Information for Parents and Families 

  1. Who can I contact at Xavier about Alternative Breaks?
    • All questions can be sent to:
      • Chair of AB: Emily Prebihalo, or
      • Faculty advisor: Shannon Hughes or  (513) 745-3560
  2. What is the history behind Alternative Breaks at Xavier?
    • Find out more here.
  3. Where are the trips headed?
    • Trip descriptions are available now. Locations will be announced upon acceptance into the Alternative Breaks program.
  4. Is there an Alcohol and Drug Policy for AB?
    • Yes. All participants, site leaders, faculty and board members are not allowed to consume, purchase, be under the influence of or possess any alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs at any AB sanctioned events. Failure to follow this rule will result in removal from AB trip. If violation occurs while on the AB trip, that person will be financially responsible for returning home and will not be allowed to finish the trip. Violators are also subject to further action from AB board and Xavier University.
  5. Are there chaperones on the trips?
    • Yes, every AB trip is led by a pair of student Site Leaders and also accompanied by one faculty or staff participant.
  6. How can I help?
    • You can help by donating to AB, participating in the fundraisers such as: Kroger Cards, Buddy Cards, or any other fund raising event that helps AB.
  7. Who do I make a check out to when I am donating?
    • Please make all checks payable to: Xavier University Alternative Breaks.