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Initiatives and Areas of Emphasis

Important initiatives out of the Division of Student Affairs to enhance the student experience.

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Tommie Advantage

Tommie Advantage is a campuswide initiative that brings an intentional focus on student learning outside of the classroom.  Students who engage with Tommie Advantage will encounter experiences that touch on five different learning goals: Self-understanding, connecting, embracing our differences, practicing holistic well-being and acting wisely.

Student Leadership Scholarship

The Student Leadership Scholarship Awards at the University of St. Thomas were created to identify and award scholarship aid to candidates who excel in – and are committed to – leadership, community service, and the St. Thomas mission. The awards honor several undergraduate students from all walks of campus life who demonstrate a deep commitment to the St. Thomas mission. Scholarship award recipients will be selected by the Leadership Scholarship Award Committee.

Those leaders selected will receive awards starting at $1,000 credited to their St. Thomas account.

Student Leadership Positions

Student Leadership Positions (SLP) is a process that involves collaborative efforts of offices and departments from all around campus. The goal of SLP is to encourage cross-promotion of leadership positions and organize various workshops and training to help prepare candidates for the application process.

Planting Seeds Mural

The Mural Project first started in 2016 and was fueled by students’ desire to have an artwork that represents the unique stories and diversity of the campus community at University of St. Thomas.

Proud to be First

The University of St. Thomas was selected to be a part of a First-Gen Forward cohort through the Center for First-Generation Student Success (NASPA). This designation recognizes institutions of higher education who have demonstrated a commitment to improving experiences and advancing outcomes of first-generation college students.

Student Memorial

The Memorial for Deceased Students provides a place on campus where we can mourn the loss of beloved St. Thomas community individuals and reflect upon the impact they had — on us, our friends, and the entire campus community. It sits at the heart of university student life, allowing everyone to honor the memory of all who have passed.

Welcome Days

Welcome Days is a required comprehensive educational and social program designed to prepare incoming first-year students to succeed at St. Thomas and we are very excited to welcome our newest Tommies to St Thomas this fall. Students will connect with other students, faculty and staff and participate in a variety of sessions, events and traditions. Welcome Days provides students an important opportunity to meet other students, explore campus and prepare to start the year.