Stephen F. Austin State University

Service Programs

Alternative Breaks

The Alternative Breaks program offers students the opportunity to travel via weekend trips and during Spring Break to provide service in a different community. Alternative Breaks provides these students with valuable experiences in teamwork and meaningful community engagement. Students learn about the climate and culture of the destination city during pre-trip meetings, and are responsible for planning trip activities and working together to solve problems.

Previous destinations have included Lake Charles, LA (2015), Oklahoma City, OK (2014), Hot Springs, AR (2013), Long Beach, MS (2012), Memphis, TN (2011), and New Orleans, LA (2010).

- October 23-25: Affordable Housing
- February 19-21: Children and Families
- March 11-19: Various social issues

Jacks Give Back


Jacks Give Back is the landing page for all service opportunities for students, faculty and staff of our instititution. On this page you will quick links to register to serve in a variety of ways: helping in a local school, community event and even our a full list of blood drives that can be found on campus.

Jacks Give Back is a resource for individuals and organizations looking to coordinate a service project just are sure where to start, as well as community orgnaizations and campus departments that are looking for help with an upcoming event...or a need they know would like to fulfill.

To learn more about Jacks Give Back and to view all our opportunities for service continue on the Jacks Give Back webpage.

Requests for volunteers

To have your request for volunteers posted on our Jacks Give Back Facebook page and addtional help from the Leadership & Service Team begin by filling out a Volunteer Request Form here.

Service Partners

The Office of Student Affairs Programs has built relationships with many local community agencies that utilize student volunteers. There is a great need in the Nacogdoches community for volunteers and SFA students are an integral part of fulfilling this need!

All of these agencies have volunteer opportunities available for SFA students and potential opportunities for service learning project partnerships. Click below to review our listing of service partners.

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Students With Disabilities

The Office of Student Affairs Programs is committed to providing support for students with disabilities. If you are a student who needs an accommodation to attend or participate in one of our events or student organizations you are encouraged to stop by Room 325 in the Human Services Building to make your request. You may also call us at (936) 468-3004, TDD: (936) 468-1004.

If you have an accommodation request please see us as soon as possible, so we can make any arrangements necessary. Accommodations can only be arranged once a request has been submitted in writing to Disability Services. To the greatest extent possible, the Office of Student Affairs Programs shall observe confidentiality with respect to any request for accommodation.

Students who feel they have not been accommodated appropriately can appeal that decision utilizing the university appeals process.