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Clubs and Organizations

One of the most important roles of Thelmo is to act as the central governing body of clubs and organizations; to mediate between them, to enable them to enrich student life and to negotiate with the administration and faculty on their behalf. But it should be noted that the words "club" and "organization" have very specific technical meanings for Thelmo. One could say that there are three levels of student associations on the St. Lawrence University campus:

1. Informal groups. Any group of students can meet at any time for any reason and plan any activities they want with their own money and resources. It is not necessary to seek Thelmo's approval; in fact, an informal group can exist entirely without Thelmo's knowledge. Approval is only necessary if the group wants to take advantage of some of the benefits that Thelmo can offer.

2. Clubs. Clubs enjoy a number of benefits that informal groups do not have, such as the right to have their name and contact information published in the student handbook and on the SLU website, and the right to reserve campus facilities (such as rooms in the Student Center) for their own exclusive use. They are administered through the Office of Student Activities and Leadership; contact them in order to apply for status.

3. Organizations. Organizations enjoy all the same benefits as clubs, plus the added right to request an amount of money - a budget - from SLUSAF every year once they have been an active organization for a semester. Organizations are student associations that have been around for a long time and have demonstrated a commitment to their cause and to the improvement of student life, so as to deserve a guaranteed income from Thelmo.

Here is a list of all organizations on campus:



African Student Union (Africa Club)
Alpha Phi Omega
American Chemical Society Student Affiliates
Amnesty International
Anthropology Club
Artists' Guild
Asian Students Intercultural Association (ASIA)
Association for Campus Entertainment (A.C.E.)
Black Cultural Center
Black Student Union
Circle K
Crown Royalties Investment Club
Dance Ensemble
Democracy Matters
Environmental Action Organization
First Peoples Student Alliance
French Club
Geology Club
Habitat for Humanity
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship,

Laurentian Magazine  
Male Athletes Against Sexual Violence (MAASV)
Math Club
Men's Club Hockey
Model United Nations
Newman Club
Nordic Ski Club
Outing Club
Rounders Club
Singing Saints
Singing Sinners
SLU Buddies
SLU Democrats
SLU Republicans
SLU Rotaract
Society of Physics Students (SLU chapter)
Society of United Laurentians (SOUL)
St. Lawrence Dance Team
St. Lawrence Fencers
Student Alumni Association
Swingin' Saints
The Hill News
The Hub
The Saint Lawrence Review
The Ski Club
Thelomathesian Society
Women's Club Hockey
Women's Resource Center
Ultimate Frisbee Team
Reading Buddies

Lettuce Turnip the Beat

SLU Hunting and Fishing  

Dates listed represent the earliest Thelmo meeting at which an organization may apply for a budget.

If an organization has no date listed, it is currently eligible.

The homepage of St. Lawrence University also features its own directory of student associations (which includes Thelmo-recognized clubs and organizations alongside student governing bodies such as the class councils or J-Board). That directory is particularly useful because it gives contact information for all clubs and organizations, but it is not always up to date. You can read it by clicking here.