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Student Leadership and Service (SLS)

Alternative Breaks

In these overnight trips students explore social change strategies through place-based service and learning activities.

New Student Trips

Prior to Fall semester, SLS partners with New Student Orientation and College Outdoors to plan Beyond Portlandia trips for incoming students. Within these trips, student trip leaders introduce incoming first-years to Portland through meaningful service and learning experiences around issues of environmental action and economic justice. Visit the College Outdoors website for more information. 

Alternative Fall Break

Student Leadership and Service’s annual trip to the Yakama Nation explores issues of Native American Autonomy and farmworker rights through meetings with local leaders, dialogue sessions and service projects.

Alternative Spring Break

Our unique Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program utilizes a critical service-learning model built on a foundation of mutually-beneficial community-campus partnerships. ASB participants interrogate social injustice and pursue positive social change. Trip leaders are chosen in fall term. Check back for applications and let us know if you have questions.