Date of Award


Document Type

Access Controlled Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)



First Advisor

Dr. Susan Wilson

Second Advisor

Dale Anderson


The purpose of this project was to develop a wilderness based expeditionary program that would be offered as an alternative to the traditional means of discipline for students that have violated the student code of conduct by participating in the high risk activities of drinking and drug use. An expedition was designed with the three programmatic goals of an increased sense of community, accountability and mutual accountability in mind. The expedition will consist of physical and mental challenges with addition personal and group activities designed to assist participants achieve their personal as well as programmatic goals. Evaluation of the expedition will be conducted by every participant through the completion of a reflection paper and the use of journal entries. The evaluation tools were be collected by the facilitator and reviewed by himself and the judicial affairs office of SUNY Cortland.