Assumption of Risk/Release of Liability
The College requires that all participants in voluntary, College-sponsored activities complete and sign an assumption of risk/release of liability form. General risks are outlined within the form; however it is recommended that the forms be tailored to the individual activity as event-specific risks may apply based on the nature of the event/activity.
Two notable exceptions to this policy are:
- Individuals who are on campus in a volunteer capacity.
- Students who are required to participate in an activity to satisfy an academic requirement; however, students participating in voluntary activities such as study abroad, club sports, summer research, or service opportunities are required to complete an assumption of risk / release of liability form.
Release forms should be maintained for the required period by the College department which oversees the activity.
Consultation with a member of the Contracts and Insurance Team is encouraged if you have questions regarding when to obtain a release form or the retention period.