This academic affairs case involves a female student who was injured during a college field trip. As part of an ongoing program for student enrichment, multiple field trip options were offered to all members of the sophomore class. The student did not get selected to attend the trip of her preference and was thus required to attend a trip that involved hiking through the local wilderness. While the student had no previous experience in hiking or outdoor activities, the organization that was to conduct the outing was obliged to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for the students. During the trip, the students were required to scale a wall of rock in order to reach the next section of trail. There were no safety features put in place during this climb. While she was scaling the wall, the student fell from a considerable height and suffered severe and permanent injuries that will require a lifetime of special care. It was alleged that the university failed to properly vet the company that oversaw the field trip, and therefore failed to ensure a safe experience for students on the trip.