ERIC Number: ED355885
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Student Activities. Managing Liability.
Bennett, Barbara; And Others
This monograph suggests ways that college or university administrations can undertake a systematic and careful review of the risks posed by students' activities. Its purpose is to provide guidance in integrating the risk management process into a school's existing approaches to managing student organizations and activities. It is noted that no single approach has been found that will suit an institution permanently and in all cases, and that neither an arms-length or a sponsored (university-owned) approach provides an institution with an absolute shield from liability. The authors discuss the recognition and sponsorship of student activities in higher educational institutions, when campuses can be found to have legal responsibility for student activities, and ways in which colleges can effectively address the liability question. In addition, the report provides an Audit Guide for Student Activities form that helps the school's management identify the school's role, responsibilities, safety concerns, contractual policies and obligations, and its possible liability and indemnification. Four brief sample cases are presented as inserts to illustrate the principles discussed. (Contains 27 endnotes.) (GLR)
Descriptors: College Administration, Demonstrations (Civil), Extracurricular Activities, Higher Education, Legal Responsibility, Postsecondary Education, Private Colleges, Public Colleges, School Policy, School Safety, School Security, Student Organizations, Student Publications, Student School Relationship
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: United Educators Insurance Risk Retention Group, Inc., Chevy Chase, MD.