2020 Breaks

The 2020 Hawkeye Service Breaks teams will travel to 12 different locations and work with nearly 40 nonprofit partners during spring break (March 14-19, 2020).

In an effort to create easier access, Hawkeye Service Breaks is changing the way students join a team this year.  Rather than completing an online application and waiting for a selection decision, students can enroll directly in the academic course section of their choice.  To join a spring 2020 team, follow these instructions:

  • Confirm your specified registration date for Spring 2020 classes and ensure that you review this information in advance of that date
  • Review the location, focus area, and sponsor for each team shown in the list below
  • Check to make sure you meet the qualifications for the course section in the "specific requirements" section
  • Choose your top 3-5 team preferences (in case sections fill up quickly)
  • Thoroughly review the registration information for each section listed on MyUI (i.e., info on optimum enrollment and wait list)
  • When you're eligible to register for Spring classes, enroll in the course section of your preference via MyUI
  • Contact dsl-HSB@uiowa.edu with any questions or concerns throughout this process

The 2020 teams include:

  1. Food Justice in Atlanta, GA - sponsored by Food Pantry at Iowa
    • LS:1024:0A01 course section (Mondays, 5:00 - 6:15 PM)
    • Any student is eligible to join this team
  2. Disability Rights in Biloxi, MS 
    • LS:1024:0A02 course section (Mondays, 5:00 - 6:15 PM)
    • Any student is eligible to join this team
  3. Public Health in Dallas, TX 
    • LS:1024:0A03 course section (Mondays, 5:00 - 6:15 PM)
    • Any student is eligible to join this team
  4. Homelessness in Denver, CO 
    • LS:1024:0A04 course section (Tuesdays, 12:30 - 1:45 PM)
    • Any student is eligible to join this team
  5. Economic Equity in Detroit, MI - sponsored by Tippie College of Business
    • LS:1024:0A05 course section (Mondays, 5:00 - 6:15 PM)
    • Student must be in Tippie College of Business (includes Direct Admit, Standard Admit, Pre-Business, or one of these majors - Accounting, Business Analytics and Information Systems, Economics, Finance, Management, or Marketing)
    • If interested in this team, email Tevin-Robbins@uiowa.edu to learn more about the selection process
  6. Food Justice in Indianapolis, IN - sponsored by Fraternity & Sorority Life
    • LS:1024:0A06 course section (Tuesdays, 12:30 - 1:45 PM)
    • Student must be an active member of a University of Iowa Fraternity & Sorority Life organization (IFC, MGC, NPHC, or PHC)
  7. Education Equity in Kansas City, MO - sponsored by the College of Education Teacher Leader Center
    • LS:1024:0A07 course section (Mondays, 5:00 - 6:15 PM)
    • Preference for students in the College of Education (students earning the Teacher Leader Certificate highly preferred)
  8. Children's Health in Little Rock, AR - sponsored by UI Dance Marathon
    • LS:1024:0A08 course section (Tuesdays, 12:30 - 1:45 PM)
    • Student must be a current or former member of UI Dance Marathon (dancer or leadership team)
  9. Women's Rights in Louisville, KY - sponsored by Women in Science & Engineering
    • LS:1024:0A09 course section (Tuesdays, 12:30 - 1:45 PM)
    • Student must be in the College of Engineering
  10. Environmental Justice in Memphis, TN - sponsored by Environmental Health Sciences Research Center
    • LS:1024:0A10 course section (Tuesdays, 12:30 - 1:45 PM)
    • Preference for residents of the State of Iowa and students studying public health
  11. Urban Housing in Milwaukee, WI - sponsored by the Nonprofit Leadership & Philanthropy Certificate
    • LS:1024:0A11 course section (Mondays, 5:00 - 6:15 PM)
    • Any student is eligible to join this team
  12. Education Equity in St. Louis, MO - sponsored by the Center for Diversity & Enrichment
    • LS:1024:0A12 course section (Tuesdays, 12:30 - 1:45 PM)
    • Students must be associated with the CDE (i.e., Advantage Iowa, TRiO, Iowa Edge). If you have questions about whether or not you qualify, contact Cueponi-Cihuatl-Espinoza@uiowa.edu.

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