Liability Release and Waivers

Departments and units can use liability releases and waivers to guard against legal liability associated with hosting events or running programs.

  • The Office of Risk Management suggests requiring participant waivers when the activity poses a higher degree of risk, such as athletic events or travel programs
  • The Office of Risk Management can help your group develop an appropriate release and waiver tailored to your event
  • Events involving minors require an additional level of caution and parental approval
  • Typically, we suggest retaining waivers for two years after your event or program for participants 18 years of age or over and five years if the participant is under 18 years of age