Mission: Service Trips immerse students in regional communities and engage them in quality, direct service that promotes education of social and environmental issues. Students reflect on their experiences, and are challenged to grow personally and become active citizens.
Vision: To transform UNCG students into globally conscious, active citizens committed to lifelong use of their knowledge, time & skills to make their community a better place.
Interested in an Exciting and Meaningful Way to Spend Your Breaks?
You have the opportunity to make a real difference! Join fellow UNCG students, faculty, and staff on an OLSL-sponsored, student-led Service Trip. The OLSL sponsors up to multiple Service Trips each year during Winter Break (January), Spring Break (March) and in May (around graduation).
As a member of Breakaway, OLSL Service Trips incorporate the Eight Quality Components of an alternative break: Strong Direct Service, Education, Orientation, Training, Reflection, Reorientation, Diversity and Alcohol and Other Drug Free.
OLSL Service Trips is an alcohol and drug free program. Trips are substance free because doing so allows participants to focus on the purpose and learning goals of the program, and contributes to the safety and well-being of all participants, the group, and the community in which they are serving. It also expresses respect for the community and the host organizations with whom participants serve and interact.
All participants and leaders in OLSL Service Trips are not to consume alcoholic beverages and/or illegal drugs while participating in an service trip.
Consequences of violating the policy include:
- The individual who violates the policy will be asked to leave the trip after the violation, at their own expense.
- Individual or group meeting with Service Trip Coordinators/Learning Partner during the trip, and meeting with Coordinators/Learning Partner and OLSL staff upon return to campus.
- Referred to the Dean of Students Office.