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Belmont has over 80 student organizations. These include Student Government, Program Board, and Greek Life as well as other special interest organizations.
Belmont’s Greek community consists of four sororities and four fraternities. The sororities are Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Sigma Tau, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Sigma Alpha Iota, and Phi Mu. The fraternities include Alpha Tau Omega, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Phi Kappa Tau, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and Phi Delta Theta. 80% of Belmont’s student leadership comes from these Greek organizations. Approximately 10% of the student body is Greek. Belmont Panhellenic is the largest student organization on campus with over 250 members.
Belmont operates four private television stations called BTV (local Comcast stations for its residents), as well as one student newspaper called The Vision.
Students may also become involved through special interest organizations including, but not limited to Bolting Belmont Bruins running club, Service Corps, and The M.O.B. (Motivational Organization of Belmont) which supports athletics. Students are encouraged to get involved. If a club does not exist for a student’s interests, they are encouraged to start one.
Cowboy Crush, country music band; all five members are alumni.
Denver and the Mile High Orchestra, “big band” featured as a finalist on The Next Great American Band.
Melinda Doolittle, American Idol finalist.
Stu Grimson, former NHL enforcer.
Tamara “Taj” Johnson-George, member of R&B group SWV, author, and Survivor: Tocantins contestant.
Kimberley Locke, American Idol finalist, music star, and plus-size model.
Gordon Kennedy, Co-writer of Eric Clapton song “Change the World” and Grammy winner (1996 Song of the Year, 2006 Best Pop Instrumental Album)
Levi Kreis, music artist
Sandra McCracken, 1999, singer-songwriter.
Ginny Owens, Christian music artist.
Brad Paisley, country music artist.
Ricardo Patton, head basketball coach at Northern Illinois University
Minnie Pearl (real name Sarah Cannon) of Grand Ole Opry and Hee Haw fame; attended Belmont’s predecessor, the Ward-Belmont School.
Jill Phillips, Christian music artist.
DJ Qualls, actor.
Julie Roberts, country music artist.
Rachel Smith, Miss Tennessee Teen USA 2002, Miss Tennessee USA 2007, and Miss USA 2007
Larry Stewart, country music artist, lead singer of Restless Heart
Pam Tillis, country music artist
Josh Turner, country music artist.
Lee Ann Womack, country music artist.
Trisha Yearwood, country music artist.
Notable supporters of Belmont include Mike Curb (substantial donor/namesake of CEMB and Curb Event Center/founder and head of Curb Records), Jack C. Massey (substantial donor to and namesake of BU’s business building and graduate business program, former head of Kentucky Fried Chicken and a founder of Hospital Corporation of America), and Vince Gill (country music artist whose annual charity event has raised thousands in scholarship money).
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