Student Responsibility

The Culinary Institute of America provides a realistic learning environment for each of its students. Students will be required to participate in a variety of "hands-on" experiences on and off campus, consistent with training in the culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, or food and beverage field. All CIA students assume the risks and responsibilities inherent in the educational process.

Observation and application experiences may at times involve dangers and hazards to which professionals in the foodservice field are exposed. The CIA assumes no responsibility for any of these risks. However, we do attempt to provide a safe environment and to instruct students in safe practices and procedures. None of us are immune to injury in the course of our daily lives, work, or field of study, so students should conduct themselves with due and reasonable care in their actions.

If a particular educational experience is a course, degree, or certificate requirement, or a voluntary extracurricular activity, students must decide whether or not to participate and expose themselves to its possible hazards. If a student chooses not to participate in a required activity, however, the student may fail to satisfy the course, degree, or certificate requirements. Students may wish to discuss the risks noted above with the faculty or staff supervisor of the activity in which they are participating.