Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide is dedicated to ensuring that all students have the resources they need to excel in their educational pursuits.

About COMPASS

COMPASS’s mission is to provide an example and guide to the world in and beyond the student’s Worldwide educational journey, enhancing the student’s affinity for the College and University, and enabling greater persistence toward graduation goals and more timely degree completion via the four COMPASS Headings one can take to "Navigate Forward."

Officially housed within the College of Arts & Sciences, COMPASS provides support for, and accepts applications from, all Embry-Riddle students through its four COMPASS Headings.

COMPASS Headings

Cohort Mentorship

Up to seven students work with a faculty mentor for four months, focusing on set topics designed to support newer students and overcome barriers to success. Mentors provide the initial topics for discussion and supporting activities. Additional, student-offered topics may be addressed as well. Your Cohort members and your faculty mentor will coordinate to meet twice a month for those four months (although your connections can continue long after the cycle ends).

COMPASS Cohort Mentorship Application

Peer Mentorship

The Peer Mentorship Program will pair a trained, certified student mentor with a cohort of up to five students for group and peer mentorship that lasts a single four-month cycle (although connections can continue long after the cycle ends). Mentors provide the initial topics for discussion and supporting activities. Additional student-offered topics may be addressed as well.

COMPASS Peer Mentorship Application

If interested in becoming a Peer Mentor, please contact COMPASS@erau.edu.

Requirements: Active student in good standing; no academic probations; completed at least one cycle in any COMPASS Heading; completed Peer Leader training (provided).

Research Mentorship

Research-savvy faculty mentors work with and help guide small cohorts of two to four students through research projects from conception to publication — or along any point in the research process. The duration of mentorship will vary by the student and the research project but is generally one academic year. The students follow set topics to a point and then receive guidance specific to their projects thereafter. Your Cohort members and your research faculty mentor will coordinate to meet once or twice a month for up to one academic year (although connections can continue long after that period ends).

COMPASS Research Mentorship Application

Individual Mentorship

Students work one-on-one with a faculty mentor for a full academic year. This is a flexibly structured mentorship program, and the topics addressed are based on the student’s goals and needs. The mentor primarily acts as a guide and professional advisor. You and your mentor will coordinate to meet once or twice each month for the academic year (although connections can continue long after that period ends).

COMPASS Individual Mentorship Application


Our students agree that mentoring matters:

“The mentoring program has helped me personally, professionally and academically. I am able to stay on track and accomplish my goals with help from my mentor. Overall, I would recommend the mentoring program to anyone.”

“It is refreshing and comforting to interact with someone who can relate to both academic as well as personal obstacles. This pays huge dividends to students, for sure!”

Contact Us

J.R. Hanamean
Director, COMPASS
Worldwide College of Arts & Sciences

Janice Amos
Associate Director, COMPASS
Worldwide College of Arts & Sciences

COMPASS@erau.edu