Outdoor Adventure Leadership Mission
The mission of the outdoor adventure leadership (OAL) major is to develop visionary outdoor adventure educational leaders who are prepared to be agents of change in the world, whether in a wilderness context or a context where these transferable skills are implemented.
Outdoor Adventure Leadership at Ithaca College
The OAL program delivers an innovative, intensive, and experiential curriculum that promotes the development of strong leaders capable of effectively facilitating groups through high risk environments. The program is grounded in the theory and principles of adventure and leadership strategies, and is rich with opportunity for application. Embedded within a liberal arts educational community, the program embraces the many opportunities to enrich each student's experience through interdisciplinary study, and fosters in each student qualities of responsibility and independent thought, respect for others, the spirit of collaboration, awareness of our environmental and cultural connections, and a commitment to lifelong service and learning.