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Peer Accountability & Connections Program

Apply to PAC Program

Who is eligible to join the program?

All transfer students who are in the first 3 quarters are welcome to apply to the Peer Accountability & Connections Program. Because we want to create meaningful, engaged, and productive groups, we cap this program at 20 students for fall 2020. Deadline extended! Apply by September 11 by 12:00pm.

How do I apply?

The application to join PAC is not time consuming and can be completed through the link below.

Application for PAC!

What is PAC?

What 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 

Is PAC available online?

PAC is offered online for the fall quarter and available to all transfer students in their first 3 quarters at CWU. Participants meet once a week online throughout the Fall 2020 quarter. Participants can choose from one of the 3 times to attend synchronously with their peers:

  1. Tuesday 4:00-5:00 pm
  2. Wednesday 10:00-11:00 am
  3. Thursday from 12:00-1:00 pm 

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."

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 

 

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