Pre-Trip Meetings

Cascades Adventures trips require a pre-trip meeting.  The purpose of these meetings is to discuss trip logistics, planning, equipment, risk management, curriculum, and any other information that will help make the trip a success.  If a student is unable to attend, that person must be in contact with Cascades Adventures program to make other arrangments.


Trip leaders may cancel a trip/outing at any point prior to the start/meeting time. The Cascades Adventures coordinator reserves the right to cancel any trip for reasons including but not exclusive to weather, lack of appropriate gear, and low group numbers. Participants will be notified as soon as possible by the trip leader or Cascades Adventures coordinator by email and/or phone. Outings may be cancelled as late as the start/meeting time.

Drug and Alcohol Policy

The use of either drugs or alcohol is prohibited on Cascades Adventures trips. 

Important Participant Policies

  • Cascades Adventures will enact restrictions to trips and charge policy violation fees to students who do not meet our policies.
  • The nature of Cascades Adventures trips requires individuals to be aware and respectful of the diversity of other everyone who interacts with Cascades Adventures programming.  As a result, students are asked to conduct themselves in a manner that is courteous and considerate of others.  At Oregon State University-Cascades, we are steadfast in our pursuit of diversity, equity and inclusion and do not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Behavior that is deemed discriminatory, offensive, and/or intrusive will not be permitted.
  • Students and trip staff are representatives of OSU-Cascades and will conduct themselves in an appropriate and courteous manner that abides by the Code of Student Conduct.
  • Cancelation Policy: We understand that you may have to change your plans after you have registered for a trip/program. To keep trip/programming space accessible for all students, please cancel your reservation 48 hours prior to the trip to open up space to those who can attend. You may cancel your reservation on CampusGroups or stop by the Office of Student Life for assistance.
    • Student participants who do not adhere to the Cancelation Policy, the following steps will be taken:
      • 1st Violation: Written reminder of Cascades Adventures Cancelation Policy.
      • 2nd Violation: Cancelation fee of $20 will be applied to the student's account
      • 3rd Violation: Student will not be allowed to register for trips during the remainder of the term as well as the entire following term.
  • Students whose behaviors compromise the safety and comfort of other students may be denied future participation in Cascades Adventures programming including trips & rentals.