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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 on the land we utilize for our trips 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 trips and programs. Anyone can enjoy the great outdoors and is encouraged to take advantage of this recreational resource. Let UNI Outdoors help you get outside!

Become a UNI Outdoors Trip Coordinator

All UNI Outdoors trips are based on the “common adventurer” philosophy. This philosophy holds that the foremost goal of any common adventure is to achieve an enjoyable and worthwhile experience while displaying the greatest respect for the natural environment. We are looking for individuals who seek to build their leadership, communication, collaboration, and outdoor skills to serve as leaders for our trips program.

To learn more about the Trip Coordinator Application contact Andrew Martin or Maycie Stanbro.

Outdoor Recreation Office Hours

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