Georgia Gwinnett College sponsors numerous voluntary recreational, cultural, educational and physical activities for members of the college community which are not part of the college's core educational activities.
Although offering these activities are important to GGC, these activities also subject the college to increased liability. In order to ensure that participants fully understand and appreciate the risks associated with these activities as well as to mitigate the potential liability risk to the university, participants in these activities need to sign Waivers of Liability Forms.
The college does not have students sign these forms for routine educational activities that are part of their course requirements. In addition, the college 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 require releases from students and employees.
If you are involved with organizing and/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 College's record retention program.
If you have any questions regarding whether your particular activity needs to utilize the forms, please feel free to contact The Office of Legal Affairs. If your proposed activity involves international travel to a location subject to a U.S. State Department travel restriction or warning, contact us in all circumstances.