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 Fall 2022

September 2022

  • 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.

October 2022

  • Navigating Faculty Office Hours | October 11, 2022 | University Center  402/403| 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Major / Minor Fair Prep! | October 12, 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 20, 2022 | University Center  402/403| 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

November 2022

  • Coping with Homesickness | November 2, 2022 | University Center  402/403| 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Career Support and Financial Stability | November 10, 2022 | University Center  503| 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

December 2022 

  • Self-Advocacy and Care | December 6, 2022 | McLaren Conference Center| 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

If you have any questions, please email us at

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