The Graduate Outdoor Recreation Program (GORP) focuses on meeting the recreational needs of the graduate community at RPI. Specifically designed for graduate students in mind, GORP’s outings and activities provide a safe, yet adventurous atmosphere in which all graduate students are able to enjoy. By understanding the hectic lifestyle and academic dedication it takes to be a successful graduate student at RPI, GORP emphasizes the importance of personal well-being through social interactions, physical exercise, and cognitive restoration.
GORP intends to facilitate a minimum of one monthly activity, with a participant average between 20-30 graduate students. Likewise, GORP will offer 2- 3 overnight experiences during the year. These activities will typically take place off-campus, in locations such as, but not limited to; state or city parks, National Forests, recreation centers, ski mountains/lodges, climbing gyms, etc. While some of the activities may have no activity cost associated with them, the majority of them will have a fee depending on the activity itself. With this, since most of the activities will take place off-campus, transportation will be provided for the attendees.