If you have any questions about whether or not a release listed below is appropriate for a given situation, please call The Office of General Counsel.
NACUANOTE: Managing Camp Liability by Scott Goldschmidt and Ann Franke, Feb. 10, 2017
(includes sample releases which can be modified and used)
General Assumption of Risk and Waiver: To be used by faculty conducting off campus field trips. Releases must be obtained for voluntary trips, mandatory high-risk trips, and if a student will participate in voluntary activities while on a mandatory trip.
Photographic Release and Consent form: To be used by students, staff, or faculty.
Q. Are releases required for school required internship programs?
A. Generally not. The university's general liability insurance covers a student of CUA while serving in a supervised internship program in satisfaction of course requirements. This would cover occurrences caused by the student while acting within the scope of his or her obligations. If the student sustains bodily injury arising out the performance of the internship, and the university was required to pay damages due to errors or omissions, the ELL insurance policy would cover the payment made by the university.
Students who sustain bodily injury outside the scope of the internship would not be covered by the university liability policies. As noted above an informed release should be obtained for voluntary trips, mandatory high-risk trips, and if a student will participate in voluntary activities while on a mandatory trip. The reason to obtain a release for a mandatory high risk trip is to simply give the student the necessary information about the nature of the risk.