Community Outreach & Leadership Development

Alternative Breaks Program

The Drury Alternative Breaks Program is a student-led program offering affordable, service-learning trips over academic breaks.  

The mission of the Drury Alternative Breaks Program is to encourage an increased understanding of social and environmental issues by engaging students in service while creating opportunities for the development of leadership and active citizenship skills.

2015 Alternative Spring Break Trips

There are two trips occurring over the 2015 academic spring break. Both trips count as an Engaged Learning credit and involve 32 hours of work with nonprofits.

Trip Option #1: Travel to Chicago, IL to work with nonprofits that focus on a variety of urban issues, including LGBT issues, homelessness and poverty, hunger, and health. Housing is TBD.

Trip Option #2:  Travel to New Orleans, LA to perform rebuilding and environmental restoration work with Common Ground Relief. Participants will be housed by Common Ground Relief.

Dates of Trips: March 15-21, 2015

Trip Fee: $50 (covers transportation, meals while on site, housing, t-shirt, and free time activities) and is due by the first mandatory meeting on February 13. Limited financial assistance is available to those who would like to participate but cannot afford to. For more information regarding financial assistance contact our office.

Application are due by 5:00pm on Friday, January 30, 2015.  Applications can be turned in to FSC 117 or by email to  A copy of your health insurance card is due with application.

Applications are available here.
Alternative Break Participant Manual

For more information, attend one of the Alternative Spring Break Info Sessions listed below:

Thursday, December 4 at 11am in FSC Ballroom.
Wednesday, January 21 at 4pm in FSC 204.