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Chickadees Waiver of Liability and Assumption of Risk 2021-22

Permission Slip/Emergency Medical Authorization

I hereby grant permission for my child to participate on Boise State University’s 2021-22 FIRST Robotics Team #5871, The Chickadees.

The Chickadees, FRC Team 5871, are a girl-founded FIRST Robotics team sponsored by the Boise State University College of Engineering.  The Chickadees are an inclusive team that is open to all genders, races, ethnicities, and abilities.  We aim to inspire future generations in STEM by ensuring that all members take an active role in team leadership and all aspects of building the robot and running the team. This team was founded, in part, to inspire girls to enter STEM fields where they have historically been underrepresented.


Parents and students agree to indemnify and hold harmless Boise State University and the State of Idaho from all claims, liabilities, damages, losses, demands, costs, or suits of any nature whatsoever, including for property damage, personal injury, or death, caused by the negligent acts or omissions of students and families participating in the Boise State University’s FIRST Robotics Team in the performance or conduct of any and all aspects of this agreement. This indemnity shall include costs, expenses, and attorney’s fees occasioned by said loss, damage, liabilities, claims, demands, or suits as well as the full amount of any judgment rendered or compromise settlement made, plus court costs and interest. Nothing herein shall constitute a waiver on the part of Boise State University or the State of Idaho of any privilege, immunity, or defense provided under the Idaho Constitution, the Idaho Tort Claims Act or applicable law.


At all times students will show respect for and follow the directions of the University instructors and volunteers. Students will also show respect to other students and speakers (including appropriate use of cell phones and music players). No smoking, alcohol or drugs.  No kissing or inappropriate touching. No profanity or insulting language. No harassing behavior. No weapons or violent behavior. Failure to obey rules and expectations set by the University instructors will result in the student being sent home immediately, and his/her parents and school notified. Misbehavior of any of the listed could lead to expulsion from the University program.

All students will demonstrate Gracious Professionalism.  “Gracious Professionalism is a way of doing things that encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community.  With Gracious Professionalism, fierce competition and mutual gain are not separate notions. Gracious professionals learn and compete like crazy, but treat one another with respect and kindness in the process.”  Reference:

I release and hold harmless Boise State University, State of Idaho, and Lab employees and volunteers from any and all liability of any kind which may arise during or relating to the FIRST Robotics Team, except liability for damages and injuries caused by the sole negligence of Boise State University.