Event Insurance Requirements

Insurance requirements for hosting qualified events at Columbia University.

Reason(s) for the Policy
  •  To aid University groups and organizations in planning and scheduling events such as meetings, exhibits, performances, conferences, training, and recreational events to be held at Columbia. 
  •  To make the process of planning events consistent across campus.

If an event is income producing for the sponsoring organization, or involves ticket sales to the general public, the University will determine if the sponsoring organization must purchase insurance to cover any claims or suits that could result from the conduct of the event and the level of insurance necessary. The cost of such insurance will be borne by the sponsoring organization. If an event is cosponsored with a nonaffiliated organization that will receive income from the event, the University will require that the nonaffiliated organization provide evidence of insurance for the event.