IU Outdoor Adventures Policies

    1. No use of alcohol, illicit drugs, or other illegal substances will be permitted by any Coordinator/Instructor or participant at any time during any IU Outdoor Adventures function.

    2. Drivers of vehicles must have a valid U.S. or Canadian driver’s license and successfully complete a Motor Vehicle Records Check through the Office of Insurance, Loss Control and Claims. Drivers must adhere to rules and traffic regulations at all times, including lawful road and condition limitations.

    3. Any individual who will not abide by the rules as set forth by Indiana University, IU Outdoor Adventures, and the Coordinator/Instructor will be asked to cease involvement in the trip or skill course with no compensation for fees. The participant’s name and infraction will be recorded and reported to the IU Outdoor Adventures administrators. A thorough review of the participant’s involvement in IU Outdoor Adventures events will be conducted to determine whether the individual is allowed to become involved in future IU Outdoor Adventures functions.

    4. IU Outdoor Adventures is not responsible for any medical expenses and/or legal fees that may result from injury or illness sustained while participating in an IU Outdoor Adventures program.

    Assumption of Risk and Release from Liability (“Agreement”)

    IU Outdoor Adventures and the Indiana Memorial Union, on behalf of The Trustees of Indiana University (“IU”), is arranging for transportation to and from Bloomington, IN, to Reno Nevada/California to facilitate participation by interested students in a field trip on 6/24/19-6/29/19 (“Adventure Trip”).

    I, wish to participate in the Field Trip. In consideration of the services to be rendered by IU in organizing the Field Trip and in consideration of my participation in the Field Trip, I hereby agree to the following:

    1. I understand activities for the Field Trip may include, but are not limited to, the following: travel to, from, and during the Field Trip (by car, taxi, bus, boat, or walking); physical activities (e.g., running, hiking, swimming, water sports, etc.); physical exertion such as lifting or moving heavy objects; spending extended periods of time outdoors being exposed to the elements (sun, wind, rain, cold, snow, heat, lightning, thunder, and indigenous plants and animals); consumption of food and/or beverage; and the following additional activities: Whitewater Kayaking

    2. I understand that certain risks are inherent in travel and participation in the Field Trip. These risks may include, but are not limited to, such things as incidents related to outdoor adventure activities, including sprains, broken bones, cuts, bruises, entrapment, temporary or permanent disability, and/or death; transportation; driver error; adverse weather conditions; exposure to theft and other criminal activity; allergic reactions to food and drink items; other physical, mental, and emotional injury; other risks and dangers, whether known or unknown nor reasonably foreseeable; and the following additional risks: burns, hypothermia, drowning

    3. I understand that some drivers of vehicles in which I ride on this Field Trip, the owners, employees, officers or agents of any attraction, enterprise or vendor of which I take part or participate during the Field Trip, the staff/employees of any hotel at which I stay, the staff/employees of any site I may visit, the other participants of the Field Trip (whether associated with my group or not), and other third parties (collectively, “Third Parties”), are not the agents or employees of IU and that dangers may be caused by the negligent or intentional act(s) or omissions of such Third Parties. I understand that IU is not responsible for any injuries or property damage that may be caused by the acts or omissions of such Third Parties.

    4. I understand that my participation in this Adventure Trip is entirely voluntary and at my own risk. I fully understand the scope of the activities and the potential risks involved in the Adventure trip. I agree to assume the risks of my participation in the Adventure Trip, including the risk of catastrophic injury or death.

    5. I understand and agree that IU does not provide insurance to cover medical expenses for injuries that may be sustained by me or for damage to my personal property, and that IU strongly recommends that I carry my own health, medical, and property insurance for purposes of potential losses related to this Adventure Trip.

    6. I fully understand that all IU policies and regulations, including those embodied in the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct, are in effect and apply to my behavior for the entire duration of the Field Trip. I understand that any violations of these policies and regulations may result in sanctions up to and including, in appropriate circumstances, referral to the Indiana University Police Department and/or the Office of Student Ethics for disciplinary action.

    7. I hereby release and fully discharge The Trustees of Indiana University, including its officers, agents, and employees, from any and all claims or causes of action that may be brought by me or by any other person (including, but not limited to, my estate, family, successors, heirs, representatives, administrators, and/or assigns), including all liability for damage to personal property, personal injury or loss arising out of or related to my participation in the Field Trip to the fullest extent permitted by law.

    8. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed under the laws of Indiana. Notwithstanding any other agreement that I have signed related to this Field Trip that purports to establish the venue for any litigation arising from this Field Trip, I agree that I will file no action against IU or its officers, employees, and agents, whether based on this Agreement or in any way otherwise connected to this Field Trip, in any court other than the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Indiana.

    9. I authorize IU, acting through its agents, employees, or representatives, to take photograph, video, and/or audio recordings of me, including my name, image, likeness, performance, and/or voice (“Recordings”). I also grant IU an unlimited right to reproduce, use, exhibit, display, perform, broadcast, create derivative works from, and distribute the Recordings in any manner or media now existing or hereafter developed, in perpetuity, throughout the world. I agree that the Recordings may be used by IU, including its assigns and transferees, for any purpose, including but not limited to, marketing, advertising, publicity, or other promotional purposes. I agree that IU will have final editorial authority over the use of the Recordings, and I waive any right to inspect or approve of any future use of the Recordings. I acknowledge that I am not expecting to receive compensation for participating in the Recordings or for any future use of the Recordings. I release and fully discharge IU, and its employees, agents, and representatives, from any claim, damages, or liability arising from or related to my participation in the Recordings or IU’s future use of the Recordings.

    10. I have read this entire Agreement, I fully understand it, and I agree to be bound by it. I represent and certify that my true age is at least 18 years old or, if I am under 18 years old on this date, my parent or legal guardian has also signed the Agreement.

    If Participant is under 18 years old, his/her parent or guardian must sign below.


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