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Clubs & Student Organizations
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African American Student Union

  • Promotes awareness of the African-American culture within the UST community 
  • Seeks to enhance the experiences of its members through social support and educational programs
  • Offers membership to all students without regard to race, sex or religion
  • Contact us at aasu@stthom.edu

ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting)

  • ALPFA creates opportunities, adds value, builds relationships for its members, the community and its business partners while expanding Latino leadership in the global workforce.
  • The UST chapter works closely with the Houston ALPFA chapter
  • Contact us at ust.alpfa@gmail.com

Brazilian Student Association (BSA)

  • The purpose of the Brazilian Student Association (BSA) is to bring together Brazilian and non-Brazilian students at the University of St. Thomas who are interested in the Brazilian culture in a social environment
  • Contact us at bsa@stthom.edu

Business Latin-American Association (BLA)

  • Promotes networking between students, Houston businesses, and the Houston community for enhancing the academic experience.
  • This organization pursues the promotion of Hispanic and Latin-American values but is not restricted to Latin-Hispanic heritage.
  • It works closely to NSHMBA- Houston, a National organization with 39 chapters in US that promotes Hispanic leadership, education, and professional development.
  • Contact us at Bla@stthom.edu

Celts for Life

  • Promotes the Catholic Church’s pro-life stance on campus
  • Participates in events such as the March for Life in Austin and Washington, D.C.
  • Contact us at campusministry@stthom.edu

Environmentally Concerned Organization of Students (ECOS)

  • Brings campus awareness of environmental issues and promotes campus-wide participation in environmental practices
  • Contact us at ecos@stthom.edu

Filipino Student Association (FSA)

Health Awareness Club

  • Promotes issues of health awareness such as depression, H1N1, the importance of blood drives and many other health concerns
  • Contact us at wellness@stthom.edu

HOSA

  • Promotes career opportunities in health care and enhances the delivery of quality health care to all people
  • Contact us at hosa@stthom.edu

International Student Association

  • Assists international students with the transition to life at UST and in Houston
  • Open to all students
  • Contact us at isa@stthom.edu

Knights of Columbus

  • Works within Campus Ministry and focuses on charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism
  • Contact us at campusministry@stthom.edu

Sigma Tau Delta

  • Confers distinction for high achievement in English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate and professional studies
  • Presents programs to increase interest in English language and literature
  • Contact us at sigmatau@stthom.edu

Society of Physics Students (SPS)

  • Brings together students interested in physics to support the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics and to encourage interest in physics
  • Contact us at sps@stthom.edu

Student Activities Board (SAB)

  • Plans and organizes a variety of events and activities on campus
  • Offers activities that include movies, dances, lectures, special events and recreational activities
  • Contact us at sab_president@stthom.edu

Student Government Association (SGA)

Students Working Against Human Trafficking (SWAT)

  • Promotes the awareness of the human trafficking problem
  • Contact us at swat.ust@yahoo.com

Summa, the UST Newspaper

  • Covers campus news and events
  • Gives students an opportunity to work in journalism — experience is not necessary, but enthusiasm and determination are
  • Contact us at thesumma@stthom.edu

The Veteran Student Organization

  • Provides peer mentoring and camaraderie
  • Assists students transitioning from military to college life
  • Provides students with an opportunity to meet fellow veterans
  • Please contact us at veterans@stthom.edu

UST Council for Interfaith and Humanitarian Affairs

  • Our purpose is to provide a platform for the UST community to have positive interfaith dialogue
  • We would like to bring people of various faiths and cultures together to work towards bettering both the local and international community
  • Please contact us at yusuf.alizeh@gmail.com

Vietnamese Student Association (VSA)

  • Enlightens Vietnamese students and others in their journey to discover and learn the history, culture and traditions of Vietnam
  • Contact us at griesg@stthom.edu
Graduate Clubs

Graduate Association for Accounting Professionals Club (GAAP)

  • Provides additional networking opportunities in the evening for individuals interested in the accounting profession
  • Enhances the foundation of professionalism deemed necessary in order to smooth the transition of its members from students to professionals
  • Educate members about pertinent accounting trends and changes and enhance members' leadership skills, credibility and ethics
  • Contact us on Facebook: facebook.com/GAAPust; by email: gaapust@gmail.com

Business Ethics Society

  • Goal is building ethics in society through leadership, service and integrity
  • Network with the business community and build professional relationships to facilitate career paths
  • Create ethical leaders
  • Contact us at bes@stthom.edu

Faith and Culture Graduate Club

  • Weave UST education in programs affiliated with the Center for Faith and Culture through club events, prayer sessions and everyday life.
  • Meets individuals where they are to transcend the self in love through our various activities.
  • Incorporates all faiths and breaks down cultural barriers to build an all-inclusive community who challenges individuals to let go of the teachings of the world and better understand what we are truly here for.
  • Contact us at gstokes@stthom.edu.

