Hold Harmless and Risk Liabilities

Student organization registration does not mean the university supports or adheres to the views held or the positions taken by registered student organizations. Responsibility for any action which violates federal, state, local laws or ordinances, or university regulations must be assumed by the individual group’s officers and members. In consideration of the privilege of holding any of its events on the premises of the University of Wisconsin System, the organization hereby agrees to hold harmless and indemnify the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System (UWS), its officers, employees and all of its agents from any and all liability, loss, damages, costs or expenses which arise out of the negligent act or omission of any of its members, agents, or invitees to any of its activities held on the premises of the University of Wisconsin System.

Activities conducted by student groups, including some which may occur on the campus of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, are not eligible for liability protection under the State of Wisconsin Self-Funded Liability Program. Student organizations are required to read and sign a verification and liability section on the student organization registration contract and organization profile (org. profile) which acknowledges that student groups havebeen advised to obtain a special event(s) liability policy at their own expense.

Individuals with specific questions regarding special events insurance or to obtain coverage should contact the UWM Department of University Safety and Assurances located in Engelmann Hall 270 or call (414)229-6339. UW System Risk Management and the UWM Department of University Safety and Assurances (See also Risk Management in this Manual)


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