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Campus Activities & Clubs
Entertaining. Educational. You Really Can Have it All.
We believe that everything you do at Thomas College is a learning experience—and that’s a lot of learning! If our students are moving at lightning speed when you visit campus, it’s because they’re committed to taking advantage of everything Thomas has to offer before they graduate. With so much to do, what will you choose first?
We offer an impressive variety of campus programs, activities, honor societies and academic clubs, service organizations, leadership opportunities, fine and performing arts, athletics, recreation and intramurals, and more. From the silly to the serious, there are so many ways to get involved on campus, make friends, build your résumé, and stretch your limits.
The offices of Residential Life and Housing and Student Life offer WTF?, or “What’s This Friday” and “Thomas After Dark” programs for all students. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re hoping to get outdoors, meet new people, get active, expand your horizons, develop your networking skills, or just have a blast laughing with your friends.
2017-2018 Student Organizations
Fosters close relationships among current and alumni accounting students, the accounting faculty, and practicing accountants. Lectures and filed trips are some of the activities in which members can participate.
A national college honor society that admits, by invitation, the top 10% of juniors and seniors from all academic disciplines; it promotes and honors academic excellence and exemplary character.
Offers creative outlets for students to express themselves through programs that center around collaborative creation of art through exploration, creativity and fun.
Business Leadership Club
Open to all students with a desire to put their business skills to use. Select club members will travel to the Society for Advancement of Management Conference to participate in a case-study competition. On campus, the group promotes good business practices and professionalism.
CAB (Campus Activities Board)
A student group responsible for programming campus-wide social and cultural activities, members plan, coordinate, and oversee all aspects of most special event programming that occurs throughout the year. Membership is open to all students wishing to have a voice in the types of events sponsored on campus.
Club Green Thomas
Helping to guide the campus into a more environmentally friendly future, the club educates students through activities and events about sustainability in their daily lives.
Members participate in the promotion of Republican ideas and issues and are often are involved in Republican politics at the city, state or national level.
Criminal Justice Club
Provides opportunities for students who have a common interest in law enforcement. The group participates in activities and seminars that enable them to make contacts and learn valuable information that will assist them in their chosen career path.
This chapter of the International Organization helps students who wish to build their faith and spirituality in the name of Jesus Christ. Meetings include discussions, activities, music, bible study and outreach opportunities within the community.
Provides the opportunity for students to learn various dance styles and perform them for the campus and community. The director provides a comfortable, relaxed, and energetic atmosphere for students to learn and develop.
Future educators working collaboratively with the campus and community through fundraisers, activities for children and workshops to expand their knowledge in the field of education.
Helps students get involved with entrepreneurship opportunities by gaining knowledge making valuable contacts in order to move forward in the business field as they grow professionally.
For students interested in raising campus awareness of the advancements of modern technology and alternative gaming, members use technology and gaming to promote community development through weekend events.
Open to all students wishing to share a global experience with Thomas students, the club promotes diversity and inclusion through fun and educational campus events and activities in which participants can share aspects of their various cultural backgrounds.
Provides recreational and intramural opportunities to Thomas students with programs and activities that promote fitness, health and wellness. Competitive and non-competitive activities promote good sportsmanship, respect for self, others and teamwork.
Teaches members about investing through programs, lectures, forums, and study groups. Membership is open to all students, regardless of major.
JMG (Jobs for Maine Graduates) Club
Open to all students, regardless of JMG status, serves to aid in improving work/life skills for students through community outreach, leadership opportunities and volunteer work.
Judicial Review Board (selected)
Provides students with the opportunity to participate with the faculty and administration in the disciplinary function of the college. Comprised of nine student representatives they meet regularly to review alleged violations of campus policy referred to them by a College Judicial Officer. Utilizing an educational model, the Judicial Board renders decisions and when appropriate makes recommendations for sanctions.
Kappa Delta Phi Fraternity
a professional, educational, business, and social fraternity which has existed since 1900 and has twenty- four chapters on campuses throughout New England. NU chapter (Thomas College) was founded April 23, 1960. Brings together college males of good character to promote good citizenship, seek change in our institution through duly constituted authority; fight against discrimination on the basis of race, color, or creed; and to strengthen the bonds of brotherhood while working toward a common cause.
Law and Policy Club
educates the Thomas community about local and national politics through forums and tabling. They present on the issues, not for a specific side of an issue, as they believe meaningful discourse is the best tool a voter can have.
League of Legends Club – offers regular LOL tournaments and meet ups. Members are challenged to build skill sets with the goal of playing against other LOL teams in organized competitions.
