St. Thomas Aquinas College

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St. Thomas Aquinas College
Stac torch.png
MottoTo enlighten the mind through truth
PresidentKen Daly
ProvostDr. Robert Murray
Location, ,
United States

41°02′32″N 73°56′09″W / 41.04222°N 73.93583°W / 41.04222; -73.93583Coordinates: 41°02′32″N 73°56′09″W / 41.04222°N 73.93583°W / 41.04222; -73.93583
ColorsMaroon   gold  
Athletics18 Varsity Teams
East Coast Conference
NCAA Division II
The campus of St. Thomas Aquinas College, showing Costello Hall in the background.

St. Thomas Aquinas College (STAC) is a private liberal arts college in Sparkill, New York. The college is named after the medieval philosopher and theologian Thomas Aquinas. It was founded by the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill, whose headquarters are in the town. The college offers 35 majors across three schools: Arts and Sciences, Business, and Education.


Romano Center

  • Also known as the Romano Student-Alumni Center, or RSAC for short. This building houses the Spartan Grille, a fast food counter restaurant along with dining seating areas located throughout the hall. Romano Center also houses the campus' bookstore, a small stage, a small video game area, a pool table area, and other campus service offices.

Maguire Hall

  • Primarily consists of offices and classrooms. This section of the campus also houses Sullivan Theater, a small performing arts theater. It also features some art studios and a seminar room, known as the Smith Seminar room.

Naughton Hall / Marian Gardens

  • Naugton Hall consists of professors offices. Marian Gardens consists of a walking path and a small rest area.

Aquinas Hall

  • This hall is located at the center of the campus. It consists of Campus Safety & Security, the Mail Room, the Aquinas Hall Gymnasium, The Kraus Fitness Center, and Athletics Offices.

Costello Hall

  • Consists of offices and classrooms related to the division of science education. It has science labs and lecture-like classrooms. The hall also houses the Azarian-McCullough Art Gallery and the Poggi Family Terrace.

Spellman Hall

  • Consists of classrooms, computer labs, and many academic and administrative offices. This hall also consists of the Lougheed Library and the Center for Academic Excellence, a tutoring center for all STAC students. There is also a television/media studio.

Borelli Hall

  • Consists of offices and classrooms related to the majors of business and education. It is also the hall where the Office of the President is housed.

Aquinas Village

  • Consists of residence dorms for upperclassmen and tennis courts where the men's and women's tennis teams play.

McNelis Commons

  • Consists of residence dorms for lowerclassmen and a buffet-styled cafeteria.


The St. Thomas Aquinas College Spartans field 14 varsity NCAA Division II East Coast Conference athletic teams. These include Track and Field, Cross Country, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Golf, and Tennis. There is also a sprint football team which plays in the Collegiate Sprint Football League. Club sports are also available at the college, and these include bowling, cheer and dance team, and volleyball.[citation needed] The Spartans have a cross-campus rivalry with Dominican College since they are geographically a mile away from each other.

Notable alumni[edit]


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