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Welcome to Outdoor Recreation at Georgia Tech (ORGT)!

We are very glad that you are interested in following Outdoor Recreation on Orgsync, whether to go on a trip, connect with others, or become a leader! Before you do any of this, though, there are a few things that you should know:

  • For starters, ORGT is NOT a typical student organization; first and foremost, it is a department of the CRC. ORGT thrives on the involvement of hundreds of committed, well-trained student and alumni volunteers to provide world-class adventure experiences.
  • ORGT is NOT a club. We are a service provider to the campus community, providing day and overnight instructional adventure trips as well as quality equipment rentals.
  • Outdoor Recreation also operates the CRC Climbing Wall, the Leadership Challenge Course, Tech Treks extended freshman orientation, and the CORE freshman leadership experience. 
  • ORGT is NOT the kind of group that one can "join" or "become a member". That is not to say that we don't want you to become involved! Becoming actively involved is just more complicated than signing up. To become really involved requires a bit of elbow grease on your part, taking advantage of the many opportunities sponsored by Outdoor Recreation.

So, now to the big question: How does one get involved with ORGT?

If you have any questions, please

  • see our website
  • email
  • call Wilderness Outpost (404.894.7420)
  • or visit us in our facilities in the basement of the CRC (follow signs for ORGT or ask at Member Services).

We hope you'll follow us and visit very soon!

Portal Information


ORGT is community of students, staff, and alumni committed to creating meaningful outdoor adventures for GT students. We are not an outdoor club. We are a team of 240 volunteers & staff who provide the campus with enriching adventure experiences including 120 day and overnight trips, 19 multi-day expeditions each year, and a host of training experiences like kayak roll school, the CRC climbing wall, and Wilderness First Aid classes. We strive to deliver these at the highest levels of the outdoor industry.

ORGT is a serious community dedicated to pushing boundaries purposefully, managing risks responsibly, and providing quality outdoor recreation and meaningful experiences to Georgia Tech.

Even though we are serious about risk management, the quality of our experiences, and developing outstanding staff, we laugh often and have lots of fun.

Join us. Here are three options:

Learn the Basics … Take a Class!

You don’t need prior experience to take an ORGT instructional class. Learn to kayak, go caving, or take a hike! Classes range from $15-35 each and include transportation, gear, and instruction. See our website for schedule & pricing. Most courses include a 3-hour weeknight pre-trip class followed by a full-day trip on the following weekend. We offer beginner and intermediate classes.

Sharpen Your Skills … Join a Sport Group!

All ORGT sport groups encourage newcomers. Come to a weekly meeting to learn more and meet members of the ORGT community. It’s a great way to connect with GT students with similar interests and to start planning your own adventures. Groups meet downstairs in the CRC. Over 150 ORGT community members meet each week. Newcomers are always welcome!

Sea Kayaking Roll School: Mondays at 7:30 pm
Sea Kayaking: Tuesdays at 6:00 pm
Rock Climbing: Tuesdays at 6:00 pm
Cascading: Tuesdays at 6:30pm
Caving: Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
Whitewater Kayaking: Thursdays at 6:30 pm
Whitewater Kayaking Roll School: Thursdays 7:30 pm
Mountain Biking: Thursdays at 7:30 pm
Backpacking: Thursdays at 6:30 pm

Become an Expert … Become an ORGT Volunteer Staff Member!

Once you have participated in the instructional classes, you can pursue becoming an ORGT Instructor-in-training. Talk to the trip leader for more information.


Org - Recreation/Leisure

Meeting Day

If you have not selected a day of the week to meet, or if the changes regularly, please select TBD below. Please note this information will be public on your portal.

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
Meeting Location

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Outdoor Recreation

Selection Process/Membership Requirements

Please list information about how students can become members. Please note this information will be public on your portal.

Attend an instructional program in one of our seven sports.

Receive a recommendation by a trip leader to become a student volunteer!

Come to one of the sport group meetings for more information!

Please list your organization's Facebook Page

Please note organizations should not have "Georgia Tech," "GT," prior to their organization name.

Please note this information will be public on your portal.

What are three goals your organization has for this year?

This information will be on your profile. We encourage groups to think of this as a way to share what members will be working on, and what they can expect from your organization this year. Please note this information will be public on your portal.

(1) Improve Understanding of ORGT among ORGT volunteers
(2) Improve Accessibility to Resources, both New and Existing
(3) Establish and Improve Operations for ORGT