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 are always forming, so check out the Student Involvement Fairs, club meetings, and visit the Student Government Association Office (SGA) to stay up-to-date. Being a part of a campus club or organization can greatly enrich your experience at St. Thomas University.
Student Clubs/Organization Forms
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 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.
Cyber Security Club
The goal of Cyber Security Club (CSC) is to expand recognition of Cyber Security related disciplines, by extending education beyond the classroom. CSC will promote the education of and help expand the knowledge and skills of its members in the interrelated fields of cyber security, IS audit, and assurance. (www.stu.edu/c2s2)
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. FTA 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 join us to help elevate the image of teaching, FTA attracts dynamic and diverse students who will become tomorrow’s great educators. Click here for more information.
Political Science Club
We, the people of the St. Thomas University Political Science Club aim to educate and promote awareness of political activity and civic responsibility among the student body. Our objective is to engage the community in relevant issues that influence groups at large.
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. Click here to find us on Facebook.
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. Click here to find us on Facebook.
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
Campus Activity Board
STU’s Campus Activities Board (CAB) provides intentional and educational challenges, resources and support for students through an integrated co-curricular program. C.A.B. sponsors events that will allow them to develop leadership and social skills, cultivate a personal standard of ethics and values and to provide opportunities for enhancing our sense of community at STU. CAB is a fun organization to be involved in at STU. All are welcome. To learn more about CAB, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Campus Community Involvement (C.Y.I)
Our mission is to make a complete change within our 054 community with the help of all individuals from our campus. While focusing on our contributions we hope of having positive impacts in the residents of the Miami Gardens Community.
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.
Driftwood is STU’s annual literary magazine, publishing poems, short stories, essays, screenplays, and photography. Students, faculty and staff submit work.
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. Click here to find us on Facebook.
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.
Sponsored by the Institute for Communication, Entertainment and Media, ICEM, WSTU95 is a national/international online network working to involve and inform the public while positively constructing a socially conscious media industry. We are promoting diverse voices and coverage of issues in the media. We are building a media system that supports and nurtures democracy. WSTU95 is a place where students can explore their abilities, express their creativity and prepare for the real world. Click here to find us on Facebook.
Pinky Promise values all young women, believing each one deserves an opportunity to find her voice, achieve her potential and celebrate a life shaped by responsibility, dignity, serenity, and grace. This organization seeks to be a mentorship program to all female students at St. Thomas University. The aim of this club is to create a safe community for females to come together and share their thoughts, ideas, downfalls, successes, and advice.
In September of 2011, the SGA created the STU 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.