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Service Learning Opportunities

Susquehanna University offers many ways for students and faculty to learn through service, including trips both within the United States and to points abroad. These programs help students and faculty learn and experience new cultures while contributing to the world's betterment.

Collegiate Challenge

Collegiate Challenge is Habitat for Humanity’s year-round alternative break program for students from youth groups, high schools and colleges. Students can spend a week of their school break building a house in partnership with a Habitat for Humanity affiliate in the United States.

HRT (Hurricane Relief Team)

SU HRT is a service team consisting of approximately 20 students, faculty and staff who travel to the Gulf Coast to assist with Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts. Trips take place during winter, spring and summer breaks.

PLUS (Philippines: Learning, Understanding, and Service)

PLUS is a service-learning trip to the Philippines. The program includes educational, service and recreational components, all oriented toward cultural immersion in the Philippines. 

SU CASA (Central America Service Adventure)

SU CASA is a two-week service-learning course and mission trip taught and led by University Chaplain Mark Radecke, D.Min. During the last two weeks of winter break, participants travel to Costa Rica and Nicaragua to serve at various mission sites.

SU SPLASH (Students Promoting Leadership and Awareness in Serving the Homeless)

This event is a one-week service-learning opportunity for incoming first-year students to get engaged in a directed volunteer project. Twenty students work alongside faculty, staff and upper-level peer mentors serving people in need in both the central Susquehanna Valley and Washington, D.C.

Other Service-Oriented GO Programs:

Ecuador - Galapagos (GO Long)
Peace, Youth and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland (GO Short)
Peruvian Culture and Society (GO Short)
Exploration and Understanding of the Navajo Nation (GO Short)

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