Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.02
Liaison Nathan King
Submission Date Oct. 15, 2014
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Virginia Tech
ER-T2-7: Outdoors Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Dennis Cochrane
Director, Office of Sustainability
Division of Campus Planning, Infrastructure and Facilities
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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:

Venture Out, a program within the University Unions and Student Activities department in the Division of Student Affairs offers fun, safe, and, educational outdoor services to students, faculty, staff, and the community of Virginia Tech. There are coordinated programs and events. Equipment is also available for individual rental. Typical adventures include backpacking, camping, canoeing, caving, kayaking, downhill skiing, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, rock climbing, and whitewater rafting. Adventure programming also includes outdoor skills training, outdoor education workshops, and wilderness medical training programs. Trips include transportation, experienced outdoor leadership, and necessary safety instruction. The program’s website features and supports Leave No Trace principles.

The website URL where information about the program is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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