Penn State says wilderness is too risky for outdoors clubs

A near-century-old outdoor recreation club will now refrain from going outside because it is too dangerous out in the wilderness, according to officials at Penn State University.

The Penn State Outing Club, originally founded in 1920, announced last week that the university will no longer allow the club to organize outdoor, student-led trips starting next semester. The hiking, camping and other outdoors-focused activities the student-led club has long engaged in are too risky, the university’s offices of Student Affairs and Risk Management determined.



  1. John Rowell says

    Yep, life is too dangerous, you might die, so do not do anything, but the result is still the same! America needs to come grips with its sue happy lawyers! or we will soon be doing nothing!