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


Save the Date!

P.A.A.C.T 2023 will take place August 18, 2023 - August 21, 2023.

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! 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 host this initiative through the Office of Black Student Engagement within the Center for Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement.

Participant Registration Opens Summer 2023

PEER Coordinators

The Office of Black Student Engagement is searching for diverse, and enthusiastic Peer Coordinators who are involved in different areas of campus (BSU, research, Greek Life, Student Government, the local community and more) and who have a desire to help first-year students that identify as Black from high school to college over the summer. It is an amazing opportunity to meet incoming Gators while facilitating their academic, personal, and professional growth. Peer Coordinators will serve an essential role during our PAACT weekend of events. These coordinators will supervise and mentor our Peer Leaders and aid in the training and coordination of the PAACT program. They will have direct contact with students as they work to prepare programs and lead small group activities and discussions. Read more about each coordinator role below!

Click Here To Apply for a Peer Coordinator Role!


Satcha Sanon at satcha92@ufl.edu