Club Liability Insurance Program (CLIP)

If you are having your event on the Cal Poly campus and need additional insurance, Special Event Insurance may be procured through Cal Poly's Office of Risk Management.

Risk Management



The CSU has implemented club insurance for all 23 CSU campuses. Titled the Club Liability Insurance Program (CLIP), it covers General Liability for claims made both on- and off-campus. 

Major exclusions include:

  1. Automobile Liability
  2. Alcohol furnished at Club Activities/ Events 
  3. Fraternal Organizations (men and women)
  4. Hazing
  5. Athletic activities
  6. Intentional Discrimination

Farmers Market Insurance

CLIP also includes coverage of Farmers Market events. Read more about hosting a table at San Luis Obispo Farmers Market.

    Additional Insurance Options

    If you are hosting an event that is not covered by CLIP (see major exclusions above), visit the Additional Insurance Options page for information on getting coverage.

      Frequently Asked Questions

      When do I need Special Event Insurance?

      This is determined by the contract and the venue. The venue will determine if special event insurance is required. Venues can either have their own insurance or may require an insurance certificate. National sponsoring organizations can also provide insurance for clubs.

      If your event requires special event insurance, please contact a third party issuer.

      How much does Special Events Insurance cost?

      Special Event Insurance costs vary and are usually just a few hundred dollars. Special Event insurance estimates can be obtained by contacting an insurance agent or researching a quote online.

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