Who We Are

Stanford Outdoor Education (SOE) is the organizational unit that advises outdoor education experiences for DAPER, Student Activities and Leadership (SAL), Stanford School of Medicine (SURG), and other formal SOE campus partners.

SOE’s Purpose…

…is to design outcome-based learning and recreation opportunities through the intentional use of risk, challenge, and experience.

SOE Vision and 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, service, and mentorship.

…advancing best practices within teaching, curriculum design, leadership development, and risk management.

SOE Aspiration

To be nationally recognized as one of the premier colligate outdoor education programs.

  • Measured by: The growth each year in participant numbers, student leadership involvement, peer institution review, financial support, and national visibility.