Students from the Alpha Xi Delta sorority at West Liberty University lit the campus blue Tuesday night in honor of World Autism Awareness Month.
They covered various areas of the campus with blue lighting Tuesday night. The sorority chose “Autism Speaks” as their main philanthropy, so with it being the awareness month, they found this was a good way to get the community involved.
Two members spoke about why they do this every year. Taylor Curry said, “our philanthropy is autism speaks so that’s what our sorority always raises money for.” Fallyn Yonish said, “we do it because we just want to get every body on campus aware about autism.”
The sorority will also be holding some fundraisers throughout the rest of the month, and all proceeds will go to “Autism Speaks.” On April 18th, they will be selling blue snow-cones on campus, and their 3rd annual flag football frenzy will be held on April 26th.