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.

References

Office of Risk Management: ConsultationUW Policy: Safety and Liability