Topic - Volunteer and Service Learning Center - A Division of Student Affairs at the University of Central Oklahoma

UCO Alternative Breaks 

The UCO Alternative Breaks Program strive to provide students with a transformative experience.  Instead of relaxing or taking a vacation, Alternative Breaks are a week or few days on not a week or few days off.  In line with UCO's Call to Action, delivering education based on our shared values of Community, Character and Civility we strive to create a society of active citizens.  Once they return from an Alternative Break experience, participants will be more informed on all sides of a social issue, feel empowered to make informed decisions and take meaningful action that supports the greater good.  Upon graduation, these students will have the skills to become active members of society and weigh in on issues that impact their communities. 

UCO Alternative Break OrgSync page 

Alternative Spring Break 

2018 UCO Alternative Spring Break Applications will open October 2017 on the Alternative Breaks Orgsync page.  The apps will close TBD and then students will start the interview process.  The link to the application is below.  This is a great leadership opportunity and we are excited to offer this to more students with multiple trip options.  We are also looking for staff/faculty advisors, if interested email for more information.  Each trip will cost between $200 and $300 per student.  The dates are March 17– 25, 2018.

Spring 2018

Travel Alternative Spring Breaks

(Applications Now Closed for Travel Trips)

March 17-25th (Travel Trips)

Grand Canyon National Park- Environmental and Historical Stewardship

Atlanta, Georgia- Human Rights 

Catalina Island, California- Ecosystem Restoration and Stewardship

Local Alternative Spring Break (Applications will Open in February 2018)

March 15-17th 

Location: Edmond and OKC Metro

Issue-Urban Food Systems  


Previous Trips Include

Spring 2017

Spring 2016: 

Local Alternative Spring Break 2016 

Spring 2015:

Spring 2014:

Spring 2013: New York Cares and Responding to Natural Disasters
Experience first hand how non-profits spring into action within communities hit by a natural disaster.  March 17 – 23 UCO students have the opportunity to aid in the Superstorm Sandy Disaster Relief Efforts.  UCO will be partnering with New York Cares to help clean up debris, muck-out houses, start the rebuilding process and much more in Gerritsen Beach & Far Rockaway, NY.  
For more information check out UCO Alternative Spring Break in the news:

Alternative Fall Break 

Alternative Fall Break 2016 

UCO Community Gardens 

Issue: Food Security through Urban Gardening 

Previous Trips:

Alternative Fall Break 2015

 Alternative Fall Break 2014

Alternative Fall Break 2013

Alternative Fall Break 2012

For more information check out UCO Alternative Fall Break in the news:


UCO Community Makes an Impact Throughout Oklahoma with Fall Break Service Projects


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