Our Mission Fontbonne University, a Catholic institution founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides transformative education committed to the common good, inspiring students to become global citizens who think critically and act ethically to create a more just world. About Fontbonne Fontbonne University is a small liberal arts college in the Catholic tradition, founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. The university is set in a lovely residential section of St. Louis, enrolls approximately 1,200 students in professional and liberal arts programs that promote academic excellence and a commitment to the common good, to “serving the dear neighbor without distinction.” Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, Fontbonne University is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Fontbonne University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we honor the values and heritage of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet by fostering excellence, integrity, respect, diversity, community, justice, service, and faith. We are a community that sincerely embraces diversity, and we encourage applicants of any race, religion, disability status, veteran status, age, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.