Alternative Break Trips - During Fall and Spring Break students have an opportunity to travel and serve other communities. These "alternative" trips allow students to meet new people, work with an interesting organization, establish teamwork, and help those in need. Trips are planned and organized by student leaders with the help of the Service Initiatives office. Past trips have included working for Habitat for Humanity and working at a refugee center (Jubliee Partners) in Comer, Ga.
E.M.E.R.G.E. - Engagement. Mentoring. Empowerment. Responsibility. Growth. Excellence. Our mission, for the peer mentoring program, is to link a returning student to a new student (first-year or transfer) that will aid in the academic success and personal growth of both students.
Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week - A national movement in November, this week is filled with special events intended to spread awareness about issues of poverty, hunger, and homelessness. Sponsored by T.M.O.V.E.
Mini Move-A-Mountain Days - As a way of continuing the work done during Move-A-Mountain Day, once a month smaller projects will be offered for students who would like to volunteer for a half day. These opportunities include a River Clean-up, working for Habitat for Humanity, packing food at the local food bank, and working in a community garden.
NC-ACTS! - Become an NC-ACTS! Fellow and serve a local non-profit mentoring, tutoring, preparing meals, and organizing new projects. You also get to help plan service projects on campus. Commit to serve 300 hours in one year and receive an $1,100 scholarship! (Applications due in mid-September)
T.M.O.V.E. - Team Mobilizing Opportunities for Volunteer Engagement is the student service organization on campus. T.M.O.V.E. helps to plan and organize Hunger & Homeless Awareness week and the MLK Challenge as well as smaller events on campus. Members also have the opportunity to attend the North Carolina Campus Compact Student Conference centered around service each fall.