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2022-2023 Student Leader Applications

Want to stretch yourself, create new connections, strengthen your community, and gain hands-on leadership skills? 

Become one of over 100 Bennion Center Student Leaders for the 2022-2023 academic year!


Alternative Breaks Applications

Site Leader Positions (19 total)

  • Application deadline extended to Friday, April 15th!

No prior experience is required to apply

The Alternative Break program supports active citizenship by offering transformative justice- and travel-based volunteer experiences over university breaks where students engage in direct service, education, and dialogue in a team setting in order to address social and environmental issues. Anyone can apply, but preference is given toward students who have participated in a U of U Alternative Breaks experience.

AB Site Leader Positions

Spend a year planning an immersive, justice-based community engagement experience for ten other students around an social issue you’re passionate about.  Site Leaders are current U of U students that are paired with a Staff/Faculty Partner to support them through the plan their Alternative Break experience and learn skills such asset-based community development, facilitation, and justice.  

All positions are an estimated 4-6 hours a week. 

What we look for in our Site Leaders: 

  • Positive, enthusiastic, and encouraging attitudes 
  • Mature, responsible, inclusive, passionate individuals 
  • Students whose commitments, class schedules, and work arrangements allow them to fully commit to the program and its requirement 

Responsibilities of all Site Leaders 

  • Plan all aspects of Alternative Break experience, such as strong direct engagement, education, reflection, as well as logistics such as meal planning, while integrating training content. 
  • Collaborate with Faculty/Staff Partner to create and execute shared vision for the Alternative Break experience. 
  • Create an engaged and educational experience for and with participants pre-departure and through reorientation. 
  • Support program-wide efforts, such as recruitment and fundraising. 
  • Participation in Leadership Team meeting training (about 3-4 hours per month) and weekend Leadership retreat (date TBD) . 
  • Regular (weekly for 30 mins or bi-weekly for 1 hr) planning meetings with Faculty/Staff Partner. 

2022-2023 AB experiences tentatively include: (locations TBD)


  • School to Prison Pipeline (AB Lite)
  • Animal Advocacy & Rehabilitation (Weekend)
  • Hunger & Food Justice (Weeklong)
  • Urban Environmentalism (Weeklong)
  • Justice in Healthcare (Weeklong)
  • First Generation Students - Community & Nature (Weeklong - first gen students only)


  • Refugee Rights & Resettlement (Weekend)
  • Environmental Stewardship (Weekend)
  • Housing Justice (Weeklong)
  • Immigration (Weeklong)
  • Mass Incarceration (Weeklong)
  • Queering Justice (Weeklong)
  • Sex & Healthy Relationships (Weeklong)
  • Marine Conservation (Weeklong)
  • Disability Justice (Weeklong)
  • Substance Use (Weeklong)
  • Education & Economic Justice (Weeklong)
  • Urban Environmentalism (Weeklong)



Last Updated: 4/22/22