Community Service Center

Alternative Winter Break!

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Applications will be due on September 28th at 4pm to
Nicole Cozzi
in Mod 2.

Applications will not be accepted electronically. PLEASE NOTE: The grant and STL applications are now a part of the general student application, so all are due at the same time, together.

Further information regarding faculty participation, travel grants and Student Trip Leader positions can be found below.

  • What is the purpose of this trip?
    The trip will be to the Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, Utah where students will care for animals and learn about animal rights issues.  Potential projects include socializing with animals, cleaning cages and trail work.
  • When is the trip?
    January 10-16 2016
  • How much will the trip cost? $600

    Trip Costs: This includes all ground transportation, housing, 3 meals a day once we reach our site, on-site service coordination, and tools/ safety equipment for all projects.  When you apply, we will be asking for you to pay the first $100 as a deposit on the trip.

    Personal/ "Pocket" expenses: this is to help cover those extra costs that are not already covered at the site. This could be meals away from the host site or while traveling, forgotten items, or anything "extra".

  • What will we do during the day?
    This trip included various service projects including feeding and socializing with animals as well as cleaning cages and trail work. The group will also learn about issues affecting animals such as puppy mills.
  • Where will we stay and eat?
    We will all be staying in one house 5-10 miles outside of the site (rooms will be assigned at a later date). The group will prepare and eat breakfast and dinner together. Lunch will be served at the site.
  • What will we do in the evenings?
    We asked participants to participate in group time on a nightly basis (approx. 1 hour).  Some nights were games or fun activities, others more reflective or educational. 
  • What if I cannot afford this trip, but want to attend?
    Nicole and Melissa have several resources and ideas about how to fundraise (see FAQs). We also have a Fundraising Letter prepared for you to supplement any fundraising campaign you may do; just open, print and include in your packet. There are also travel grants to apply for (information below) and Student Trip Leader positions on the trip (also information below).
  • Student Trip Leader Position

    A great opportunity to lead your peers on a service trip. Design and facilitate reflections and evening activities, serve as a communication point person on-site, and receive a trip cost reduction.

    Late applications will not be considered.

    The STL application is now included in the general Student Participant application.
  • Travel Grants

    There are travel grants provided to CLU students from the Community Leaders Association. If you would like to attend this trip but our worried about cost, please apply!

    Late applications will not be considered.

    The travel grant application is now included in the general Student Participant application.
  • Faculty Participant

    We welcome and encourage faculty members who are interested in being a part of this experiential learning process; especially those with experience to share.

    Faculty applications will now be due before student applications in order to involve the faculty member in the student selection process and further integrate him or her into the leadership team.


    2016 Faculty Application

Contact Nicole Cozzi at or Melissa Maxwell-Doherty at with questions.