Make a Difference during your Spring Break!


Join other Regents on a trip to Starkville, Mississippi to build a home for a family in need.

The Alan Hutchcroft Alternative Spring Break (AHASB) has provided students the opportunity to participate in Habitat for Humanity’s Collegiate Challenge since 1995. This alternative to more traditional spring break activities has become an important part of the Regent experience. In 2005, the trip was named in honor of the late Dr. Alan Hutchcroft, Rockford University Professor Emeritus of Chemistry. The Collegiate Challenge is an alternative spring break program that provides opportunities for university students to spend their school break building a house in partnership with the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate. It is a tradition of Rockford University to partner with Habitat for Humanity in Starkville, Mississippi. AHASB lives out the mission and vision of Rockford University by providing a life-changing experience as students serve the community of Starkville.

A Collegiate Challenge trip may be the best spring break trip you will ever have. Not only do you help people in need but you will create lasting friendships and enjoy unique team-building experiences. You’ll have the chance to improve your carpentry skills, connect with new people, and make a real difference in Habitat for Humanity’s work of eliminating substandard housing.

Office of Student Involvement and Orientation
Burpee Center, Student Life Suite
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108

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