For 36 years, Outdoor Action has provided a pre-orientation experiential educational experience for Princeton’s freshmen. The annual Frosh Trip outdoor-orientation program is led by well-trained upper-class students and this orientation experience for new students is now shared by 55-60% of the incoming class.
In addition to the outdoor experience, it is an opportunity to introduce University values and standards including; diversity conversations, alcohol education, sustainability initiatives, campus citizenship and community living discussions to a diverse group of freshmen. (OA trips are organized primarily by residential college affiliation only. Groups are a mix of students from different backgrounds, interests, nationality, gender, race , ethnicity, sexual orientation and class.)
During the academic year, OA sponsors recreational outdoor trips, leader training courses and team building exercises for campus offices and departments.