Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
AORE embraces diversity of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, age, socioeconomic status, and outdoor experience and ability.
The AORE Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee provides advice and recommendations to the AORE Board of Directors on matters relating to diversity and inclusion. They also develop initiatives, events, trainings and more to create a culture of inclusiveness, collaborative practice, and innovation in the outdoor recreation and education field. Read more in the AORE Diversity and Inclusion Statement.
AORE recognizes that there is an "adventure gap" in America. Some demographic and socioeconomic groups are underrepresented in outdoor recreation and education. In an effort to close this gap, AORE will strive to do the following:
We will seek out and welcome people from all communities into our profession and our membership, and encourage them to participate in the affairs of the association as committee and task force members, conference presenters, and as members of the AORE Board of Directors.
We will encourage our members to be inclusive in the operation of the programs they provide to students, military populations, and the general public.
We will reflect on the ways in which our community has excluded people from marginalized backgrounds, and strive to reduce the barriers faced by these individuals through direct outreach and other means.
We will establish an expectation of mutual respect in the interactions that happen across our Association.
We will look for opportunities to promote diversity and inclusion in our partnerships with other organizations.
We will continue to be a learning-centered organization that values the perspectives and contributions of all people.
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