STAC offers a variety of 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-start your own! (We can help-that’s what we’re here for!)
TIER I ORGANIZATIONS (Full Recognition)
Alpha Phi Omega
Contact: Ciara Donahue, [email protected], (845) 558-2645
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.
Art Therapy Club
Contact: Christian Cotumaccio,[email protected], (917) 284-1786
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 STAC community.
Contact: Nicki LiTrenta, [email protected] (347)738-2699
The St. Thomas Aquinas College Business Club is an organization run by the school of business that anyone at STAC can join. We have weekly meetings and plan various on and off campus events. These include trips to CNBC's Fast Money, the New York Auto Show, Bloomberg, the Federal Reserve, and many other places. We work with the KPMG mentoring program and other companies, and alumni of STAC to coordinate events such as mock-interviews, forums, and assistance with internships, and the ever-changing job market in the field of business.
Council for Exceptional Children
Contact: Erin Andrews, [email protected] (845)570-0228
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is a club that advocates for equal opportunities with individuals with disabilities inside and outside of the classroom. CEC is the leading voice for special and gifted education. Through the vision and dedication of the more than 27,000 members, CEC sets the standard for high-quality education for children and youth with exceptionalities. CEC is THE source for information, resources and professional development for special educators
The Education Club
Contact: Nick DiPietro, [email protected], (845) 213-0138
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. We hope that with this club we can help all of its members gain the experience needed to have a successful teaching career after graduation.
Future Leaders in Healthcare
Contact: Gianna Galu, [email protected], (845) 781-3424
Future Leaders in Healthcare” (FLIHC) will provide a welcoming place for any and all students wishing to gain knowledge on their own personal health as well as the healthcare community. Members do not have to be science majors, although helpful, they must have a general interest in healthcare. A study abroad opportunity through International Service Learning has already been established and advertised. During this STAC’s spring break, we will be traveling to the Dominican Republic to learn the "day in the life" of healthcare professional. Additionally, we plan to host Blood Drives, yoga/fitness classes, "How to be Healthy in College" informational booths and other events to provide to the STAC community. Specifically to pre-health/pre-medical members, FLIHC wishes to provide assistance with medical school application, MCAT preparation and more, in order to alleviate some of the stresses of becoming a healthcare professional.
Contact: Erin Durkin, [email protected], (917) 767-1350
The Laetare Players is St. Thomas Aquinas College's performing arts group. We perform two main stage productions per school year, a straight play in the fall semester and a musical production in the spring semester. Auditions are held at the beginning of each semester and no prior experience is needed. Those who do not wish to be apart of the onstage performance can either take part in student directing or be part of our stage crew and assist in set building, construction and painting as well as assist with lighting and sound. The Laetare Players is a very warm and welcoming club to students of all theatre backgrounds.
Multicultural Student Association
Contact: Nefertiti Moore, n[email protected], (646) 684-8821
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. The MSO group strives to create a comfortable atmosphere to promote unity, social, cultural and educational aspirations among the variety of students on the STAC Campus. We do this through various educational events and activities.
Observation Study Club
Contact: Rebecca Macleod, [email protected] (631)223-5976
Observation Study Club is focused on gaining a better understanding the social interactions everyday American Society. Through various studies and social experiments, we intend to gain a further understanding of oh how body language displays psychological and social behavior. Our practices are an amalgamation of scientific physiological concepts and techniques.
Random Acts of Kindness!
Contact: Katherine Mercado, [email protected], (914) 640-0423
Random acts of Kindness Random acts of Kindness focuses on doing random acts of kindness for the students at STAC as well as for our community. We invite everyone to join our club and do good deeds for others around us when they least expect it. Some of our activities include raising money for those in affected or In need, writing letters to children in hospitals, especially during the holidays! Our goal is to inspire and spread positivity and compassion at STAC!
Contact: Devin Beckmann, [email protected], (845) 521-5609
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. Discover everyday applied science within our normal lives. Bring together students of all majors ranging from art to math to business through many fun events. For science majors, take this opportunity to become involved and familiar with your future professors and peers.
Sports Management Club
Contact: Michael Gonoud, [email protected], 941-441-4486
The Sport Management Club is open to full-time students who share a common interest in sport. All members must have a 2.0 GPA and are in good academic standing. Members of the Sport Management Club will also have the opportunity to network, participate in organizing and running events on campus. 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.
Contact: Justine Gizzi, [email protected], (845) 608-0379
STACAPELLA is a co-ed acapella performing group at St. Thomas Aquinas College. This is STACAPELLA's second year running. We meet a once a week in Sullivan Theatre. We prepare approximately four acapella pieces to perform at our concert each semester. We also perform for local high schools and organizations in Rockland and Bergen Counties. STACAPELLA is open to all students on campus and you do not need to have any prior experience to join!
