The Inclusivity in the ORE graduate certificate focuses on developing a more welcoming and inclusive outdoor recreation economy and expanding access to the outdoors to everyone by offering students tools and strategies to effectively lead the transition to a more equitable outdoor industry. Students enrolled in the certificate will learn global best practices in inclusivity through coursework, resources and access to thought leaders who are guiding global organizations to a more diverse and inclusive future. The certificate has the intention to create a safe space for deep learning, honest exploration, and open dialogue.


Subject Course (Asynchronous)
OREC 5021Foundations of Inclusivity in the Outdoor Recreation Economy2
OREC 5022Cultivating Belonging and Accountability in the Outdoor Recreation Economy2
OREC 5023Inclusive Leadership and Conscious Change in the Outdoor Recreation Economy2
OREC 5024Social Justice and Equity in the Outdoor Recreation Economy2
Project Course
OREC 5025Inclusivity and Belonging in the Outdoor Recreation Economy Project Course2
Total Credit Hours10

Learning Outcomes

Upon completing the program, students will be able:

  • Communicate the importance of diversity, equity, inclusion and access within the outdoor recreation economy.
  • Identify opportunities for increasing access and inclusion within the outdoor recreation economy.
  • Lead outdoor industry organizations in developing diverse and inclusive recruiting and hiring practices.
  • Recognize and champion the outdoor recreation economy’s role in addressing issues of diversity, equity, inclusivity and outdoor access in all communities.
  • Play a leadership role in creating a natural environment where all people feel not only welcome but encouraged to become active participants as outdoor enthusiasts, industry professionals and stewards dedicated to the protection of the land.