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 Participant Application-Domestic TRIPS

Full time SNC students who are committed to social issues, direct service, making a difference, and having fun are invited to apply.

Trip participants must also sign a contract that includes an agreement to share their unique experience with others in the community upon return. This may include participating in class presentations and hall forums. Participants must attend all pre-trip and post-trip meetings.

Trip fees are based on the mode of transportation.  Driving trips cost $200 and most flying trips cost $325.  The trip fee is due at orientation two weeks after acceptance. Payment plans are available. Please note that there are no refunds. Additional group fundraising is required from participants for most trips. If a payment plan is needed, please contact TRIPS staff.

All deposits and trip payments are non-refundable. Our trips fill up quickly and are underwritten by the TRIPS program.



Application Form & Agreement

Almost all fields must have answers in them, before submission will be accepted.

Full legal name  (as printed on your government-issued photo ID)
Birthdate (day, month, year format example: 10Jan1991:
Full Campus Address :
Cell Phone :
Email Address :
Class Standing:
T-shirt Size:
Will be 20 or older before first choice trip and willing/able to drive a trip minivan:
Have you had "SNC's Defensive Driving" course?
Are you willing to take the St. Norbert College Defensive Driving Course?
Are you willing to commit to pre and post-trip meetings?
Are you in good standing with the College?
Have you been on an SNC Service Trip before? If yes, where did you go:
Please select your top choice of trip you are applying for:
Please select your second choice of trip you are applying for:
Please select your third choice of trip you are applying for:
If not chosen for one of your top three choices, would you be interested in going on a different TRIP?
I understand that the trip fee is a commitment upon acceptance of application and will be due within one week of application acceptance.
Why are you interested in going on your first ranked trip?
Why are you interested in going on your second ranked trip?
What are your fears or concerns for this trip?
What is your definition of a successful trip?
What personal and/or group skills do you have (fund raising, cooking, urban travel, etc.) that will contribute to your group's success?
What experience do you have with diversity, social justice, and/or service in the area(s) for which you are applying?
What do you expect to learn from your trip experience?
TRIPS interviews will be held Thursday, September 26 between 5:30 and 8:30 pm. Will you be able to attend?

Following are the trip agreement stipulations.  Please answer each of the stipulations.

1. Meetings - Attend all pre-trip, on-site, and post-trip meetings and activities. Exceptions to this may be granted on a case by case basis by the trip leader and only for extenuating circumstances.

2. Liability - Behave in ways that are responsible, mature and representative of the best of St. Norbert College. This means compliance with all applicable state, federal, and international laws as well as the St. Norbert College Code of Conduct. This includes the no-alcohol policy during college sponsored events. Ignorance of a law is not an excuse or defense. If your behavior is unacceptable or in violation of this agreement, the trip leader (in consultation with trip coordinators) may terminate your participation in this trip. Termination means you must find your own way home at your own expense (a driver will escort you to the nearest transportation terminal), your lodging and reservations will be canceled, and you will not receive a refund of any of your trip fees.

3. Participation - Initiate and participate in activities that help build community, support learning and allow for personal growth. This may include organizing community meals, leading reflections (i.e., group journals, ecumenical prayer, and discussions), planning games or outings, etc. Stick with the group. Any activities done outside of the structured trip activities are at your own risk.

4. Reorientation - Develop and implement a project to educate others about your experience and what you have learned. Past projects included a video, a slide show, a picture display, assisting with recruitment, doing presentations, etc. Projects must be completed by the end of the semester in which you participated on the trip.

5. Payment - The full trip fee is due to the TRIPS staff at the fall  TRIPS Orientation meeting. Payment can be made by cash or check to SNC.  Additional fund raising is required to help cover all trip costs. TRIPS fees and fund raising donations are NOT refundable.  

6. Cancellation –Due to the changing nature of the needs and services provided by the non-profit partners we work with around the country, the trip itinerary and sites are always  considered tentative.
In the unlikely event that a site cancellation results in the cancellation of the trip, all fees will be refunded. Donations cannot be refunded.

Answering the 6 areas above affirmatively indicates my agreement and understanding of the responsibilities I am undertaking as a trip participant. I also personally assume any risks involved in activities outside of the trip program. Submitting this Trip Agreement form online indicates that I have carefully read and agree to the above conditions.

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