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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 exposes students to networking opportunities with industry leaders and professionals.
  • Scholarships — Through ongoing industry support, the RMI Program is 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 AND bolster resumes.
  • Employment — Risk management insurance is a high-demand industry with 500,000 new jobs projected in the next five years.

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 graingerl@vcu.edu 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.edu.


The VCU RMI Program hosts numerous events throughout the year for both students and regional RMI industry professionals. 

Our signature RMI Conference examines current trends in the industry during a half-day format, featuring prominent industry speakers and panelists. See you in 2022! 

The RMI Trends Talks are virtual, quarterly events designed to keep the RMI community engaged in regular dialogue about trends, issues, and current events impacting the industry.


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 providing counsel for our popular annual conference. Members also lecture to classes and speak at student events. Please reach out to rmi@vcu.edu if you are interested in serving on our Advisory Council.

Industry Connections

Thanks to our corporate partners for generously providing scholarships, internships, jobs, and also their time participating in student enrichment events.

 
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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
rwtaylor@vcu.edu

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

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2021 Annual Program Sponsors

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