Alternative Service Break
(7/21/16 Update) – ASB program locations, information meeting information dates, and application is currently being updated. Please check back at the start of the academic year for the most up-to-date information.
The Alternative Service Break (ASB) program is a unique learning experience in which students engage in direct service to a community, while being immersed in the culture. Teams are led by students 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.
During Fall/Spring Break our student groups volunteer in NC, across the country and around the world. Teams sponsored by the Center for Student Leadership, Ethics & Public Service and other campus partners focus on water quality and sanitation; affordable housing; youth education and empowerment; medical clinics; GLBT and civil rights; and environmental issues. Several other service trips give students an opportunity to minister to others in locations around the globe.
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:
- Applications Due – September 28
- ASB Reveal Night – October 13 – 7:00pm
- All Community Meeting I – November 9 – 7:00pm (Talley Ballroom)
- All Community Meeting II -TBA
- ASB Celebration – TBA
Questions about the ASB program? Contact Adam Culley (firstname.lastname@example.org)