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Releases and Waivers

Austin Peay sponsors many voluntary travel, recreational, cultural, educational and physical activities for members of the University community which are not part of the University’s core educational activities.  For example, the University sponsors local trips, numerous non-varsity athletic activities, physical fitness programs, etc.

While offering these activities is important to the University, these activities subject the University to increased liability. In order to ensure that participants fully understand and appreciate the risks associated with these activities and to mitigate the potential liability risk to the University, participants in these activities are encouraged to sign Assumption of Risk and Release of Liability Forms.

The University does not have students sign these forms for routine educational activities that are part of their course requirements.  In addition, the University does not have employees sign these forms for activities that are in the scope and course of their employment. However, for activities that are voluntary, the University does strongly suggest that students and employees complete these forms.

If you are involved with organizing or planning such a voluntary activity, it is important that you have each of your participants execute an appropriate form and that you keep the original form safe for the duration indicated by the University’s record retention program.

For your reference, some common activities (and forms) are provided below.

If you have any questions regarding whether your particular activity needs to utilize the forms, please feel free to contact us.

Assumption of Risk/Release of Liability Forms: