Schools and Groups

Break Away Chapter Program

A collaborative network of alternative break programs that maximizes

long-term impact through Eight Quality Components.


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Chapter Benefits
Exclusive use of the Break Away Name and Logo

The Break Away name and logo are registered service marks. Since these marks represent a commitment to quality alternative break programs, including thorough pre-trip preparation and effective post-trip activities, only groups affiliating with Break Away and its philosophies have permission to use the name and logo.

Access to the Break Away SiteBank and Trip Report Database

Break Away works with hundreds of schools and community groups worldwide. More than 450 nonprofit organizations list group volunteer opportunities in our SiteBank. This comprehensive database gives agency profiles, site fees, sample work projects, housing options, and more. Chapter Schools also share feedback on these "Host Sites" through the Trip Report database.

Sample Materials and Ongoing Consultation

Start or strengthen your program with a host of sample documents, including application forms, press releases, timelines, checklists and evaluation tools. In addition, Program Directors may be consulted about issues that challenge your alternative break program.

Access to the National Email Listserv

Periodic emails that contain important dates, upcoming trainings, helpful hints, and other useful information keep your program up-to-date with the latest in alternative break program design.

Discounts on Products and Services

Advantage Chapter Schools receive a 20% discount on all products and services plus a free registration to the ABCS. (Free ABCS registration is only available to Advantage Chapters that joined prior to May 6th).

Associate Chapter Schools receive a 10% discount on all products and services including consultation, training, manuals, and merchandise

Media Referrals

The New York Times, USA Today, TIME Magazine,, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Chronicle of Philanthropy, CBS News, US News and World Report and Christian Science Monitor are just a few of the sources that Break Away has referred to its members for coverage.


Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, IA
Butler University, Indianapolis, IN
Cal Poly, SLO, San Luis Obispo, CA
Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI
College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA
Community College of Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD
Davidson College, Davidson, NC
East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
Florida Atlantic University , Boca Raton, FL
Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA
Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA
Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Iowa State University, Ames, IA
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
Johnson State College, Johnson, VT
Missouri State University, Springfield, MO
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
Rice University, Houston, TX
Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
St. Norbert College, De Pere, WI
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO
University of Connecticut, Storrs Mansfield, CT
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
University of Maine, Orono, ME
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
University of Tampa, Tampa, FL
University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Wartburg College, Waverly, IA
Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH
** Advantage members commit to sending at least one leader to the annual Break Away Alternative Break Citizenship Schools. They also receive a 20% discount on other products and services to help them improve the quality of their programs.

Alvernia University, Reading, PA
Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA
Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, OH
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA
California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA
Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO
Cornell College, Mount Vernon, IA
Davenport University, Grand Rapids, MI
Denison University, Granville, OH
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Drury University, Springfield, MO
Elon University, Elon, NC
Florida International University, Miami, FL
Heartland Community College, Normal, IL
Indiana State University , Terre Haute , IN
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA
Keene State College, Keene, NH
Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA
Lone Star College Kingwood, Kingwood, TX
Madison Area Technical College, Madison, WI
Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
Millersville University, Millersville, PA
Missouri University of Science & Technology, Rolla, MO
Mitchell College, New London, CT
Montgomery College, Rockville, MD
Mott Community College, Flint, MI
Mount Ida College, Newton, MA
Naropa University, Boulder, CO
Nazareth College, Rochester, NY
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO
Penn State University, University Park, PA
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Radford University, Radford , VA
Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ
Reed College, Portland, OR
Roanoke College, Salem, VA
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rocehster, NY
Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX
SKidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL
Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH
Southern Polytechnic State University, Marietta, GA
Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT
St. Mary, San Antonio, TX
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Towson University, Towson, MD
Tufts University, Medford, MA
University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK
University of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn, MI
University of Missouri - Columbia, Columbia, MO
University of North Alabama, Florence, AL
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington , NC
University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
University of Washington Tacoma, Tacoma, WA
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI
University of Wisconsin-River Falls, River Falls, WI
Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC
Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
West Chester University of Pennsylvania , West Chester, PA
Widener University, Chester, PA
Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC
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Original Design/Database by Yosh Schulman