The Indiana University of Pennsylvania Orienteering Club (IUPOC) is one of the last university based orienteering clubs in the USA. The club started in 1972 and for many years was associated with the ROTC program at IUP. However, it has operated on its own until 2003 when lack of student interest caused the club to fold.
For an simple explanation of what orienteering is all about, try this description of orienteering by Heather Williams; or to learn about using compasses, try compass lessons by Kjetil Kjernsmo; or for a more technical aspect, try for an explanation of control descriptions by Mike Currie and Steve Lang.
Faculty Advisor: Jim Wolfe firstname.lastname@example.orgClub meetings are usually held on Wednesdays at 4:30 pm in Stright 319 during the Spring and Fall school terms. Dues are $5 per year.
Club Contact: Jim Wolfe For information about the club and its activities.Alumni Contact: Mark Frank
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Phone: (724) 357-6104 (days) or (814) 255-6606 (nights) - Jim WolfeSnail: IUP Orienteering Club
The cost to participate in each meet is $3. All maps are 5-color and basically meets IOF standards. Black and white maps of Camp Seph Mack or Blue Spruce may be used if there aren't enough color maps for an event. Cross-country courses are color coded - White, Yellow, Orange, Green, Red, Blue in increasing order of difficulty and length and are listed by a single letter designator: W Y O G R B. (We do not usually have Red and Blue courses.) Score courses have a time limit; you try to get as far as you can in the designated time, with penalties for being late. Contact person for all meets: Jim Wolfe