The Core Team is made up of student leaders who are actively involved with the community at St. Mary's. Collectively, they plan many of the events and programs that take place during the year, while each has individual responsibilities over a particular apostolate (area of service). Students apply to be a part of the Core Team each Spring and are selected by the Campus Minister and Chaplain. In addition to these members, Student Organizations at St. Mary's have a representative on the Team to help build unity among all groups.
Members of the Core Team are expected to have a daily prayer life, with a commitment to ongoing personal formation and the Moral Life. Each member meets with a Focus Missionary to discuss prayer and discipleship. Above all, the Core Team is dedicated to the New Evangelization at Stephen F. Austin State University and building authentic, life giving relationships with students already involved at St. Mary's.