Designed to protect during voluntary activities on and off campus.
Waivers--or releases of liability--protect the University and its employees from legal liability for injuries that may occur to students or other individuals who participate in voluntary activities on and off campus.
Waivers signed prior to participation are viewed by the law as contracts or agreements in which the participant agrees to excuse the University and its employees from fault or liability for personal injuries associated with the activity.
Waivers are generally not used when an activity is required either from a student’s course of studies (including electives), an employee’s duties, medical treatment, or in child care.
The general waiver may be used when activities are voluntary, meaning that participation in the activity is at one's own discretion and is not required by a class course or employment. Voluntary activities include, but are not limited to, summer camps, field trips to campus, outreach, recruitment, and off-campus trips. Click below to download a copy of the General Waiver in English or Spanish.
Group Waiver Form
Can be used to obtain multiple signatures for a group activity and should be used in conjunction with the General Waiver.
For use when an individual or organization would like to use a campus facility, such as a room, recreational location, or other area of campus.
Student Organization Waiver
For activities and events organized by Registered Campus Organizations. The form is located on the Center for Student Involvement's website, along with information and resources.
How to Use Waivers
- Waivers should be retained by the sponsoring department for two years after the conclusion of the activity or two (2) years after the 18th birthday of a minor participant, whichever is longer.
- Waivers can be scanned and stored electronically.
- If the participant is a minor, the parent or guardian must sign the waiver.
- With the exception of the fillable fields, waivers cannot be modified without the specific approval of Risk Management Services.