OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Waivers

 

An Acknowledgement of Risk and Waiver of Liability form (also known as a waiver) is used to:

  • Inform prospective participants of potential risks involved with an activity
  • Allow an individual to voluntarily choose to incur risks
  • Secure an agreement from the individual to hold harmless the University

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 The University has two forms available for use:

Acknowledgement of Risk and Waiver of Liability (INDIVIDUAL) Acknowledgement of Risk and Waiver of Liability (GROUP)

 When should a participant sign an Acknowledgement of Risk and Waiver of Liability:

Required

  • When minors are involved

 

Strongly Recommend

  • Activities with overnight travel
  • Out of town trips
  • High risk activities

May be Appropriate

  • Elective or voluntary field trips
  • Recreational activities
  • Short distance travel

No Waiver

  • Required for class credit
  • An event or activity in which faculty/staff is acting in the course and scope of employment
  • Activities with little risk

Please note that Volunteers should NOT sign an Acknowledgment of Risk and Waiver of Liability form; volunteers should complete a Conditions of Volunteer Service Form.

Risk Management can advise on the use of an Acknowledgement of Risk and Waiver of Liability form for your specific event or activity. For more information, contact Risk Management at (541) 737-7252.