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 on campus activities, as determined by a Risk Assessment.  Please submit completed Risk Assessment form to Nancy Demich by E-mail at ndemich@mail.sdsu.edu or fax at 619-594-6022.  Examples of activities that will normally require a waiver include:

  • events that include physical activity
  • events that include rides or inflatables
  • events that include colored cornstarch
  • events that include minors

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).