In the Student Activities Office, we promote and encourage student involvement in and out of the classroom experiences, challenging and supporting students to reach their unique potentials in order to become active, responsible, and involved leaders in today's society.
Muhlenberg students are invited to apply for this year’s Alternative Spring Break Experiences.
If you are looking for a different experience this Spring Break, check out the Alternative Spring Breaks Program! These trips offer immersive community engagement experiences for Muhlenberg students. Each trip partners with an established organization to address the identified desires of communities and has educational components that address larger social justice issues. Please note that financial assistance is available, so please don’t let the trip cost deter you from applying.
Applications are due Thursday, November 29th. Please bring your completed application(s) to the Seegers Student Life Suite (lower level).
Descriptions of our four Alternative Spring Break trips are below:
Save Them All: Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
On any given day, about 1,600 animals call Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah a home-between-homes. Dogs, cats, bunnies, birds, horses, pigs and other barnyard animals come here from all over the country; each and every one seeking a safe haven where they can find refuge, love and acceptance. Participants will work closely with the animals, while also learning about the mission of Best Friends--making a better world through kindness to animals.
Process, Play, Heal: Camp Noah
Participants in Process, Play, Heal: Camp Noah will experience working with long- term support services for children and teens affected by natural disasters. Participants will be working with the Lutheran Social Services “Camp Noah” program in Houston, Texas, which is a weeklong day camp focused on Interfaith Communication, Spiritual Diversity, and being one with our friends in need.
Crossing Bridges: Selma to Montgomery
Participants in Crossing Bridges: Selma to Montgomery will travel to Selma, Alabama to partner with the Selma Center for Nonviolence, Truth, and Reconciliation. The group will work to support the Bridge Crossing Jubilee of 2019, the annual commemoration of "Bloody Sunday," when Alabama state troopers and mounted possemen brutally beat peaceful demonstrators demanding the right to vote. Participants will also conduct oral history work, meet with people who participated in the original demonstration on March 7, 1965, and visit local historical monuments in Selma and Montgomery.
Build Strength, Stability and Self-Reliance: Habitat for Humanity
Participants in this experience will be empowered to assist with positive change in the Corpus Christi, Texas community by building homes and shelters. Habitat for Humanity promotes equity by providing affordable housing, through fundraising, advocacy, education and building.