Alternative Service Break


NC State Student Spend Spring Break Serving Others   
March 17, 2015

RALEIGH, NC - Countless student groups volunteered in NC, across the country and around the world over spring break. This year, 17 teams sponsored by the Center for Student Leadership, Ethics & Public Service and other campus partners focused on water quality and sanitation, affordable housing, youth education and empowerment, medical clinics, GLBT and civil rights, and environmental issues.  

Several other service trips gave students an opportunity to minister to others in locations around the globe. CSLEPS teams have returned from sites like Alabama, AlaskaThis link will open in a new windowSan FranciscoThis link will open in a new window, Belize and Costa RicaThis link will open in a new window with great stories and memories and new outlooks on their role in a global community. 



Application for Fall Break TripsThis link will open in a new window

Application for Winter and Spring TripsThis link will open in a new window


In order to apply, please attend one of these Informational Meetings 

Wednesday, August 26 - 1pm
Tuesday, September 1 - 1pm
Wednesday, Sepember 2 - 3pm
Tuesday, September 8 - 7pm (Centennial Campus, Hunt Library IEI Duke Energy Hall CThis link will open in a new window)
Thursday, Sep tember 10 - 1pm
Tuesday, September 15 - 8:30pm 

All of the above meetings, except for September 8th, will be held in Talley Student Union 4101

Application Deadline is Wednesday, September 16th

The Alternative Service Break (ASB) trip program is a unique service-learning experience in which students engage in direct service to a community, while being immersed in the culture and customs of that community. Teams are led by student team leaders and accompanied by faculty advisors. Throughout the trip, team members participate in a variety of cultural, educational, recreational and reflective activities to enhance their service experience. 

Goals of the Program 

  • To help develop and enhance a value for public service, civic engagement and service-learning within the participants.
  • To develop diverse service teams committed to exploring and advocating for social justice issues.
  • To help participants reflect on their privileges and begin to use these to break down the systems that afford unearned privilege in our society.
  • To provide opportunities for participants to reflect on their roles in a global community.
  • To provide opportunities for cultural and language immersion through service projects with diverse individuals and communities.


Additional Dates that all selected participants will need to be able to attend

ASB Reveal Night
September 23 - 7:30pm

All Community Meeting I

All Community Meeting II

ASB Celebration


 Questions about the ASB program? Contact Adam Culley (alculley@ncsu.eduThis link will open in a new window


Travel Care CodeThis link will open in a new window