Mission Statement

The PACT Program teaches Students of Color design thinking concepts to explore multiple life paths. The program also encourages the development of critical skills within an emotionally supportive environment to enhance the students' overall academic career at the University of San Francisco. 

The intent is to create an environment where students can form a pact based on community and accountability with the desire to maximize each other's full potential.

Four Agreements

Embedded in the program is an exploration of Stanford University's design thinking concepts and how they might support students' personal and professional development. The importance of “accountability” is also emphasized. Students will hold one another accountable for their goals. Accountability Partners (sophomores, juniors, and seniors) and Design Fellows (first-year and new transfer students) agree to uphold the following Four Agreements that make up our programming model:

  • Academic Agreement - Skill-building opportunities that enhance academic success
  • Professional Agreement - Opportunities that encourage career exploration and development
  • Social Agreement - Engagement in cross-cultural learning and networking
  • Community Agreement - Mentorship opportunities that allow for capacity building and service

Program Requirements 

Maintain a level of personal commitment to the program which includes active participation in workshops, study sessions, social events, and student success meetings.

To Join

We welcome all first-year and new transfer students of color including those who identify as transgender, non-binary, or non-conforming. If interested in joining the PACT community, please complete this application by August 2nd, 2021 or email with questions.

For Additional Information

Email or call (415) 422-5050.

The Heart of Accountability Partnership —

Getting the most out of life isn’t about how much you keep for yourself but how much you pour into others.

David Stoddard