The Belmont Colony of Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity recently sent seven of its members to the fraternity’s Centennial Convention on the campus of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. At this Convention, Belmont was presented with the following awards:
• Reserved for the most outstanding colony in the national organization. The prize is the highest honor bestowed on a colony of Phi Kappa Tau.
The Order of the Star Community Service Award
• The Belmont Colony was presented the Order of the Star Community Service Award, in part because six Belmont students traveled to California to volunteer as camp counselors at The Painted Turtle. Founded in part by actor, philanthropist and Phi Kappa Tau member Paul Newman, The Painted Turtle serves children with life-threatening illnesses who would otherwise be unable to enjoy the summer camp experience. Several Belmont students will be returning to volunteer at The Painted Turtle in October.