Wichita State University
Mentor Programs

This webpage serves as a central location for all of Wichita State University’s mentor programs and groups.

ACE Mentoring Program
Accelerate your success. Create your future. Engage in your college community. The ACE Mentoring Program provides one-on-one peer mentorship to new freshmen, transfer, and returning adult students in the College of Engineering. Incoming students who join the program are paired with upper-class College of Engineering students who provide guidance, support, and resources throughout their first semester at Wichita State.

A-MAP Adult Mentoring Program
A-MAP is a resource for adult learners to utilize while navigating through the academic world. Designed to help adults learn to balance academic requirements and personal lifestyle challenges, A-MAP intends to create opportunities for collaborative experiences between peers to encourage and support their journey to graduation and beyond.

Handshake Peer Mentors
Handshake's peer messaging platform allows students and alumni to make their profiles visible to other students and alumni across Handshake schools and message them. There are over 700 schools that utilize Handshake, and this feature gives you an even greater ability to connect with and learn from your peers and alumni from Wichita State University. 

Institute for the Study of Economic Growth Mentoring Program
The Institute for the Study of Economic Growth's mission is to advance the teaching, research, and application of innovative and entrepreneurial activities in a free enterprise economy to enhance societal prosperity through economic growth.

Koch Scholars Mentor Program 
Koch Scholars in the Cohen Honors College participate in a peer mentoring program. The program pairs first-year scholars with current scholars.

LaunchPrep, a partnership between the WSU Center for Entrepreneurship and NXTUS, provides early-stage companies access to a select group of Wichita's most successful entrepreneurs. Their one-on-one mentorship will enable you to get your venture off the ground.

LGBTQ+ Ambassadors
LGBTQ+ Ambassadors lead the way in representing queer Shockers across campus. They participate in panels, lead discussions, plan events, and help coordinate our annual LGBTQ+ events. These students also work with community organizations to be mentors for local high school Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) students and invite them to be part of Shocker Nation.

McNair Mentor Program
The McNair Mentor Program pairs students in the McNair Scholar Program with research and faculty mentors.

WSU & USD 259 Better Academic and Social Excellence
USD 259 College and Career Club is a fraternity of 7th - 9th-grade boys, which chapters at all of the Wichita middle and high schools, who are striving for academic and social excellence.