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Lead the Break

Media coverage has tended to shine a negative light on students celebrating Spring Break. This has created a perception regarding what students do during spring break that does not reflect reality. According to a survey conducted by in 2014,

  • 31% of college students will be going home to visit family and friends
  • 26% of students plan to work over spring break
  • 22% of students will be studying or catching up on school work

In partnership with The BACCHUS Initiatives of Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA), we hold an annual Instagram contest called Lead the Break to encourage students who choose responsible Spring Break activities to set a great example for their peers. Students across the country plan to volunteer or participate in alternative spring break programs, visit or travel with family and friends, and many will work over spring break or catch up on schoolwork.

Last year, over 1,000 college students posted on Instagram with #LeadtheBreak and a hashtag for their university! Students who participate in the contest this year will be signed up for a chance to win prizes:

  • 1st place winner will receive a Macbook Air, and a $1000 donation to their local BACCHUS Chapter*
  • First Runner up will receive an iPad, and a $500 donation to their local BACCHUS Chapter*
  • Second Runner Up will receive an iPad mini, and a $250 donation to their local BACCHUS Chapter*

*If winning students’ universities do not have a local BACCHUS Chapter, the donation will serve to start a peer educator program on their campus.

Visit for more information on how to enter for a chance to win.