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Peer Accountability & Connections Program

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Who is eligible to join the program?

All transfer students who are in the first four quarters are welcome to apply to the Peer Accountability & Connections Program. Because we want to create meaningful, engaged, and productive groups, we will cap this program at 20 students for fall 2022.

How do I apply?

It's easy! Just fill out this form.

What is PAC?

PAC program logoWhat is the Peer Accountability & Connection Program?

Are you a transfer student looking to connect with other transfer students? Do you want to improve your time management skills? PAC is for you!

The goal of this group is to provide transfer students guidance on improving organization and time management skills, meet with individuals from the CWU campus that represent a range of resource assistance, and create opportunities to build connections around academic support issues.

What can I expect from participating in PAC?

You will be able to:

  • participate in fun activities while building connections with other students
  • be able to set accomplishable goals for the quarter and work toward completing them
  • hear strategies for success from a variety of campus partners
  • gain knowledge in recommended topics including: personal finance, online learning strategies, career preparation, and wellness 

Who can join PAC?

All transfer students in their first three quarters at CWU can join PAC. This includes online and center students as well as students located at the Ellensburg campus.

Is PAC available online?

PAC is offered online. 

When does PAC meet? 

PAC participants in fall 2022 will meet once a week. Participants can choose from one of two sessions to attend synchronously with their peers.

Benefits of PAC

What are students saying about the PAC?

“It helped to provide me support in the form[at] where I could ask questions about anything relating to campus that I was struggling with as a transfer.” 

Helped me be more social.

"Helped improve my relationship with scheduling."

"I've made tons of great friends my age. Transferring was made much less lonely!"

"I've been able to time manage my schedule better."

"That reaffirmation that I am not alone when it comes to being lost as a transfer student. Just having a meeting helped me to get out of my more often as a sort of accountability since I was signed up for PAC."

Here are some reasons students have joined the PAC program:

  • Learn about resources on campus and how to find them
  • Learn time management skills      
  • Create new friends      
  • Be part of a support group to help me stay on track      
  • Manage my procrastination<

After participating, students highlighted some of the benefits they got from the group:

  • Appreciated having the routine of weekly check-ins
  • Helped me be more organized and efficient 
  • Created a place to talk through situations and create balance between home and academic life
  • Provided a comfortable transition from community college to university
  • Appreciated presentations about resources from across campus  
  • Pushed me out of my comfort zone and made it okay to ask for help