Office of Legal Affairs

Waivers and Releases

Waivers and Releases serve to minimize legal exposure to the Albany State University (ASU) 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 Waiver or Release used is specific to the particular trip, program, or activity planned, and that each participant has an opportunity to review the Waiver and/or Release and ask questions prior to signing. For individuals under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must also sign the Waiver or Release.

ASU does not have enrolled students sign waivers and release forms for routine academic activities that are part of their course requirements.  Additionally, employees acting in the course and scope of employment do not need to sign waivers. However, individuals, including students/non-students/employees/non-employees, who are traveling for reasons other than to fulfill academic or employment obligations at ASU will need to complete the waiver anytime they are participating in university-sanctioned events or traveling in university vehicles.

In accordance with the ASU Record Retention Policy, it is important that those involved with organizing/planning voluntary activities, have each and every participant execute an appropriate form and that the original signed form is kept safe within the organizing units administrative office/ for the duration of the records retention schedule set forth by the University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents located at http://www.usg.edu/records_management/schedules/.

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For more information on Waivers and Releases, please contact The Office of Legal Affairs at (229) 430-0577.