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Student Organization Service and/or Mission Trips

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Student organizations wishing to provide a mission and/or service trip (either domestic or international) opportunity to their members should follow these guidelines:

For international mission/service trips:

  • Coordinate all ministry efforts and mission trip objectives with the Department of Spiritual Life and the Director for Missions
  • A full-time faculty or staff member must commit to serve as director for the trip
  • Following approval by the Director for Missions, a trip proposal must be submitted to the Center for International Education ( no later than six months prior to departure.
  • The full-time faculty or staff member appointed as director for the trip must complete a formal training experience, provided by the Department of Spiritual Life. Please note that international mission/service trips will not be approved until the director completes the training experience.
  • All team members are required to attend an orientation provided by BU Missions prior to departure.
  • Submit on Online Event Registration Form ( for the trip no less than three months prior to the departure date
  • Comply with all policies and procedures as set by BU Missions, CIE and Risk Management.

*This new policy regarding international service and/or mission trips may be found on page 24 of the 2011-2012 Student Organization Policy and Procedure Manual. This policy takes effect at the start of the fall 2011 semester.