University of Illinois System

Resources & Tools

Risk Assessment Form

The Risk Assessment form* is used to collect University-wide information about risks so that the risk culture and appetite can be understood.

* If the form does not load, download the form and submit from your local desktop. (Firefox browser preferred)

Risk Map

A risk map, or heat map, is a visual tool to help understand the likelihood and impact of a risk. Risks requiring immediate focus appear in the red area, medium-focus risks are in the yellow area, and low-focus risks are in the green area. The most important risks are highly likely and highly impacting; the least important risks are highly unlikely and not very impacting. By plotting multiple risks, actionable risk mitigation priorities may be established.

Calculate Risk Score

Using the table below, assess the financial and/or reputational impact.

A table ranking impact and likelihood of risks from a score of 1 to 5.


Immediate response strategies based on risk score

*Risk Score = Impact Sum (Financial impact + Reputation impact + Mission/Operations impact + Life Safety impact) x Likelihood of 1 to 5

Download Risk Score Card PDF here.

Last Updated: October 3, 2023