Group standing in cave, staring out towards the light in an epic manner
Group rock climbing in the great outdoors
Girl peering out from tiny cave opening, smiling

Outdoor Pursuits LLC

Students starting a fire on an OPC trip.The Outdoor Pursuits Living Learning Community is a dynamic community sponsored by the Outdoor Pursuit Center. The community is open to students interested in learning more about leadership and themselves as they engage in a variety of outdoor activities. 

Students in this community will learn the four fundamental responsibilities of outdoor leaders – minimize risk, minimize environmental impact, maximize learning, and maximize enjoyment. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of outdoor activities (i.e. rock climbing, whitewater rafting, canoeing, backpacking, etc.). Students will also begin to develop a solid foundation to support their outdoor leadership including technical skills, interpersonal skills, and judgment.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop a sense of belonging in the residence hall and the larger University community (Effective Community Engagement)
  • Increase curricular and co‐curricular interactions with other students, faculty and staff (Effective Community Engagement)
  • Investigate qualities of effective leadership and the fundamental responsibilities of outdoor leaders (Interpersonal Development)
  • Assist with developing a community of peers who they may continue to partner with to pursue outdoor activities (Effective Community Engagement)
  • Research academic classes and careers related to outdoor education and recreation (Academic Success)