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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

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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3.2 Overall Cumulative GPA for Academic Year 2021-22
186 Hours of Tutoring Supported by PASS
1,515 Hours Logged by Mentors
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