Student Organizations and Publications

Executive Student Organizations 

(The ESO Leadership Office is located in the Student Activities Suite, on the First Floor of Crooker Center)

Student Body President

The Student Body President services as the chief executive officer of the Executive Student Organizations, which is made up of Senate, Campus Activities Board, Diversity and Inclusion Organization, Campus Initiatives, and Treasury. The Student Body President is charged with hosting public forums, cultivating awareness of student needs and concerns to administration, and promoting and supporting student events and activities. 

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association represents the opinions of the undergraduate student body and provides a channel for communication between the student body and the greater University community. It also provides a forum for the expression of student views and interests.  Meetings are held in the Basilian room on the first floor of Welder Hall.  All students are invited and welcome to attend SGA meetings.

Campus Activities Board

The Campus Activities Board (CAB) is responsible for planning events and entertainment activities on campus.  The goal of CAB is to enhance the student experience by building community and student engagement. CAB organizes events such as Neewollah (UST’s annual Halloween bash), Welcome Back BINGO, Celts Got Talent, Geaux Celts Crawfish Boil, Spring Formal and more. CAB provides opportunities for involvement on campus.  Apply to be a CAB intern today!

Campus Community

Campus Community coordinates activities for under-represented student populations on campus through both large-scale events and small programs.  Their events enhance the cultural experience for all students with activities celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, Women’s History Month, Black History Month, Lunar New Year, First Generation Students, among many others.

Campus Initiatives

Campus Initiatives coordinates sustainability efforts on campus, leads student activities to increase school spirit, and creates and executes various other University wide initiatives.  Events hosted by this group include tailgates, recycling Fridays, and volunteer opportunities that are open to all students.


Treasury is responsible for the allocations of student activity fee funds to the various ESOs, student organizations, and student groups. 

Student Organizations 

Registered Student Organizations

The Registered Student Organization (RSO) is an independent student organization created for the purpose of fostering intra- and inter- club interests. It is comprised of designated representatives from each student club and organization. The RSO encourages and supports the creation of new student clubs on campus and promotes club interaction, club development and student participation in academics and social activities. It provides student clubs the support necessary for the coordination and fulfillment of their constitutional objectives. The RSO office is located on the first floor of Crooker Center, in the Student Activities Suite.  

Club Sports Association

The Club Sports Association (CSA) oversees the various recreational sport clubs, intramurals and recreational trips on campus.  The CSA Leadership Team assists in the planning, scheduling, and promotion of practices and competitions within the CSA.  The CSA Leadership can be found on the first floor of the Jerabeck Activity and Athletic Complex (JAAC).

Student Publications 

CELT Independent 

The Celt Independent is student-funded and student-run. Serving a readership of more than 2,000, the newspaper accepts stories, columns and letters to the editor from all members of the UST community.

The staff consists of an editor, assistant editor, business manager, photographer, section editors (as needed) and staff writers. Experience is not required, but enthusiasm and determination are a must. Students seriously interested in working for the newspaper are recommended to take the UST News Writing and Reporting class.


Laurels is the literary magazine of the UST English Department. Student-funded and student-run, Laurels provides opportunities for student writers, illustrators, and photographers to publish their works. Each semester, Laurels publishes poems, plays, short fiction, and imaginative essays.  For more information, email


Thoroughfare is a magazine produced by the UST English Department.  The magazine focuses on feature articles, written about issues or places in and around the University of St. Thomas campus.  Thoroughfare provides an opportunity for students to learn magazine layout, publishing, advertising and article acquisition.  Contact Dr. Janet Lowery,, for information.