Clubs & Organizations
Below is a complete list of faith-based clubs and organizations. Click the drop down menus to learn more.
CRU is a caring community of students, passionate about connecting people with Jesus Christ. Our goal is to encourage spiritual formation and life-change through presenting the person and message of Jesus Christ to the campus in a way that is both relevant and compelling. Opportunities to get involved, including Bible studies, retreats, conferences, volunteer opportunities, social events, and summer venues both in the U.S. and abroad.
Meeting day/time: Wed 9 PM, OEC Auditorium
CRU Club Contact
Catholic Students Incorporated (CSI) is a group of University of St. Thomas students seeking to foster a stronger sense of Catholic community life within the campus as a whole in order to live out the Catholic Faith in a non-classroom setting. CSI's purpose is to unite students in exploring Catholic values through prayer, service, and community building. CSI also seeks to build relationships among members though discussion and exploration of Catholic values and teachings.
CSI has two branches: Catholic Men's Leadership (CML) and Catholic Women's Leadership (CWL).
Catholic Men's Leadership (CML) meets on Thursday nights from 8-10p.m. in the Tommie Room located in the AARC. For more information or to get on the email list, contact Adam Berkowitz.
Catholic Women's Leadership (CWL) meets on Wednesday evenings from 6-7:30p.m. in the Luann Dummer Center for Women (OEC 103). For more information or to get of the email list, contact Maddie Shogren.
The mission of the Catholic Men's Community is to inspire, equip and support residents in living as men of faith and virtue. The men will meet weekly for a short time of prayer, and will also be given the opportunity to participate in the Liturgy of the Hours, Eucharistic Adoration, Reconciliation, Daily Mass, and other Catholic events across campus. The community is respectful and open to men of all faiths, regardless of vocation or academic major, who seek to live a holy life.
The floor is integrated into the many traditions of Ireland Hall, and is closely tied to the rest of the St. Thomas community. The men are encouraged to become involved on campus through co-curricular programs.
The goals of the Catholic Women’s floor are to foster a sense of community among the women on the floor and reach out to the UST community. Programs and events will help women develop and grow in their own faith and share it with others. Programs may include attending Sunday Mass and brunch together, evening prayer, bible studies and accountability groups. Additionally, the women of the floor are encouraged to get involved in the UST community and the Twin Cities community. They are also encouraged to join clubs and groups of their own interest, as well as, provide service for the communities of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
Recognizing that college is a busy and stressful time, time commitment to things outside the floor will be respected. To build community on the floor there will be some programs that the women will be expected to attend such as the brief prayer services at night. The idea was born out of a desire to encourage and improve the fellowship among Catholic women on campus. Anyone can live on this floor, however, the floor will have many Catholic elements such as attending Mass together, praying the Rosary and Eucharistic Adoration. The floor community is open to all faiths.
Catholic Men's Leadership (CML) is one of the two branches that makes up Catholic Students Incorporated (CSI). Catholic Women's Leadership (CWL) is the other branch.
CML meets on Thursday nights from 8-10p.m. in the Tommie Room located in the AARC. CML is a weekly gathering of Catholic men and those interested in learning more about the Catholic faith that includes prayer, catechesis, and fellowship.
For more information or to get on the email list, contact Adam Berkowitz.
Catholic Women's Leadership (CWL) is one of the two branches that makes up Catholic Students Incorporated (CSI). Catholic Men's Leadership (CML) is the other branch.
CWL meets on Wednesday evenings from 6-7:30p.m. in the Luann Dummer Center for Women (OEC 103). CWL is a weekly gathering of Catholic women and those interested in learning more about the Catholic faith that includes prayer, fellowship, incredible speakers, and small groups.
For more information or to get on the email list, contact Maddie Shogren.
Communion & Liberation is a lay ecclesial movement in the Catholic Church. The aim of life in CL is to propose the presence of Christ as the most adequate response to the deepest needs of human life in every moment of history. It pays particular attention to the needs and experiences of young people, especially the search for meaning and attachment to great ideals, through the student community of CLU. The companionship among them generates a place where the most difficult and profound questions about life and existence, which are so often overlooked or reduced in university life, can be asked and addressed. It welcomes anyone who is interested and wishes to participate, no matter what religion, nationality or walk of life.
Meeting day/time: Wednesday, 7:30 PM, ASC 238
Communion Liberation U Contact Form
The purpose of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes is to present athletes and coaches, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.
Meeting day/time: Various events
Gospel Choir is a faith-based organization interested in praising God - especially through the means of song. 1 Chronicles 16:23 tells us, "Sing to the LORD, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day." This is our mission. The members of Gospel Choir come from many different Christian backgrounds, but in song we stand united in Jesus' name.
Meeting day/time: Sunday, 7 PM, Koch LL12
Catholic gentleman committed to: Charity, Unity, Fraternity, Patriotism, and the defense of the priesthood, the family, and human life. We are not simply a voice of a group of believers; we are defenders, servants, believers, and assistants of and in the Catholic Church and her teachings on social justice and morality.
Knights of Columbus - Student Contact Form
Students for Human Life is an organization that strives to uphold the dignity that is intrinsic to every human being from conception to a natural death with an emphasis on combating the hurt of abortion by educating ourselves on various current issues surrounding life, and by giving support to organizations dedicated to upholding its sacredness.
Meeting day/time: Thurs 6-7 PM, ASC 202
SJP works for positive social change on our campus and in our world. We meet to learn about issues involving international conflicts, local labor issues, efforts for peace, and community organizing. Students take an active leadership role in determining topics and making connections with other groups on and off campus. SJP plans creative, nonviolent events that respond to issues of concern to students and the campus community. Lectures, re-enactments, and demonstrations contribute to pro-active efforts to make positive change.
Meeting day/time: Thurs 12 PM, ASC 238
We are an optimistic group of students who engage in servant leadership to create positive life experiences. With a mission to reveal leadership through service relationships, and action, STLF is engaging college, high school, and middle school students in meaningful service and leadership experiences.
Meeting day/time: Various events and spring break trips
Student group that addresses spirituality needs on campus. Acts as a liason between the Undergraduate Student Government (USG), Campus Ministry, and the student body. Group meets to plan events and discuss spirituality needs on campus.
Volunteers In Action (VIA) is a student-led organization advised by Campus Ministry that coordinates over 300 students committed to service in the Twin Cities area. Volunteers work 2-3 hours a week either as a member of a team of UST students or individually with one of twelve local agencies. Volunteer opportunities include repairing homes, mentoring children, working in hospitals, and sharing their time with people on the margins of society.
VISION is a group within Campus Ministry that provides opportunities for service experiences over J-Term and spring break. VISION trips are based on six components: service, simplicity, spirituality, community, justice issues, and intercultural exchange.