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UB Film Captain America
August 18, 2016
Location: Whittenberger Auditorium

Late Nite Amazing Race
August 18, 2016

Late Nite Taste of the Union
August 19, 2016
Location: Indiana Memorial Union

Union Board & RPS Block Party
August 20, 2016
Location: 13th and Fee Lane

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Become an IUOA Trip Leader
IUOA's highly trained leadership team includes approximately 75 student and non-student trip leaders. The commonly required first step for students to become IUOA trip leaders is to complete SPH-W305, a two-credit course. This eight-week course is offered twice in the fall semester and twice in the spring semester. Students typically apply to become trip leaders at the conclusion of this important foundational course. Enrollment in this course may be exempted for interested students or non-students with extensive prior experience in outdoor leadership. Contact Brian Croft ( with any questions.
ITWL Course Description 

This course introduces students to the Wilderness Education Association (WEA) Curriculum and each week focuses on one of the six core competencies. This eight-week course is designed to introduce principles and practices in planning, implementing, leading, supervising, and evaluating outdoor trips and programs. The course emphasizes wilderness leadership techniques, teaching techniques, and programming. Students study leadership theory and administration of outdoor programs while planning and participating in a weekend backcountry trip (referred to as a Field Experience). In addition to the classroom sessions, students receive practical evaluation of outdoor, human, and educational skills related to group outdoor living and instruction during the classroom sessions and during the Field Experience. 

Past leadership and outdoor experience is suggested, but not required.

ITWL Fall I 2011

An IUOA course on a Field Experience learning to navigate in the Deam Wilderness.