Release from Liability

Our office works with various University units and departments to draft “Assumption of Risk and Release from Liability Agreements.” These Releases serve to minimize legal exposure to the University in the event of injury to a participant or property damage in connection with a University-related trip, program, or activity. It is important that the Release you use is unique and specific to the particular trip, program, or activity planned, and that you provide each participant a chance to review the Release and ask questions prior to signing. Please remember, for participants under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must also sign the Release. You should retain the original Releases in your files for at least 3 years. In order to help you prepare your Release, our office has provided activity-specific templates for you to complete and submit to our office for review. You should use the appropriate template and add in any program specific information where required.

Please submit your completed draft Release for review at least two weeks prior to the activity using our Contract Review Form.

On-Campus Activities

If individuals will be participating in activities on an Indiana University campus, please use our Campus Activities Release Form.

Activities Involving Children

For any activities involving children, please use our Release for Child Participation Form.

Please remember that, pursuant to applicable University policy, any activity or program that involves children must be registered with the University’s PIC Program. For more information about registering your program, please see the University’s Programs Involving Children website.

Volunteer Events

If your event or activity will be using volunteers, please use our Volunteer Event Release Form.

Please remember that, pursuant to applicable University policy, volunteers must have background checks if the activity or program involves children. For more information, please see the University’s Programs Involving Children website.