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The DOC and Outdoor Programs have developed these policies to help ensure that all of our participants, leaders, officers and staff can consistently deliver the best outdoor education and common adventure experiences. 

Emergency Procedures

Our first concern is always for the safety and well-being of our participants. 

Please ensure that you have familiarized yourself with our Emergency Procedures. 

General Policies

DOC alcohol & drugs policy

Driver Certification Process 

OPO Vehicle Operation Policies (AKA Driver Talk)

Notice of Non-Discrimination

International Travel with the DOC


Policies for Trip Leaders

How to become a leader - Overview

Guidelines on Leader Requirements

Concussion and EpiPen Protocols

Club vs. Private Trip designations

A full listing of relevant policies can be found on the DOC Wiki. As a leader, you are required to be familiar with these policies. 


Policies for Officers and Club Leadership

As an organization, we have to be consistent in how we speak to the public. 

There is a full list of Guidelines for all Officers on the Wiki. 


Other Resources

Incident Report Form and instructions for completing. 

Medical Forms and Assumption of Risk Forms are required on all Break Trips and other complex or high risk activities. Check with your club partner if unsure. 

Extended Trips Planning Packet

First Aid Notes, and other pertinent documents can be found in the DOC/OPO Document Repository.


International Travel

Trips going internationally must register their travel with Dartmouth. See this section for more information.  


Land Use

Permission from Dartmouth is required for any bolting of climbing routes, trail construction, or other permanent changes to any Dartmouth property. Contact the Outdoor Programs Office or the Real Estate Office. 

Last Updated: 7/25/18