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Fromm Institute Student Association (FISA)

FISA is your student association.

The FISA leadership members organize activities for Fromm members to enjoy that are intended to enrich the academic classes as well as build community at Fromm. As such, we offer concerts and performances, new member welcome sessions, an after-class film series, and lunchtime presentations. And we are always seeking new ideas for this social program to cater to your interests.


  • Who is a member of FISA?

Everyone enrolled in Fromm Institute classes is automatically a member and members are asked to pay voluntary dues of $5 for each eight-week session or $15 for the academic year. You will receive a nifty notebook when you pay.

  • What happens to the dues?

This assessment is placed into the Student Association Treasury and disbursed for its purposes as directed by the Officers and Steering Committee. Your dues help provide non-academic and social activities that FISA provides.

  • Where should you pay them?​

Dues can be paid at the FISA desk in the hallway in front of the Maraschi Room.  FISA Student members are there before morning classes and at lunch time every day.  Or you can write a check to FISA and hand it to any FISA Student member or mail it to:


c/o The Fromm Institute at USF

2130 Fulton Street

San Francisco, CA 94117-1080

  • Activities currently offered

  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.