Student Organizations & Activities
Policies & Risk ManagementEach RSO is accountable for the conduct, safety, and general welfare of its members and their guests whenever they represent the organization or are participating in organizational activities.
If an event involves increased potential risk of harm for its participants, IU policy requires that RSOs have participants sign waivers. Any student organization event/program/activity that involves participants being physically active (excluding sitting, standing, or walking), a waiver is required. When you register your organization’s event through the event registration process in The Den, a member of the Student Activities Team will receive notification that your event requires a waiver. Once all necessary campus partners have reviewed the event submission and deemed it permissible, waivers will be created and waiver pick up information will be provided. Please note that student organizations CANNOT create their own waivers.
A waiver explains the potential risks and indicates voluntary participation. This does not release RSO's of liability; however it makes participants more aware of the risks associated.
Despite using a waiver, RSOs should still proactively plan for all possible risks, utilizing other methods to ensure safety. A waiver should not be the only form of risk management conducted by your organization.