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Handbook for Student Organizations

Hold Harmless Agreements

Hold harmless agreements are useful tools for explaining risks associated with a given activity to participants. Participants signing a hold harmless agreement assume the risk and responsibilities that their involvement may entail, and states that UW System employees and organization members are released and discharged from claims of damage. 

However, hold harmless agreements do not protect employees or organization members if the employees or organization members were negligent.

The University’s Director of Loss Prevention and Safety can assist in customizing a
hold harmless agreement for a specific activity.

> Download example (Microsoft Word document)

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