The Washington Campus is a non-partisan, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization. The Campus welcomes participants from diverse backgrounds and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, orientation, national or ethnic origin, or disability.
For the purpose of these terms and conditions, ‘The Washington Campus’, ‘TWC’, and ‘Campus’ will refer to the not-for-profit organization The Washington Campus Inc. The terms: ‘you’, and ‘participant’ will refer to the individual participating in The Washington Campus program. Liability protection for The Washington Campus outlined in these terms and conditions will extend to but not be limited to: The Washington Campus Inc., the Campus Consortium, University Members in the Campus Consortium, TWC Board Members, TWC Staff, TWC volunteers, TWC Interns, TWC Faculty Directors, TWC Speakers and TWC Campus Representatives.
The contents of all material available on the entirety of this Internet site as well as those materials produced, distributed, and/or provided by The Washington Campus and/or its speakers prior to the program, during the program, and after the program are copyrighted by The Washington Campus unless otherwise indicated. No part of such content may be otherwise or subsequently published, reproduced, redistributed, and/or copied in any form or by any means, except with the prior written consent of, and with express attribution to both The Washington Campus and the content author. Materials protected under these terms and conditions include but are not limited to: Agendas, Program/Course/Section Descriptions, Presentations, Program Activities, Participant Lists, Speaker Lists, Evaluations, Logistics Letters, Reading Lists, Project Assignments, Exams, and Handouts. Providing materials to participants for educational purposes does not indicate a release of the rights to that material as they are held by The Washington Campus. Copyright is not claimed as to any part of an original work prepared by a U.S. or state or local government officer or employee as part of that person’s official duties, which may be public information.
By registering, you acknowledge that while participating in a program by The Washington Campus, photographs and/or video material and/or other media may be taken of you in documentation of the activities included in the program. The Washington Campus will retain all rights to this material including photographs, video and other media. Further, you grant permission for The Washington Campus to use any photographs and/or video material and/or other media taken of you and/or provided by you for the purpose of furthering the mission and objectives of The Washington Campus. The Washington Campus will, at its own discretion, unless otherwise indicated, make such media available to participants of this educational program and participating institutions. The right for The Washington Campus to make media freely available to participants does not constitute an obligation on behalf of The Washington Campus, nor does it indicate a release of the rights to that material as they are held by The Washington Campus. You may request to withdraw permission for media depicting your identifiable image to be used by The Washington Campus. The Washington Campus will make efforts to comply with any such request within a reasonable timeframe. This consent to release material to The Washington Campus is effective immediately upon completion of registration.
The Washington Campus programs involve offsite visits to locations which could include government offices, government agencies, non-government organizations and other venues around Washington, D.C. Some of these venues will require that participants travel by foot or wheelchair if necessary. By registering, you acknowledge that you are in the physical condition to travel between various offsite locations. All programs have components which may vary, including venues, offsite visits, speakers, and presentations. The Washington Campus provides example agendas from prior programs but makes no claim that your program will have the same components as those in the example agenda. Further, participants should expect that components such as venues, offsite visits, speakers and presentations will differ from those provided in the example agenda(s).
The Washington Campus will make every effort to choose offsite visits that are reasonably safe. However, participant safety is the responsibility of the participant and the offsite visit location owners. Events and/or incidents at offsite locations that are out of the control of The Washington Campus are not the responsibility of The Washington Campus and by registering for a Campus program, you release liability of The Washington Campus for such events and/or incidents. The Washington Campus expects that all participants will refrain from bringing weapons of any kind to any component of the program, and will refrain from engaging in any illegal activity throughout the duration of the program. The Washington Campus expects that participants will take reasonable steps to insure their own safety at all times. The Washington Campus also expects that participants will take reasonable steps to insure the safety of their belongings as The Washington Campus is not responsible for lost or stolen belongings.
Further, by registering and participating in a program with The Washington Campus, you agree to abide by the rules and regulations set forth by each venue visited throughout the duration of the program. Many offsite locations have strict security procedures, including limitations on permissible items which may or may not include: pocket knives, food/drink, cameras, phones, and other items. The Washington Campus provides a list of guidelines for all venues/locations to be visited during each program and expects that all participants will prepare themselves accordingly for each location. Some locations visited during programs by The Washington Campus require prior clearance for admission, which includes prior submission of personal information, which may include Social Security or passport numbers. If participants refuse to provide the requested information, cannot produce the requested information, or do not give The Washington Campus consent to submit this information, the participant will be unable to participate in that component of the program. If the security office at a particular venue deems for any reason that a participant is unable to enter a venue, the participant will be unable to participate in that component of the program. The Washington Campus will not be responsible for any security actions, decisions or resulting consequences regarding participants who are unable to participate in a component of a program. By registering for the program and providing requested information, participants automatically provide consent for The Washington Campus to submit the requested information when needed to the venues to be visited.
Unless your university, organization, or company is responsible for paying your Washington Campus tuition and fees, your registration will not be complete until you have submitted payment in full. It is the participant’s responsibility to follow up with their university, organization, or company to insure that tuition is paid. Unless otherwise indicated, failure to submit payment at the time of registration will require you to register again. Participants are responsible for their own transportation and lodging arrangements, unless otherwise indicated. Participants are encouraged to choose a hotel near the venue of the program once it has been posted. The Washington Campus will not refund tuition for any participants that fail to make the necessary arrangements to attend the program. The Washington Campus will not be responsible for or refund tuition in the event of canceled and/or changed travel arrangements, or other canceled and/or changed preparations outside the control of The Washington Campus.
Cancellation, refund, and transfer terms vary between program types and are listed on your registration page. Please refer to your registration page or contact The Washington Campus with any questions regarding registration cancellations, refunds, or transfers.