Penn State Says Outing Club banned from Having… Outings?

Penn State Says Outing Club banned from Having… Outings?

Penn State Says Outing Club banned from Having… Outings?

The 98-year-old Penn State University Outing Club announced last week that the university will no longer allow the club to organize outdoor, student-led trips starting next semester. The university’s offices of Student Affairs and Risk Management made the determination that the hiking, camping, and other outdoors-focused activities the student-led club has long engaged in are too risky.

The Outing Club’s current president says the decision “wasn’t an open dialogue,” and another group officer can recall no actual injuries in the four years he has been at the school. A Penn State spokeswoman says that student safety is the school’s primary focus. The decision came after the university completed a two-month assessment of all the school’s sports and recreation organizations.

Sign the petition to help the outing club change PSU’s mind here.

Find more at the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, and check out the Penn State Outing Club here.

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