Welcome to Stanford Outdoor Education
Stanford Outdoor Education (SOE) is housed in the Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation (DAPER) within the Physical Education, Recreation, and Wellness organization. SOE is the organizational unit that advises outdoor education experiences for DAPER, Student Activities and Leadership (SAL), and other formal SOE campus partners.
Our purpose is to design outcome-based learning and recreation opportunities through the intentional use of risk, challenge, and experience.
SOE Vision & Goals
Leading the Stanford Experience by…
…providing access to high quality outdoor equipment and facilities.
…facilitating leadership education and opportunities for practice.
…conducting immersive endeavors that foster student engagement and community.
…empowering personal growth through activity, self-reflection, and mentorship.
…advancing best practices within teaching, curriculum design, leadership development, and risk management.