Diversity and Inclusion adVenture Experience (DIVE)

NC State Students on 2018 DIVE Trip

What is DIVE?

This year’s Diversity and Inclusion adVenture Experience (DIVE) will take place on mini-adventures in the Raleigh and NC State campus area. As part of this experience, you will learn about diversity and social justice while hiking, biking and canoeing. No previous experience in these activities is required.

Through these activities, each DIVE group will accomplish the following goals:

  • Discuss social justice and diversity issues in the United States, North Carolina and on NC State‚Äôs campus.  
  • Learn how to practice lifelong wellness available through outdoor recreation and other opportunities within Wellness and Recreation.

DIVE is based on outdoor activities and helps you become a more skilled and collaborative leader, regardless of your current activities as a student or future career plans.

When will DIVE Take Place?

DIVE will take place in three groups.  Potential participants will need to be available for all dates in one of these groups to be considered for participation.

Group A

Date Time Activity
Sunday, March 21 1 – 2 p.m. Kickoff Meeting on Zoom
Wednesday, March 24 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Wellness Day hike at Lake Raleigh Woods
Wednesday, March 31 4 – 6 p.m. Bike Ride on Raleigh Greenways
Saturday, April 10 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Canoeing at Lake Raleigh
Monday, April 19 7 – 9 p.m. Final Discussion and Campfire

Group B

Date Time Activity
Sunday, March 21 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Kickoff Meeting on Zoom
Wednesday, March 24 1 – 3 p.m. Wellness Day hike at Lake Raleigh Woods
Thursday, April 1 4 – 6 p.m. Bike Ride on Raleigh Greenways
Thursday, April 15 1 – 3 p.m. Wellness Day Canoeing at Lake Raleigh
Tuesday, April 20 7 – 9 p.m. Final Discussion and Campfire

Group C

Date Time Activity
Sunday, March 21 4 – 5 p.m. Kickoff Meeting on Zoom
Wednesday, March 24 3:30 – 5 :30 p.m. Wellness Day hike at Lake Raleigh Woods
Friday, April 2 4 – 6 p.m. Bike Ride on Raleigh Greenways
Friday, April 16 1 – 3 p.m. Canoeing at Lake Raleigh
Wednesday, April 21 7 – 9 p.m. Final Discussion and Campfire

Who can apply for DIVE?

All NC State students are welcome to apply, as long as they can bring a positive attitude and an open mind. There is a large focus on social justice while on these activities, so participants should be willing to discuss and debate social issues currently affecting our society. Some of these conversations may be challenging or contentious (in a respectful way). This is part of the learning environment.

How much does DIVE cost?

If your application is accepted, the trip will be absolutely free. Everything will be provided so you may have an enjoyable excursion, including:

  • Bikes and canoes for participating in those activities.  Hiking boots are also available to use if needed.
  • Training and instruction from our professional and student staff leaders.
  • You will need to dress for the weather, as these activities may take place in cold or light rain if necessary (we have limited numbers of rain gear available for use).

How many students will be going on the trip?

Each group will have between eight and nine student participants with a professional staff activity leader from Wellness and Recreation.  Face coverings will be required throughout the activities and discussions, in addition to other COVID precautions (i.e., social distancing, hand sanitizer, etc.).

How do I apply?

Applications are now being accepted and the deadline to apply is Sunday, March 7 at 11:59 p.m. For additional questions, please email Outdoor Adventures.

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Do I need to know how to canoe or ride a bike to participate?

No pre-existing skills are needed for this trip, but comfort around water and the ability to bike and hike are helpful. You will have an opportunity to indicate ability needs or concerns about activities on the application.  We will do our best to accommodate any participants who would like to participate (e.g., creating alternate activity options, instruction on biking for first-timers).