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Fromm Institute Student Association (FISA)

FISA is your student association.


The FISA council organizes activities for Fromm members to enjoy through enriching academic classes as well as building community. As such, we offer concerts and performances, new member welcome sessions, an after-class film series, and lunchtime presentations. We are always seeking new ideas from you for this social program.


  • Who is a member of FISA?

Everyone enrolled in Fromm Institute classes is automatically a member. 

Important announcement as of Jan 2020: 

The Fromm Institute Student Association (FISA) plans all non-academic programming at the Fromm Institute. In

the past, they have paid for these events through your voluntary dues of $5 per session. It was suggested that

dues be paid through student membership fees, and the Friends of the Fromm Institute Board of Directors

approved the financial support of FISA through regular membership fees and the Fromm Institute annual budget.

All students continue to be members of FISA. If you have prepaid dues for Winter or Spring 2020, please pick up

a free notebook from the FISA desk during the first week of classes or from the office thereafter. If you have

not paid your dues, notebooks are available at cost for $3 per notebook. This new process will streamline FISA's

budget process and make for an improved Student Association​​

  • Activities currently offered by the FISA leadership members:

  1. Lunchtime concerts and other performances

  2. Lunchtime cookies and holiday candy

  3. Original performances through the Fromm Playwrights

  4. The Fromm Matinee Film Series - in conjunction with the Fromm Institute.

  5. New Student Welcome Program - in conjunction with the Fromm Institute.

  6. Lunchtime walks to the Golden Gate Park

  7. StoryCorps/Fromm Project


Are there other ideas for activities you have? Feel free to go to the Chat Box or come to the FISA desk in the hallway in front of the Maraschi Room. 

A Word From the Executive Director of Fromm Institute

"Our members consistently state that the major strengths of our program are the academic rigor of our professors and classes, followed closely by the social environment created here. The Fromm Institute Student Association develops much of the social program for Fromm Institute members – an essential element of the Fromm Institute and one of the primary reasons for our success."

-- Derek S. Leighnor, Esq.