HSU is the Outdoors Champion of the West - Humboldt State Now

HSU is the Outdoors Champion of the West

The Humboldt State community proved its outdoorsiness by winning first place in the Western Region of the 2019 AORE Campus Challenge.

“With all the wonderful resources around us, and the adventurous spirit of our Humboldt State community, it comes as no surprise that Humboldt State won first place for the Western region,” says Bridget Hand, Center Activites Manager. “It was great to see how differently we experience and appreciate the outdoors, and how all of it brought our school together to win.”

More than 650 students, staff, faculty and community members logged 3,341 activities during the month-long competition, sharing photos of their outdoor activities on the AORE app that included class field trips, volunteer days, group outings, dog walks, bird adventures, and more.

HSU’s top participants were:
1. Carisse G- 1,930 points
2. Hope G – 1,171 points
3. Sabastian J – 1,142 points

HSU ranked fourth place in the AORE’s Division 1-ranked schools, and 4th place nationally for “Environmental Champ.” See the full results on the AORE website.

In 2016, HSU won first place and has competed every year since.