Clubs & Organizations
St. Thomas University offers students an opportunity to become involved in many different clubs and organizations on campus. Clubs and organizations range in their goals from academic, social and athletic to awareness building. If you don’t see the right club for you, think about starting a new club! Additionally, new clubs always forming, so check out the club fairs and visit the Center for Student Involvement (CSI) to stay up-to-date. Being a part of a campus club or organization can greatly enrich your experience at St. Thomas University.
The Criminal Justice Club
The Criminal Justice Club is a social and academic society whose goals are to increase student involvement on campus as well as provide a hands-on understanding of the Criminal Justice field. One of our goals is to create a spirited and prideful environment at St. Thomas University while helping students develop communication & leadership skills for life through various social outlets such as St. Thomas University's first STEP team chapter, S.W.A.G (Students With Aspiring Goals). We also promote awareness in social areas around our community when dealing with police stigmatization, domestic violence, law, deviance and juvenile delinquency. Click here to find us on Facebook.
Future Teachers of America (F.T.A.)
“Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire.” W.B. Yeats. Future Teachers of America is affiliated with Future Educators Association which is a nationally recognized worldwide and is Association is a federally recognized Career and Technical Student Organization. FTA’S mission is to enhance the appreciation of teaching in the 21st century in order to provide the greatest opportunities and challenges through community service and research in order to take an active role in shaping the future. Come to join us to help elevate the image of teaching, FTA will attract dynamic and diverse students who will become tomorrow’s great educators. Click here
for more information
Investors Business Club (I.B.C.)
The Investors Business Club promotes St. Thomas University’s students the opportunity to learn and exchange ideas for a hands-on experience on investing money. Our vision is being able to sustain learning activities and events concerning financial markets with profit generated by our own investments, including stocks, stock options and currency trading.
The Pre-Health Society was created to serve the Science and Technology students by providing health related background information that supplements their learning and education. Click here to find us on Facebook.
Political Science Club
The Psychology Club
The Psychology Club works to promote educational experiences to enhance students understanding of the field of psychology. We also work to build awareness and knowledge. This organization encourages students to apply their knowledge of Psychology to promote the well-being of the STU community.
Society for Human Resource Management (S.H.R.M.)
The student chapter of the STU Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is affiliated with the Greater Miami Society of Human Resource Management and is part of an international professional organization to improve human resource management practices throughout the world. The chapter provides opportunities for students to network with human resource professionals, to obtain internships, and to qualify for a scholarship awarded by the sponsoring chapter. The SHRM website is www.SHRM.org
Tourism & Hospitality Club (T.H.C.)
Tourism and Hospitality is one of the fastest growing industries in the world with over 70 million jobs in the industry, including over 7.7 million in the United States alone. Through the incredible growth of e-commerce, social networking, and globalization; an incredible variety of career opportunities have emerged in the industry. The T.H.C. will explore and learn all about the international hospitality markets and tourism industries; including hotels and conference centers, meeting and conventions, food and beverage, recreational services, event planning, gaming, tourism attractions, air/boat/bus/train travel, recruitment, and management. The Club will also teach and focus on concepts, procedures, and necessary industry vernacular.
Caribbean Students Association (C.S.A.)
The STU Caribbean Student Association was initially formed to unite the Caribbean students attending this institution. This organization also creates cohesiveness among all Caribbean islands including other countries so as to enlighten each other about the cultural diversities surrounding us.
Chinese Students & Scholar Association (C.S.S.A.)
The Chinese Students and Scholar Association hopes to provide two services to the St. Thomas University community. The C.S.S.A.’s motives are to provide a comfortable and healthy living and educational environment for the Chinese students, as well as introduce Chinese culture and customs to the rest of the STU community.
Our mission is to unite Haitian students and those interested in Haitian culture. It will produce programs that will expose the Haitian culture to the community of STU. This group will be open to all STU students with an interest in Haitian culture. We would like for all faculty, staff, and students on campus to be more knowledgeable about our country, our history, and the essence of Haitian Culture. If you would like to see what we are up to on campus and in the community, please click here
to find us on Facebook.
Special Interest Groups
The mission of the Chess Club is to make the game of chess available to all those that interested on learning or cultivating their game on campus. The goals of the club are simple, to play chess, have fun, learn strategy, think, and help each other grow.
Gay Straight Alliance (G.S.A.)
Our mission is to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all individuals, including LGBT students, not excluding non-LGBT students. We provide a supportive and confidential atmosphere to share personal experiences and idea sharing.
National Society for Leadership & Success (N.S.L.S.)
The Society encourages community action, volunteerism, personal growth, and strong leadership from its chapter to build leaders who will contribute in making a better community, campus environment, society, and world. For our organization website, please click here
for the NSLS website, find us on twitter @NSLS_STU
or click here
for our Facebook page.
I.D.E.A.S For Us (Infrastructure, Design Environment & Sustainability)
IDEAS FOR US, Inc is a pending 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that helps nurture the talents of youth leaders to drive solutions and implement sustainability programs and initiatives on campuses and across communities around the world. Our club will ultimately guide the STU IDEAS chapter to build on the ‘passion for change’ by providing youth leaders with consulting services, professional training programs, chapter advancement, leadership development, youth empowerment programs, ideas incubation and peer-to-peer mentorship needed to enact the innovative IDEAS and solve the integrated energy, environmental and economic problems in their community. If you would like to learn more about us, please look us up on the web at www.ideasforus.org or on visit our Facebook page, here.
Students Working for Equal Rights (S.W. E. R.)
The Vision of S.W.E.R. is to sustain a youth-led movement for equal educational opportunities in a world free of Fear and unjust criminalization. Created by undocumented immigrant youth, SWER works to create possibilities and raise awareness in our community about social justice and equal access to education, satisfying the needs of all individuals with a passion to further their knowledge. We have a lot going on nationally that can be read up on at www.SWER.ORG
or you can see what we are up to at STU, please check us out on Facebook
St. Thomas Monthly
In September of 2011, the SGA created the St. Thomas Monthly
due to a desperate need for a central source of information sharing, reporting, and updates on campus happenings and local civic engagement opportunities. The monthly publication, which is created and written by students, has been met with deep interest by our student body and the different departments on campus. Our hope is that, there will be no shortage of articles to report on based on the high level of activity in each department, club, organization, team, and individual student experience.