The Delta Eta chapter of the Alpha Sigma Tau celebrated Mardi Gras through their annual Mardi Tau event in the Neely Dining Hall on Feb. 24.
Despite the dismal weather conditions and tornado warning, the event had more than 75 guests in attendance, and everyone enjoyed a break from studying for midterms.
The sorority hosts the Mardi Gras-themed event annually, inviting all of campus to attend. Several members of other Greek organizations were in attendance to support their members who were nominated to Mardi Tau court. Every year the sorority nominates a Greek king, an AST queen, a non-Greek duke and a Greek duchess. This year the court included: Braxton Wilson, King; Hayley Cook, Queen; Brenden McNerney, Duke; and Britt Rogers, Duchess. Rob Lazenby served as the D.J. for the event.
“I had such a great time tonight, and it was really great getting to be a part of all this Greek unity because that has been a goal that everyone in Greek life has worked towards,” said Caroline Crozier, a sophomore member of Alpha Gamma Delta.
“I really enjoyed the music and dancing, and getting a chance to meet other Greeks that I otherwise wouldn’t have to meet,” said Jamie Allen, a sophomore member of Phi Kappa Tau. Allen was on the ballot to be the Mardi Tau king.
Carrie Morris, served as the Alpha Sigma Tau social chair, coordinating the Mardi Gras event. The sorority worked together to make a life-sized paper mache Mardi Gras mask.
“Some people don’t realize the amount of preparation that goes into such a large-scale event. I am so excited that it was such a success and everyone had such a great time,” said Morris.
Alpha Sigma Tau is a national Pan-Hellenic sorority whose purpose is to promote the ethical, cultural and social development of their members. Their open motto is to be active, self-reliant and trustworthy. The Belmont Delta Eta chapter currently has more than 80 active members and an active alumni chapter.