Venture provides day and extended adventure trips, indoor climbing wall, low & high team challenge courses (aka ropes courses), and academic programs from single classes to the Minor in Outdoor Adventure Leadership.
Venture is not a club but a department within the Office of Student Activities whose purpose is to provide a variety of enriching leadership opportunities for students, faculty / staff and the community of Charlotte. Venture also provides programs for non-university groups, including experience based training and team development programs for business clientele.
Venture is an accredited member of the Association for Experiential Education and has strong ties with the American Canoe Association, Professional Climbing Instructor’s Association, American Mountain Guides Association, and Association for Challenge Course Technology.
A Communication Studies class discovers one of UNC Charlotte's best kept secrets. The Venture program was founded in 1974 and has been serving the most adventurous 49ers ever since. Go with us as we follow the student staff to explore the wonders of the Venture program.