All students are encouraged to become involved in campus life through the many activities, clubs and organizations at UST. All student clubs must be consistent with the Mission Statement of the University of St. Thomas. All clubs and organizations must register in the Office of Student Activities. All-student clubs are encouraged to be members of the Registered Student Organizations. All clubs and organizations must have a full-time faculty or staff advisor. The Office of Student Activities can assist students with starting a new campus club or organization. In order to be considered, new clubs or organizations will need to write a constitution, select a full-time faculty or staff advisor, and provide contact information for those students responsible for initiating the club. The Vice President for Student Affairs holds the ultimate responsibility and authority for final approval of any University recognized student club or organization.
Registered clubs will have the following benefits, subject to the approval of the Office of Student Activities:
- Use of University facilities for meetings and for promotion of membership
- Authorization to conduct on-campus fundraising
- The ability to request student activity fee monies from the appropriate ESO
- A separate e-mail account for member communications
In order to maintain active status, clubs and organizations are required to update their information with the Office of Student Activities at the start of the fall semester. Additional policies and procedures governing approved student clubs and organizations may be found in the Code of Student Conduct. Additional information, policies, and procedures are available in the Office of Student Activities.
All clubs and organizations are required to have representatives attend a Risk Management Training session. Details are available in the Office of Student Activities.