Alternative Break Program Policies

University Policies

Participants must abide by San Jose State University (SJSU) policies, including the SJSU Student Code of Conduct (found online here), while enrolled in the program. You may be subject to disciplinary action upon return to campus for violations of those policies.

Alcohol and Drugs

As a participant in a SJSU Alternative Break Program (ABP), you must abide by U.S. laws and program rules with respect to alcohol and other drugs. Unless permitted by U.S. laws and the program leaders, you will not possess, consume, furnish, or distribute any alcoholic beverages. You are responsible for knowing and obeying the laws of the U.S. and the rules of the specific program regarding alcohol and other drugs. The use of illegal drugs on SJSU ABPs is prohibited, just as it is on campus (even if it is legal in the location you are visiting).

You must understand that violations of law or policy may result in:

  • immediate removal from the program;
  • academic withdrawal from the University for the remainder of the semester; and
  • disciplinary action upon return to campus

Alcohol and drug misuse and abuse will not be tolerated on SJSU Study Abroad and Away programs.

Spouses/Partners, Children, Parents

All short-term Study Abroad and Away programs are for students enrolled in a San José State University course or program; spouses/partners, children, parents, and friends may not participate in, overlap with, or plan personal/family travel experiences with participants during a Study Abroad and Away program. If such a person affiliated with you disrupts the program, it may be grounds for your removal.

On-Site Lodging

You are required to reside in the lodging that is arranged by your Alternative Break Program. If you wish to arrive prior to, or stay after, your program dates, you are responsible for making your own lodging arrangements. You cannot stay in alternative lodging (even if you pay for the lodging independently) at any point during the program.

Program-Specific Additions

Individual SJSU Study Abroad and Away programs may, in conjunction with the Study Abroad and Away Office, establish additional rules and policies regarding issues specific to that program. I will be responsible for reading and understanding these additional rules and I agree to abide by them while participating in the program. You will be responsible for reading and understanding these additional rules and agree to abide by them while participating in the program.

*Policies are subject to change.