From the Risk Management web site, "The UC Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk, and Indemnity Agreement is a written agreement that says the University of California will not be liable for harm suffered by participants in a specific event or activity. Although waivers are primarily legal tools, they also serve an educational purpose by making people think about the potential risks of an activity."
Campus Organizations are required to obtain completed waivers of liability from members and event participants when any "physical activity" is involved, or in any case where the event involves transportation or takes place off-campus. If you are uncertain about whether a waiver of liability should be completed in advance of an upcoming event, please contact the activities advisors at CampusOrgs@sa.ucsb.edu.
Download the voluntary activities waiver form (http://www.riskmanagement.ucsb.edu/Forms/rm/WaiverElecActivities.pdf).
A group attachment (http://www.riskmanagement.ucsb.edu/Forms/rm/WaiverGroup.pdf ) is also available (it must be attached to the form above) that accepts multiple signatures on a single page.
Additional information about the waiver of liability is available online at http://www.riskmanagement.ucsb.edu/ucwaiverliability.htm.
Note: Minors cannot sign the waiver. Parents or legal guardians are required to sign the waiver for participants under 18 years of age.
Retention: Your organization must keep paper or digital copies of all completed waiver forms for at least three years from the date of the event. When minors are involved, waivers should be retained until the minor has reached the age of 20.