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
  • animals
  • 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).