A Popular Alternative

Rollins is ranked in the top three for highest percentage of students who participate in alternative spring breaks.

Rollins students at an Immersion experience in Gainesville, Florida, where they learned about food cultivation and its impact on the community. (Photo by Scott Cook) Rollins students at an Immersion experience in Gainesville, Florida, where they learned about food cultivation and its impact on the community. (Photo by Scott Cook)

Rollins was recently ranked No. 3 for highest percentage of alternative spring breakers on campus according to Break Away’s 2015-16 National Chapter Survey. This is the fourth consecutive year that Rollins has ranked in the top 3 institutions.

Rollins organizes its alternative breaks through the Immersion: Citizens Take Action program. About 12 percent of students participated in an alternative spring break in the academic year.

Students took part in Immersion experiences that addressed issues such as poverty, education, and environment and sustainability.

Other colleges and universities ranked in the top 10 for student participation include Vanderbilt University, Cornell College, and Elon University. There were 166 reporting chapter schools.

Read what students had to say about recent Rollins Immersion experiences and get more details about  the experiences in Moab, Utah, and Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area in Christmas, Florida.

To learn more about Immersion and the upcoming service learning experiences, visit the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement.