The Academic Collegiate Excellence (ACE) Program provides academic assistance and mentorship to first-year students through two avenues: Our CASA Learning Community Mentors and our First Islanders Scholars’ Academy. All first-year students are welcome to seek college guidance offered by our experienced and cordial student peers.
CASA Learning Community Mentors work with students throughout the semester and help guide them during the registration process, make referrals for CASA services, campus departments, and answer student questions and concerns using their extensive first hand expertise and experience.
Embedded in the First-Year Learning Community courses, the Mentors provide workshops and guidance on academic success strategies in alignment with what is taught in the classroom.
The First Islander Scholars' Academy is designed to provide resources and support to First Generation college students in the form of mentorship, success workshops, community engagement, and meaningful connections with University faculty and staff.