I find it hard to believe that in just a few short days, February 2010 will be in the record books and March will arrive. This year seems to be flying by very quickly. With the arrival of March, we also welcome spring break season in the college world - which for many of us means 9 glorious days away from the rigors of our academic schedule, meetings, leadership responsibilities, and part-time jobs.
How will you spend your spring break time? Are you headed to a tropical beach with friends? Will you be doing service with your peers? Loading up a bus and heading south for some warmer weather? Checking out a new city you have never visited in the past? Are you headed home to spend some quality time with your family? Maybe you're spending the week working to make some extra money for the rest of the semester.
How will your values be visible during your time away from campus? The funny thing about values is that they don't take a break. They are always present. Will you perpetuate the stereotypes that many of us work to eliminate in our organizations? Will you make the founders of your organization proud? Will you make your university proud? Or will you choose to leave those values behind when you pack your bags? How will you hold your brothers and sisters accountable for their actions?