A group of mixed-gendered students with their arms on each other's shoulders wearing PAACT T-shirts.


Established in 1998, the P.A.A.C.T (Pledging to Advance Academic Capacity Together) Program serves as a welcome initiative for incoming first-year students to create connections, learn about campus resources, and become familiar with strategies for success inside and outside of the classroom. We are excited to bring the program back, through the Office of Black Student Engagement and the Center for Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement.

Registration for PAACT!

Meet Your P.A.A.C.T. Coordinators

Congratulations on your admission to the University of Florida! We are excited to welcome you to the Gator Nation.  We remember what it was like being in your shoes and how excited we were to continue our academic endeavors at UF. We were also nervous as we prepared to navigate this new and ambitious journey. We all agree that one important factor that led to our success was the community of care we found across campus and more importantly within the Black community. The P.A.A.C.T. program strives to ensure that students arrive and thrive as they enter the University of Florida. We cannot wait to meet you all!

Meet Your P.A.A.C.T. Peer Leaders

Peer Leaders are enthusiastic and have a desire to help students with the transition from high school to college. Peer Leaders meet with new students to guide others, facilitate small group discussions, and answer any and all questions. 

If this sounds like you, consider applying. We’re looking for Peer Leaders who are excited to meet new people, eager to help others, and involved in different areas on campus. Whether you are involved in student organizations, research, student government or the local Gainesville community we want you to apply and join the P.A.A.C.T. program!