PACT

Mission Statement

The Dons Mentoring "PACT" Program at the University of San Francisco (USF) provides undergraduate students of color and/or those who identify as first generation, with an opportunity to receive an ongoing peer-to-peer mentoring relationship with their sophomore, junior, and senior peers. PACT assists mentees in building a sense of belonging, skill-based development, and leadership opportunities at USF. Embedded with Stanford University's design thinking concepts, PACT intends to create an environment where Accountability Partners (sophomores, juniors, and seniors) and PACT Mentees (first-year and new transfer students) can form a pact based on the following four themes 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 PACT Mentees (first-year and new transfer students) agree to uphold the following Four Agreements that make up our programming model:

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

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.

Design Studios Spring 2023

 

February 2023

  • Museum Day | February 11, 2023 | MoAD or the Oakland Museum| 1:00  - 3:00 p.m.
  • Valentine's Day Craft Night | February 13, 2023 | University Center 402/403 | 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
  • USF Men's Basketball Game | February 23, 2023 | War Memorial at THE Sobrato Center | 8:00 p.m. 

March 2023

  • PACT Study Sessions | March 1, 2023| University Center 503 | 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. 
  • Cohort Games | March 3, 2023 | Koret Gym / Swig Gym (Basketball Courts)| 3:00  - 5:00 p.m.
  • PACT Study Sessions | March 7, 2023| Gaming Lounge University Center 1 | 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. 
  • Church on 8 Wheels | March 24, 2023 | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 
  • Career Services | March 30, 2023| University Center 503 | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 

April 2023

  • Success in your major | April 3, 2023| University Center 402/403 | 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. 
  • Bonfire | April 28, 2023 | Ocean Beach | Time: TBD

May 2023 

  • PACT Study Session | May 1, 2023| University Center 503| 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. 
  • PACT End of Year Celebration | May 3, 2023 | McLaren 250 | 5:30 - 700 p.m.
  • PACT Study Session | May 5, 2023| University Center 503| 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. 

 

  • Studying in College 101 | September 20, 2022 | University Center 402/403| 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Understanding USF Campus Resources | September 27, 2022 | University Center 402/403| 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Navigating Faculty Office Hours | October 11, 2022 | University Center 402/403| 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Studying in STEM as a Student of Color and / or First-Generation Student | October 25, 2022 | University Center 503| 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Takeaways from the Major / Minor Fair | October 26, 2022 | University Center 402/403| 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Halloween Night | October 27, 2022 | McLaren Complex Center 251 | 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Coping with Homesickness | November 2, 2022 | University Center 402/403| 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • National First-Generation Day Mixer | November 8, 2022 | McLaren 252 | 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Career Support and Financial Stability | November 10, 2022 | University Center 503| 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Mid-Semester Dinner | November 14, 2022 | McLaren Complex Center 251 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Self-Advocacy and Care | December 6, 2022 | McLaren Conference Center| 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Fall 2022 Closing Dinner | December 8, 2022 | University Center Crossroads Café | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

If you have any questions about the Design Studios, please email us at pactusfca@gmail.com

 

For Additional Information

Email pactusfca@gmail.com 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