Clubs and Societies
Clubs and societies are groups of students who are interested in talking about or taking action on a particular issue. They are groups that are formed outside of classes and open to all members of the STU community, with some clubs welcoming students from UNB and the greater Fredericton area.
All clubs and societies serve to unite students with similar interests and help students to reach out to the greater community to promote awareness and action.
Best Buddies Canada is a non-profit organization that works in schools across Canada to help create one-to-one friendships between children and adults with intellectual disabilities and student volunteers.
The Best Buddies Program at STU pairs students with adults from the community with intellectual or developmental disabilities creating a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make a new friend.
Black Students' Association
The Black Students' Association was established to be the voice of students of African Descent on campus and provide an opportunity for students of all racial backgrounds to gather, socialize and discuss social issues. The association's main goal is to help create an atmosphere of inclusivity so all students feel welcomed and supported on campus. The association welcomes students of all ethnic backgrounds to join!
Community Outreach Club
The St. Thomas University Community Outreach Club provides STU students with the opportunity to get more involved in the Fredericton Community by partaking in various outreach and volunteer opportunities.
STU Debate Society is the perfect club for those interested in current events, looking to win more arguments, or improve public speaking skills. The society meets weekly to practice debating various topics in both British Parliamentary and Canadian Parliamentary format. Members will have the opportunity to travel to several competitions throughout Atlantic Canada during the course of the year, including a novice tournament in Antigonish, NS and the Atlantic Championships in St. John's, NL. We welcome everyone, ranging from beginners to seasoned debaters to join.
Enactus is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring students to improve the world through entrepreneurial action. Guided by educators and supported by business leaders, our students take the kind of entrepreneurial approach that empowers people to be a part of their own success. Our work transforms both the lives of people we serve, and in turn, the lives of our students as they develop into more effective, value-driven leaders.
Enactus STU is a group of talented and motivated STUdents striving to make a difference in their community and improving the quality of life through entrepreneurial action. This team is composed of students representing all faculties within STU. The purpose of Enactus is to provide an experiential learning platform for students in an entrepreneurial capacity to develop projects to help advance the economic, social, and environmental health of Canada.
Frontier College is a national, non-profit literacy organization which was founded in 1899. We work with children, teens, adults and families who need help to improve their literacy and essential skills. We deliver volunteer-run, community- based programs across Canada in partnership with a variety of local and national organizations.
Global Brigades is a nonprofit organization that works in Panama, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Ghana creating sustainable and empowering systems within communities using the Holistic Model. St. Thomas University's chapter was established in 2016 and since then we have travelled to Panama to assist in human rights work, and Honduras to assist in building a clean water system. Global Brigades fundraises throughout the academic year in order to send as many students as possible on the trips that take place in May.
Our society is an excellent resource for those majoring, minoring, or honouring in history. However, you don't need to study history at STU, you just need to love it! We have a variety of events that are free for all to attend during the year. Our meetings are a great way to unwind and discuss.
Inter-varsity Christian Fellowship
We are a group of students on campus who are striving to live a life that shows others what Jesus is like. Being shaped by God's word and led by the Holy Spirit, the purpose of Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship of Canada is the transformation of youth, students and graduates, in all their ethnic diversity, into fully committed followers of Jesus Christ.
Come join us for a variety of weekly activities and Bible studies as we learn and grow together, seeking to live missionally on campus. Please visit our Facebook page or send us an e-mail to get connected. We would love to meet you!
Magic the Gathering
The purpose of our society is to create a fun (although sometimes chaotic) space to play and discuss the game of "Magic: The Gathering" in regards to both competitive and casual ways, in an area that doesn't discriminate based on experience, age, sex, race, or colour of deck that you use. We are a relatively small group that is always ready to welcome and teach new, experienced, and returning players with bi monthly events and weekly meetings.
The purpose of the Society is to provide students with an interest in pursuing a career in law and/or an interest in attending law school with information, support and activities pertaining to these interests. This will include information on matters such as Canadian law schools, law school admissions tests (LSATs), admissions requirements, and alternate career paths pertaining to the Canadian legal system. Activities will include movie nights, guest speakers, debates, and practice LSATs. Our goal is to ease the transition from an undergraduate study program to a law school study program, as well as increasing the likelihood of this transition occurring in the first place. We will do so by reaching out to professionals, administrative persons, etc., in positions pertaining to the field of Law to provide members with the necessary information and experiences to attain this goal.
Q & A
Q&A is a student society at St. Thomas University in Fredericton created for LGBTQIA+ people and their allies.
The purpose of the Rotaract Club of Fredericton is to give its members as well as those potential ones, the chance of being part of the global community.
Rotaract focuses on the development of young adults as leaders in their communities and workplaces. Clubs around the world also take part in international service projects, in a global effort to bring peace and international understanding to the world.
The Psychology Society is a network of students who work to promote involvement in the field of psychology as well as provide a support network for other psychology students at St. Thomas University. The Psychology Society is an excellent tool for students to ask questions about the program and its requirements, ask questions regarding specific material and get in touch with other students as well as professors within the Psychology Department through promotion of events on campus.
Human Rights Group
The St. Thomas Human Rights Group is a student lead effort to promote human rights on the campus of St. Thomas University as well as the surrounding Fredericton area. We attempt to provide an effective, goal orientated and respectful environment in which members can participate as local and international activists."
STUISA: International Students' Association
STUISA is an association for international students. We are committed to developing a diverse and safe environment in our campus where every international student feels comfortable, accepted and celebrated regardless of where they come from, through the planning of social activities and events that promote the internationalization of our campus. Our goal is to host students from all around the world and work towards making them feel as if Fredericton is there home away from home. We come from countries with different customs, beliefs and traditions, but we all share one thing: we are all away from home, and our goal is to create a network among international students where we can all rely on each other.
The Self-Publishing Society's goals are to help its members gain the knowledge, experience, and materials to make and distribute zines and other creative self-published works.
STU International Law Society
The purposes of the society are to work collaboratively to complete a written legal brief for the “Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition” and to use the knowledge gained in courses to enrich our knowledge of human rights and international law.
Student United Way
Student United Way (SUW) is a student-led United Way on college and university campuses; bridging the gap between campus and community by empowering young people to improve their local communities through giving, acting and volunteering. SUW provides students at St. Thomas University with regular volunteer opportunities with United Way and its partner agencies. Join our Facebook group to learn more and get involved: Student United Way Fredericton.
Students for Sustainability
STU Sustainability is a group of passionate students who are committed to being drivers of positive change. Our goal is to promote environmental awareness among our peers by leading and engaging the student body in sustainability initiatives on and off campus. We work towards making an environmentally conscious lifestyle more accessible to students, so we can all be leaders, change makers and responsible citizens.
Women's Studies and Gender Studies Society
The Women's Studies and Gender Studies Society is a network of students who work to promote involvement in the field of gender studies as well as provide a support network for other WSGS students at St. Thomas University. The society is an excellent tool for students to ask questions about the program and its requirements, ask questions regarding specific material and get in touch with other students as well as professors within the program through the promotion of events on campus. The society also seeks to promote inclusivity on campus and aims to connect students to the resources and supports that are available.
The University Women’s Centre (UWC) is a safe space on campus that is open to all members of the UNB and STU community. Our room - which is located in the SUB - is available for students to study, hang out, and breastfeed in a comfortable, accepting environment. We are also a resource on campus that provides information on safe sex, sexual health, safe injections, social and education programs, women’s shelters, and more. Additionally, we are stocked year-round with condoms, dental dams, and feminine hygiene products. We also host a variety of events during the school year to help promote gender equality and women’s rights. As a Centre, we value inclusivity, respect, and are guided by consideration for intersectionality and diversity. Our goal is to promote a campus environment in which everyone can live and work in an atmosphere of mutual respect, understanding, security, and equality. Furthermore, the Centre aspires to affirm the dignity of all self-identified women.
Mental Health Society
This club will focus on educating the STUdent population about mental illness, and teach them how to combat the stigma that still surrounds them. We will hold various educational activities throughout the year, and are also hoping to fundraise money for reputable mental health organizations. Another focus of the club will be organizing wellness activities for members to partake in order to learn efficient methods of self-care. The STU Mental Health club is a safe place for every STUdent, and we look forward to meeting you all this year.