|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||Jan. 31, 2011|
Tier2-7: Outdoors Program
|0.25 / 0.25||
Associate Dean of Students
Center for Campus Activities & Leadership
Does the institution have a wilderness or outdoors program that organizes hiking, backpacking, kayaking, or other outings for students and follows Leave No Trace principles?:
A brief description of the program:
The Middlebury Mountain Club (MMC) is Middlebury’s largest and oldest student organization. The club is entirely organized and operated by students. The MMC sponsors and encourages Middlebury students to experience and enjoy the out-of-doors responsibly (using Leave No Trace principles), offering year-round activities throughout Vermont, the Adirondacks, and beyond. The Mountain Club's commitment to expanding access to outdoor adventure includes trips for all abilities, free equipment rental, and skill-building workshops. Additionally, the club hosts annual community events, sponsors environmentally-themed presentations and symposia, screens student-produced films, and publishes Beyond the Gap, a biennial journal of outdoor literature, poetry, and art.
Members of the MMC also lead OINK trips, which are outdoor orientation trips for incoming students.
The website URL where information about the program is available:
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