Griffin Society


Griffin is a student organization open to all Honors and academically oriented students on the Marion Campus. Through their meetings and activities, Griffin seeks to foster a sense of community, encourage leadership and service, and expand the intellectual and cultural horizons of high-achieving students.

The students of the Griffin Society have helped develop academic community on the Marion campus through book readings, museum trips with faculty members, book sales, philanthropy events, and the Griffin Auxiliary Teaching Award. 

The Griffin Society is proud to host the annual Griffin Community Speaker event. During this inaugural year, we have invited Dr. Joshua Diehl, Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame to discuss recognition and treatment of childhood autism. Dr. Diehl’s talk will be in April (Autism Awareness month) and will be open to the university and Marion communities.



Christa Eyster (

Vice President:

James Gentzel (



Gentry Arburn (

Past President:

Travis Blanton (

Faculty Advisor:

Dr. Chris Daddis (