Hurricane Relief Team (HRT)
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. Service projects have included house gutting, de-molding and painting, tutoring, baseball field and playground construction, tree removal and brush crew work, mural painting and animal shelter support.
Hurricane Katrina was a life-changing disaster for millions; at Susquehanna, we are committed in helping the affected area through multiple weeklong service excursions during the year. Disaster Impacts in Society is the service-learning course that complements the HRT trips.
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Dates: Dec. 26, 2013 - Jan. 10, 2014; May 15 - 30, 2013
Prerequisite: Readings and research as assigned by the program directors.
Academic credit: This program satisfies the cross-cultural experience of the GO requirement.
Majors of interest: Open to all majors.
Application: Online application available on mySU.
Cost: $2,500; includes all flights, accommodations, activities and some meals.
Financial aid: Need-based financial aid may be available for students satisfying the GO requirement.
Program director: Don Weirick and Margie Briskey