NUHOC was started as a ski club in 1941. In December 1941, William W. Robinson and Gordon H. Brown began a ski club at Northeastern University known as the Hus-skiers. The Hus-skiers first constitution and by-laws were written by Thorton S. Cody, class of 1945, on January 15, 1942 and approved that same day by co-presidents Gordon H. Brown and William W. Robinson. Over the years, the Hus-skiers became more involved in other outdoor activities, and “Outing Club” was added to the group’s name. The purpose of the group is to provide an opportunity for students, faculty, and alumni of Northeastern to take part in outdoor activities, such as skiing and hiking, with a group. The club is the largest undergrad club on campus. There is also a loosely organized Alumni Club for graduates. NUHOC is one of Northeastern’s oldest recognized student organizations.
I’d rather be at the Loj
The Loj was built by some intrepid individuals who were looking to escape the city on a regular basis. In 1971 NUHOC, using funds raised by students, built a ski lodge, the Brown Memorial Lodge, in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The Brown Memorial Lodge, known as The Loj, is located just north of Mt. Washington on the edge of White Mountain National Forest. It was named after one of NUHOC’s founding members, who died in an aviation accident. A contest was held by the students for the design of The Loj, and a model of the winning design still resides in the NUHOC Office. The Loj is maintained by the Loj Committee and all the members of NUHOC.
You may be wondering why we spell Loj with a “j” at the end. We do that because we like to, and you should do it too. The “j” distinguishes our Loj from any other boring lodge that may exist anywhere else. It’s our home away from home.