We provide insights and inform strategic planning to ensure enterprise resiliency;
embrace opportunities and find solutions to manage key exposures; and serve as the
control tower that supports a holistic, risk-aware culture rooted in compliance, ethics,
safety, and accountability.
We will become a national model and develop a new industry standard for enterprise
risk management through our unique approach and innovative thought leadership.
GUIDING PRINCIPLES SOLIDIFY THE CULTURE AND SET EXPECTATIONS FOR OUR COMMUNITY:
Our risk philosophy will guide strategic and operational decisions at all levels.
Enterprise Risk Management is critical to the future of the University and is a shared
Our approach is systematic, structured, and rooted in data yet dynamic and responsive
Ownership of risk should be maintained by the institutional unit that is best positioned
to manage it.
We support a proactive and honest discussion of the institution’s climate, strategy,
and actions taken in pursuit of its goals.
Proactive & Nimble - We actively partner with the campus community to create flexible plans that enable
excellence and ensure continuity.
Integrity & Accountability - We work ethically, objectively, and consistently with regulatory policies and established
Resourceful & Innovative - We lead by example and deploy creative approaches to problem-solve and embrace
Service-Oriented & Collaborative - We operate with a unity of purpose and the mindset of serving our community’s needs;
building teams, networks, and most importantly, trust while advancing risk awareness
We view risk broadly as any event or opportunity that could affect the University’s
ability to advance excellence and achieve our strategic goals.
We recognize that risk, in one form or another, is inherent in all of our endeavors
and that successful risk-taking will often be necessary to achieve our aspirations.
We do not seek to eliminate all risk but instead aim to identify, assess, and respond
to critical vulnerabilities while pursuing opportunities that will generate sustainable
value for our future.
We are the risk champions and thought leaders; merging physical and digital risk management,
safety and security, and campus services to minimize hazards, influence uncertainties,
and manage opportunities while safeguarding Stony Brook’s missions of education, research,