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Alternative Spring Break

It looks like Alternative Spring Break at IUP 2011 will be our biggest year ever!

The Informational and Signup Meeting for our March 2011 trips will be on November 15 at 6:00 p.m. in the HUB Ohio Room. Spaces are limited, so you don't want to miss the chance to sign up!

IUP’s Alternative Spring Break (ASB at IUP) is a student-run community service organization whose mission is to promote critical thinking, social action, and continued community involvement by combining education and direct service on the local, regional, and national levels.

The ASB experience consists of an intensive week-long service experience in addition to pre-Break training and post-Break activities. Participants will confront a wide range of important social issues that sometimes go unnoticed in a traditional academic setting. Participants will also come into contact with fellow IUP students—ones who, perhaps, they would not otherwise have met.

ASB at IUP believes in the value of diversity because participants gain respect for different perspectives and opinions. By promoting cooperation and working with others, the program seeks to eliminate stereotypes and barriers between peoples of different socioeconomic, ethnic, linguistic, and religious backgrounds. Further, diverse interactions between participants and members of the communities we serve foster a meaningful learning environment that challenges assumptions and promotes critical thinking that can be translated into action both on campus and beyond.

Alternative Spring Break at IUP 2011

Students who have an interest in participating in the Alternative Spring Break Program for 2011 should check here periodically for updates about our plans for next March. This year, we are sending out students to several different locations, perhaps even to Honduras!

Site leaders are reminded to attend the September Site Leadership Meeting with Dr. Finegan before the general meeting on November 15. Contact him at with any questions.

  • Alternative Spring Break
  • Keith Hall, Room 218
    390 Pratt Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705-1014
  • Phone: (724) 357-2298
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.