Student Organization Assumption of Risk
By participating in student organizations, as a member and/or as a participant, it is assumed participation is voluntary and by its very nature, carries with it certain inherent risks. Specific risks vary based upon the activity and can range from minor injuries to catastrophic accidents that can result in major injury or death. UW-River Falls encourages participants to consult with a doctor regarding any strenuous activity since no health or accident insurance is provided for student organization participants by the University of Wisconsin-River Falls or the State of Wisconsin. Participants acknowledge, understand, and accept the risks that are inherent in participation in student organization activities and assert that participation is voluntary and that participants assume all such risks.
Reducing Risk of Student Organization Activities
All activities, regardless of intention, have some inherent risk. As a tool to help decrease risk associated with student organization activities, the UW-River Falls Risk Management office has developed the Risk Assessment Matrix. The matrix should be utilized as a critical part of activity planning to ensure risk in minimized. Please contact Risk Management with any specific questions or concerns.