Multicultural Affairs

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Mission

The office of multicultural affairs affirms the value of diversity shared by Fontbonne University and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. The office contributes to the promotion of a community that acknowledges, respects, supports and celebrates diversity. The office of multicultural affairs presents programs, makes resource referrals and advises students and groups. In addition, the office provides sensitivity education to advance faculty, staff and student awareness and appreciation of themselves and other members of the wider community.

Programs & Events

Griffins Achieving Progress Mentoring Program (GAP)

GAP is a peer mentoring program that was created to increase the recruitment, retention and graduation of students of color and first generation (underrepresented) college students.

For more information, contact Ms. Armani Wilder, awilder@fontbonne.edu

Heritage Month Celebrations

  • Latinx Heritage Month (September 16 – October 15)
  • Black History Month (February)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

This celebration highlights and memorializes the work, accomplishments and legacy of one of the greatest Civil Rights and African American leaders in modern history.

Diversity Training / Workshops

The Office of Multicultural Affairs provides training and workshop opportunities for student groups, university departments and units, and community partners on topics related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice. To request one of these trainings or workshops, please contact Mr. James Williams, jwilliams@fontbonne.edu.

International Bazaar

Come celebrate our diverse campus with food, entertainment and cultural exchange from all over the world.

Female student at unity event.

Scholarship

Dr. Donald M. Suggs Scholarship

The Dr. Donald M. Suggs Scholarship is presented annually to recognize two incoming freshmen in the St. Louis area who are from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds and have demonstrated the potential for academic success and leadership.

Student Organizations

  • Black Student Union (BSU)
  • Latino Hispanic Union (LHU)

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

The Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is a committee that will engage in activities to protect our diversity, explore diversity and equity issues and promote a positive attitude toward diversity on all of our campuses and wherever the university does its work — from classrooms, laboratories, libraries and practice fields to administrative office and performance venues.

Contact Us

Office of Multicultural Affairs
LACE 403 (Fourth floor of Medaille Hall)
314-889-4503

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