Mentor Overview

“Being a peer mentor has led me to many new opportunities

and friendships that really made UH Manoa feel like home.”

Tiffany Kurozawa (2017 Peer Mentor)

ACE gives upperclassman the opportunity to fine-tune leadership skills that will allow them to succeed in their endeavors beyond college. Peer mentors will: act as positive role models to their cluster, help underclassmen through their transition, academically and socially, into UH, be a guide to the array of available campus resources, and strengthen the connection between students and their teachers.

Qualifications and Expectations of a Peer Mentor


- A junior, or older (accumulated at least 55 credits)- Intent on supporting cluster members through all phases of their transition into college- Can communicate comfortably with faculty/others
- Of good academic standing- Have previous experience working with groups- Organized and able to manage time wisely
- Familiar with the campus resources available to students- Able to devote sufficient time towards developing members in cluster- Passionate about UH's mission and willing to share it with others

What are activities peer mentors participate in?

———————————————————————————————————————————— Unlike previous years, mentors will now facilitate two separate CAS 110 courses. Each cluster will have about 15 students.

—————————————————————————————————————————————– These activities are aimed to improve the mentors’ public speaking and leadership skill sets.

————————————————————————————————————————————– Mentors are required to coordinate at least two out of class activities that promote engagement with the UH Manoa campus and rapport building within the cluster.

————————————————————————————————————————————– Mentors have meetings with each student in their cluster at least once through out the semester individually as friendly check-in and rapport building session.

——————————————————————————————————————————— ACE students will complete a community service project during the semester. Peer mentors are expected to help facilitate the freshmen in planning this event.

———————————————————————————————————————————– ACE Peer Mentor training is a mandatory week long intensive that takes place the week before school starts.

How are peer mentors compensated?

    Mentors earn 4 credits                                              Mentors receive a                                             CAS 301 suffices the WI

when enrolled in CAS 301.                                            $2,000 stipend.                                              and O focus requirements.

*CAS 301 reviews several higher education theories, discussion regarding group facilitation, and rapport building. In order to meet the requirements of the stipend, mentors must complete the mandatory week long peer mentor training, facilitate the 1-credit CAS 110 course, and actively participate in all ACE related fundraisers, activities, and engagement opportunities.

How do I apply?

Applications for Fall 2019 will be open until February 22, 2019. Apply now via the link below!

An interview will be held after the review of the applications.

If you have any other questions about being a mentor or the application process, please email us at

or call 1-808-956-8626 for more information.