Adhere to the drug and alcohol policy
Alternative Breaks are drug- and alcohol-free experiences.
As an AB participant, Trip Leader, or advisor, you are not allowed to consume, purchase, be under the influence of, or possess any alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs at any AB sanctioned events. Policy violations will result in removal from the trip at your own expense.
The Office of Student Conduct will follow up with these policy violations.
Keep safety in mind
Your personal safety is our primary concern.
Our AB Trip Leaders go to great lengths to ensure the community and housing partners are in a safe and secure location. Transportation is safe and reliable, as we rent vehicles through Indiana University’s partnership with Enterprise; vehicles are well maintained and sometimes brand new. All drivers are 21 years old, have a valid license, and go through an approval process by Indiana University to ensure they are safe drivers.
If you are injured or become ill while on the trip, your Trip Leaders and advisor will support you. First aid kits are required on the trip and, should it become necessary, the advisor will ensure you get the medical care you need.
AB Trip Leaders and advisors are trained to be responsible agents of the university. They uphold policies and procedures to ensure all participants engage safely within the trip.
Additionally, the leaders and advisors have an emergency procedures handbook specifying that they contact university administration if an emergency occurs. If you violate Alternative Break Program policies, the advisor has the authority to send you home at your own expense. Upon returning to IUPUI, you will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct.