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.

Featured News

NEW!!!! Spring 2015 Hours of Operation

Effective March 2, 2015, the Center's hours will be as follows:

Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

  • 8:00 - 4:00 - Normal Hours
  • 4:00 - 5:00 pm - Club meetings (Center remains open to all during club meetings)
  • 5:00 - 10:00 pm - Quiet Zone (for study, tutoring, etc. No TV)

8:00 am - 5:00 pm - Normal Hours
5:00 pm - ???? - Club meetings (submit Facility Request Form)

3:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Quiet Zone (for studying and tutoring only.

Available for Study groups or other club events (submit Facility Request Form)


Need the extra help in math, writing, a business class, but can't seem to find the time to go over to the Kilohana Academic Success Center in the basement of the library for their walk-in tutoring services? The PISC has launched an Academic Success Team comprising of highly successful Pacific Islander students and others who serve as tutors to work specifically with Pacific Islander students who need th help. Anyone needing tutoring must email Desha Staley-Raatior (deshasr@hawaii.edu). She will connect you with the right tutor once you've been approved for the service. >>Read more

Need a Job?

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


Do you have papers that you need to print? What about notes from your class? Perhaps you want to print some handouts or your club's agenda. Announcing the launch of the Participation Incentive Free Printing Card (aka P-Card). As an incentive to engage in your own success and our communal success, we will be offering the P-Card to Pacific Islander students who participate in our PISC-sponsored programs and services. The P-Cards are worth anywhere from 300 pages of free printing to 20 pages. Anyone interested in earning points for a P-Card need to pre-register online using our simple.>>Read more


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