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Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives

Civic Engagement


Spring Breakaway

Spring Breakaway (formerly known as Destination: Service) is the spring break service trips program offered by the offices of Civic Engagement, Diversity Education, and Spiritual & Religious Life. Each year our trips involve service, adventure, learning, and fun all wrapped up in one. This program allows students to deeply engage with complex topics such as social issues and problems, spiritual exploration, social justice, and diversity education. Students return from these trips praising the experience of seeing the world through the eyes of those in different circumstances and the great pleasure found in knowing they made a difference!

Curious in learning more?

Join us for an interest group meeting on September 16th at 5 in the Howry Center.

 

   

What Students Say

“The trip gave me the opportunity to step out of my comfort zone and connect with students I probably would not have met outside of the trip. It was a unique experience. I saw the sun rise over the mountains every morning and fell asleep under the stars every night”

Brittany Pugh ’15,
Gila National Wilderness, 2014

 

“One thing I learned from Destination: Service is we, college students, should always take a step outside our schools and give back to the community that nurtures us.”

Derek Su ’17
Washington D.C, 2014

 

Spring Breakaway Through the Years

Since its founding in 1996, Spring Breakaway has worked with a variety of partners and traveled to numerous locations from Mexico to Washington D.C. A summary of work can be found here.