During spring break, a team of fraternity and sorority members travel to Indianapolis, Indiana to serve the Horizon House, a nonprofit organization in the Indianapolis community that focus on issues and services addressing urban poverty. The Horizon House is the only full service day center for homeless individuals in central Indiana.
This fraternally relevant experience combines leadership and service together, focusing on the fundamentals of fraternity and sorority membership. Participants volunteer at local human service agencies, may have the opportunity to tour inter/national fraternity and sorority headquarters, and will reflect on their experiences and develop leadership skills throughout the trip.
Students can participate in the trip as either a member of the Executive Board, or as an Alternative Spring Break Leader:
Alternative Spring Break Leaders
Alternative Spring Break Leaders develop individual and group leadership skills, knowledge of specific social issues, and skills to become engaged citizens through a series of pre and post trip meetings during the Spring 2020 semester, as well as reflections throughout the trip.
- Attend bi-weekly meetings on Wednesdays from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM throughout the Spring 2020 semester. Applicants who are selected should plan to attend all meetings.
- Attend the Destination Indy trip over Spring Break (March 16-20, 2020)
- Participate in trip fundraisers throughout the Spring 2020 semester
- Financial commitment of $350. See Cost section below for details.
Destination Indy Executive Board
The Destination Indy Executive Board is a group of students who work to coordinate and lead the 2020 Destination Indianapolis Alternative Spring Break trip. Positions include Site Leader, Treasurer, Public Relations/Marketing, and Community Outreach.
Destination Indy Executive Board applications for the 2020 trip are now closed; but you can still be a part of the Destination Indy experience as an Alternative Spring Break Leader! Information in the section above.
The cost to attend the 2020 Destination Indy Alternative Spring Break trip as either an Executive Board member or Alternative Spring Break Leader is $350. Full payment must be made by February 1, 2020. Opportunities for fundraising before the trip will be built into the experience; scholarships and other financial assistance may also be available.
You may email McKenzie at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about this experience.
What is the Horizon House?
"From shelter for a day... to stability for a lifetime."
Horizon House is the only full-service day center in Central Indiana, serving nearly 3,400 of our homeless neighbors every year! Each day they see up to 200 homeless neighbors in Indianapolis — affirming each person as a valuable community member, offering hospitality, restored dignity and a hopeful future.
Visit the webpage of Horizon house and to receive additional information!
Check out the blog from our event in years past!
Check out the 2015 Greek Alternative Spring Break experience!
Check out the 2014 Greek Alternative Spring Break experience!
Check out the 2013 Greek Alternative Spring Break experience!
Check-out the 2012 Greek Alternative Spring Break experience!