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Risk and Liability

Some RSO events/activities, both on and off-campus, may involve potential for risk. A review of current case law suggests that, in addition to the student organization as a group, individual members and officers may incur some liability in the event of a claim. RSOs, particularly those involved in potentially hazardous activities, are encouraged to investigate the purchase of liability insurance for their club’s activities.

Activities taking place on campus will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and RSOs may be required to purchase liability insurance if it is determined that a campus event involves some degree of risk or liability.


Policy References

Policy Owner

Office of Risk Management
22 Gerberding Hall
UW Box 351276
Seattle, WA 98195

Bad Company

HUB Games 8 Ball Tournament

HUB Games 8 Ball Tournament

Shaun King at the HUB

Shaun King at the HUB

POSTPONED: Casey Neistat

POSTPONED: Casey Neistat


Contact

Logistics
Christina Buckman
University of Washington
cbuckman@uw.edu
206-543-8132

Program
Justin Camputaro, PhD
University of Washington
jcamp77@uw.edu
206-616-7258

Karee Shaw
Washington State University
karee.shaw@wsu.edu
509-335-8711