Campus Life for New Students
Towering Traditions is a predominantly student-led orientation program that facilitates new students' transition into the life of the Belmont community. New students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of unique programs to get to know both Belmont University and other new students.
SGA is the student governing body consisting of three branches: 1) Executive Branch or Executive Cabinet; 2) Legislative Branch or Congress; and 3) Judicial Branch or the Parliamentarian and Associate Justices. This organization writes legislation, provides money for student organization events, represents students to the administration and faculty, plans Homecoming, and facilitates a variety of other programs.
The Program Board is a student led organization that excels in creating quality activities and educational opportunities for the Belmont Community and beyond. This includes the Bruin Lecture Series, concerts, variety shows, and other great events. The Bruin Lecture series deals with issues relating to pop culture, current events, and personal growth with a wide range of lecturers including a Holocaust survivor and a cast member from the 'Real World.' The Program Board plans and promotes concerts, appealing to a wide range of musical tastes represented at Belmont and the Nashville Community. They also provide special events that encourage student involvement and participation with goals of building a more unified campus community.
Intramural sports are a favorite among men and women, and we've got a sport for everyone -- whether it's basketball, billiards, bowling, coed softball, flag football, powder puff football, racquetball, sand volleyball, skiing, or tennis. Other recreational events include ping pong, pool, spades tournaments, and all-night game night.
We also have an extensive Outdoor Pursuits program that includes hiking, rock climbing, and caving trips throughout the fall and spring semesters.
The Greek System was established to provide opportunities for the development of leadership skills, individual growth and social interaction. This is accomplished by emphasizing scholarship, community service, campus involvement, friendship and community responsibility. Belmont University has four national fraternities and four national sororities which are connected to an Interfraternity Council and National Panhellenic.
With over 90 registered student organizations, you are bound to find something to get involved in at Belmont University. Everything from the Black Student Association, the Christian Music Society, Belmont Ice Hockey Club, Campus Crusade for Christ, Belmont Democrats, Belmont Collegiate Republicans, Ski and Snowboard Club, and many others! Come check out all the exciting opportunities to get involved as a Belmont Bruin!!!
The Office of University Ministries coordinates campus ministry groups and outreach efforts, equips students to lead in ministry, connects students to local churches, implements weekly worship and Bible study, strives to promote a vital spiritual life on campus, and participates with local churches in missions. University Ministries offers students broad opportunities for Christian service and missions including Spring Break mission trips, synodia, and EMERGE.
Belmont University's intercollegiate athletic program enhances campus life, promotes Belmont University, and provides meaningful educational experiences for student-athletes in a student-centered Christian community. The Bruins compete at the NCAA Division I level of competition in the Atlantic Sun Conference with 15 varsity sports. Belmont students are granted free admission to all home games.