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COVID-19 Risk Review Process

University Activities, Events, and Experiences during COVID-19

Activities, events, and experiences (collectively, "activities") look and feel very different at the University during COVID-19 and, if they do not meet existing guidelines and safety measures, must be approved by submitting a request through the risk review process. This is a time for us to be creative and identify non-traditional ways to carry out our mission and meet academic requirements. It's important to understand that during times of increased spread, events and gatherings should be held virtually when it is possible to do so.

In planning safety-minded activities, we are asking everyone to take responsibility for understanding the risks associated with COVID-19 and promoting safety on campus.  Every one of us is a risk manager. As risk managers, this site provides you with the tools and resources you need to help guide your decisions within a COVID-19 environment. For requests that fall outside of current safety measures and restrictions, a risk review process has been established. It is important to note that requests entered through the risk review process should be seen as an exception to the established guidelines and will be reviewed by the University's Risk Review Group and may be escalated to the Executive Path Forward Task Force. 

If your request does not align with current safety measures and restrictions, you may request an exception through the risk review process. Most requests submitted through the risk review process will receive a response within 2-3 business days, but please allow up to 5 business days when submitting your request. If you have an urgent need, please be sure to note it as such in the Risk Review Form and explain the urgency. Any questions about the process should be sent to

Click here for the Risk Review Form

  • The risk review form will be reviewed for feasibility and alignment with current health and safety protocols. Additional consideration will be given to the current campus status. Some exceptions may require escalation the Executive Path Forward Task Force.
  • Food and drink are currently restricted for indoor, in-person gatherings. Consider offering a "grab & go" option for consumption after the commencement of the event.
  • COVID-19 health and safety measures including practicing good hand hygience, wearing face coverings, maintaining physical distancing, and performing wellness checks must be enforced. Any exceptions to this guidance must be noted in the Risk Review Form.

Audit, Risk & Compliance

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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1642