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To increase accessibility, OP will host initiation in wilderness of Ankeny Field

Illustration by Lanh Tran
March 12, 2020

Whitman has long discouraged the hazing practices of fraternities and sororities. But only recently, as the school and student body confronts the walls that restrict attaining the Whitman ideal of “outdoorsiness,”...

OP strives for more than just financial accessibility

Illustration by Hannah Paul
November 18, 2019

Due to a lack of campus-wide accessibility, Whitman College's Outdoor Program (OP) has been taking steps to cater their programs to a wider audience than just a largely white, upper-class population experienced...

Palouse Falls Closure Affects OP Trips

Photo contributed by Marra Clay.
November 17, 2015
Palouse Falls State Park is closed due to accidents and vandalism on its trails; the decision will affect Outdoor Program trips to the area.

Whitman Outdoor Program Wins David J. Webb Award

November 21, 2013

On Nov. 9 at the Association Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) conference, Whitman's Outdoor Program (the OP) won the David J. Webb Program Excellence Award. Whitman is the smallest college to ever...

Paralympic athlete in training incorporates athletics into college life

Credit: Nico Farrel
March 1, 2012

For sophomore MiKayla Briere, taking two weeks off of school in January to attend the International Paralympic Committee Nordic Skiing World Cup is just a step towards ambitious long-term athletic goals. "I've...

OP winter offerings

Illustration: Emily Johnson
November 8, 2011

Ice Fishing Ever take a gander at those old men sitting on the middle of a lake for hours, fishing through a miniscule hole in the ice? Well, now you can be one of them by coming on a two-day excursion...

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