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Mission Statement and Goals

Mission Statement

The Tarleton State University Challenge Course is an energizing learning experience. By combining high and low elements, the facilitators/staff will provide clientele with a safe, fun, unique and innovative opportunity to promote group and personal growth, team building as well as communication and trust.

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The goals Tarleton Challenge are:

  • Provide training in the areas of problem solving, interpersonal skills, communications and values explored through a series of unique, solvable and incremental initiatives and elements.
  • Increase confidence and self-esteem along with the individual’s sense of community, through this, individuals should realize that they matter to others in their community.
  • Build groups and organizations into cohesive, well-functioning units by developing a sense of community and commitment through the use of experiential, individual and group learning.
  • Help students deal with the stress and ambiguity of college life by providing a motivational bonding opportunity that is an alternative to negative coping mechanisms and inappropriate social outlets.
  • Provide development opportunities for university students, staff and faculty.
  • Create a healthier learning environment and contribute to increased student retention at Tarleton State University.