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St. Thomas Aquinas College offers 40+ student clubs and organizations for any student looking to get involved. From academic-related clubs to club sports to special interests, there is something for everyone. And if you think something is missing- you can start your own and we can help!
CLUBs & ORganizations
GOLD STATUS (FULL RECOGNITION)
Art Therapy Club
Art speaks when words fail. In art therapy, we use art and the creative process to help those with physical, emotional or mental challenges explore feelings, manage behavior, reduce anxiety, and increase self-esteem. When looking at The American Art therapy is an integrative mental health and human services profession that enriches the lives of individuals, families, and communities through active art-making, creative process, applied psychological theory, and human experience within a psychotherapeutic relationship.ssociation’s the website they state. We as a club embody the teachings of art therapy and integrate it into the St. Thomas Aquinas community.
Alpha Phi Omega (APO)
Alpha Phi Omega is an international coeducational service organization founded on the principles of Leadership, Friendship, and Service. It provides its members the opportunity to develop leadership skills as they volunteer on their campus, in their community, to the nation, and to the organization. With more than 400,000 members on over 375 campuses, Alpha Phi Omega continues to provide more service on more campuses than any other collegiate service organization.
AFC (Ambassadors For Christ)
The APOSA Vision is raising an army of men and women, both young and old, who knows Christ EXPERIENTIALLY, to be used by God to revive, restore, strengthen and ensure the growth of the church which is the body of Christ and to be prepared for His second coming, creating a meaningful impact in their world and progressively advance and develop in every facet of LIFE. We enrich, empower and encourage aspiring young students for a better future. AFC is like family and we advise each other and uplift one another in any way we can.
St. Thomas Aquinas College Business Club is an organization run by the School of Business that anyone can join. The club primarily involves biweekly meetings, which bring in different professionals from the business industry to speak about their experiences within the industry. Also, the club members will have help with professional development and networking within their respective industries.
Communication Arts Club
The Communication Arts Club is for students who either major or minor in Communication Arts. Communication Arts will aim to introduce opportunities for students to network with professionals, gain experience within the field and explore their interests within the field of Communication Arts.
Commuter Student Organization (CSO)
The Commuter Student Organization is dedicated to creating a safe and welcoming community amongst commuter students through events and meetings. The purpose of the CSO is to create a community for the commuter students as well as share information to new commuter students. The CSO is dedicated to raising awareness about issues specifically related to commuting as well as ensuring that the campus community is aware and welcoming to its commuter students.
Criminal Justice Club
Criminal Justice Club is an organization dedicated to providing opportunities for growth and education to Criminal Justice Majors at St. Thomas Aquinas College. The purpose of the CJ Club is to provide events, engagement, opportunities that tie to the field of Criminal Justice.
The Education Club is open to all education majors at any level and anyone else interested in education or teaching. Our club will provide a way to network with other teachers in the field as well as other students interested in entering the field of education. We will be inviting guest speakers and conducting teaching workshops as well as organizing activities both in our community and at the College.
Gender and Sexuality Alliance Club (GSA)
The purpose of this organization shall be to work together in order to plan events and forums on campus to celebrate and educate those interested in learning more about LGBTQIA+ experiences. Anyone who would like to learn more about different life experiences and be a part of open discussions is more than welcome to join.
HEOP & Friends
The goal of HEOP and Friends is to offer a space for HEOP students to connect, enjoy and have fun with fellow students and peers at St. Thomas Aquinas College. This club offers a space for HEOP students to connect with each other and various student groups. The club will aims to welcome, support and guide HEOP students to join the St. Thomas Aquinas community.
International Student Organization (ISO)
The purpose of the ISO is to connect international students to resources and support systems in the United States and St. Thomas Aquinas College. ISO strives to provide educational events and opportunities to discuss the differences and similarities in culture, politics, infrastructure, systems, etc. Through ISO international students will be able to share concerns, questions, and experiences in a safe and supportive environment.
To bring together students from all fields interested in financial analysis, investing, and financial management. To promote knowledge, provide information, develop networks, be a host to intellectual discussions, speaker series and prepare students to develop into ethical and professional members of the financial community. As a student organization, it seeks to provide students with a platform for success in the financial industry.
Mental Health Club
Mental health is such an important topic and this club is where students can have open discussions about mental health. The club can be used as an outlet for students to come and decompress from their busy week in college. Students can share their struggles with mental health as well as strategies that work for them. This club’s main purpose is to bring students together and break the stigma of mental health and let others know they are not alone.
Multicultural Student Organization (MSO)
The Multicultural Student Organization is an organization that aims to spread awareness about the different ethnic and cultural groups around the world. This is a multicultural group where all are welcomed. This group is a blended family, from all different backgrounds, ethnicities, and walks of life. The MSO group strives to create a comfortable atmosphere to promote unity, social, cultural and educational aspirations among the variety of students on the St. Thomas Aquinas College campus. We do this through various educational events and activities. We are trying to survive college and this newfound freedom we call adulthood. This group is here to lend a helping hand.
