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 (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.
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 STAC community.
St. Thomas Aquinas College Business Club is an organization run by the school of business that anyone at STAC 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.
The Education Club
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
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 professionals. 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.
Hispanic Student Union
The Hispanic Student Union is a club dedicated to celebrating and educating one another about our respective cultures and heritages. The Hispanic Student Union will be hosting meetings and events on campus celebrating all of our heritages throughout the school year.
Multicultural Student Association
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 STAC 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!
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.
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 viewpoint 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 to put a smile on his/her face and be there for them and their 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.
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).
TIER II ORGANIZATIONS (Advanced recognition)
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.
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 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.
Our STAC Community
Our STAC Community was formed due to the effects of COVID-19 and the desire to perform community service. This club is based on helping those currently struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal is for everyone to be treated equally whether they are struggling with COVID and/or with anything else.
If you're majoring in Psychology or have interests in the topic, come join the Psych Club! We will participate in fundraising events, volunteer opportunities and plan to do small activities such as Personality tests of choice. We will plan and host virtual guest speaker events from various psychology professions, including guidance counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, animal-assisted therapists, rehab counselors, and more. We will also plan to have monthly Watch Parties on Amazon Prime Videos, watching psychology-related movies and TV shows of choice. Lastly, the Psych Club will look more into various psychologists, including pain psychologists, military psychologists, community psychologists, comparative psychologists, and more.
This is a co-ed club for students who love the game of softball and want to play recreationally. We will have practices and games on the front lawn outside of Romano. It's a club to improve your skills, meet new people, and most importantly have fun. It is an opportunity for students to re-play the sport they loved since childhood or start completely fresh. There will be no cuts and everyone is eligible to make the team.
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.
Using the already existing pool tables in the Romano Student Alumni Center, 3 students are starting a club to get more people to play billiards. Students are willing to recruit others to play and plan games and friendly tournaments. These students are trying to start a fun club overall. It would be a good experience to learn the game of pool with other students as a part of the STAC community with a realized group.
STAC Singers is a choral group at St. Thomas Aquinas College lead 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 2:35pm 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 Spartan Spirit Club
The Spartan Spirit Club will take on a multitude of different roles, all relating back to increasing morale within the school. During the academic year, the club members (and any volunteers) would decorate for holidays and/or seasons. The club would also hold events open to anyone. Not only will the Spartan Spirit Club be focused on holidays, but also on athletic support. Students would make a point to attend different sporting events in order to show school spirit.
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.
Inactive/Tier III 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, Council for Exceptional Children, Criminal Justice Club, eSports & eGaming Club, Fantasy Sports Leagues, Forensic Science Club, GSA Club, House Band, International Cultures Club, Lions Club, Movie Discussion Club, Muy Thai & Fitness Club, Observation Study Club, Ping Pong Club, Random Acts of Kindness!, Special Effects Club, STACAPELLA, STAC READERs, STAC Scholars, STAC Shakespeare Alliance, STAC Writing Club, Therapeutic Recreation Club, Thomist (Yearbook), True Spartans, Video Game Development Club.
Student Government Association
Registered Student Organizations (RSO) Tiers I-IV