This year marks the 25th anniversary of the university’s Alternative Breaks Program. Since the first trip in 1993, more than 2,500 students have participated in service in different communities during their fall and spring breaks.
The Center for Leadership and Service wants to let you know six reasons you should apply for the upcoming Alternative Spring Break trips.
Travel: You have the chance to gain a new perspective and serve alongside your peers in a new community.
Learn: You have the unique opportunity to engage in community service focused around a social issue or theme you are passionate about.
Service Hours: Students who go on a week-long Alternative Break trip average 35 hours served during the week. Did you know that more than 300,000 volunteer hours have been logged over the last four years? Go serve and give back!
Bear the Torch: Being a Volunteer means upholding the rich tradition of leadership and service that is embodied by the Torchbearer’s Creed, “one that beareth a torch shadoweth oneself to give light to others.”
Get out of your comfort zone: Over 2,500 students have participated in Alternative Breaks in the last 25 years. Student participants represent the many different types of students we have on our campus. A 10-hour road trip and serving alongside your peers in a new community bonds your group.
Leadership opportunities: After going on a trip as a participant, you have the chance to apply to be a site leader or service coordinator. The opportunity to serve and grow as an active citizen doesn’t stop once you return from break.
The lottery to sign up for this year’s Alternative Spring Break trip is at 7:30 p.m. January 30 in the Panhellenic Building Multipurpose Room. You will need to bring a completed lottery packet, cash or check deposit, and copy of your drivers license to the lottery.
Download the lottery packet on the Alternative Breaks page.
If you are interested in applying for a scholarship for the spring break trip, fill out this form.