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

1G Collective

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.    

Association of Computer Machinery (ACM)

Association of Computer Machinery is an educational and scientific society that is designed for computing. This organization is strongly encouraged for Computer Science and Applied Mathematics majors at Fontbonne University.

Black Student Union (BSU)

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.

Disney Leadership Institute

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.

FIRST Leaders

FIRST Leaders help new international students adjust and transition to Fontbonne and American life smoothly and easily. These students not only meet our new friends during orientation, but they assist them throughout their first semester.

Fontbonne International Student Alliance (FISA)

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.

Fontbonne Student Ambassadors

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)

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.

Griffins Achieving Progress

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.

Griffin Gamers

The mission of the Griffin Gamers is to socialize and connect together as a community through various forms of games. The overall tone of this organization allows students to experience a stress-free environment that gives anyone the chance to escape from the academic nature of the campus. Griffin Gamers was formed to give students a sense of purpose and allow them to interact and build new relationships on and off campus.

Griffin Roar

Griffin Roar is Fontbonne University’s journalism and newspaper organization that publishes articles on just about anything!

GriffinTHON

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.

Hackers Club

A joint community built around coding and debugging software situations by hacking.

Math & Computer Science Club

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.

Musical Theater Club

Musical Theater Club provides a space for students to gather to celebrate their love for musical theater.

National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association (NSSLHA)

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

Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK)

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.

Peace Corps Prep

The Peace Corps Prep Program at Fontbonne University is the only prep program in the St. Louis area and we’re thrilled to offer our students the support and tools needed to prepare for such a valuable commitment to global service.

Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (SAFCS)

The Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences is the advocate of the Family and Consumer Sciences student body, serving the community through various community service projects.

Student Athlete and Advisory Council (SAAC)

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

Students for Life (SFL)

Members of Fontbonne Students for Life strive to educate the Fontbonne community and others about the sanctity of life, in all its forms, from conception to natural death.

Student Government Association (SGA)

The Student Government Association serves as the governing board for our student body. Through campus events, meetings and forums, assessment, and more, this organization strives to provide support and development for the needs of our students.

University Programming Council (UP!)

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

WING Leaders

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.

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