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
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.
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.
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.
Criminal Justice Club
This club presents many different CJ fields and opportunities in Criminal Justice that we hope to explore together through field trips and activities for better understandings.
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.
The Laetare Players is one of the many St. Thomas Aquinas College's performing arts groups. We perform two main stage productions per school year, a straight play in the fall semester and a musical production in the spring semester. This year's spring musical is Seussical! Auditions will be held on February 3rd, 2020 at 6:00 in the Sullivan Theater. 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. All are welcome.
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. 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.
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.
Observation Study Club
Observation Study Club is focused on gaining a better understanding of the social interactions of 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!
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!
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
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.
STACAPELLA is a co-ed acapella performing group at St. Thomas Aquinas College. This is STACAPELLA's second year running. We meet 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!
STAC Shakespeare Alliance
This club teaches students about Shakespeare and his works in both a literary and theatrical way. The club will put on two productions each year and will meet once or twice a week to rehearse. The club is committed to creating a stress-free, educational, and entertaining experience of Shakespeare. As a student-directed club, students will also be encouraged to participate in making the creative decisions involved with the production process.
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.
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 Gender and Sexuality Alliance Club, or GSA club for short, is a space that is safe for students of any and all genders, sexes, or orientations, whether that be in the LGBTQIA+ community or not. In this club, students will form bonds with other members and be reminded that they are not alone and are valued and supported. Besides socializing all members can gain the knowledge and tools to advocate for themselves and others and to learn and to teach others about the community.
An international service organization with over 1.4 million members dedicated to providing humanitarian service and improving the quality of life in our communities and for those in need. Lions club is meant to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding. Lions club is meant to be the global leader in community and humanitarian service.
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.
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 2:35 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.
STAC Writing Club
A club that intends to help authors of all kinds with anything they want to write about. Including poems, novels, short stories, or any other form of writing you can think of. Meetings will focus on certain aspects of writing, for example, one meeting might be focused on character development in novels, another meeting may focus on way to gather ideas for writing. Some meetings will involve sharing pieces of writing if the members want to gain constructive criticism from fellow members.
Therapeutic Recreation Club
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.
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.
We host athletic events that benefit the community and bring STAC students together. Some events include athletic games, guest speakers, outdoor activities and fundraising. We do all of this with the intention of bringing all students together while also bettering our local community of St. Thomas Aquinas College. It's an easy-going club that allows all students to participate in whatever True Spartans activities they chose to do so.
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, eSports & eGaming Club, Fantasy Sports Leagues, Forensic Science Club, House Band. International Cultures Club, Movie Discussion Club, Muy Thai & Fitness Club, Psychology Club, Ping Pong Club, Special Effects Club, STAC READERs, STAC Scholars, STAC Singers, Video Game Development Club.
Student Government Association
Registered Student Organizations (RSO) Tiers I-IV