Student Organization Responsibility and Liability

Student Organization Responsibility and Liability

Clubs and organizations at MU are responsible for their events and activities, as well as the actions or negligence of the organization membership. Take a moment to thoroughly read the liability information detailed below. Be sure to review the information with your organization at the beginning of each semester, and discuss how these issues might affect your group's activities. In consideration of the participants of the organization and its members in the stated activities of the organization and others that may occur during the academic school year, the organization's officers and individual members have both an organizational and personal legal responsibility to adhere to all local, state, and federal laws, and all Millersville University policies and procedures. It is understood that neither the State of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, Millersville University, or the Millersville University Council of Trustees can defend the activities of the organization under its present insurance coverage or defray the costs, including attorneys fees, of defending any lawsuit or claim against the organization, its officers or members. The organization agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the State of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, Millersville University, or the Millersville University Council of Trustees and their officers and employees for and against any claims caused by the activities of the organization, its officers, and members. The organization may be held fully liable for its activities and any claims that may result will be against the organization, its officers and members.

Acknowledgement of Responsibility and Liability

The chief officer (e.g. organization president) shall declare by submitting the online application for student organization registration and the advisor shall acknowledge registration by signing and returning the Advisor Agreement Form: The members of the student organization fully understand and acknowledge our reliance wholly upon our own judgment, belief, and conscious appreciation of the particular activities and dangers involved in the organization’s events, programs, and functions. Further, we acknowledge and understand that the State of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, Millersville University, or the Millersville University Council of Trustees disclaim liability for any and all damage, injury, or loss of life that may occur with respect to the activities, functions, and programs of the organizations. The student organization president and student organization advisor further acknowledge their responsibility to notify all members of the organization of these terms and conditions, and any and all university provisions and policies that apply to student organizations, which include but are not limited to policies in The Student Handbook and The Student Code of Conduct.