Mission Statement

The PACT Program provides Students of Color with skill-based development, emotional support and leadership opportunities to enhance their overall academic career at 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 a constructive exploration of racial and gender identity. The importance of “accountability” is also emphasized. Students will hold one another accountable for their goals. Accountability Partners (sophomores, juniors and seniors) and Scholars (freshmen) agree to uphold the following Four Agreements that makeup 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 mandatory workshops, study sessions, social events, and student success meetings.

To Join

We welcome all first year students of color including those who identify as transgender, non-binary or non-conforming. If interested, complete the application »

For Additional Information

Email or call the Director Michael Tadesse-Bell at (415) 422-5050.

To see PACT events happening throughout the semester, use our PACT Calendar link to add events to your preferred calendar. 

The Heart of Mentoring —

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

David Stoddard