SAC hosts Amazing Race: Xavier Edition

By: Maddie Day ~Staff Writer~

Xavier’s Student Activities Council (SAC) hosted its first annual Amazing Race: Xavier Edition event on Sept. 6.

The event was organized by SAC’s Live Entertainment Committee, which includes Kaitlin Whelan, Brianna Cloney, Terrence Ferguson and Kassie Mier.

Participants met at 1 p.m. at the Xavier Yard, but the event led them to various locations across campus.

Students were asked to form teams of four to six members to complete various tasks.
The Amazing Race included seven different one-minute obstacles and challenges ranging from an Oreo-eating challenge to a hula hooping contest.

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A student participates in the pie-in-the face obstacle in the Amazing Race.

The top three teams participating in the event received prizes.
The first-place team won tickets to The Fray concert on Sept. 11 at Horseshoe Casino.
The second and third-place teams won gift cards.

“It was the perfect day for some friendly competition,” SAC president Kelly Kleier said.
“The students had a lot of fun during the race, and SAC had a great time running the new event on campus.”

SAC is made up of five committees, including Campus Traditions, Late Night Programming, Life & Culture, Live Entertainment and Publicity.

These five committees meet collectively from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Gallagher Student Center Room 214.

All SAC meetings are open to the student body.
Council members encourage other student clubs and organizations to collaborate with SAC in the programming of student events.

In addition, SAC is currently seeking eight new members to join the organization this school year.

SAC members regularly enjoy leadership experiences, develop friendships and get involved with campus issues.

Applications are available online on the SAC page of the Xavier website. They are due online by 5 p.m. on Sept. 15 and should be submitted online. For more information on the Amazing Race event or how to get involved with SAC, contact president Kelly Kleier at