Alternative Spring Break Applications Now Being Accepted

Alternative Spring Break Applications Now Being Accepted

If you’re searching for something fulfilling to do with your spare time this spring break and are looking to get involved and make a difference, then our new Alternative Break is just for you!

The goal and purpose of this Alternative Break trip is to provide students with hands-on, educational, and community service experiences that are also fun and enlightening. It is our hope that students will bring their newfound perspectives and knowledge back to our community and contribute to a positive change upon their return.

Sponsored by the Office of Civic Engagement and Service, from March 4-9, two advisors and 12 students will travel to Hiawassee, Georgia to embark on a journey of education and service at Enota Mountain Retreat.

First the group will stop at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia where there will be opportunities to learn about the politics of local and sustainable food.

At Enota Mountain Retreat, the group will create an educational and interactive composting display for the retreat’s visitor’s center. The group will also hear guest speakers and take a tour on an organic farm, which supports the ideals of living and working within a “Green Community.”

Students who are chosen for this trip will attend three group meetings in February and be required to participate fully in the research topics of food politics and sustainability.

Students must be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.00 and be registered for 9 credits.

The application deadline was Jan. 30, but there are still spaces left, so apply immediately if you are interested, or email to  Applications can be submitted at the front desk of S-building or to the Office of Civic Engagement and Service (OCES) in the S-building, room 130.

Application – MS Word Doc