Frequently Asked Questions

How do I join a club?

Get involved and meet new people! Choose from approximately 140 student clubs and organizations on campus. To find information about upcoming club/org meetings and contacts check out the Club Directory.

If you need more information email Campus Life, call us at 651-962-6130 or stop in our office at the Anderson Student Center Suite 325.

How do I start a club?

The University of St. Thomas is home to over 140 student clubs and organizations.  If you have looked through the directory and can't find a club that meets your needs, you may be interested in starting your own club.

Here are 10 Steps for Starting a New Student Club/Organization on Campus:

  1. Meet with Campus Life Assistant Director.
  2. Secure a minimum of ten (10) organization members.
  3. Secure a full-time UST faculty or staff person to serve as organization advisor. The Department of Campus Life can assist clubs in securing an advisor if necessary. 
  4. Draft a constitution, using the Guidelines for Constitutional Drafting found in the Club & Organziation Handbook. The constitution must include a mission statement describing the club‘s purpose and how it will contribute to the mission of UST.  If the mission or purpose is similar to an existing club or University sponsored organization (e.g. Yearbook, Tommie Media), the club will not be considered for recognition. The University of St Thomas does not recognize newly formed social Greek organizations. 
  5. Hold a meeting to elect officers and ratify your constitution. NOTE: Only registered organizations can reserve meeting rooms. The use of a room for this initial meeting may be approved by contacting The Department of Campus Life.
  6. Upon recommendation for approval of the Student Organizations Committee, your organization‘s application will be forwarded to the Undergraduate Student Government for approval at the next scheduled meeting. A representative of the club should be present to answer questions.
  7. The club president and advisor will receive email notification upon the completion of this process.
  8. Once approved, the club must register with Department of Campus Life.
  9. The registration process is complete once the Department of Campus Life receives confirmation from the faculty/staff member advisor.  
  10. *Clubs interested in being classified as a Club Sport, please read the Club Sport Appendix A in the Club & Organization Handbook.

Questions? Contact Ed Kim in the Department of Campus Life at 651-962-6195 or edkim@stthomas.edu

How can I post a flyer to the digital display boards in the ASC?

University of St. Thomas recognized student clubs and organizations, departments and offices may submit advertising for display on digital display boards and atrium banners in the Anderson Student Center. Banners and digital posters may be displayed for a maximum of two weeks prior to specific event or two weeks for general announcements based on availability. All events must be approved before banners or posters are displayed.

Directions and link to submit your electronic flyer can be found here.

What campus activities are planned for this weekend?

STAR has something planned on campus every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. Come to Scooters every Thursday at 9 p.m. to enjoy Thursday Night Live (TNL) entertainment. Friday night is time for the Friday Unwind a STAR programming series that is different every week. Saturday night, STAR sponsors "Tommies After Dark" from 10pm-12 midnight. Check the STAR website for a list of events.

WOW is "What's On this Weekend". Check out WOW for campus activities that are happening on the weekend.

What is STAR?

STAR is the student programming board for the University. We are allocated 60% of the student activity fee and use that money to plan programs in the areas of lectures, music, entertainment, expeditions, community building, cultural celebration, and various special events. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for students to interact and develop relationships outside of the classroom walls, but still within the St. Thomas community.
STAR is comprised of 16 student intern positions, and a general STAR Committee that all students are welcome to join.

What is Hana?

Nyob zoo; Ohaiyo; Ni hao; Sabai dee; Hola, bienvenido;

Hello and welcome! Come one, come all.

Our purpose is to provide a structure that leads to the attraction, retention, and well being of St. Thomas students of color. We support our purpose by striving to achieve a balance between a socially attractive setting and an environment that fosters educational, cultural, and institutional growth.

Hana is not the collective voice for all students of color on campus and encourages the establishment of other student of color organizations. In addition, we use our seat on USG to address the issues and concerns of students of color and all students on campus.

Hana welcomes all students.

What is USG?

USG is the Undergraduate Student Government at St. Thomas. As the governing body of the St. Thomas undergraduate student population, USG is dedicated to advocating student concerns by working faculty, staff, the administration, community leaders, and fellow students to promote positive change while staying true to the Catholic identity of the institution.

The USG is comprised of 39 representatives who act as the voice of the students at the University of St. Thomas. USG is allocated 40% of the student activity fee to provide funding for recognized student clubs and organizations, class councils and other initiatives to enhance the undergraduate student experience.

What is a Fanamaniac?

FANAMANIAC is a program sponsored by STAR and USG designed to build school spirit and support TOMMIE athletic teams. FANAMANIAC events typically involve free food and free Tommie gear for those who come to cheer on the Tommies. If you love St. Thomas, and cheering on St. Thomas athletic teams then you are a FANAMANIAC!

What is Tommie Tuesday?

Every Tuesday is full of purple and grey at St. Thomas. All members of the St. Thomas community are encouraged to wear purple and grey every Tuesday to show their Tommie Spirit. If Tommie spots you wearing purple you may just win a prize. So make sure you wear your purple and grey and make every Tuesday, a Tommie Tuesday.

Who can use the Frank and Judy Sunberg Leadership Center?

The leadership center is open to all students at the University of St. Thomas. Often you will find members of various student clubs and organizations in the center conducting business or working on the computers. Stop by and visit with other student leaders or use the computers any time.

Where can I get discounted movie tickets?

Tommie Central located on the first floor of the Anderson Student Center is a great place to pick up discount movie tickets, as well as Valley Fair, Wild, Twins, Timberwolves and theatre shows. On top of discount tickets, Tommie Central also rents out equipment which allows you to experience Minnesota’s great outdoors.

Where is the Department of Campus Life located?

We are located on the third floor of the Anderson Student Center in suite 325. Please stop by and visit us to learn about:

    • clubs and organizations
    • leadership opportunities
    • student government
    • St. Thomas' yearbook
    • events on campus including movies, lectures, UST spirit events and Homecoming
    • all of the great ways to get involved!