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Buck-I-Serv

Formerly termed the “alternative breaks program", Buck-I-Serv is a week-long, substance free, service project outside of the Columbus area during Winter, Spring and Summer break.  The trips travel to different cities across the nation and the world. Groups of students work alongside one agency to learn more about the needs and capacities of that organization and its social issue in that community and how it connects to their home community of Columbus, Ohio. Through service projects, group teambuilding experiences and reflection activities, students participate in a broad service-learning experience as well as receive opportunities to participate in local tourist attractions and activities.
 
Current student interest in the program is great. In the 2009 year, approximately 700 students applied to participate in the Buck-I-Serv program at Ohio State. However, only 400 students were able to attend community service trips due to a need of additional private funding.   
 
Additionally, Ohio State alumni continuously host the Buck-I-Serv students for a meal or an activity while serving in their city.

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If you are interested in supporting Buck-I-Serv or learning more about becoming involved with the program as an alumni or donor, please contact the Ohio Union Development Office, (614) 292-8216.