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Take your first step towards academic success!

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What is PASS?

Promoting Academic Student Success (PASS) is a program that facilitates the retention, academic success, holistic development and timely graduation of all underrepresented students at WSU, through academic support services, educational and cultural programming, interpersonal relationships and mentoring.

By participating in PASS, students will be able to:

  • Appreciate other students from diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrate accountability for their learning experiences and academic success
  • Identify key university resources that will assist them in their retention and graduation
  • Effectively practice developmental skills such as time management, study skills and career planning
  • Create relationships with a network of peers, faculty and staff on campus

Students remain our top priority.

As classes are in a hybrid format for the spring 2021 semester, programs and services are still available for students through the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. While your experience may be different now, we hope you choose to embrace the change and continue to work hard to be successful.

Please see the following changes that have been affected by COVID-19 precautions:

PASS Spring 2021 Sessions

PASS Spring 2021 Sessions

Stay up-to-date on all events and workshops pertaining to Promoting Academic Student Success!

A Student's Perspective

"PASS (formerly MSMP) gave me an opportunity to find a family at Wichita State. I was matched with a peer mentor who helped me transition into college life, find resources on campus and get involved."

- Jade Mursch

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3.1 Overall Cumulative GPA for Academic Year 2017-18
864 Hours of Tutoring Supported by PASS
1,056 Hours Logged by Mentors
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