Contact: Kayla Farley, [email protected], (914) 522-8334
The Thomist is a student publication organization on the campus of St. Thomas Aquinas College. Our primary function is to provide the college with a yearly pictorial that describes and reviews, in some detail, the academic year for our graduating senior class. We work in conjunction with the Student Government Association and various other clubs and organizations in order to provide the college’s students with quality events aimed at enhancing their experience at St. Thomas Aquinas College.
Contact: Michael Rappo, m[email protected], (551) 795-7188
UnStoppable 2.0 is an organization I created 3 years ago at my high school when an unfortunate event happened which was the loss of my uncle to the deadly disease called cancer. My view point for the organization is not to fund money along with raising it to send it to find a cure but to have an impact on a child who is going through the disease. I want to help the child in ways that many people do not see which is put a smile on his/her face and be there for them and there family while going through such a difficult time in their life. I want to be able to ease the pain and let them be able to not have to worry about dying for a little bit and worry about being a kid again. I am no doctor but in my eyes ,all a child needs is a little smile and motivation to keep fighting and that's the best medicine there is.
TIER II ORGANIZATIONS (Advanced recognition)
Spartan Comedy Club
Contact: Devin Holt, [email protected], (201) 983-1883
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 give its members an opportunity for their comedic outlet with the future goal of entertaining the students of STAC through special perfoance nights.
TIER III ORGANIZATIONS (Basic recognition)
Contact: Doris Osei, [email protected], (845) 535-9307
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.
Association of STAC Skaters
Contact: Josh Watkins, [email protected], (631) 897-7331
The association of stac skater’s main purpose is to build a true skateboarding community on the STAC campus. Our club will allow students to come together and share their love for the sport. Skateboarding has been growing and is huge right now so it’s about time STAC had their own club for it. There will be a variety of activities such as How-To lessons where we will teach you the basics and fundamentals. For those who are experienced, there will be more advanced tricks with Games of S.K.A.T.E. to showcase their skill. In addition, we will travel to local skateparks and possibly see skate events like Street League – a nationwide skateboarding event where the best skaters on the planet skate in competition. Safety is our number one priority and we will make sure members stay in their limits. Skateboarding is exciting and very exhilarating. We are stoked to share that same feeling with STAC students.
Class of 2021
Contact: Michael Rappo, m[email protected] (551) 795-7188
We represent the class of 2021 with fun activities, fundraisers, and much more. We are looking to benefit the class and our school to create a fun and exciting environment where students have a world with endless opportunities and their imagination can run free. All fundraisers will support the class of 2021 and will go towards senior week. So make sure each for each event you come out and support our class and our home.
Communication Arts Club
Contact: Maya Lafleur, [email protected] (401) 365-3336
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.
Ping Pong Club
Contact: Billy Dellasorte, [email protected], (914) 482-4858
I and my roommates play ping-pong almost every night and we thought it would be a good idea to make a club. Not just my roommates but my housemates enjoy playing too. You don't have to be good or bad to join the club you just have to come hang out get your mind off of school work and assignments. That's the main idea of this club. Some clubs can be stressful and put a burden on students so I made this club to totally stress free and just for students to enjoy themselves after a long day of school.
Therapeutic Recreation Club
Contact: Sean Russo, [email protected], (845) 826-6407
This club is a source to volunteer in the community using directives from Therapeutic Recreation. This includes volunteer activities such as working with older populations, special needs, and children. The activities will consist of various tasks including, painting, wii bowling, meditations, and other therapy/leisure activities. All students are welcome no matter the major being studied. There will also be many projects led on campus by students for other students. Come sign up if you are interested in helping your community and experiencing Therapeutic Recreation.
Contact: Eliel Valdes, [email protected], (845) 492-9695
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, campus news and information. We work in conjunction with the Student Government Association and various other clubs and organizations in order to provide STAC 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).
Inactive/Tier IV Clubs (Non Recognized)
Interested in one of the following inactive clubs, please contact [email protected] to figure out how to get it back here on STAC's Campus.
Art Club, Association of STAC Skaters, Commuter Connection, Criminal Justice Club, eSports & eGaming Club, Fantasy Sports Leagues, Forensic Science Club, Gender & Sexuality Alliance, House Band. International Cultures Club, Movie Discussion Club, Muy Thai & Fitness Club, Psychology Club, Special Effects Club, STAC READERs, STAC Scholars, STAC Singers, Thoma (Newspaper), Video Game Development CLub.
Student Government Association
Registered Student Organizations (RSO) Tiers I-IV