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Phone  850.599.3453
Fax   850-561-2862

Risk Management & Insurance
1700 Lee Hall Drive
Suite 304 FHAC
Tallahassee, Florida 32307-3100


Florida A&M University (FAMU), on behalf of the FAMU Board of Trustees, is a public owned facility operating under statutes, rules and guidelines set forth by the Florida State Legislature and the Florida State Board of Education.
Being a part of the State University System, liability coverage for faculty, staff, volunteers, and agents is provided by the State Risk Management Trust Fund. This coverage is pursuant to Chapter 284 Part II & Section 768.28 Florida Statutes and any rules promulgated there under.

The following is coverage available pursuant to the State Risk Management Trust Fund:
Statutory Coverage:


  1. Automobile Liability
  2. Court Awarded Attorney Fees
  3. Federal Civil Rights Liability & Employment Discrimination
  4. General Liability / Professional Liability
  5. State Employee Workers’ Compensation & Employer’s Liability
  6. Property Coverage (Fixed and Contents):

The State Risk Management Trust Fund also provides coverage for fixed property and contents on an Actual Cash Value basis for property owned or leased by FAMU.
The University has numerous Commercial Insurance Policies to provide coverage for losses not covered under our statutory protections.

Please note: The University cannot amend its statutory coverage and list any party as additional insured.

We also serve as the Risk Management Coordinator for the State Risk Management Trust Fund and the Florida Department of Management Services. In this capacity we are responsible for:
Investigation of tort claims and litigation against FAMU
Coordinating the purchase of all property and casualty insurance coverage for FAMU and
Educating employees, students and visitors in compliance, safety and loss prevention measures.
Employee and Student Responsibility
FAMU is subject to numerous risk inherent in a large comprehensive educational institution. Therefore, the success of our risk management program requires active participation and support from all faculty, staff and students.

Contact us at:

James Jacoby

Insurance & Risk Manager

1700 Lee Hall Drive, Suite 304 FHAC

Tallahassee, Florida 32307-3100

Office (850) 599-3453