Assumption of Risk Waiver

Risk Factor Notice

Risk Factor Notice 

Please be aware of the risks associated with participating in the Wellness Outreach services. By voluntarily participating in the above mentioned activities, you do so at your own risk and agree to assume all risk of injury or illness, whether engaging in physical exercise or not.

Disclaimer: The Rice University Recreation Center provides recreational programming and information for educational purposes. Please consult a healthcare professional before beginning this or any other fitness or recreation program to determine what is best suited for you and your needs. If you start to feel faint, dizzy, or have any physical pain or shortness of breath, please stop participating immediately, and if symptoms persist, call your healthcare provider or 911 in the case of an emergency.

Risk Factor Notice Agreement

Participation Agreement and Assumption of Risks and Liability

Participation Agreement and Assumption of Risks and Liability

do hereby acknowledge and agree as follows.

1. I am fully informed and aware that my participation in the activities and use of the Rec Center facilities involve certain risks, including, but not limited to, property damage and loss, bodily injury, illness, and even death. I fully assume all risks.

2. I have sufficient physical and mental health to participate in the activities and use the facilities. I have provided medical insurance or emergency contact information below my signature on this agreement. I understand that Rice University shall not provide any insurance for me in connection with my participation in the Activities or use of the Facilities.

3. I fully and forever release, waive and discharge, and covenant not to sue Rice University (including but not limited to its trustees, faculty, staff, students, agents, and representatives) from and for any and all demands, claims, actions, suits, damages, losses, liabilities, costs and expenses (including, but not limited to, court costs and attorneys' fees), from any cause whatsoever (including, but not limited to, property damage or loss, bodily injury, illness, or death) directly or indirectly arising in connection with my participation in the Activities or use of the Facilities, whether or not foreseen or contributed to by the negligent acts or omissions of Rice University or others.

4. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement and supersedes any prior or contemporaneous agreements regarding this subject matter. The Agreement (i) may not be amended, by course of conduct or otherwise, and (ii) may not be assigned, in whole or part, except in writing duly executed by Rice University. This Agreement shall be interpreted and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas, without regard to any conflicts or choice of law principles, and shall be as broad and inclusive as permitted by such laws. If any provision of this agreement is held unenforceable by a court, such unenforceability shall not affect any other provision, and this Agreement shall be construed as if such provision, to the extent of such unenforceability, had not been incorporated herein.

5. I (i) have read and fully understand this Agreement, (ii) intend that this agreement be legally binding upon and enforceable against me and my family, estate, heirs, and legal representatives, (iii) intend that this agreement benefit Rice University, (iv) confirm that I am at least 18 years of age, fully competent, and am entering into this Agreement voluntarily and of my own judgment.

Assumption of Risks and Liability