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Participant Application

Please follow the instructions carefully.
*If you are interested in applying as a trip coordinator, that information can be found on the Coordinator Application Page.

Fall Break 2024

In order to work with our great host partners, we ask students to apply the semester before they plan to participate in a Service & Justice Trip.  

Online Application: Step 1

  • In addition to standard information, our online application has several brief essays and asks applicants to rank social justice issues you might be interested in learning about on a trip.
  • The application takes about half an hour, please plan accordingly. It does not allow you to save and come back to it, so please draft your answers in a word document if you cannot finish in one sitting. 
  • All applications are for the general Service & Justice Trips Program and not for a specific site. We will consider your preferences, but we can offer no placement guarantees.
  • We reserve the right to alter trips as needed for health and safety of students including weather delays or early returns. 
  • Applications are due by April 16, 2024
  • All applications and acceptances are conditional. If you do not go through the interview process or make an on-time payment, you will be moved to our waitlist.

    Payment: Step 2

    • The price of the Service & Justice Trips is $325 for full-week trips and $185 for 5-day trips.
    • We are able to make this possible due to the generosity of donors who support SCSJ fundraising efforts.
    • To streamline the process of collecting payments, the SCSJ will accept the fee for your Service & Justice Trip on specific payment days by check, cash or credit card in the SCSJ in Upper Brandeis Suite 202 or by phone 402-280-1290.
    • Your Service & Justice Trips payment will be refundable for one week from the payment date. Should you withdraw from the Service & Justice Trips program after that point, no portion of the payment is refundable because costs have been incurred on your behalf to prepare for the trips.
    • There are need-based student scholarships available. Awards are processed as received on a rolling basis, the final deadline is April 16. Payment plans are also available to make trips accessible.

    Interviews: Step 3

    • The second part of the application process is a group interview Thursday April 18th 7-8 pm or 8:30-9:30 pm in Skutt Ballroom.  Interviews are relatively informal, and there is no need to dress up. We ask everyone interviewing for Service & Justice Trips to read the brief article "In the Service of Life" before their interview.
    • E-mail if you have questions about the interview process.

    General Information

    • If you will be under 19 years old at any point during the trip, please download the “Under 19 Parent Consent Form." You and a parent or guardian must both sign the document and return it before the time of your trip. You can e-mail it to
    • Participants will find out where they are going on their trips at the first General Meeting.
    • Our coordinators are of all ages, sophomores through seniors, and a few graduate students.
    • Before the break, each Service & Justice Trip participant must complete Creighton’s Children and Vulnerable Adults training and Creighton’s Van Safety Training.
    • The formation meetings listed below are mandatory. If you miss more than one of the General Meetings, we will re-evaluate your participation in the program. You will likely be asked to withdraw from the program and go on a trip in a future semester when you can attend the formation meetings.


    Important Dates: 2024 Spring Break Service & Justice Trips (save the dates!) 

    General Meeting 2Thursday Feb. 158-9:30 pm Skutt Ballroom 
    General Meeting 3Thursday Feb. 228-9:30 pm Harper Center 2057 and 2058
    Group BondingTBATBAfind out more from your small group
    Send Off ServiceThursday Feb. 29th 8-9 pm Harper Center 2057 and 2058
    Spring Break 2024Leave Friday March 1 or Saturday March 2  All groups return Saturday March 9
    ReunionThursday March 14th 8-9:30 pm Skutt Ballroom

    Important Dates: 2024 Fall Break Service & Justice Trips

    Fall Break SJT Coordinator ApplicationsApril 3by midnighton SCSJ website
    Scholarship Application DeadlineApril 16by midnighton SCSJ website
    Fall Break Participant Applications DueApril 16by midnighton SCSJ website
    Fall Break Payment DaysApril 16-17 SCSJ office Upper Brandeis Suite 202 or by phone 4022801290
    Small Group Participant InterviewsApril 187-8 pm or 8:30-9:30 pmSkutt Ballroom
    General Meeting 1Sept. 12 Skutt Ballroom
    General Meeting 2Sept. 26 Skutt Ballroom
    General Meeting 3Oct. 3 Skutt Ballroom
    Group BondingTBATBAFind out more from your small group
    Send Off ServiceOct. 10 8-9 pmHarper 2057/2058
    Fall Break 2024Oct. 11 or 12- Oct 19  
    ReunionThursday Oct. 248 - 9 pmSkutt Ballroom