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|Terrier Trek FAQ|
Hiram College’s Tech and Trek program puts an iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, and keyboard bundle in the hands of every one of its full-time traditional students. Sure, the devices are key, but it is Hiram’s New Liberal Arts: integrated study, high-impact experiences, and mindful technology that make it truly transformational. To balance the Tech side of the program, each student will be issued a pair of Vasque hiking boots.
All of this will help students determine when it might be better—more natural, more humane, more sensitive—to put the device down and keep their eyes, ears, and most importantly their hearts open.
For treks closer to home, we plan to institute campus wide “Trek Time”—an hour or so each week when all members of the community are encouraged to put their devices down and “be present” without technological interventions.
We would like to broaden the reach of Hiram’s Alumni Volunteer Day program to include not just alumni, but students, faculty, staff, and even prospective students. By aligning the past successes of Alumni Volunteer Day with the new Tech and Trek initiative, we’ll be able to show the world the great work that our Terriers do on their Treks. Hosting a Trek in your town will give people in your area a chance to participate.
A Terrier Trek can be anything you want it to be. Individual Trek coordinators around the country will organize Treks, then the Office of Alumni Relations will market the programs to alumni and prospective students in the area. It is basically a chance for you to gather with other Terriers to do something different than a typical alumni reception.
Here are just a few ideas of what a Hiram Trek could be: