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Student Organizations

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There are many opportunities to get involved on campus. Below are all of the currently active student organizations.

Current Student Organizations

The 1G Collective is designed for students who are the first in their immediate family to attend a four-year college (excluding siblings). The 1G Collective guides students through their first year and beyond through one-on-one mentorship, connections to faculty, workshops, and social events. The program also strives to bring awareness to first-generation students, faculty, and staff at Fontbonne University.    

Black Student Union’s purpose is to promote a just community while challenging injustices; establish inclusion of black students on a predominantly white campus; create an alliance for incoming students who may feel out of place; and engage in community development, entrepreneurship, and education.

The Fontbonne University Disney Leadership Institute allows students to attend the College Edition of the Disney Youth Education Series – an accredited Leadership Development program hosted by professionals and business leaders associated with The Walt Disney Corporation. This program encourages participants to focus on and develop personal strengths and values in conjunction with organizational values and individual legacy. Students that graduate from the institute will return to campus as stronger leaders with a continued focus on understanding that personal values and strengths serve as a cornerstone for all leadership development.

The purpose of FISA is to promote international and national student interaction, ease the transition for international students into life in America, enhance the international student experience, and to foster a sense of unity within the Fontbonne Community.

The Fontbonne Student Government serves as the governing body for our university.  Through collaborative events, meetings and forums, frequent assessment, and more, this organization strives to provide support and development for the needs of our students. 

Advisor – Joel Hermann (

Student Ambassadors strive to help find first-year students and transfers their new home as a Griffin by giving tours, mentoring students and more!

Griffins Obtaining Leadership Development (GOLD) is a program designed to shape and guide Fontbonne Students into excellent Leaders. Throughout a student’s time at Fontbonne, they will participate in many GOLD workshops and programs – including our “Starts With Why” workshop, the “Strengths Discovery” workshop, our “Summit on Activism, Inclusion and Leadership (SAIL)” Event, and the “Senior Legacy Symposium.”  By completing the program, a student should have the skills and articulation necessary to be a leader in their future field.

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.

GriffinTHON aims to engage our campus community in philanthropic efforts supporting our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals through events, cause-related service opportunities, and participation in our program.

The Math and Computer Science club seeks to foster fellowship and academic growth among students interested in technology and mathematics. Events include speakers on topics such as statistics, outings to destinations of interest to the math and computing community, and competitions such as puzzles and logic games.

NSSLHA aims to promote leadership events and activities pertaining to the fields of Speech Language Pathology and Deaf Education.

Omicron Delta Kappa is the National Leadership Honor Society. The Fontbonne circle aims to celebrate student excellence and reiterate the tenants of leadership, scholarship, and fellowship.

SAGA aims to provide a safe environment for communication, celebration, and education of the LGBTQ+ community on Fontbonne University campus and beyond.  SAGA’s mission is to share experiences, gather, promote equality, and help improve the Fontbonne University campus and the greater St. Louis Metropolitan area. 

SAAC aims to provide insight on the student-athlete experience and offer input on the rules, regulations, and policies that affect student-athletes’ lives.

TELOS: Transformation, Exploration, Leadership, Occupation, and Service and Social Justice.

TELOS is not like other honors programs. It’s not about harder classes or extra pressure. It’s not about your ACT score or GPA. And it’s not just a fancy line on your future resume.TELOS is a holistic, customized program for motivated and intellectually curious students to work in and outside the classroom toward their highest purposes. This program seeks to help you know yourself, your gifts and your potential to serve a world in need, professionally and personally.

Supervisor- Matt

University Programming aims to provide campus-wide, large-scaled programming aimed at creating a vibrant, inclusive environment for all Fontbonne Community members.

The WING Leaders serve as the student welcoming committee that help execute and implement our summer and fall orientation programs for first-year students. As WING Leaders, these students work to implement memorable experiences associated with being new Griffins as well as provide applicable resources needed to be a college student.

Psych Club works to provide self-care and stress relief to the student body at Fontbonne University. 

Advisor – Amy Ruffus-Doerr (

The Senior Committee is a group of graduating students that work together to host events and celebrations for our Griffin Grads.

Supervisor – Joel Hermann (

Social Work Club is an organization on campus that fosters fellowship among social work students and sheds light on the true purpose of social work for the greater good of society.


Advisor – Libby Lyons (

The mission at ALAS is to provide a safe and welcoming environment for Hispanic/Latinx -identifying students at Fontbonne University. We strive to educate the Fontbonne community about our unique traditions, history, hardships, accomplishments, and progression. We are devoted to improving the conditions of Hispanic/Latinx students’ experience culturally, socially, and intellectually as minority students at a predominately white-American university. 

Advisor: Lizbeth Román 

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