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Society of the Arches

St. Thomas benefits from a deep level of engagement from its alumni volunteers. They serve on the Alumni Advisory Board, mentor current students, volunteer on campus and beyond, and lead corporate affinity groups and reunion committees. Volunteers make St. Thomas better every single day because they advance our mission within the community.

The Alumni Advisory Board established the Society of the Arches to acknowledge and recognize the important contributions of alumni volunteers to the university community. The name of the society is a nod to the signature piece of architecture found on the original St. Thomas campus!

Alumni earn achievement awards based on semesters of service, and more than 1,100 alumni have been recognized as members of the Society of the Arches. We are grateful for their service!

Please contact Morgan Weis with any questions about your status in the Society of the Arches.

Society of the Arches Achievement Levels

  • Socius Incipiens: Discovery
  • Socius Approbatus: Commitment
  • Socius Fidelis: Dedication
  • Socius Fidelissimus: Loyalty
  • Socius Incipiens: Discovery

    This level is achieved after three semesters of volunteer activity.

    Alumni are inducted into the Society of the Arches at the Discovery level. At this point, they have raised their hand to come back and support their alma mater in a variety of ways. We are grateful for their support!

    Socius Approbatus: Commitment

    This level is achieved after six semesters of volunteer activity.

    As alumni continue to earn additional credits in the Society of the Arches, they move into the Commitment level. Alumni in this level have shown deeper commitment to St. Thomas. They not only add value to our community, but they also benefit as they become more connected within the Tommie Network.

    Socius Fidelis: Dedication

    This level is achieved after 12 semesters of volunteer activity.

    Alumni at this level have shown a strong Dedication to St. Thomas, and they have regularly offered their time and talents through a variety of volunteer activities. At this level, alumni are typically regular fixtures on campus and valuable advisors within the Tommie Network.

    Socius Fidelissimus: Loyalty

    This level is achieved after 20 semesters of volunteer activity.

    Our most Loyal volunteers reach level IV in the Society of the Arches. Their leadership has been honorable, and their support to St. Thomas as loyal volunteers cannot be matched. They are the university's most esteemed volunteers, and we recognize alumni at this level at the annual St. Thomas Day dinner.

    Socius Incipiens: Discovery

    Socius Incipiens: Discovery

    This level is achieved after three semesters of volunteer activity.

    Alumni are inducted into the Society of the Arches at the Discovery level. At this point, they have raised their hand to come back and support their alma mater in a variety of ways. We are grateful for their support!

    Socius Approbatus: Commitment

    Socius Approbatus: Commitment

    This level is achieved after six semesters of volunteer activity.

    As alumni continue to earn additional credits in the Society of the Arches, they move into the Commitment level. Alumni in this level have shown deeper commitment to St. Thomas. They not only add value to our community, but they also benefit as they become more connected within the Tommie Network.

    Socius Fidelis: Dedication

    Socius Fidelis: Dedication

    This level is achieved after 12 semesters of volunteer activity.

    Alumni at this level have shown a strong Dedication to St. Thomas, and they have regularly offered their time and talents through a variety of volunteer activities. At this level, alumni are typically regular fixtures on campus and valuable advisors within the Tommie Network.

    Socius Fidelissimus: Loyalty

    Socius Fidelissimus: Loyalty

    This level is achieved after 20 semesters of volunteer activity.

    Our most Loyal volunteers reach level IV in the Society of the Arches. Their leadership has been honorable, and their support to St. Thomas as loyal volunteers cannot be matched. They are the university's most esteemed volunteers, and we recognize alumni at this level at the annual St. Thomas Day dinner.