Release of Liability (Waiver)
A Release of Liability (Waiver) is designed to protect the university from legal liability and to inform participants of risks associated with certain activities. To facilitate a consistent applicaton of risk control among CSU campuses, the Release of Liability, Promise Not to Sue, Assumption of Risk and Agreement to Pay Claims was developed.
A waiver may be required for certain on campus activities. Examples of on campus activities that will normally require a waiver include:
- physical activity
- water activity
- inflatables, rides, obstacle courses
- body paint, henna tattoos, colored cornstarch
- minors (see also Minors in Campus Programs)
- non-SDSU participants in high risk activities
For a thorough assessment of risks associated with on campus activites, a Risk Assessment may be completed and submitted to Risk Management (Nancy Demich by E-mail at [email protected] or fax at 619-594-6022).
When required, signed waivers must be kept on file in the department sponsoring the activity for three years following the activity (if the participant is a minor the waiver must be maintained for three years or until age 20, whichever is longer).