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The VCU Risk Management and Insurance Program is home to a nationally recognized program that prepares students for high-demand careers in risk management, financial services and other areas of the insurance industry.

Our degree programs include:

Our students have access to:

  • Networking — Attending VCU RMI events and career-enhancing meetings and conferences expose students to networking opportunities with industry leaders and professionals.
  • Scholarships — Through ongoing industry support, we are able to offer significant scholarship funding each academic year
  • Internships — Paid and for-credit internships with industry employers are available to students to provide real world experience bolster resumes
  • Employment — Risk management insurance is a high-demand industry with 500,000 new jobs projected in the next five years.

Program Overview

Get Involved

Gamma Iota Sigma is the international business fraternity for students pursuing careers in insurance, risk management and actuarial science. Student leaders and faculty advisors work to provide career-focused events and trainings, exposing students to industry leaders. Active GIS students who are successful academically often graduate with multiple job offers in the industry. 

To join, email your completed application form to or bring to Snead Hall B-4134. You will be sent an electronic dues invoice and can pay by check or online. For more information, email graingerl@vcu.du  

We are thankful for industry partners who choose to participate in our Annual Program Sponsorship program. These sponsorships provide enriched experiences and valuable programming for students. Through these opportunities, valuable connections are created between our students and RMI-focused companies and organizations

The RMI Program offers retirement planning seminars taught by outside industry professionals. Learn how to manage investment risks, use new tax laws to your advantage, make informed decisions about your company retirement plan and adjust your estate plan based on new laws. This course blends financial education with life planning to help you build wealth, align your money with your values and achieve your retirement lifestyle goals.

The RMI Advisory Council partners with the RMI Program to advance the quality and relevance of its educational efforts and bring practical "real world" experience to the program.

This outstanding group of risk management and insurance executives benefits RMI majors by providing advice on the quality and relevance of our educational and research programs, offering student internships and hosting a popular annual conference which draws prominent speakers and regional attendees. Members also lecture to classes and speak at student events.  Please reach out to if you are interested in serving on our Advisory Council.

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  • Becoming a part of the RMI program was one of the best decisions I have made.
    Alan Castillo
    Associate Underwriter with James River Insurance Company, Class of 2016
  • Insurance is the backbone of the American economy. It is the key tool of risk management that helps to facilitate commerce.
    Kyle Samuel, CIC
    Managing Director at USI Insurance Services

Contact us

Robert W. Taylor
Executive Director, Risk Management and Insurance Program
Snead Hall, Room B4134
(804) 828-3169

Lauren U. Grainger 
Program manager, Risk Management and Insurance Program
Snead Hall, Room B4134
(804) 828-1479


2021 Annual Program Sponsors

2021 Annual Program Sponsors

Want to become a sponsor? More info here. 

Platinum - $5,000

Gold - $4,000

Silver - $2,500

Friend - $1,500

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