About Outdoor Programs Trips
Outdoor Programs offers trips for current USU students. These trips are a great way to explore the outdoors in Logan, the state Utah and the Rocky Mountain west while learning skills and making new friends. OP trips are led by trained student trip leaders and operated on a cost-shared, non-profit basis in order to make them as affordable as possible to students. Most OP trips are geared toward beginners but those with experience can also have a great time. Trips can range in duration from a few hours up Logan Canyon to several days in Southern Utah. Whether you're new to the outdoors or a seasoned veteran, the OP has a trip just for you!
All OP trip participants must be currently enrolled students(with the exception of summer semester) or a guest of a currently enrolled student on the same trip.
Trip participants must be at least 18 years of age.
Trip participants must complete the trip registration process including assumption of risk documents and Medical Information Form.
Trip participants must have their own health insurance.
Alcohol, recreational drugs, weapons, fireworks, pets, and non-registered persons are not permitted on any OP trip.
All OP trip participants and leaders must adhere to the University’s Sexual Harassment policy.
“Sexual harassment of any employee, student, or recipient of the services of this University is absolutely forbidden. Anyone who feels that he/she is the victim of sexual harassment or any supervisor or manager who is made aware of an alleged incident of sexual harassment must take immediate action to resolve the matter. Any individual may contact the University's Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity (AA/EO) Office for advice, counseling, or clarification, leading to an informal resolution of the matter.”
Use of personal vehicles is not permitted on OP trips. Transportation is provided with OP and University vehicles. Participants must abide by all University & OP vehicle policies.
Many OP trips are physically demanding and some may have minimum requirements such as the ability to swim, perform a self-rescue, be proficient in specific skills, or have prior experience. Participants may be screened as to their ability to meet these minimum requirements in order to appropriately to manage the risks of the activity.
OP trips are not commercial guided trips. They are cooperative, cost-shared, adventures for students led by students. The student trip leaders are trained and have experience in the activity (backpacking, whitewater rafting, etc.) but are not licensed or certified guides (unless necessary to fulfill specific permit requirements).
Due to the nature of many outdoor activities and the risks involved, the OP may not be able to safely accommodate individuals with physical and mental disabilities. Please contact the Assistant Director of Outdoor Education for more information on essential eligibility criteria with regard to OP trips.
Violation of any OP and University policies may result in immediate dismissal from an OP trip and University disciplinary action. Participants dismissed from an OP trip are responsible for their own transportation back to campus.
Trip Cancellation Policy
- Cancellations must be made more than seven days prior to the scheduled pre-trip meeting date or, if there is no pre-trip meeting, the trip departure date to be eligible for a refund.
- Cancellations made less than seven days prior to the dates described above may result in a loss of all fees paid unless there is another student (such as one on a waiting list) that is able to take the cancelling student’s place.
- Trips cancelled by the OP will be refunded. OP reserves the right to cancel trips at any time due to weather, insufficient enrollment or any other circumstances.
- Beginning November 1st 2019, a PayPal processing fee will be deducted from all online payment refunds.
REGISTERING FOR AN OP TRIP
Login using your USU A# & Banner Password-
- Login using your A# and Banner Password
- I have an A# but my password isn't working- Reset your password here
- I have had an A# in the past but I do not know it- Find your A# here
Please do not create a new account in our online store if you have had an A# in the past, you will have issues logging in. Please use the find your A# link above. If you have tried recovering your A#/Banner Password and are still having technical issues please email us.
Login using your Campus Recreation online store username & password-
- Login using your unique username and password here
- Having trouble signing in?- Reset your password or recover your username here
Please do not create a new account in our online store if you have created one in the past, you will have issues logging in. Please use the having trouble signing in link above. Still having technical issues please email us.
New Customer (I do not have an A# & I have never logged into the Campus Recreation online store)-
Please do not create a new account if you have an A#, have had an A# in the past, or have created a Campus Recreation online store account in the past. This is for new off-campus customers only. If you have tried recovering your username/password and are still having technical issues please email us firstname.lastname@example.org.
For technical issues registering online:Please follow the directions above for registering online. If you are still having issues logging in please email us email@example.com and we will look into your account. If you are having online difficulties, it may be quicker to register over the phone or in-person at the OP Rental Shop.
Trip cancellations: Trip cancellations can be made in-person, over the phone or by email. Cancellations must be made more than seven days prior to the scheduled pre-trip meeting date or, if there is no pre-trip meeting, the trip departure date to be eligible for a refund. Cancellations made less than seven days prior to the dates described above may result in a loss of all fees paid unless there is another student(such as one on a waiting list) that is able to take your place.