In order to best enhance this experience, the Outdoor Orientation program is open to all incoming first-year and transfer students who are able to meet the following essential eligibility requirements listed below. Accommodations may be made as long as it does not compromise the health or safety of staff members or other participants or significantly alter the fundamental learning outcomes of the program.
Essential Eligibility Criteria (EEC) are not intended to be exclusionary, but to honestly identify the basic and fundamental elements of trip participation that are integrally tied to safety and risk management considerations. These criteria are the essential skills that each participant is required to perform for safety in each type of program offered and are applied equally to app potential participants. Please note that reasonable accommodations and modifications that do not fundamentally alter the nature of the experience will be made for qualified persons with disabilities.
EEC do not encompass all criteria for participation in the Northland College Outdoor Orientation program; participation registration requirements are further outlined on the program’s registration page. If you have questions or concerns about your ability to meet the criteria outlined below, please contact the Outdoor Orientation co-coordinator team. We will be happy to answer your questions and to give you more details about the trip in which you are interested.