Welcome to PISC

Welcome to the Pacific Islander Student Center (PISC), the “home away from home” for students at UH Hilo from the Pacific Island regions Samoa, RMI, FSM, Palau, Guam, CNMI, as well as students of Pacific islander ethnicities who are US citizens, US nationals, or permanent residents who grew up outside of the islands. We have a team that oversees the services, programs, and resources to facilitate your success. We hope to see you at any of our upcoming events.

Summer News

Summer Hours

Due to planned renovations in the Campus Center, the Pacific Islander Student Center will be closed from May 20, 2015 until August 7, 2015. The staff are temporarily located at the Student Services Center in Rooms E-221 (Desha) and E-222 (Vid). >>Read more

Summer Bridge Program 2015

The Pacific Islander Summer Bridge Program is still scheduled for August 5th - 17th, 2015. We will continue to accept applications until filled. Please contact Desha Staley-Raatior (deshasr@hawaii.edu) for more information. >>Read more

HELP Wanted

The Highly Engaged Learning Positions (HELP) program provides “high impact” jobs for Pacific Islander students at UH Hilo. HELP placements are for students of Pacific island ethncity with high financial need and academic qualifications. Students can apply for existing positions on or off campus. >> Read more


Check out the latest blogs from our Pacific Students Media Team.>>Read more


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