Love Your Melon (LYM)
Supports, advocates for and raises awareness of the company “Love Your Melon”. Love Your Melon is an apparel brand dedicated to giving a hat to every child battling cancer in America as well as supporting nonprofit organizations who lead the fight against pediatric cancer.
provides an opportunity for all members of the Thomas community, regardless of level of experience, who play a musical instrument or sing to come together to share their talents during club meetings and monthly open mic nights, and to learn through workshops provided throughout the year.
New Technology Club
From Crypto-currency to the latest and newest technology and programming on the market, this club, open to students in all majors, engages them in these trends and allows opportunities to try out and explore new technology as well as teach others what they are learning.
Selected in the spring to help plan and later implement the Fall Orientation Program for incoming students. OL selections are based upon a student’s demonstrated potential for student leadership and involvement at Thomas. The OL team participates in a Leadership Training program during August to assist them in their development as student leaders.
A student-led support and advocacy group for LGBTQIA+ students and their allies that supports a diverse and inclusive campus community through meetings and various activities throughout the year.
Peer Tutors (selected)
During drop-in hours at the Student Success Center and by appointment, tutors assist students in various subjects as well as Praxis preparation. Peer tutors receive extensive training to help students develop their academic skills, prepare for quizzes and exams, and plan how to approach papers and other projects.
Phi Beta Lambda
Helps Thomas students develop vocational competencies in business as well as civic and personal responsibility. Sponsoring speakers, a joint professional conference with students at other business institutions, and regional business-teacher conferences, it also contributes to the Business Education Association of Maine, promotes social events throughout the year, and maintains a liaison with area high schools.
Resident Assistants (selected)
Undergraduate student staff who live in the residence halls and act as peer advisers, resources, and programmers to resident students. They help the students they live with to make the most of their Thomas College experience by fostering a sense of community through programming, enforcement of policies and mediation of issues when necessary.
A group tied to Rotary, members regularly participate in service projects that make an impact in the local community. Rotaract fosters professional and leadership skill development opportunities as well.
Special Olympics Club
Coordinates on-campus Special Olympics competitions and promotes inclusivity on campus. The club supports and advances Special Olympics initiatives and promotions when necessary.
Student Ambassadors (selected):
The first voice and face of Thomas College, ambassadors provide a warm welcome and campus tours to prospective students, families and alumni, sharing college facts, their personal story and how Thomas has provided opportunities for them to learn and grow. Ambassadors are a vital part of the Admissions staff as well as the entire Thomas College community.
Student Athletics Advisory Committee
Promotes a positive student athlete image and communication between student athletes and the administration. The group also plans and co-sponsors events, activities, and community service efforts on and off campus.
Student Philanthropy Team
Aims for peer-to-peer education about philanthropy, while also raising money for the Thomas Fund. The group organizes unique fundraisers to enhance the Thomas experience for all.
Elected annually by the student body, it is the governing body for all students. Working closely with representatives of the College administration and faculty, it informs them of student opinions and reactions and represents students in the formation and execution of policies concerning their general welfare. It also assists with funding for student clubs and groups.
Terrier Pride Committee
Strives to establish a sense of positivity, pride, and inclusiveness on the Thomas College campus through innovative campaigns which bring together students, faculty, and members of the greater Waterville community.
Theater (Thomas College Players)
Performs for the campus and greater Waterville community in both the fall and spring semesters under the direction of a Theater Director. Involvement includes set preparation, lighting and sound, stage management and acting.
Thomas College League of Legends
Creates an environment in which students interested in playing the multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game League of Legends may do so collaboratively, improving the skills of existing players and assisting in the formation of new players.
Yearbook (The Thomasonian)
Created for students by students, the yearbook offers opportunities for experience in photography, layout design, sales and many other production positions. The yearbook provides a way for students to have life-long memories of their collegiate experience.
Weekends at Thomas
- Terrier Trot 5K Homecoming Race
- Red Sox game in Boston
- Maine waterfall tour
- Open mic night
- Comedy night
- Whitewater rafting trip
- Stoplight dance
- Volunteering to help end homelessness
- Winter Carnival
- Leadership conference
- Tie dye and outdoor music jam
- Masquerade ball
- Glow Ultimate Frisbee
- Tumbledown Mountain hike
- Laser tag
- Apple picking
- Late night ice skating
- Movie night
- Trip to New York City
- Blacklight dance party
- Gingerbread house decorating
- Karaoke night
- Halloween trip to Salem, Mass