It's not unusual to find groups of St. Lawrence students heading south for spring break, but some have more than sun and sand on their minds.

More than a dozen University students -- with faculty and staff -- traveled to Anniston, Alabama, to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity during the March break. They were participants in the Collegiate Challenge program. Collegiate Challenge is a year-round program, coordinated through the Campus Chapters and Youth Programs department at Habitat for Humanity International in Americus, Georgia. More than 9,000 students from more than 400 colleges, universities and high schools were at work at more than 175 sites nationwide for Collegiate Challenge: Spring Break 2001. Collectively, these students have pledged more than $800,000 for the affiliates they are working with.

St. Lawrence University's chapter of Habitat for Humanity has participated in the Collegiate Challenge for several years.

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