THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
CENTER FOR SOCIAL CONCERN
RELEASE AND INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT
The Center for Social Concern (CSC), an office within Homewood Student Affairs of the Johns Hopkins University (JHU), is dedicated to volunteerism and community engagement. I want to participate in one or more CSC programs, which connect me with opportunities for JHU students to volunteer with outside organizations. I understand that I am not required to participate in any CSC programs by JHU, but choose to do so voluntarily. I understand that JHU does not manage, supervise, direct or control my activities while participating in CSC programs or volunteering with, through or for outside organizations, or transportation to and from those activities (collectively, "CSC activities").
When participating in CSC activities, I understand that I may be exposed to risk, including, by way of example, risk for personal injury, illness, death, or property damage. I knowingly and voluntarily assume all risks associated with any CSC activities I participate in and any related consequences. I certify that I have no medical or other conditions that preclude my participation in CSC activities or make my participation dangerous or harmful to me or others.
In consideration for permission to participate in CSC activities, I agree that neither JHU, nor any of its employees or agents, shall have any responsibility for any cost, loss, injury, or damage that I incur or suffer in connection with my volunteering (including, but not limited to, any personal injury, illness, death, or property damage), and I hereby expressly waive and release all rights, claims, causes of action, and the like of any nature whatsoever which I or my heirs or legal representatives may have against JHU or any of its employees or agents in connection with my participation in CSC activities, except to the extent directly caused by JHU's negligence, gross negligence or willful misconduct. I, for myself and my heirs and legal representatives, hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless JHU from any third party claims or actions of any nature, and any associated costs, losses or damages, including reasonable attorneys' fees, arising from or in connection with my acts or omissions when participating in CSC activities.
This agreement will be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Maryland without regard to its conflict of laws principles. If any portion of this agreement is held invalid, the remainder of the agreement shall continue in full force and effect.
I certify that I am over 18 years of age, or if I am under the age of 18 years, I certify that I have the permission of my parent or legal guardian to participate in CSC activities, indicated by his or her signature below.
I CERTIFY THAT I HAVE READ, FULLY UNDERSTAND AND VOLUNTARILY AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT AND THAT I SIGN IT VOLUNTARILY WITH FULL KNOWLEDGE OF ITS SIGNIFICANCE.