With over 140 chartered clubs and student organizations, there are countless ways for students to be involved and enhance their SUU experience. Outdoor-type clubs on campus include Block & Bridle, Earth, Geology, Motorcycle, Mountain Biking, Ski & Snowboard, Alternative Winter Break, and others. These recreation clubs are joined by nation-wide academic organizations such as Sigma Gamma Epsilon, the physical sciences Honors Society.
The ORPT Program, in partnership with Cedar City Parks and Recreation, is a local sponsor for the Teens Outside national initiative, which is provided by the National Recreation and Park Association and the Outdoor Industry Foundation. ORPT and SUU Outdoors also offer other outdoor recreation programming for community members of all ages.
Founded in Spring 2003, SUU Outdoors is now comprised of the Outdoor Center, which offers a wide variety of year-round trips, equipment rentals and training, and other outdoor resources. The Outdoor Center also manages the on-campus low ropes challenge course and the popular new indoor climbing wall. Other special events are scheduled throughout the school year such as gear swaps and the annual Warren Miller ski film. SUU Outdoors maintains many formal partnerships and affiliations including local organizations such as the Color Country Cycle Club, Cedar Mountain Nordic Ski Club, and the Southern Utah Climbers Coalition. National and international affiliations include the Access Fund, Association of Challenge Course Technology, American Mountain Guide Association, American Canyoneering Association, Association of Outdoor Recreation Education, and the Wilderness Education Association. SUU Outdoors is also active locally with SUU Clubs, SUU Athletics, Iron County School District and the Iron County Visitor Center, Boy Scouts of America, 4H, and various adjudicated youth programs.
Last Update: Monday, December 01, 2014