Alternative Break Connections

Alternative Breaks leads community service-learning trips during the University’s winter and spring breaks. Participants travel in teams to different cities, engage in active service, and have the opportunity to gain new perspectives on society while meeting community needs, and learning about and building upon community assets. We have traveled all over the country from Nashville to Atlanta to the Jersey Shore to Miami.

If you would like to make a contribution to support Alternative Break Connections, you may do so online. If you would prefer to make your gift in another fashion, contact the Development Department at 410-704-3375.


general information

Applications for both 2015 winter and spring trips are still open. Apply here!

Winter break trips will be from Saturday, January 3rd - Saturday, January 10th.

Spring break trips will be from Saturday, March 14th - Sunday, March 22nd.

trip locations

Winter 2015:

  • North Carolina - Carolina Tiger Rescue
  • New York City - Hurricane Sandy Recovery
  • Jamaica - organized by Hillel - tutoring or construction in a rural village

Spring 2015:

  • Ann Arbor, MIchigan - The Ethics of Incarceration. Students will enroll in a semester long course (CRMJ 431) and the alternative break trip will be a requirement of the class. Class meeting in Spring 2014 on MW 6 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. and is taught by Dr. Elyshia Aseltine. More details can be found on the course flyer.
  • Jacksonville, Florida - We will serve with Presbyterian Social Ministries. There will be many service opportunities to be a part of including a soup kitchen, food bank, clothing distribution warehouse, after school tutoring, and more.

pricing & fundraising

Trip Cost

Winter break trips are $150, while Spring break trips are $300.


Members can choose to fundraise some, none, or all of their trip cost. This year, we will be fundraising through Black & Gold Catering (TU Concessions),GiveCorps and a variety of local businesses. If you have questions specifically related to fundraising, please contact each trip leader.


Throughout the semester, there will be mandatory meetings leading up to winter and spring break trips. At these meetings, students will be given travel updates, lodging, and other information important to having a productive trip. This will also be a time for students to organize fundraising events for each trip. We will try our best to organize meetings that are convenient for everyone, but it is your job to make the meetings a priority.




President, Kathryn Zander
Advisor, Corinne DeRoberts
Graduate Advisor, Kelli Chapleski


Office of Student Activities
University Union, Room 217
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-3307
Fax: 410-704-2219





Students participate in Adopt-A-Campus


Looking for community service opportunities on campus? Join us in our monthly campus cleaup: Adopt-A-Campus. Email Corinne DeRoberts for more information and to register.





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