Tuesday, April 24, 2018

More Evidence That Snowflakes Reflect the College Administrators

A backpacking trip in the Rothrock State Forest and day hikes in the Laurel Highlands and Shenandoah National Park in Virginia were among the Penn State Outing Club’s 2018 spring-term events.
After this weekend, though, the 98-year-old organization has nothing on its calendar, and unless things change, it won’t.
The Outing Club isn’t allowed to go outside anymore. 
According to an announcement posted by the club on its website last week, the university will not allow the club to organize and run outdoor, student-led trips starting next semester.
“This is a result,” the announcement said, “of an assessment of risk management by the university that determined that the types of activities in which PSOC engages are above the university’s threshold of acceptable risk for recognized student organizations.”...
Ms. Powers responded, saying the university conducted a “proactive risk assessment,” that was not based on any previous participant injuries. She said PSOC activities were rated high risk because they take place in remote environments with poor cell phone service, and sometimes far from emergency services. 
I don't know.  Is it riskier than taking a shower with the Penn State football coach?

2 comments:

Fidel said...

They seem unclear on the concept of outdoors...

jon spencer said...

And the Girl Scouts are giggling at Penn Sate.
Maybe the GS's could help the students at PS cross the street.