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St. Thomas Aquinas College

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
125 Route 340
Naughton Hall
Sparkill, New York 10976
(845) 398-4100
Email address
School Information
"St. Thomas Aquinas College is a vibrant, student-centered institution located in the New York City Metropolitan area. Founded in 1952 by the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill as a teaching college, we have grown to a 72-acre campus, providing a safe, welcoming place to study over 100 majors, minors, and specializations in the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business and the School of Education. Yet it’s just 15 miles north of New York City, giving you quick access to learning, cultural, internship, and career opportunities in one of the world’s most exciting cities" (Source: The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1 and the total enrollment is 439.
General Information
St. Thomas Aquinas College launched a Center for Social Justice in Spring 2021. As an extension to this center, both the Social Justice and Equity Forum and the Justice Studies Institute were created. All students are required to take a course that discusses diversity and inequality among other subjects. This college does not require Critical Race Training. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • All students are required to take STAGE 101, a seminar which discusses "identity, diversity, inequality, citizenship, democracy, privilege, social responsibility, and ethical action."
Program and Research Funding
  • St. Thomas Aquinas College launched a Center for Social Justice at the beginning in the Spring 2021 semester.
  • The college recently created the Justice Studies Institute which includes "interdisciplinary examinations of racism and racial justice."
Symbolic Actions
  • STAC launched a Social Justice and Equity Forum with the goal to "create a platform for students to express themselves, use our resources, and thrive with equality and understanding for all."
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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