COP students pose for group picture at Kumuola.

COP Alakaʻina (Guidance) Mentoring Program

The COP Alakaʻina (Guidance) Mentoring Program is designed to promote college success and post‐secondary opportunities. COP Alumni nā alakaʻi (mentors) serve as positive role models for incoming COP freshman students and provide information and guidance about academic and college life at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

Incoming COP students will be assigned an upper‐class mentor to assist and support them in their academic social lives during their freshman year. The program requires monthly contact between each mentee and his or her alakaʻi (mentor). If you would like to be a mentor to a COP freshman, please contact Norelle or Kawai at or