Class Act FAQs

What is Class Act?Class Act Cord

  • Class Act is the Class of 2018 Giving campaign, and is led by student ambassadors who encourage their peers to make a gift in honor of their graduation.
  • As a thank you and as recognition of their generosity, donors are given special Orange, white, and silver Class Act cords to wear at Commencement.

What are the goals of Class Act?

  • Encourage students to make a gift of $20.18 in honor of their class year to an area on campus that is meaningful to them.
  • Educate students about the importance and value of giving back to Syracuse University.

Why encourage student giving?

  • To ensure that future students have the same great experiences as you’ve had.
  • Without donor support, SU wouldn’t be able to provide cutting-edge programs, modern facilities, scholarships, or a number of other things that go into a first-class education.
  • Tuition and fees cover only 85% of the real cost of an SU education. All gifts help bridge that gap.
  • Gifts to individual schools and colleges support things like visiting artists, speaker programs, and field trips.
  • It’s a way for you to leave a legacy at SU and honor the community that helped you succeed.

As a student, what can I support?

  • You can support any part of SU that’s meaningful to you.
  • In the past students have given to the Annual Fund, dean’s funds at individual schools and colleges, the General Scholarship Fund and study abroad.

How can I get involved?

  • Become a Class Act student ambassador!
  • Email Megan DiDomenico in the Office of Alumni Engagement at to learn more!