Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 35.74
Liaison Amy Brunvand
Submission Date Aug. 11, 2011
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.0

University of Utah
Tier2-7: Outdoors Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Myron Willson
Sustainability Director
Sustainability Office
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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 Outdoor Recreation Program (ORP) provides an opportunity for individuals and groups to participate in all types of outdoor adventure activities through organized trips and by providing rental equipment for backpacking, river running, canoeing, mountain biking, skiing and many other activities. Trips and outings are offered on a break even cost basis, and are coordinated by ORP student volunteers. The Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism (PRT) also offers a wide array of outdoor experiential courses through its Natural Resources Learning Program. Opportunities include whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, camping, nordic skiing, backpacking, climbing, canyoneering and more. The University of Utah is situated in the foothills of the world-famous Wasatch Mountains, providing unique nearby outdoor opportunities. The state of Utah has an abundance of public lands, from alpine to desert environments that both ORP and PRT use as their "classrooms."

The ORP maintains a resource and learning center that contains books, maps, videos, trade journals and current periodicals available for your use. This resource center contains information that may not be available any other place on campus.

Each year many programs are scheduled to provide information and entertainment. Annual presentations include the Banff Festival of Mountain Films World Tour, and Banff's Radical Reels show for those who crave more adrenaline. Each year we also present slide shows and lectures. Past presentions have included climber Lynn Hill, mountaineers Reinhold Messner and Ed Viestures and local hero Conrad Anker, along with many others.

The website URL where information about the program is available:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.