Gallagher Student Health & Special Risk enjoys partnerships with state consortiums and other
organizations affiliated with educational institutions. We are a resource for insurance and risk concerns
institutions may be facing and consult and develop products and services to address those concerns. We are
actively involved with these organizations to better serve their member institutions.
Since 1920, the American College Health Association (ACHA) has linked college health
professionals throughout the nation (and more recently around the globe), forming a powerful,
collaborative networking base. This unique synthesis of vision and knowledge, of practice and
policy, can guide and support you and your health service, your health programs, and your
Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts
Established in 1967 by college and university presidents, Association of Independent Colleges
and Universities in Massachusetts ( AICUM) consists of 55 degree-granting, accredited
independent, or private, colleges and universities in the Commonwealth. AICUM is the leading
voice on public policy matters relating to independent higher education in Massachusetts .
AICUM works closely with its member institutions to preserve and strengthen higher education;
provide advocacy for need-based financial aid for Massachusetts students; help create a climate
in the state in which the resources of privately supported higher education are fully
leveraged; address state and Federal legislative and regulatory issues; and bring about a
greater understanding of the impact and contributions of the independent colleges and
universities in the Commonwealth.
Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities
Founded in 1956 and incorporated in 1972, the Commission on Independent Colleges and
Universities (cIcu) is a statewide association representing the public policy interests of the
chief executives of more than 100 independent (private, not-for-profit) colleges and
universities in New York State .
Although not a government agency, cIcu received its charter from the State Board of
Regents. Its mission is to develop consensus among a diverse membership and to advance higher
education public policy.
The Commission is the formal organizational liaison with the New York State Board of
Regents, the State Commissioner of Education, and the chancellors of the State University
(SUNY) and City University (CUNY); and with the proprietary sector. The Commission is governed
by a Board of Trustees composed of chief executive officers or institutional trustees of member
campuses and reflects the diversity of the cIcu membership in terms of institutional type,
size, and geographic location.
Founded in 1932, the Connecticut Conference of Colleges (CCIC) represents seventeen accredited
nonprofit independent colleges and universities in Connecticut . These institutions are bound
by a common commitment to quality instruction and dedicated to collaborative efforts that
strengthen the independent sector of higher education in Connecticut . CCIC serves its member
institutions through government relations, public policy development, research analysis,
communications and coordinated member services.
Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities
Since its founding in 1904, the oldest private college association in the nation has evolved
from a social club for college presidents to a dynamic advocacy organization representing the
interests of private colleges and universities in the policy arena. With a state wide
membership of 58 institutions, the Federation provides a unified voice for the independent
sector of higher education in Illinois .
Louisiana Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
LAICU, as the public policy association, represents the 10 regionally accredited private
four-year colleges in Louisiana in both state and federal public policy arenas as well as with
the Louisiana State Board of Regents, its member systems of public post secondary education,
the K-12 State Department of Education, and the State Board of Elementary and Secondary
LAICU's major functions include advocacy, research and information, and coordination of
collaborative activities of the independent institutions. The Board of Directors is composed of
the presidents from each of the member institutions.
University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA)
The mission of the University Risk Management and Insurance Association is to advance the
discipline of risk management in higher education. URMIA is the preeminent source of innovative
and effective risk management ideas and solutions to the challenges facing institutions of
higher education in the pursuit of their academic, social, and economic goals.
To protect the reputation and resources, both human and financial, of institutions of
higher education through the incorporation of sound risk management practices into all
aspects of their operations.
To make available the best and most complete risk management information for
institutions of higher education.
To provide excellent professional development opportunities for risk management
professionals in higher education.
The mission of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association is to enhance the quality of health
care provided by certified athletic trainers and to advance the athletic training profession.
The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) is the professional membership association
for certified athletic trainers and others who support the athletic training profession.
Founded in 1950, the NATA has grown to more than 35,000 members worldwide today. The majority
of certified athletic trainers choose to be members of the NATA – to support their profession,
and to receive a broad array of membership benefits.
Collegiate Athletic Business Managers Association (CABMA)
CABMA, the College Athletic Business Management Association, is an organization devoted to the
establishment, maintenance and implementation of the highest standards of integrity and
efficiency in the scope, policies and procedures involved in the management and administration
of business in the athletics departments and associations of colleges and universities.
In addition to serving the colleges and universities of the United States, Canada and Mexico,
CABMA makes available associate memberships to companies and organizations in business and
industry whose functions and activities are related to intercollegiate athletics. This type of
membership not only benefits the associate member but enables the associate member to provide
service, consultation and advice to the regular membership..
If you represent a consortium of higher education institutions and wish to discuss a partnership
with Gallagher Student, please, contact us.