University of Vermont

Mission Statement

Founded in 1932, the mission of the University of Vermont Outing Club is to provide affordable wilderness trips, instruction, leadership training and certification opportunities for students. We also provide a comprehensive array of affordable rental equipment to the UVM community. It is our further goal to promote enjoyment, safe use and responsible stewardship of the environments we travel in through practice of Leave No Trace principles.We openly invite all UVM students to come to the OC house, sign up for a trip, eat some food and stay for a meeting!

Vision Statement

We believe a healthy student organization values involvement from all identity groups. We believe a healthy community is diverse, inclusive and celebrates what makes each of us unique. We believe wilderness experience is tied to care for the environment, commitment to social justice and ultimately to the health of our global community. We are committed to making the OC community as welcoming as possible, especially to historically under represented groups. We value a growing community that includes students from diverse backgrounds in regard to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity & expression, and class. We include diversity training as part of our Wilderness Instructor Leadership Development (WILD) training curriculum. OC leaders are dedicated to creating a safe and fun environment for all UVM students to engage in wilderness based peer education.

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