University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk, and Indemity Agreement

Waiver of Liability

In consideration of being permitted to participate in CU Community Fab Lab programs and/or utilize equipment and facilities at the CU Community Fab Lab on the University of Illinois campus, I for myself, my heirs, personal representatives or assigns, do hereby release, waive, discharge, and covenant not to sue the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois and its respective officers, employees, and agents from liability from any and all claims including those which result in personal injury, accidents or illnesses (including death), and property loss arising from, but not limited to, participation in CU Community Fab Lab Programs and use of equipment at the Cu Community Fab Lab.

Assumption of Risks

The CU Community Fab Lab has several safety guidelines for using equipment in the lab, which if followed, result in safe enjoyment of the facilities. However, participation in fabrication activities carries with it in certain inherent risks that cannot be completely eliminated regardless of the care taken to avoid injuries. The specific risks vary from one activity to another, but the risks range from 1) minor injuries such as small cuts, scratches, or burns, to 2) major injuries such as eye injury or loss of sight, cuts, and burns. I have read the previous paragraphs and I know, understand, and appreciate these and other risks that are inherent in use of the CU Community Fab Lab. I hereby assert that my participation is voluntary and that I knowingly assume all such risks.

Indemnification and Hold Harmless

I also agree to INDEMNIFY AND HOLD the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois HARMLESS from any and all claims, actions, suits, procedures, costs, expenses, damages, and liabilities, including attorney’s fees, brought as a result of my involvement in CU Community Fab Lab Programs and to reimburse it for any such expenses incurred.

Acknowledgement of Understanding

I have read this waiver of Liability, assumption of risk, and indemnity agreement, fully and understand its terms, and understand that I am giving up substantial rights, including my right to sue. I acknowledge that I am giving up freely and voluntarily, and intend by my signature to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law.


Acceptable Use Policy

The CU Community Fab Lab is an inclusive and welcoming space for everyone, regardless of University of Illinois affiliations, affiliation with other organizations, race, ethnicity, nationality, immigrations status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or religion.

Fab Lab equipment and materials may not be used to reproduce copyright-protected materials, except for personal use.

Staff are not obligated to assist with projects that they find offensive for reasons based on race, ethnicity, gender, religion, safety, or personal morality.

See staff for details.

Age Policy

The CU Community Fab Lab welcomes patrons of all ages. However, adult supervision is required for patrons under the age of 18.

Youth 14 and older can attend open hours under staff supervision IF 1) the youth has attended/completed a Fab Lab Summer Camp AND 2) A parent/legal guardian and youth both sign an informational form and agreement.

See staff for details.

Weapon Policy

The CU Community Fab Lab complies with the campus-wide policy about possession of weapons. This includes guns, pellet guns, air soft guns, dangerous knives, live steel (including but not limited to, props that have blades or come to a point, regardless if sharpened or blunted), etc.

We will not 3D print or otherwise fabricate any kind of part for use in actual functional weaponry.

Fabrication of objects that are evidently props is permitted.

If you are unsure if your project is allowable, please check with staff in advance of coming into the lab.

University Weapon Policy

A. Possession or storage of weapons by students is prohibited on any property owned or controlled by the University, including University certified housing units. Prohibited weapons include but are not limited to: 1) those listed in Parts I and II of Policy V-C-2 of the Campus Administrative Manual (; and 2) any BB gun, pellet gun, paint ball gun, or nunchaku. Souvenir weapons and those that have been rendered permanently inoperative also are prohibited. B. In determining appropriate sanctions for violations of the student discipline rules contained in this Code (Article 1, Part 3), the use or threatened use of any object (whether or not listed in subsection A above) while committing the violation may be considered an aggravating factor.
A. Definition
1. 720 Illinois Compiled Statues 5/21-6 makes it a class A misdemeanor to possess or store on property supported in whole or in part with State funds or Federal funds administered or granted through State agencies any weapon without prior written permission from the Chief Security Officer for such land or building. Under this Statute, weapon is defined as including a handgun, sawed-off shotgun, sawed-off rifle, any other firearm small enough to be concealed upon the person, semiautomatic firearm, or machine gun...any other rifle, shotgun, spring gun, other firearm, stun gun or taser as defined in paragraph (a) of Section 24-1 of this Code, knife with a blade of at least 3 inches in length, dagger, dirk, switchblade knife, stiletto, ax, hatchet, or other deadly or dangerous weapon or instrument of like character...a bludgeon, black-jack, slingshot, sand-bag, sand-club, metal knuckles, billy or other dangerous weapon of like character. The University considers souvenirs and weapons that have been rendered permanently inoperative to fall within this law, as well as any bomb, bombshell, grenade, bottle or other container containing an explosive or noxious substance. 2. For the purpose of implementing the provisions of this Statute, the chief security officer for the Urbana-Champaign campus and all properties administered under the auspices of the Urbana-Champaign campus has issued a statement of regulations and procedures. Inquiries about the weapons policy should be directed to the chief security officer.