The Delta Eta chapter of Alpha Sigma Tau hosted its first annual week dedicated to the sorority and its local philanthropy Susan G. Komen. The sorority hosted a variety of events that were open for the entire campus, and the women raised more than $500 to donate to Susan G. Komen.
The week began with a convocation event with Stacey Parker-Nelson, the director of education at the Susan G. Komen greater Nashville affiliate, who spoke on behalf of the national philanthropy dedicated to finding a cure for breast cancer. Colleen Coffey, chapter advisor and advocate for mental health rights, spoke on Wednesday at another convocation event on behalf of the movement Love is Louder and Active Minds. Love is Louder is a movement dedicated to eradicating bullying in schools. Anyone can participate by writing Love is Louder on the palm of their hand and sending a picture to the website. The women also hosted a bake sale with multiple locations across campus and raised $282.69 to donate to Susan G. Komen.
The final events included a sponsored philanthropy night with McDougal’s restaurant, a “pink zone” at a Belmont women’s basketball game, where homage was paid to survivors and presentations were made to increase awareness. The week concluded with the sorority-sponsored pink tie ball.
Alpha Sigma Tau is a national panhellenic sorority whose purpose is to promote the ethical, cultural and social development of its members. The Belmont chapter currently has more than 80 active members and an active alumna chapter.