Experiential Opportunities

Experiential Opportunities

Alternative Spring Break

Since 2009, University Housing has sponsored an Alternative Spring Break trip for residents of University Housing that empower students in service and advocacy. This is an experiential educational opportunity that includes service focused on Environmental Stewardship, Education, Issues related to Homelessness or Affordable Housing. Additionally, residents learn about the culture and traditions of the community while engaged in conversation, mutual understanding and collaboration. Previous trip destinations have included New Orleans, Puerto Rico, and Tennessee. Individuals interested in learning more about this opportunity may contact the SJLE Intern at sjleintern@housing.illinois.edu.

Civil Rights Pilgrimage

Each spring break a bus of students heads to the southern US to learn about some of the important events and leaders of the 1960’s Civil Rights Movement. Last year we went to Greensboro, Tuskegee, Atlanta, Montgomery, Little Rock and Memphis. The trip is great program to take advantage of while you are living in University Housing, because University Housing students pay a reduced rate. For more information contact January Boten at jboten@illinois.edu.

GLACURH Conference

Read about the Great Lakes Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (GLACURH) Conference at http://glacurh.net/glacurh.

IMPACT Conference

University Housing has sponsored a delegation to attend the IMPACT Conference in the past. The IMPACT Conference is historically the largest annual conference focused on the civic engagement of college students in community service, service-learning, community-based research, advocacy, and other forms of social action. Individuals interested in learning more about this opportunity may contact the SJLE Intern at sjleintern@housing.illinois.edu.

NACURH Conference

Read about the National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH) conference at http://www.nacurh.org.

National Conference on Student Leadership

University Housing sponsors a delegation to the annual National Conference on Student Leadership (NCSL). The NCSL conference is an opportunity for student to develop skills as a leader, goal-setting, developing communication skills, identifying personal strengths, and networking with other college students. Individual interested in learning more about this opportunity may contact the SJLE Intern at sjleintern@housing.illinois.edu.

Project Leadership

Project Leadership is our opportunity to inform and create a spark in Illinois students about different opportunities they can be involved in. Participants will have the opportunity to network with fellow Project Leadership participants, identify healthy boundaries for getting involved, and working effectively with peers from different backgrounds and perspectives. Individuals attending Project Leadership will leave the experience with an understanding of their strengths and an action plan for getting involved. Individuals interested in learning more about this opportunity may contact the SJLE Intern at sjleintern@housing.illinois.edu.