Program for Advancing Scholarship and Service (PASS)

PASS is a selective first-year academic learning community for Arts and Sciences students who have a shared interest in the academic, cultural, career, and community benefits of diversity.

PASS uniquely links you with your academic advisor, faculty, community, and peers in ways that ensure your academic success and engagement. PASS offers you all the benefits of a small college experience — personalized guidance and support — with the kinds of great opportunities available only at a large university.

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Benefits of PASS

  • Priority scheduling. Schedule classes before many other freshmen.
  • Academic trips locally, nationally and abroad. Travel to places such as Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and London.
  • Competitive application. Join other great scholars in an exclusive organization.
  • Peer leaders. Meet with scholars who serve as positive peer role models.
  • Community building. Connect with other students who share similar interests.
  • Scholars teams. Work as a team to accomplish goals.
  • PASS newsletter. Receive important updates about PASS, academic opportunities, scholarship information and much more each week via email.
  • Weekly meetings. Participate in roundtable discussions, leadership development initiatives, health and wellness workshops, etc. — all designed to promote your academic and personal success.

There is more information in the PASS brochure.

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