Break Away from the norm and join SHSU ASB for an unforgettable Spring Break!

About the Program

SHSU's Bearkat Service Break program (BSB) places teams of students in communities to engage in service and experiential learning during spring break. The teams are exposed to complex social and cultural issues that aim to heighten social awareness, encourage life-long active citizenship, and promote the advocacy of social change within communities. A few examples of issues addressed by BSB trips include literacy, poverty, racism, hunger, and the environment. Teams are led by student Site Leaders who guide group development before, during, and after the experience.

ASB Interest Meetings

Come learn more about SHSU Bearkat Service Break! These brief meetings will provide students with trip details, including cost, and requirements for applicants. Students and staff will share their ASB experiences from the past and what future participants can expect for ASB 2017!

Monday, November 14

Tuesday, November 15

11am-Noon, LSC 331

11am-Noon, LSC 331

Monday, January 23

Thursday, January 24

11am-Noon, TBD

11am-Noon, TBD

Wednesday, January 25

Thursday, January 26

11am-Noon, TBD

11am-Noon, TBD


Spring 2017 ASB Trips: March 13 - 17

More information about our spring 2017 trips is coming soon!

Application Information

Applications for our spring 2017 trips will be available soon!

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is a Site Leader?

A Site Leader is a student responsible for the overall coordination of the ASB trip. Site Leaders are responsible for ensuring the accomplishment of the planned objectives of specific trips with everyone involved (participants, community organization representatives, faculty/staff participants).

2. What is included in the trip cost?

The trip cost includes transportation, lodging, and most meals. Out of pocket expenses can include any leisure activities or meals outside of lodging facility.

3. How are applicants selected?

Applicants are required to respond to 4 questions that are part of the application process. Selections will be made based upon the written responses.

4. Is ASB a Religious/Spiritual "Mission" trip?

No, ASB focuses on community service and service-learning.

5. Will I earn "service-hours" for my college, student organization, or class by participating in ASB?

Yes! We review requests on a case-by-case basis

6. How many students will be selected for an ASB Trip?

A maximum of 8 students for each trip. We send teams of 11 in a 15 passenger van. 8 student participants, 1 faculty/staff participant, and 2 Site Leaders. This leaves the back seat of the van available for luggage.

7. If I have friends or family near my service site, will I be allowed to meet up with them on my own during the break?

The ASB team must stay together the entire time during the service week. Participants will not be allowed to break from the team to visit friends and family; however, visitors are able to meet up with the entire group in public places or at the housing site for a visit at a time determined appropriate by the Site Leaders.

Need More Information?

(936) 294-3000

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