Implemented on the Minnesota State University Mankato campus in fall 2019, MavPASS is founded in supplemental instruction. It was branded as MavPASS because it is a "peer-facilitated academic support system" for students in historically difficult courses. To support students in these difficult courses, MavPASS Leaders are identified and hired to sit in on the course in which they already demonstrated proficiency in a previous semester. The MavPASS Leaders are also trained in collaborative learning techniques in order to facilitate study sessions for any students in participating sections of the course. The MavPASS sessions are confidential and free, and research shows that students who attend them earn an average of one full letter grade higher in the course.