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General Release/ Media and Promotion Permission

The following agreement is intended to protect all participants and personnel involved in the Eagle Summit: New Student Orientation ("Programs") and Welcome Weeks Programs. To participate in the Programs, all participants, and a parent or legal guardian of any participant under the age of eighteen (18) years, must sign and return this form to American University ("University") prior to the beginning of the Programs.

Program Conditions and Rules:

In signing this Agreement, I agree and/or represent that:

  1. I understand that I am expected to follow the directions of the Programs Supervisor(s);
  2. I will observe all applicable rules, including the University's Student Conduct Code, which may be located at www.american.edu/handbook/conduct.html;
  3. I will conduct myself in a safe and prudent manner while participating in these Programs;
  4. The University may take photographs and make other recordings of me during the Programs. I consent to the use of my name and these photographs and recordings, without compensation, in any promotional materials and publications related to the educational activities of American University; and
  5. I understand that if I do not comply with these rules or otherwise conduct myself in an irresponsible manner, American University ("University") may remove me from the Programs. And I will be sent home at my own cost.

Fitness to Participate and Emergency Medical Treatment:

  1. I agree to conduct myself in a safe and prudent manner while participating in any activity or travel conducted by or under the auspices of American University;
  2. I represent to American University that there are no health-related reasons or other problems of which I am aware that preclude or restrict me from participating in these Programs, and
  3. I hereby authorize the University to secure necessary emergency medical treatment in the event of injury or illness while participating in the Programs

Assumption of Risk:

I understand that participation in these Programs is voluntary. I understand that the Programs' activities maybe off campus in the Washington DC Metro area and acknowledge that there are risks associated with traveling to and participating in the Programs. Understanding these risks, I agree that I am knowingly and voluntarily assuming them.

General Release:

In consideration of American University for allowing me to participate in the Programs, for myself and my legal guardian or other representatives, I agree indemnify and hold harmless American University, its trustees, officers, employees, faculty, agents, and co-sponsoring institutions and their agent(s) from and against any blame and liability for any inconvenience, injury, death, loss to person or property, or any other damage of any kind whatsoever, which may result from or be connected in any way to my participation in the Programs or in transit to or from the Programs.

I absolve, indemnify, defend and hold harmless American University from any breach of these representations.

I AM 18 YEARS OF AGE AND I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL THE PROVISIONS IN THIS GENERAL RELEASE AGREEMENT. I AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ALL TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, AS INDICATED BY MY INITIALING MY REGISTRATION FORM.

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