MICA’s Off Campus Activity Policy

Posted: November 23rd, 2009 | No Comments »

While this activity falls both into the athletic, Off Campus and On-Campus areas the Off Campus Waiver policy fits best with this Game. MICA wants to make sure you agree to all this stuff before you play the game. It will be part of the sign up (you know legal stuff).

Risk Management – The Division of Student Affairs strives to provide an awareness of the risks involved in each activity in which students may participate. Certain elements of danger may be inherent in any specific activity. Often these elements of danger are beyond the control of the Division and its staff.

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) believes that organized off-campus activities by its students are an important part of the students’ overall learning experience. Off-campus activities do, however, involve significant risks, both to students participating in them and also to the College depending upon the manner in which students conduct themselves while off campus.

By submitting this form, the submitting student agrees to the following:

1. My participation in this activity is entirely voluntary and done of my own free will. I agree to abide by college policy and understand that any violation of these policies (whether on or off campus) may result in termination of my attendance at the program and/or disciplinary charges and/or sanctions. I further understand that I must comply with all applicable laws and regulations, as well as the policies and procedures of the club or activity and the host site. Participation is not a requirement of the college, nor is it a condition of enrollment or participation in any of the college’s academic or related programs.

2. I hereby waive my right to and release Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) of and from any and all claims, liabilities, and damages arising out of or relating to my participation in any off-campus travel and related activities, including any travel associated with such activity.

3. I will observe standards of conduct set forth in the MICA Code of Conduct and all Institute policies and procedures applicable while participating in the off-campus activity referenced above (the “Activity”), understanding that such compliance is important to the success of the Activity and to the College’s willingness to permit future similar activities.

4. I will conform my conduct to the standards surrounding the Activity and assume responsibility for my own actions, understanding that the circumstances of an off-campus activity may require a standard of decorum which may differ from that applicable on campus.

5. I do not act as an agent or representative of MICA and, accordingly, shall not have the power or authority to bind or create liability for the College by virtue of my negligent or intentional acts or omissions.

6. I assume full financial responsibility for all costs and expenses that I incur in connection with the Activity, including, without limitation, financial responsibility for damage or destruction to property of third parties.

7. I will obtain and maintain such health, accident, disability, hospitalization, and travel insurance as I may deem necessary for the Activity, and I am responsible for the costs of such insurance and for any expenses not covered by insurance.

8. I will immediately disclose to the College any physical or emotional conditions or problems that might impair my ability to complete the Activity. I hereby release the College and its trustees, officers, employees, agents, and representatives from any and all claims, demands, injuries, damages, losses, actions, causes of actions, or expenses whatsoever arising out of my failure to disclose such conditions or problems.

I agree that participation in the Activity is entirely voluntary, and I am fully aware, having sought and obtained such information and advice as I have deemed necessary and appropriate, that such participation involves risk of injury and property damage, including possibly short-term and long-term disability, and even death. These risks can come from causes that are many and varied, that may not even be presently foreseeable, and that may include negligent or intentional acts or omissions of others. I acknowledge, accept, and assume all such risks, whether or not presently foreseeable and whether or not caused by the negligent or intentional acts or omissions of others, and elect voluntarily to participate in the Activity. I release the College and its trustees, officers, employees, agents, and representatives from any and all claims I may have, waive all such claims, and agree not to sue the College or its representatives for any such claims, arising out of my participation in the Activity, including, but not limited to, claims arising out of the negligent or intentional acts or omissions of others.

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