Student Alumni Council Raises Awareness for Autism

April 05 2017
Category: Campus Life

The Student Alumni Council (SAC) lit the campus up in blue throughout the week of March 27 in support of autism awareness. A variety of activities helped raise awareness about autism as well as funds to support children with autism in the Elmira City School District.

On Monday, to kick-off the week, students visited stations related to sensory characteristics, like sensory bottle making, and blurry vision through Vaseline covered goggles, to help demonstrate what children with autism live with on a daily basis. On Wednesday, the SAC held campus-wide trivia with autism facts aimed at helping the campus community become more aware of the myths around autism.

The last two events included a pie-in-the-face fundraiser and a fashion show held in the Campus Center. Faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students participated in the events. Bryce Richmond, men's assistant lacrosse coach and graduate assistant, earned about 15 pies of whipped cream to the face and raised more than $200 for the cause. The fashion show featured students taking to the runway to model several sets of attire including a blue outfit for autism. Students also carried signs with facts about autism.