Insurance Requirements

Special Event Liability Insurance Policy

Southeastern Louisiana University requires all off-campus groups or individuals and/or
vendors using University facilities to carry liability insurance for their event.
Obtaining special event insurance is independent of leasing or reserving the campus
facilities or obtaining security coverage. Special events hosted by campus departments
and student organizations are covered under the university’s general liability policy.

If an organization does not maintain liability insurance, you may choose from any
insurance company with an A.M. Best’s Rating of A-:VI or higher. Any liability policy
obtained must list as additional insured:

The Board of Supervisory for the University of Louisiana System
Southeastern Louisiana University
SLU 11850
Hammond, LA 70402

A certificate of insurance must be provided to the University a minimum of two weeks prior to the event.

The University reserves the right to set the minimum limit required for any event
held on the Southeastern Louisiana University campus on a case-by-case basis. In general,
the cost of the special event insurance coverage is based on the type of event(s)
being covered, the number of attendees and the length of the event. The following
is a guide for the level of coverage required:

  • Events with less than 300 attendees $300,000

  • Events with 301-500 attendees $500,000

  • Events with more than 500 attendees $1,000,000

The renter of the facility agrees to protect, defend, indemnify, save, and hold harmless
Southeastern Louisiana University, the State of Louisiana, all State Departments,
Agencies, Boards and Commissions, its officers, agents, servants and employees, including
volunteers, from and against any and all claims, demands, expense and liability arising
out of injury or death to any person or the damage, loss or destruction of any property
which may occur or in any way grow out of any act of commission of the renter of the
facility, their agents, servants, and employees, or any and all costs, expense and/or
attorney fees incurred by the renter of the facility as a result of any claim, demands,
and/or causes of action except those claims, demands, and/or causes of action arising
out of the negligence of Southeastern Louisiana University, the State of Louisiana,
all State Departments, Agencies, Boards, Commissions, its agents, representatives,
and/or employees. The renter of the facility agrees to investigate, handle, respond
to, provide defense for and defend any such claims, demand, or suit at their sole
expense and agrees to bear all other costs and expenses related thereto, even if the
claims, demands, suits, or causes of action are groundless, false or fraudulent.