Fraternity & Sorority Life
The Greek council is elected to promote the fraternities and sororities at Bethel University and govern Greek life as needed while operating the Greek Life Facebook page. The Greek council below was elected to serve through Spring 2019.
Noah Shackelford is a senior at Bethel University. He is a music education major from Milan, Tennessee and is preparing to student teach and graduate in the Spring. He is a member of the Renaissance Regiment Marching Band and President of the Xi Sigma Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America. Noah also participates and performs in the Bethel University Jazz Band, Renaissance Theatre Pit Orchestra, and the Bethel University Singers. Noah enjoys being a part of Greek Life at Bethel getting involved with campus life and other organizations.
“Bethel University Greek Like has given me an opportunity to meet quality, life-long friends who have impacted me and pushed me to be a better student, man, and leader. I am thankful that I found my fraternity and my brothers at Bethel University.
Andrew Parks is a senior from Paducah, KY, majoring in Early Childhood Education. He is the Vice President for Greek Council and is also the Vice President for Phi Mu Alpha. He is also involved in the Renaissance Choir.
“Greek Life is more than just your average campus organization. It is not an exclusive club, like some, because anyone and everyone can join. It is an organization that has the ability to change the lives of every student on campus. Ever since I have rushed Phi Mu Alpha, I have felt more connected to this campus and to my brothers. The world needs more youth involved in something as transformative as Greek Life.”
Heather Peeples is a Junior from Lafayette, Tennessee, majoring in Human Performance with an emphasis in Exercise Science. She is the Vice President for Zeta Nu Theta Sorority and secretary for Greek Council. Heather is a member of the Cross Country and Track and Field team, a band manager for the Renaissance Regiment, and a Resident Assistant for McDonald Hall.
"People sometimes ask why I love Greek Life. Greek Life is more than just the letters worn on a t-shirt or the traditions learned. Being in Greek Life is learning to give without anything in return. It is learning to gain respect for others and yourself. It is about finding yourself and setting a positive example in hopes of one day breaking the stereotype put upon Greek life. I found my forever home within Zeta Nu Theta, and I have created life long friendships with my sisters. I know I will always have my sisters to count on and to help me to take life one step at a time."
Kintevius Newsom is a junior majoring in Business Management with a minor in Accounting. He is from Selmer, TN and is the Greek Council Treasurer, a brother of Kappa Phi Rho Fraternity, and president of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. He is also a manager for the Bethel Univeristy Wildcat Football Team.
"I love Greek Life because of the bond that fraternities and sororities share. It brings us all together and motivates others to join something bigger than themselves. It helps us realize our true character and reach our full potential."
Kevin Nolan is a junior from Lexington, Tennessee, majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in psychology. He is the president of Zeta Delta Tau Fraternity, the Parliamentarian for Greek Council, and he is a member of the Renaissance Regiment.
"When I first came to Bethel University, I didn’t know many people. Eventually, I made a few acquaintances. When I met the brothers of Zeta Delta Tau, they welcomed me with open arms. I knew this group was the one I wanted to be a part of. It is one of the main reasons I am on campus today. It is always great to have brothers that will have your back."