The Fontaine Center

The Fontaine Center, University Health Center, Student Affairs, University of Georgia

Prevention. Early Intervention. Support Services. Alcohol and Other Drugs: 706-542-8690, Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention & Advocacy Services: 706-542-SAFE(7233)

In an effort to promote an environment that supports the safety of students, on campus and in the community, a generous donation from the family of John Fontaine, Jr. has enabled the University of Georgia to create a center for alcohol and other drug prevention, early intervention & recovery support services including relationship and sexual violence prevention and 24 hour advocacy services. The goal of the center is to provide a comprehensive range of evidence-based services that support the UGA community.

Our Mission: Leading in health promotion and wellness programs

Our Vision: To advance the wellbeing of our students and the UGA Community


Phone: 706-542-8690

Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
Closed from 12 noon - 1 pm

The Fontaine Center is located in the Health Promotion Department on the first floor of the University Health Center, at the corner of College Station and East Campus Road, on the University of Georgia campus.

John Fontaine, Jr.

John Fontaine, Jr. died instantly at age 16 when his friend, who had been drinking, lost control of the car and hit a tree.

With his loveable, jovial demeanor and effortless smile, John proved himself the consummate friend as he brought goodness and joy into the lives of others. His favorite reaction from people was laughter. To each and every friend he gave a special part of himself, and he knew how to keep them up and how to keep them smiling. John was a true showman and enjoyed enchanting people in a theatre full of young audiences.

“I may not have lived a long life, but I lived a good life…and friendship is the most important thing there is.”

These words from the play Charlotte’s Web, spoken by him on the last day of his life, appropriately and profoundly reflect the spirit and the heart of John Fontaine, Jr.



Alcohol & Other Drug Prevention, Early Intervention and Recovery Support:

AlcoholEdu, Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates, and Mental Well-Being for Students

Prevention, Outreach & Educational Programming

Early Intervention & Consultations

Recovery Support Services -- Collegiate Recovery Community(CRC)

Relationship & Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP):

Prevention, Outreach & Educational Programming Advocacy Services

Additional Services:

Koru Mindfulness

Fontaine Mentor Programs:
- Faculty/Staff Program
- Peer Mentor Program

The Fontaine Center needs your feedback! Please take the 30 minute online course: Prescription Medication Abuse Prevention. Your valuable input will help tailor our messaging for future college students at UGA & across America.

Online Self-Assessment:

e-CHUG -- The e-CHUG (electronic Check-Up to Go) is an interactive web survey that allows college and university students to enter information about their drinking patterns and receive feedback about their use of alcohol.

Crisis resources:

If in need of immediate safety assistance:
Call 911

24/7 RSVP Hotline (connect with a confidential advocate): 706-542-SAFE (7233)

Alcohol & Other Drug Support Services: 706-542-8690