Finance Consortium

  • Committed to ensuring students are well informed in their decision to pursue a career in finance through finance counseling, tutoring and internship help will be given to any member who requires assistance.
  • Seeks to enhance the overall educational experience through supplemental workshops, book scholarship award and book of the month program.
  • Networking and social endeavors aim to provide an avenue for current students to connect to the ever-growing alumni base, and create a network with their current peers.
  • Contact us at ustfinanceconsortium@gmail.com.

Toastmasters

  • An international nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs.
  • Helps people of all backgrounds build confidence as speakers and leaders by offering a learn-by-doing opportunity that has been proven to create confident, charismatic negotiators.
  • Provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every individual member has the opportunity to develop oral communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth.
  • Contact us at toastmasters@sttom.edu.

Gather Round the Thomists (Graduate Philosophy Club)

  • Creates a forum for philosophical discussion outside the classroom among students and professors.
  • Offers philosophy graduate students opportunities to present their work before their peers for critical evaluation and further discussion.
  • Hones the public speaking, debate, and critical thinking skills of club members.
  • Contact GRTT President Joe Cherny at chernyj@stthom.edu.
Departmental Organizations

Accounting Society

American Chemical Society (ACS)

  • Unites chemistry students, provides intellectual stimulation and experience in preparing and presenting technical material for chemistry science audiences
  • Contact us at ustacs@stthom.edu

Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE)

  • Provides members with opportunities for personal and professional development in teaching as a profession
  • Imparts the history, ethics and programs of the organized teaching profession
  • Instills high standards of professional ethics
  • Contact us at atpe@stthom.edu

Bilingual Education Student Organization (BESO)

  • Shares information and resources among students and faculty interested in bilingual/bicultural education
  • Links the bilingual community to the School of Education
  • Contact us at rimbauh@stthom.edu

Cameron Business Society (CBS)

  • Enhances the academic, social and professional pursuits of those interested in business careers
  • Hosts speakers, annual chili cook-off and various events
  • Contact us at cbs@stthom.edu

Chi Rho

  • Discusses theological topics and career opportunities in the field of Catholic theology
  • Fosters Catholic tradition and heritage
  • Contact us at chirho@stthom.edu

French Club — Le Cercle Français

  • Promotes French cultural and intellectual activities
  • Provides academic and non-academic services
  • Contact us at frenchclub@stthom.edu

History Society

  • Increases awareness of history as a multidisciplinary field leading to a more thorough comprehension of contemporary problems
  • Contact us at histsoc@stthom.edu

International Studies Society (ISS)

  • Promotes greater awareness of international issues
  • Raises funds for internship and scholarship programs, provides awareness of international events, increases participation in student conferences and sponsors various activities
  • Contact us at iss@stthom.edu

Laurels

  • Publishes a student-produced literary magazine publishing student writers, illustrators and photographers work
  • Sponsored by the English department
  • Contact us at laurels.mag@gmail.com

Math Club

  • Promotes interest in math problems and projects for math majors
  • Contact us at mathust@stthom.edu

Model UN Club

  • Selects UST delegates to participate in Model UN competitions covering topics such as poverty, terrorism and global warming
  • Operates under the Center for International Studies
  • Contact us at ustmun@gmail.com

Pre-Health Professions Society

  • Creates a more competitive and informed support network for students interested in pre-health professions
  • Contact us at phps@stthom.edu

Psi Chi Club

  • Organizes all students interested in psychology topics
  • Provides lectures, talks by UST alumni in graduate programs, research presentations, community service and workshops on applying to graduate school as well as a senior banquet and induction reception
  • Contact us at psichi@stthom.edu

Irish Club

  • Promotes Irish culture and language including a St. Patrick’s Day celebration
  • Contact us at kellehe@stthom.edu

Spanish Club

  • Enlivens interest in Spanish language and Hispanic culture
  • Opens participation by all students regardless of major or level of ability
  • Contact us at coscioe@stthom.edu

Pi Sigma Alpha

  • Stimulates and facilitates communication and interaction for political science students with the UST and Houston communities
  • Contact us at ustpisigmaalpha@stthom.edu

Thoroughfare

Tri-Beta

  • Biological Honor Society
  • Promotes research, volunteering and support for Biology majors
  • Contact us at tribeta@stthom.edu
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