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Honors & Scholars Alternative Breaks

The Honors and Scholars Programs, in partnership with the Center for Leadership and Service, offer volunteer opportunities to enrolled honors students through the Alternative Break program. The mission of the Alternative Break program is to engage students in meaningful and collaborative community service in an effort to increase awareness of social issues and strengthen the communities in which they serve as well as foster a strong sense of community among trip participants and to the university as a whole. These programs allow students to trade-in their traditional breaks for an in-depth, student-led community service experience while strengthening bonds within and across Honors and Scholars programs.

The Honros Alternative Break Leader applications for the 2018-2019 academic year are now open! We strongly encourage you to review the 2018-2019 ABL Position Description prior to submitting your application. Being an ABL requires a lot of time and dedication to planning your trip from start to finish. It is a requirement that all ABLs attend the training sessions either in the fall or spring semester as well. ABL Training will occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:40-4:55 PM for the fall and spring semesters.

Please note that you are required to submit TWO references that can attest to your ability to lead groups, plan things from start to finish, and/or the characteristics that make you a good fit for this position.

Upon completion of the application, you will need to sign up for an interview time. Honors ABL interviews will occur from April 16-20 in the Honors and Scholars office in Howard Baker Center Suite 130. If for some reason, none of the available interview times work for your schedule, you can contact Meghan Perez at

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    Students must be in good standing with their program to serve as an Honors ABL.

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