Welcome to the office of purchasing and risk management. 

We are the conduit between the vendor and the University family for the flow of goods and services. The established expertise and apparatus to satisfy the needs of all constituencies is our added value. We are sustained by a responsive and flexible structure that provides a repository of:

  • Sourcing
  • Vendor and product capability
  • Product availability and cost
  • Budgeting information
  • Legal implications
  • Market data and trends

Office Hours

Our office hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm (ET). 


Fax: 812-888-5487. 
Email: purchasing@vinu.edu 

1002 North First St. 
Vincennes, IN  47591


Mission and Responsibilities

The objective of purchasing, in simple terms, is to obtain the greatest value for the funds expended. The role of the purchasing department is to render a service function for the academic and administrative departments within Vincennes University.

The day to day mission of Purchasing at Vincennes University is to accomplish, facilitate and document the various purchasing activities in a professional manner. Functionally, purchasing refers to the activities related to the acquisition, storage and placement of equipment, material and services for Vincennes University.


Risk Management

The mission of Risk Management is to protect people, the environment, property, financial, and other resources in support of Vincennes University's teaching, outreach, and student services. This is accomplished by

  • Understanding the needs and priorities of the university community and partnering with key stakeholders.
  • Developing materials and resources to provide guidance to the university community.
  • Providing education through training and consultation.
  • Assisting the university community with regulatory compliance by identifying opportunities to improve the safety of the university community.
  • Leadership through integrity, credibility and technical excellence.
  • Providing quality services in a professional and responsive manner.

All Vincennes University Faculty, staff and students have a responsibility to identify and manage the risks associated with their activities, and the Risk Management Office which is the resource for risk management advice so that activities are carried out in a manner that considers safety, financial, reputational, or legal risks. The office has primary responsibility for negotiating and ensuring the sufficiency of the University’s insurance portfolio, oversight of insurance claims, and development of various risk and loss control programs. Members of the Vincennes University community are encouraged to contact the Risk Management office with any questions or concerns related to proposed activities, with respect to loss prevention, life safety, premises liability, automobile liability, worker’s compensation, claims recovery, or any related matters.