Student Affairs Mission
In support of the broader mission of the University of St. Thomas, the Division of Student Affairs creates holistic educational environments that prepare students to live, learn and contribute to our intercultural society.
Anderson Athletic and Recreation Complex
The Anderson Athletic and Recreation Complex is a state-of-the-art athletic and fitness center which serves students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the community through supporting exceptional opportunities for personal growth, physical fitness, athletic success, and student participation in varsity, intramural, and recreational sports and activities at the University of St. Thomas.
Anderson Student Center
The Anderson Student Center is a premiere, LEED Gold, community gathering space for student, faculty, staff, and alumni. The award winning 225,000 square foot space offers an exceptional co-curricular environment that includes meeting rooms, food venues, recreational and reception areas, a student leadership center and the fabulous Woulfe Alumni Hall.
Campus Life creates experiences for students to interact and share interests, develop individual and group leadership and engage in creative programming that promotes inclusive communities. The department oversees 140 clubs and organizations, the Aquinas Yearbook, and club sports while directing spirit initiatives and leadership programs.
Counseling and Psychological Services
Supporting the University of St. Thomas mission, Counseling and Psychological Services promotes the mental health, interpersonal relationships, and academic performance of UST students. We contribute to a healthy campus learning environment by providing psychological services to all who work, train, and study at the University.
Dean of Students
The Dean of Students Office cultivates the retention, growth and success of students. The staff educates and empowers students regarding their rights and responsibilities as members of the St. Thomas and surrounding community. The office ensures the university community functions as freely as possible from disruptive and inappropriate behavior through the oversight for student conduct, bias related incidents and sexual violence/harassment protocol. The department staff support students and their families in crisis or challenging situations and through collaborative programming in their transition to the university.
UST Health Services, with clinics in Minneapolis and St. Paul, is the second largest comprehensive post-secondary health care center in the state. The purpose of Health Services is to provide high quality, cost effective, convenient, safe medical care and health education to ensure a healthy community
International Student Services
The McCarthy Gym, located on the South Campus of the University of St. Thomas’s St. Paul Campus, is a multi-purpose gym facility intended to support the recreational, intramural and athletic activities of the university community.
Student Diversity and Inclusion Services
Student Diversity & Inclusion Services (SDIS) enhances the climate for diversity on campus through programs and initiatives aimed at undergraduate students. The work of SDIS is based on four pillars: education, leadership, advocacy, and community. The primary objective is to ensure the retention, graduation, and satisfaction rates of students of color are equitable to their peers. SDIS staff also aim to increase the capacity of all students to work and serve in the diverse world in which we live.
Student Engagement supports the Division of Student Affairs in developing strategies and initiatives that promote students’ retention, involvement, success, and institutional affiliation.
The Wellness Center is dedicated to assisting students in developing healthy lifestyle choices and promoting behaviors that result in enhanced wellbeing.The Wellness Center embraces the concept of wellness in developing the whole person by offering programs, resources, and educational material on health promotion and illness prevention.