Stephen F. Austin State University

Alternative Breaks

Alternative Breaks

The Alternative Breaks program offers students the opportunity to travel via a road-trip style service trip during Spring Break to provide service in a different communities all while meeting up in a Celebration City to serve with other college students from around the nation. 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. Each team member is responsible for fundraising for their trip costs. Numerous fundraising opportunities are available. Each year, the destinations are kept under wraps until the team of students are chosen. Previous destinations have included 9 states road-trip (2020) New York, NY, (2019), Omaha, NE (2016), Lake Charles, LA (2015), Oklahoma City, OK (2014), Hot Springs, AR (2013), Long Beach, MS (2012), Memphis, TN (2011), and New Orleans, LA (2010).

Opportunities for Spring 2021 are still being considered

Non- Discrimination Statement

Stephen F. Austin State University strives to provide an educational and work environment that affirms the rights and dignity of each individual. It is the policy of the university, in accordance with federal and state law, to prohibit unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information,citizenship and veteran status. Additionally, Stephen F. Austin State University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

Unlawful discrimination based on sex includes discrimination defined as sexual harassment.

The Discrimination Complaints policy (2.11) and the Sexual Misconduct policy (2.13) outline the university's commitment and details the procedures used to investigate complaints.

It is the responsibility of the university president to ensure that SFA and all its constituencies comply with the provisions of this policy and with all federal and state laws, executive orders and regulations regarding non-discrimination.

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.