Clubs & Organizations
The University of St. Thomas has a variety of student clubs and university organizations that help to foster spiritual growth in a variety of religious traditions. Click the drop down menus to learn more. Also check out the "Related Links" at the right for other University centers that address matters of faith and spirituality.
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 Form
Campus Outreach (CO) is an international college ministry that partners with a local church wherever it goes. CO has been at St. Thomas for a little over three years, and partners with Cities Church in Minneapolis. The CO mission statement is: Glorifying God by building laborers on the campus for the lost world. We believe that a relationship with God is what everyone was made for, and so we want to help others know him. Whether you’re just investigating Christianity or want to go deeper, we would love to meet you, hear your story, and give you resources to know God more. For more information on CO in general, check out the website (www.cominneapolis.org).
Catholic Relief Services Student Ambassadors at the University of St. Thomas aid and advocate for the poor and vulnerable both domestically and globally through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching in accordance with the United States Council of Catholic Bishops. Join us for lively discussion, vibrant community, and bagels and coffee!
For more information, please visit the CRS UST webpage.
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 Center for Catholic Studies, and within the campus as a whole, in order to live out the Catholic Faith in a non-classroom setting. CSI is one club with two branches - Catholic Women's Leadership (CWL) and Catholic Men's Leadership (CML).
Chi Alpha is a student organization with a special focus on HOPE + JUSTICE. We are all about the hope of Jesus Christ expressed through our community, and through strategic social justice initiatives. We are also about social JUSTICE. We use our greatest energies to meet the world’s greatest needs. For the 2016-2017 school year we will focus on anti sex-trafficking and how we can help spread awareness, provide rescue for victims, and aid in bringing holistic restoration through our strategic partners. Our collective heart's goal is to make a tangible difference in our world to further the work of God and the common good. Visit our Facebook page or contact us through our website: ustxa.com.
CLU Stands for Communion and Liberation, University. We are a Catholic group that follows the charism of Fr. Luigi Giussani, an Italian priest, founder of the Catholic movement Communion and Liberation. The aim of this movement is to discover how Christ meets us in out daily life, through community and through the reality of our existence.
For more information on Commuinion and Liberation in general, you can visit their website here.
The mission of the UST FCA community is to exalt and enjoy Jesus Christ by making disciples and training leaders who live sent in sports and all of life. Our vision is to see each athletics team at UST and beyond with a gospel community. We strategically join in what God is doing by gathering weekly across athletic teams and with non-athletes, Team Bible studies, coaches ministry, retreats, leadership camps, and local church partnerships.
For more information, visit the Minnesota FCA website.
To serve as a support network for Muslim Students and to broaden awareness of the Islamic faith among students, faculty, and staff at the University. Our vision is to provide a supportive environment, and strengthen the faith of its members and community through cultural, educational and social events!
You can find more information on the UST MSA Facebook page.
To introduce students at UST to the life-transforming power of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through intense exploration of the Word, sincere dedication to fellowship, and fervent devotion to prayer.
Saint Paul's Outreach wants to dive into what it means to be an authentic disciple of Jesus Christ in their everyday lives, however, they recognize they cannot do this alone! Just like the early disciples we want to build a community by sharing life together through prayer, meals and fellowship (also known as spontaneous fun! ). In this way of life we experience a deeper invitation from Christ to know His love. It is through this love that we desire to invite others into this abundant life.
For more information, visit SPO's Minnesota webpage.
The purpose of this organization is to educate and inspire the University of St. Thomas community around peace and justice issues; advocate for more just and ethical practices by the University and its members; uphold principles of nonviolence; and provide a welcoming and supportive community for individuals committed to promoting peace and justice on our campus and beyond.
For more information, check out SJP's Facebook page.
We are a service-based club based around the idea of creating fun opportunities for able students to dedicate their time to the common good. We organize volunteer excursions once a month for all St. Thomas students as well as a spring break trip where multiple buses full of students travel across the country performing service for those in need. We are accepting any students that believe in the value of service. Our club prides ourselves on the diverse opportunities of service we provide. We have volunteered at various homeless shelters, animal shelters, food shelves, as well as contributed to the sustainability of our environment.
You can find more information on the STLF website.
Theology Night Live has faculty lead interactive discussions with students and the general public on topics of interest. The informal atmosphere over pizza and soda invites wide-ranging conversation with an expert on the topic under consideration. Come hungry, and with lots of questions.
Tommies Together is a program of the office for Service and Social Justice in the Center for Ministry. Check out their website: http://www.stthomas.edu/tommiestogether/
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.