili Residence Hall
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

Find Us On Campus

The Risk Management Group Office is located on the first floor of Nobili Residence Hall, directly behind the Mission Church.