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QUEST Leadership Program

QUEST is a three-phase leadership program designed to help Fontbonne students acquire foundational leadership skills, discern their personal strengths, and guide them on their personal vocational journey.

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step" -Lau-tzu

The mission of Fontbonne University is at the core of the QUEST Program – educating students to think critically, act ethically, and assume responsibility as citizens and leaders.

Click the links below to learn more about each phase:

Quest Phase 1 Quest Phase 2 Quest Phase 3

Who should participate in QUEST?

Any Fontbonne student is welcome to participate in the QUEST program. While the program is primarily geared toward first year and second year students, all students are invited to participate. 

Each phase has its own unique structure and purpose so while we recommend a certain sequence, students can design their own path of leadership development based on their distinct experience and needs.

What are the benefits?

Students who complete the QUEST program:

  • Are better able to articulate their personal strengths
  • Can identify their desired career path
  • Obtain skills and knowledge needed to help a world in need
  • Are better equipped to tackle tough world issues
  • Are uniquely qualified to bring about transformative change

Participants will receive a certificate and completion gift at the end of each phase. Students who complete all three phases of the QUEST program will receive special recognition at the annual Leadership and Service Awards Banquet held at the end of the Spring semester.

How do I get involved?

Each phase runs on a 8-week rotation. The chart below outlines the four annual sessions and when you can join each of the various phases. Phases one and two are 6-week intensive sessions and Phase three is a semester long session.

Phase 1            XXX            XXX             XXX
Phase 2            XXX            XXX             XXX
Phase 3           XXX              XXX  

PURPLE Sessions begin at the start of the semester and run through Fall/Spring Break; GOLD Sessions start after Fall/Spring Break and run through the end of the semester

While each Phase is designated for a certain length of time, the QUEST program is designed to meet the unique needs of each students. Throughout the program, if a student wants to delay or extend their enrollment, they may do so by working with the QUEST Phase coordinator.

Questions regarding the QUEST program can be directed to:

Janelle Densberger, Ph.D.
Director of Leadership Education and Student Activities

The QUEST leadership program has been made possible through the generous support of the Network in Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) and the Council of Independent Colleges.