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Smith’s Enterprise Risk Management office focuses on facilitating identification and mitigation of risks that have the potential to impact the mission, strategy and operations of the college. Enterprise Risk Management focuses on institutional risk capabilities and practices for the college with an emphasis on ensuring the interrelationship and cascading effects of risks across the college are managed within the college’s risk appetite. Enterprise Risk Management processes, templates and assessment tools support analysis of risks at the college.  

Smith also has a number of risk mitigation approaches, including various insurance programs that are supported through our relationship with The Five College Office of Risk Management. The Five College Office of Risk Management is a shared administrative program that provides insurance and risk management services to Smith College, as well as guidance and policy analysis to the college on insurance and risk concerns.

The office serves the college by:


All information provided on this website or by the Five College Office of Risk Management is intended as risk management information or advice only and should not be taken as legal advice. For more information, please contact us.


Faculty Policies and Procedures

Five College Risk Management has compiled the resources below to better service faculty and staff. Please feel free to email the office if you need further assistance.

Contact Enterprise Risk Management Office

204 College Hall 


Elizabeth DeForest

Director for Enterprise Risk Management

Legal matters are currently managed by outside counsel. For more information, please contact the Office of the Board of Trustees at 413-585-2151.

Five Colleges Risk Management Office

c/o Mount Holyoke College

50 College Street

South Hadley, MA 01075-6404

For more information, please visit the Five College Risk Management website.

Ruth Rauluk

Director of Risk Management


K. Dymek

Insurance & Claims Specialist


Anna Domings

Risk and Compliance Coordinator