All students participating in voluntary College activities are required to sign a waiver. This can include, but is not limited to Student Groups, International Travel, Internships and Club Sports.
In order to support the Colleges and assist in lightening the administrative burden of maintaining the waiver program, Five College Risk Management has developed an online waiver database where waivers for college activities can be signed, viewed, and stored. We have started to pilot the website, and we expect to add more schools and activities as the year progresses.
Please note you are unable to sign an online waiver form unless given specific instructions from your activity manager.
The online waiver database is part of Five College Risk Management's latest initiative to get students, faculty, and staff thinking about risks and ways to minimize them. We welcome any comments, suggestions, or criticism, and we encourage you to contact us with your feedback after you use the website.
Below are instructions for waiver signors. If you need assistance as an activity manager, please visit our Instructions for Activity Managers page.
College administrators using the website are encouraged to contact Stacie Kroll for assistance or to schedule a training session. Administrators should also take a look at Instructions for Activity Managers, as much of the information will still apply.
How to Access Your Waiver
- To access the website and sign your activity's waiver, please visit the Five College Waiver Form Access Page (this link will open in a new tab/window).
- Select the "Five College Student, Faculty, and Staff" Log In.
- Select your college and enter your college user name and password.
- Use the drop-down boxes as shown in the image below to select the college that is sponsoring your activity, your activity type (for instance, "Student Group" or "Internship"), and then the name of your activity. If you are uncertain about the name of your activity, please contact your activity's coordinator or Five College Risk Management for clarification.
- Once you have selected your activity, hit "Select."
- Make sure you read your waiver carefully. Please contact Five College Risk Management at 413-538-3092 or via email if you have any questions on its contents.
- Fill out every field. If you are signing a waiver for an internship, make sure to also include the host and location of your internship in the appropriate field.
- Pay special attention to the Risk Factors to Consider and Additional Instructions.
- Finally, if you agree to the terms of the waiver, enter your name and today's date at the bottom and type in the security captcha.
- Press Review.
- On the next screen, reread your entries, the waiver text, and the risk factors. If you need to make corrections, press Go Back. (Do not use the browser's Back button.)
- If you are satisfied with the material, press Submit Form.
- If you need to submit a waiver for another activity, click on the link to do so. If not, close out your window and enjoy your activity!
- You will also receive a confirmation email with your name, activity name, the waiver text, further instructions, and the risk factors to keep for your records. Your activity's manager will also receive a copy of the email, which will let them know that you have signed the waiver and are able to take part in the activity. The email will not contain any of your personal information, such as your phone number, address, or student ID.