Hilltop Tips: Spring Break Alternatives
While most St. Edward’s University students return home during Spring Break, you may be interested in the alternatives that are offered. Each program presents an opportunity to appreciate diversity and explore personal values and is part of the transformative experience that is the hallmark of a St. Edward’s education.
Alternative Spring Break
If you’re looking for a nontraditional spring break activity that lets students explore their role in the global community, St. Edward’s has several programs where they can experience social justice issues and learn about diversity through service and reflection. It’s called Alternative Spring Break and students choose from six different locations, ranging from local Austin to New York City.
The Alternative Spring Break program is offered through Campus Ministry and is open to students of all faiths. Students must apply to be considered and must be willing to raise the necessary funds to support their trip. The application process, FAQs and forms are available online.
Students who participated in the 2004 Alternative Spring Break were featured on CNN and in other media. View the press release and
watch the video.
Counseling and Consultation Center Offers
Spring Break Week Activities
The BACCHUS Peer Education Group, part of the Counseling and Consultation Center in Student Affairs at St. Edward’s, is a select group of trained peer educators who help fellow students establish foundations for leading healthy lifestyles. Peer educators are trained and supervised by the professionals who staff the consultation center. BACCHUS educators develop and deliver programming to help students learn to maintain a healthy lifestyle.