Monday, August 03, 2015


Spring Break 2015

Alternative Breaks are service-learning programs for students to explore social issues through meaningful service, education, and reflection during their academic breaks.

See what Indiana Campus Compact members have done!

Ivy Tech students return from break with more appreciation of coffee growers

Member Resources for Welcome Week, Alternative Breaks, Service Plunges, and more

Student grants for alternative breaks, service plunges, projects, and more

  • Student Community Service Grant – for individual student or student group projects with the community, such as plunge experiences or national Days of Service events (ex: 9/11, MLK Day, Cesar Chavez Day, Earth Day).  For members only, grants range from $500 to $1,000 (institutional cash match of $125-$250). The 2014/2015 application due dates are as follows:August 11th, November 10th, February 9th, and May 11th. Download application here. Funding is provided by The Lilly Endowment Inc.  

Read more: Member Resources for Welcome Week, Alternative Breaks, Service Plunges, and more

Alternative Break Resources

Hillel Alternative Break Planning Guide (PDF):  Repairing The World, One Week At A Time: A guide for alternative break trips and follow-through  

Break Away:  Break Away's mission is to train, assist, and connect campuses and communities in promoting quality alternative break programs that inspire lifelong active citizenship.  

Established Programs:


Indiana Campus Compact Members Spend Their Breaks Helping Others

Alternative Spring Break-Urban Plunge Group Picture


United Way Alternative Spring Break: Urban Plunge - Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana - Northeast, and the University of Saint Francis Read article 

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Cesar Chavez Day of Service in the Potawatomi Greenhouse Community Garden. - Indiana University South Bend
Check out the IUSB service-learing facebook page.


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Alternative Break Service Trip to Juan Dolio, Dominican Republic
- Indiana State UniversityRead article


IUPUI Rosebud Indiana Nation



Mission, South Dakota, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Lakota Tribe - IUPUI - Read article


IUPUI Detroit



Detroit, Michigan, Cass Community Social Services - IUPUI - Read article

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The Great Hostel Give Back

Hostelling International USA is piloting a program this winter called “The Great Hostel Give Back”. In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 40 Days of Service, participating hostels are giving away overnights in January and February. To qualify, a group must fill out an application form online and have 10 (ten) or more people who commit to at least 2 (two) hours of community service during their trip for each night they plan to stay at the hostel for free.

More details can be found online at
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Indiana Campus Compact is grateful to Lilly Endowment Inc. for significant funding in support of programs, training,and resources for our member campuses that allow them to deepen their commitment to community engagement and service-learning.