ACE Mentoring Program

Accelerate your success. Create your future. Engage in your college community.

ACE Mentoring Program is an opportunity for freshman College of Engineering majors to gain skills, resources, and support to help you ace your first semester at Wichita State. This unique opportunity is open to incoming freshmen who desire to accelerate their success, create their future, and engage in their college community.

What is the ACE Mentoring Program?

The ACE Mentoring Program provides one-on-one peer mentorship to new freshmen College of Engineering majors. Incoming freshmen who join the program are paired with an upperclass College of Engineering student who can provide guidance, support, and resources to you throughout your first semester at Wichita State. Below are all of activities that are part of the ACE Mentoring Program.

ACE Welcome Party

On the evening of Saturday, August 24, there will be a welcome party to kick-off the semester. All freshmen members and mentors are invited! There will be free food and fun, and the opportunity to meet your mentor and the other students in the program.

Peer Mentoring

Freshmen members are matched with an upperclass student who serves as a peer mentor. We match students so that freshmen and their mentors have least one thing in common, such as academic major or a shared hobby or interest. You meet at least once per month with your mentor during the fall semester, and your mentor is someone you can reach out to at any time for guidance or support.

Social Events

Each month, there will be social events that all freshmen members and mentors will attend. The social events provide an opportunity for you to meet new people, make connections, and get to know other members and mentors in a fun and relaxing environment. And...we always have free food at our events!

Success Series Workshops

Each month, we will host an academic success session for freshmen members of the program. Through interactive, hands-on sessions on topics such as time management, study habits, or goal setting, we provide you with pratical tools and skills to help you ace your first semester.

What are the benefits of joining the program?

The ACE Mentoring Program has one major goal: to help you sucessfully transition to Wichita State and have a successful first semester academically, socially, and personally. The benefits of being part of the program include:

  • One-on-one guidance and support throughout your first semester from an upperclass engineering student.
  • Opportunities to network and build connections within the College of Engineering.
  • Success Series sessions that equip you with skills and resouces to effectively navigate your first semester.
  • Free College of Engineering swag!
  • Social events and free food!
  • Advice and resources on how to get involved on in the College of Engineering and on campus.
What are the membership requirements?

ACE Mentoring Program doesn't have strict membership requirements that make it difficult to join. More than anything else, we seek students who have a strong desire to be successful, and simply want some additional guidance, resources, or support along the way. If you can meet these four easy membership requirements, we encourage you to apply!

  • Must be a freshman College of Engineering major in the Fall 2019 semester.
  • Commitment to the program for the Fall 2019 semester.
  • Participation in the Success Series monthly sessions and other ACE Mentoring Program events.
  • Monthly one-on-one meet-ups with your ACE Mentor.
How do I join?

If you are interested in being part of the ACE Mentoring Program, and are committed to being fully involved in the program, the first step is to fill out the application by August 4. The application will be available on this page beginning May 17. Up to 50 students will be invited to join the program. All applicants will be notified of the selection outcome by August 9.

Students selected to be in the program will be contacted by their mentor prior to the start of fall classes, and then will meet their mentors in person at our ACE Welcome Party on August 24.