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Outdoor Recreation


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Our Mission

The purpose of the Outdoor Recreation program is to provide outdoor and environmental education opportunities for students, faculty, and staff of all races, religions, genders, sexualities, abilities, and backgrounds. The Outdoor Recreation program is committed to providing enjoyable, challenging, meaningful and educational experiences that will allow individuals and groups to learn the skills necessary for survival, safety, and sustainability in outdoor activities as well as develop an appreciation for the environment.

UNI Outdoors Land Acknowledgement

In our time together at the University of Northern Iowa we are gathered on the unceded land of the Iowa, Sauk and Meskwaki, Wahpeton, and Očeti Šakówiŋ (Sioux) peoples. We ask you to join us in acknowledging the Iowa, Sauk and Meskwaki, Wahpeton, and Očeti Šakówiŋ (Sioux) communities, their elders past and present, as well as future generations. We acknowledge that the outdoor recreation industry often excludes, ignores, and mistreats indigenous peoples and their lands, including those we utilize for our events and clinics. We also acknowledge that our institution of higher learning was founded upon the exclusion and erasure of many indigenous peoples, including those on whose land our institution sits. This acknowledgment demonstrates our commitment to beginning the process of working to dismantle the ongoing legacies of settler colonialism.

Get Involved

Students interested in trips or becoming more involved in the UNI Outdoors program should contact UNI Outdoors at (319) 273-7163 or email us at unioutdoors@uni.edu. No previous experience is necessary for our events or clinics. Anyone can enjoy the great outdoors and is encouraged to take advantage of this recreational resource. Let UNI Outdoors help you get outside!

Need Help Planning a Trip?

Is there a place you’ve always wanted to explore? Let the UNI Outdoor Recreation team help you make it a reality! Our experienced staff in the office and at the climbing wall have the know-how and skills to help you plan, pack, and execute your dream adventure! To get started you can swing by our office in WRC 174 and speak with our friendly staff or check out our Student Trip Planning Guide!

Outdoor Recreation Office Hours

Monday and Friday: 9am - 5pm | Tuesday and Thursday: 12pm - 5pm


To learn more about the UNI Outdoor Recreation program contact Andrew Martin.