Packs' Pact Program
What is the Packs' Pact Program?
Packs' Pact is an exciting new targeted program designed to positively impact student persistence. The goal of this program is to create an intentional support network for program participants via peer-to-peer networks and faculty/staff engagement. The desired outcomes of Pack’s PACT are:
- Increased sense of community among program participants and the University
- Increased self-esteem and self-efficacy as scholars inside and outside the classroom, thus improving retention/graduation rates, grade point averages, and the number of academic honors
- Cultural competence as it pertains to the history and future of targeted populations at NC State University, the State of North Carolina, and the nation.
- Increased participation in formal campus leadership/cultural opportunities including CSLEPS, Study Abroad, and Alternative Spring Break, among others.
Outcomes will be met through the scheduled activities. An annual retreat allowing participants to engage in leaning is a major component of this initiative.
Features of the Packs' Pact Program include:
- Monthly meetings - students are required to read articles addressing contemporary issues directly impacting them in higher education. Different presenters will have to present a summary at the beginning of each meeting.
- An annual retreat
- Information on NC State student involvement CSLEPS, Study Abroad, and other leadership development initiatives
- Tools to help identify personal leadership styles, strengths, and cultural skills
- Mentoring from faculty, staff and upper class students
- Participation in community service projects
Why become a member of the Packs' Pact Program?
- Establish rapport with other students in a wide variety of majors across colleges
- Identify and develop personal leadership and communication skill-sets
- Become culturally aware while preparing to engage with the NC State community more purposefully
- Must be sophomore or junior by spring 2012
- Attend the Packs’ Pack retreat (This may be an overnight program.)
- Participate in a minimum of six (6) programs or events each semester
- Should be free on Tuesday evenings
- Must complete the Packs’ Pact Application