Outdoor Education is committed to diversity and inclusion through a collective journey of physical and emotional challenge while cultivating a sense of place in the areas we explore. Finding comfort in the vulnerability of the outdoor experience means discovering individual differences, change, and growth as we work together to create a strong community. Inclusion is about making participants and leaders feel recognized and valued regardless of their background, ability, or identity. We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to create their own experiences in the natural world. Outdoor Education strives to empower the outdoor community at CC to confidently participate in the ongoing discussion and education of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Past DEI Work
Trainings and Trips
Bridge Scholar Leadership Development Program
Ski Resort Leader Training
First Time Ski Resort Trips
First Time Campout in Moab
Women in Wilderness Outward Bound Course
Heads of State Outward Bound Course
Custom Trips for Student Clubs
Speakers and Events
Carolyn Finney: Is there an Outdoors Divide at CC?
DEI Executive in Residence
James Mills: An American Ascent
Britt McClintock: Genderations Film Screening
Queer Nature: Q&A Luncheon
Abby Dione: First Female of Color Climbing Gym Owner
Paradox Sport: Adaptive Climbing Program
This is our Outdoors: Student Stories
"My outdoors allows me to be my truest self."
"My outdoors is kind of loving it from afar... My outdoors looks like seeing Pikes Peak with snow on it from my window."
"I go outside because I firmly believe that nature is the perfect vessel for genuine human connection."
"My outdoors is varied and multifaceted.. you can access 'your outdoors' from basically anywhere."
"My Outdoors is wherever the pressure of societal norms and expectations is replaced by the overwhelming beauty around me and the physical challenges at hand."