A Waiver of Liability is used to:

  • Inform prospective participants of potential risks involved with an activity
  • Allow an individual to voluntarily choose to incur risks
  • Secure an agreement from the individual to hold the university harmless

A Waiver of Liability is not a substitute for common sense. High risk activities should be avoided.

Examples of activities that should require a waiver:

  • When minors are involved (use the parental/guardian waiver and release form)
  • Field trips or other off-campus activities
  • Laboratory usage
  • Apprenticeships, practicums
  • Intramural athletics and other recreational activities

If waivers are needed for events or activity, departments should use the university’s current waiver form. The Office of Risk Management can advise on the use of the waiver form for your specific event or activity.

Last modified: July 3, 2018