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Be a part of the IUPUI tradition!

Participating in meaningful community service is an IUPUI tradition. During the 2012-2013 academic year, Community Service and Civic Engagement (CSCE) staff sponsored 70 events, engaging over 3,444 students, faculty, staff and community members in 15,620 hours of service to over 162 community partners.

**AUGUST 2015 NEWS**

Fall Alternative Break is now accepting applications! For only $50, it's a very affordable trip that takes place in a out-of-state community from October 16-20, 2015. The application and more information is here. The deadline is Monday, September 14th.

International Alternative Spring Break:Trinidad applications are open until Wednesday, September 16th! Visit the Study Abroad website "iAbroad" for further details and an application [link]. Scroll down to find "Trinidad & Tobago: Alternative Spring Break". Learn all about the service trip to the rural Toco community of Trinidad, where we will be tagging sea turtles while they nest, cleaning beaches, and building a trail. The $500 program fee includes airfare, housing, meals during the stay, ground transportation, cultural excursions, and travel health insurance!

You can be a part of this tradition and make a difference in our community by joining us for our community service events held throughout the academic year:

  • iServe

    I am a Jaguar. I am Tradition. I Serve.

    iServe encourages first year students to be a part of one of IUPUI's greatest traditions - community service! Participants make new friends, volunteer at a local service site, and tour places on campus and the surrounding area. iServe occurs the first Saturday after the start of the fall semester. Click here to learn more and register.

  • Jaguars in the Street

    Every month the Jaguars in the Streets program takes volunteers into the Indianapolis community to engage with a different social issue through volunteering and civic engagement. Jags in the Streets occur 3-4 times a month during the academic year at different dates and times. So no matter your schedule, there is a Jags in the Streets program for you! Click here to learn about upcoming Jags in the Streets events and register.

  • IUPUI United Way Day of Caring

    IUPUI’s Day of Caring is an annual day of service for IUPUI students, faculty, and staff, and the kickoff for IUPUI’s United Way Campaign. Day of Caring occurs on a Friday in September to provide our IUPUI community the opportunity to take a break from the normal routine and connect with our Indianapolis community. Click here to learn more and register.

  • MLK, Jr. Day of Service

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is one of IUPUI’s longest running service traditions. Every January, hundreds of IUPUI students, faculty, and staff volunteer together at community sites across Indianapolis as a way to honor Dr. King's commitment to service and to social justice. Click here to learn more and register.

  • Alternative Break Trips

    Alternative Break Trips are low-cost service trips that take IUPUI students to communities outside of Indianapolis to learn how social issues are affecting other communities. Participants serve with community agencies to address social issues and learn skills to bring back to Indianapolis to positively affect social issues here. Alternative Break Trips occur during fall, spring, and summer breaks. Click here to learn about upcoming trips and register.

  • César Chavez Day of Service

    César Chávez Day of Service provides IUPUI students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to learn about César Chavez and the impact he had on the labor movement. Participants engage in educational programming and service projects that highlight César Chavez’s legacy. César Chávez Day of Service takes place in March of every year. Click here to learn more about Cesar Chavez Day of Service and register.

Can’t make it to our scheduled service events?  No problem!  Click here to learn about some of the numerous other opportunities to serve in our community.