N.E.R.D. Club Stands for “Never Ever Regret Dorkiness”. This club is for members who show interest in video games and fun. We cover many events from Smash Bros Tournaments to Retro Console Nights, and other fun games such as Cards Against Humanity, Mario Kart, and Jackbox. We even plan trips to catch Pokemon all around using the Pokemon Go app. No matter what, there are always enough events for everyone to enjoy and to be themselves.
Paws for Change
Paws for Change is a relatively new club that was founded to assist animals in shelters. With this club, members fundraise and collect supply donations for shelters nearby. If you’re an animal lover, this is the club for you!
This club provides a way for all students to bond through scientific activities in a fun and educational way. Recreate your favorite physics, anatomy, and chemistry experiments and demonstrations through competitions with your peers such as egg drop contests, etc. The goal of this club is to bring together students of all majors through fun experiments and contests. For science majors, in particular, this club is a great opportunity to become involved and familiar with your future professors and peers.
Sport Management Club
The Sport Management Club is open to full-time students who share a common interest in sport. This club will also provide a forum to exchange ideas and/or to facilitate continued education in all areas of Sport Management. Opportunities will also be provided for all club members to hear from people in the profession on the professional, collegiate and high school levels.
WSTK is one of the largest student-run organizations on the campus of St. Thomas Aquinas College. Our primary functions are to provide the college with music and entertainment via weekly radio programs, as well as the latest local, national, and campus news and information. We work in conjunction with the Student Government Association and various other clubs and organizations in order to provide students with quality events aimed at enhancing their experience. The members of WSTK perform a radio show once a week for two hours and help participate in most student events on campus. The station and its membership adhere o strict broadcast guidelines set forth by station management, the college administration and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
MAROON STATUS (ADVANCED RECOGNITION)
The Chess Club is dedicated to providing opportunities for students to participate in events and activities that connect them to the world of Chess. The purpose of the Chess Club is to create a space in which students interested in playing chess can come together and learn, compete and enjoy the sport of Chess.
Dungeon & Dragons (D&D)
Join us is a fantasy role-playing game that has been around since 1977. Become a hero of the realm by slowly stopping the big bad evil guy from performing a ritual to end the world or help him in the bringer of the end times. The choice is up to you. Only you and your group will find out. Learn how to solve a problem with your mind and wits. If that is not your way you can just kill the problem with that great ax or the fireball that you could have. What do you say, are you ready to play?
The Laetare Players is the performing arts club at St. Thomas Aquinas College. Ideally, the club has two main productions that are put on every school year – the Fall Drama and the Spring Musical. The Laetare Players is a club open to all students who are looking to partake in the arts, whether it be through acting, crew and set design, or technical work. This year, if safe to do so, we would like to get back to in-person performances.
The Mug club is a group focused on enhancing creativity whilst learning how to manage a makeshift company. In this club, we will design, create, and sell mugs for school events. In the process we will be expanding our knowledge in marketing and business. This club will provide a safe space for artistic expression as well as hands-on experience in small business management.
Spartan Knitters (SK)
The purpose of the SK is to introduce students to the lost art of knitting, showing them that it is fun, relaxing and a skill set that anyone regardless of experience can enjoy. We want to provide education and a space for all-level knitters by hosting weekly meetings to chat and knit.
Spartan Comedy Club
Spartan Comedy Club gives its members an opportunity to perform improv games and stand-up comedy. This club will have performances and on-stage games where members of this club will get a chance to express themselves through comedy. The purpose of this club is to give its members an opportunity for their comedic outlet with the future goal of entertaining the students of STAC through special performance nights.
The Spartan Volunteers are dedicated to making volunteer and community outreach accessible and engaging to the students and STAC community through on campus and off campus opportunities. The purpose of SV is to introduce volunteerism and community outreach to the STAC Community and showcase the rewarding aspects of working with community members. We want to provide experiences for the community that are enriching for personal and professional development and tailored to a variety of interests, majors and disciplines
STAC Shakespeare Alliance (SSA)
The purpose of the SSA is to introduce students to Shakespeare, showing them that the works of Shakespeare are enjoyable and easier to read than people are inclined to think. We want to introduce students to Shakespeare in a variety of mediums, both classic and modern, as well as give them a chance to participate in a Shakespearean production in the spring.
Stylish Spartans will offer the students of STAC a place to participate in fashion-based events and programs that celebrate each person’s individuality.
Therapeutic Recreation Club
The Therapeutic Recreation Club is dedicated to providing opportunities for students to participate in events and activities that connect them to the field of Therapeutic Recreation. The purpose of TRC is to create a space in which students can learn about the different opportunities that Therapeutic Recreation can offer as well as provide fun and engaging activities that Therapeutic Recreation professionals partake in on a daily basis through their work.
OTHER STUDENT INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES
STAC Singers is a choral group at St. Thomas Aquinas College led by the head of the Music Department, Dr. Matthews. It is open to any and all majors and prior choral experience is not a necessity; anyone who enjoys singing is welcome! STAC Singers meets every Thursday at 2:35 pm in the Sullivan Theater for rehearsal in preparation for a concert at the end of each semester. It can also be taken as a 1 credit elective class.
The Thoma is the student newspaper at St. Thomas Aquinas College. Students can submit a variety of their own works for publication, such as hard news stories, features, and editorials. The Thoma occasionally receives poetry submissions as well. This club welcomes all students of the STAC community.