St. Thomas provides students rich curricular and co-curricular experiences. Finding meaningful opportunities outside of the classroom is a great way for students to meet people and make friends, learn about interests and values, and develop strengths and skills that will help in the future. Below are links to some ways that students can Engage UST.
Clubs and organizations are an integral part of student life at UST. They exist to provide you with an opportunity to continue your education outside of the classroom. Choosing to be involved is a great way to enhance social, interpersonal, problem solving and many other important skills. With approximately 140 clubs and organizations you are bound to find some groups which meet your interest.
There are a number of opportunities to get involved with intramurals and recreation on campus. The 180,000-square-foot Anderson Athletic and Recreation Complex houses an aquatic center with an eight-lane pool and a diving area, a 2,000-seat arena for basketball and volleyball, a field house with a 200-meter track, fitness facilities for both cardiovascular and weight training, aerobics rooms, and locker rooms for student use. In addition, the AARC offers fitness classes and intramural activities. Visit their website for more information.
Student employment at St. Thomas provides opportunities for student to develop a variety of transferable skills, many of which are applicable one's career path. In addition, student employment provides the opportunity to give back to the university community and to connect with staff, faculty and other students at the university.
There are many opportunities for students to engage in research with faculty at the university. More than 150 students receive grants to conduct research with faculty in a variety of subjects, including: actuarial science, biology/biochemistry, business, chemistry, communication/journalism, engineering, English, geography, geology, history, mathematics, music, physics, psychology, and sociology.