Alternative Spring Break

Many Engineering organizations host Alternative Spring Break (ASB) programs. As your org begins to plan your trip, use this resource to guide next steps and make your trip successful.

9079709290_51b00be1ed_zASB Trip Process

To begin developing your ASB trip, submit the 2017 ASB Program Proposal. The program proposal includes where you plan to go, what you plan to do, how many students you plan to take and how you plan to fund your trip. This form is due by November 14, 2016.

Once you hear from OSA about your ASB Program Proposal, your organization’s leadership will need to schedule a meeting with Danyelle Reynolds at the Ginsberg Center. The Ginsberg Center will help your organization begin to think about your trip, including what your organization’s project will be, the community that you will be working in and how you will reflect on your trip.

Your org will need to attend the mandatory Engineering ASB orientation – note that date now. The training will cover Engineering specific information and guidelines, trip logistics, and reflection.


Overview of Dates and Deadlines

November 3: Engineering ASB Orientation (REQUIRED)

November 14: Program Proposal due

January 23: Trip Logistic Form and list of final participants due

February 2017: Meet with Danyelle Reynolds in the Ginsberg Center to review final prep (as needed)

March 2017: Organizations participate in ASB trips

May 2017: Surveys are sent out to all participants


ASB Trip Training Opportunities

November 2016: Ginsberg Center Workshop “Enacting Social Change Through Service”

November 2016: College of Engineering Mandatory ASB Orientation

December 2016: Ginsberg Center Workshop “Building Effective Community Partnerships”

January 2016: Ginsberg Center College of Engineering Workshop “Entering and Exiting Communities”

February 2016: Ginsberg Center Workshop “How Social Identities, Power and Privilege Influence Our Service Experience”

February 2016: Ginsberg Center College of Engineering Workshop “Reflecting on Your Experience”

March 2016: Ginsberg Center Workshop “Social Justice through Service Learning”

April 2016: Ginsberg Center Workshop “Finding Your Pathway for Social Change”


View ASB PowerPoint Slides (PDF)