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RELEASE, INDEMNITY/WAIVER OF LIABILITY, AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE

READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY BEFORE ACCEPTING:

I understand that as part of my participation in volunteer services through the Volunteer Kennesaw State University Office and any related activities thereto, including training, preparation, and/or travel (separately and collectively, the “Volunteer Services”), wherever the/these Volunteer Services may occur, is voluntary, and that there exists the potential for injuries, accidents, illness, or loss or damage to personal property, and I freely assume all risks incidental to participation in the Volunteer Services.

In consideration for Kennesaw State University allowing me to participate in the Volunteer Services, I agree to the following: On my own behalf, and on behalf of my heirs, executors, administrators and next of kin, I hereby release, covenant not to sue, and forever discharge the Released Parties (as defined below) of and from all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs and expenses of any nature arising out of, related to, or in any way connected with my participation in the Volunteer Services  and/or any such related and associated activities, and further agree to indemnify and hold each of the Released Parties harmless from and against any and all such liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs and expenses including by way of example, but not limited to, all attorneys’ fees, costs of court, and the costs and expenses of other professionals and disbursements up through and including any appeal. I, for myself, understand that this Release, Indemnity/Waiver of Liability, and Covenant Not to Sue includes any claims based on the negligence, action or inaction of any of the Released Parties and covers bodily injury, property damage, and loss by theft or otherwise, suffered by me either before, during or after such participation. I further authorize medical treatment for me, at my cost, if the need arises. For the purposes hereof, the “Released Parties” are: Kennesaw State University, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, and their officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, successors, assigns and volunteers of each of the foregoing entities. I understand that the acceptance of this Release, Indemnity/Waiver of Liability, and Covenant Not to Sue the Released Parties shall not constitute a waiver, in whole or in part, of sovereign of official immunity by said Boards, its members, officers, agents, and employees.

Further, I understand that this Release, Indemnity/Waiver of Liability, and Covenant Not to Sue shall be effective during the time period of the while I am enrolled or employed at Kennesaw State University. I have received a copy of this document.

This agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Georgia, and any legal action related to or arising out of this Waiver and Release Form shall be commenced exclusively in the Superior Court in and for Cobb County, Georgia;

I certify I am eighteen (18) years of age or older, that I have the skill level required, and that I am physically capable of performing the needed tasks during any Volunteer Services that I sign up for or participate in. If I may need an accommodation for any disability, I understand that I should contact the Volunteer Kennesaw State University Office as soon as possible to discuss the needed accommodations.

I HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD AND ACCEPT THE CONDITIONS OF THIS RELEASE, INDEMNITY/WAIVER OF LIABILITY, AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE.