Destination Indy

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.

Partcipant Applications

Students can participate in the trip as either a member of the Executive Board, or as an Alternative Spring Break Leader:

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. Previous trip attendance is not required to serve in these roles. Read the Destination Indy Executive Board Position Descriptions document for more information about each position.

Destination Indy Executive Board applications are OPEN! Submit your application by Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 11:59 PM. Apply now!

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, as well as reflections throughout the trip.

Applications for students interested in serving as Alternative Spring Break Leaders will open mid-October.

 

Cost

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 mwalsh1@iastate.edu with any questions about this experience.

 

Sorority and Fraternity Alternative Spring Break members prepare to depart for a week serving the Horizon House in Indianapolis, IN.

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!