Welcome to Outdoor Pursuits 

Outdoor Pursuits is the adventure recreation department of the Division of Student Affairs. Our mission is to provide students, faculty, staff and the community with opportunities for healthy outdoor recreation, leadership development, experiential learning, and environmental awareness. Spending time in the outdoors experiencing new places and people has been an important part of peoples' lives for many years, and continues to help us find balance in the often stressful and overloaded times that we live in. Joining organized outdoor recreation activities with Outdoor Pursuits is a great way to travel, meet new people, get a break from studies, or even discover a new career path.

Outdoor Pursuits provides a variety of options throughout the year for outdoor adventure in southeast Ohio as well as places like West Virginia, Kentucky, Minnesota and Pennsylvania. Our Trips & Clinics program, New Adventures program for incoming freshman, equipment Rental and Sales, the Challenge Program, and Climbing Wall offer a chance to get involved at the level that fits your interests and abilities.

Enjoy browsing our site and don't hesitate to contact us for questions about our program. Also, be sure to check out our employment opportunities if you think you would like to join our team!

Dan Vorisek
Director of Outdoor Pursuits


The Outdoor Pursuits Service Center


Take care of all of your outdoor recreation needs at one place! The Outdoor Pursuits Service Center is where you can rent equipment, buy gear, sign up for trips & clinics, or hang out to climb on our indoor rock wall. The Service Center desk is located next to the climbing wall in the lobby of the Charles J. Ping Student Recreation Center. 




See Outdoor Pursuits on Facebook!

Group Climbing Wall rentals are available

Questions? Contact Louie Allen 
Looking for a new kind of
outdoor adventure?

Check out the Challenge Program

  • Team Development Workshops
  • High Ropes Course
  • Rappelling Tower
  • Zip Line

Interested in booking a Challenge Program workshop? Complete our on-line request form.



 We Rent Climbing Shoes!

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