From time to time, faculty may wish to offer students the opportunity to participate in off-campus academic experiences. Doing so requires careful planning and supervision by the faculty member. To this end, students should be warned of the specific risks associated with the off-campus activity so that they can make an informed decision about whether or not to participate in the activity. Students should not be allowed to participate in the off-campus event unless they voluntarily agree to accept those risks and they voluntarily agree to release Clemson University from liability for any claims or injuries that may arise from their participation in the activity.
The form linked below, titled “Assumption of Risk and Release from Liability,” is recommended as a template to be used for all off-campus academic activities. The form is designed to inform students of the activity, to warn them of the associated risks, and to document each student’s agreement to assume those risks and to release the University from liability for any claim, injury or other damage caused by his or her participation in the activity.
The following information requested on the “Assumption of Risk and Release from Liability” form should be completed by the faculty member before providing the form to students for their review and signature:
When completing the information on the release, it is also helpful to:
If you have any questions about this form or the waiver and release process, please do not hesitate to e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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