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UCO Alternative Break Programs
The Alternative Break Programs at UCO strive to provide students with a transformative experience. Instead of relaxing or taking a vacation, Alternative Breaks are a week on not a week 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 contributing members of society and weigh in on issues that impact their communities.
Alternative Spring Break
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.
Applications are due by February 8th in the Volunteer & Service Learning Center, NUC Room 212. For more information contact Rachel Winters, email@example.com, or 405.974.2623.
Apply Now! or pick up an application in the VSLC.
Alternative Fall Break
UCO currently has two opportunities for students to serve during their Fall Break. One group went to Joplin, MO to aid in the rebuilding process with Rebuild Joplin and the other group served with the Oklahoma City Public School Foundation's Teachers Warehouse and at Arcadia Lake.
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