(Turning Responsibility Into Powerful Service)
Turning Responsibility into Powerful Service (T.R.I.P.S.) is a student-led program within the VSLC. The program began as response to Hurricane Katrina and the disaster relief work that was needed in the area as a result.
The T.R.I.P.S. program is centered on providing ECU students with the opportunity to engage in meaningful service work during Fall, Spring, Summer, or Winter Break. While the type of service work may vary, the program is designed to introduce students to disaster relief service efforts.
2013 T.R.I.P.S. Locations
- New Orleans, LA - Housing and construction with Urban Saints Renewal Project
- Savannah, GA - Environmental/ Urban Poverty with West Broad Street YMCA
- Carteret County, NC - Environmental/ Coastal restoration
Student Learning Objectives
Participants in T.R.I.P.S. will
Learn about the reality of social, structural, and environmental inequalities and how to respond in creative and productive ways
Develop civic leadership skills and learn how to use those skills to contribute to a common good
Explore facets of their identity related to diversity, privilege, race, class and gender, and how those identities impact their perspective
Develop relationships and enhance their social skills, establishing a community on campus based on values and common interests
To participate in T.R.I.P.S., click here for an application
For more information about T.R.I.P.S., contact Austin Robey, email@example.com or 328-6979.