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Student Leadership and Engagement

Alternative Break Program

What is the Alternative Break Program?  

Clemson University's Alternative Break Program provides a unique opportunity for students to join fellow Tigers to participate in service! During this experience, you will have the opportunity to learn about social issues, serve with community agencies in new communities and grow in their leadership and active citizenship. This is the perfect opportunity to make your break count, see new places and meet new friends!

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Who can participate in Alternative Break Program?  

Any student enrolled at Clemson University can sign up for an Alternative Break trip! Information on how to become involved will be provided here and through our social media page! Registration is first come, first served until the spots are filled. If you have any questions please contact Makayla Stark.


When are the Alternative Break Trips?  

Traditionally, there are two alternative break trips planned within the academic year:  

  • Fall Break (5 day commitment)   
  • Spring Break (7 day commitment) 


Where do you go on an Alternative Break Trip?  

Locations can vary from year to year! Previous trips have included Charleston, South Carolina;  Atlanta, Georgia; Memphis, Tennessee; New Orleans, Louisiana; The Dominican Republic, and many more.  


2023-2024 Trip  

Spring Alternative Break:

March 16th- 22nd

This year's Spring Break will be working with Sweetgrass Gardens in Charleston. Sweetgrass Garden is a great community partner and our students have loved their time their. "Sweetgrass Garden provides free, fresh produce to charitable food distribution agencies. We are a center that teaches the general public about sustainable methods, farming, composting, and distributing food to people in need and the organizations that serve them”. The trip cost is $150, which includes travel, housing, and food. Scholarships are available. Contact Makayla Stark for scholarship information or with additional questions. The link to sign up for the trip is below! 


Alternative Break Program
Center for Student Leadership and Engagement
Center for Student Leadership and Engagement | 300 Sirrine Hall, 515 Calhoun Dr, Clemson, SC 29634