Student organizations are an important part of the co-curricular program at University of the Incarnate Word. In an increasingly litigious society, student organizations must be aware of how litigation may effect their operation.
At the University, the registration process provides the organization the opportunity to use the services provided. Inherent in this recognition is a responsibility to keep advisors and other Student Leadership professionals informed of organizational activities. In this process of communication, issues related to Risk Managment, liability of individuals, the organization, the advisor, and the University can be discussed. There are no hard and fast rules in this area. What is important is that all individuals act prudently, as a "reasonable person" would do to avoid accident or injury.
When you are planning an activity, trip, or program, the staff in the Campus Life Office is available to discuss any concerns you may have regarding legal liability.