Welcome to the Pacific Islander Student Center (PISC), the “home away from home” for Pacific island students at UH Hilo. We have a team that oversees the services, programs, and resources aimed at facilitating the success of students from the U.S.-affiliated Pacific island regions of American Samoa, CNMI, FSM, Guam, Palau, and RMI. We hope to see you at any of our upcoming events.
All new Pacific Islander students are encouraged to attend this special orientation to learn about the programs and services offered at the Pacific Islander Student Center for all Pacific Islander students at UH Hilo. Free.
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? Or do you feel more comfortable meeting with a fellow Pacific Islander tutor? The PISC has launched an Academic Success Team comprising of highly successful Pacific Islander students who serve as tutors to work specifically with Pacific Islander students who need th help. Anyone interested in accessing a TOD tutor must first sign up using the online form. We will connect you with the right tutor once you've been approved for the service. >>Read more
Major Study Nights @ the PISC
The PISC is launching a new service to encourage students in similar majors or classes to access the Center for quiet study in groups or individually. To encourage students to utilize the study hours, participants in the Study Nights will have the opportunity to qualify for our new P-Card for free printing at the PISC. Study Nights are open to all students. There is no need to pre-register to take advantage of Major Study Nights unless you wish to qualify for the Incentive P-Card. >>Read more
Need a Job?
The Pacific Islander Student Center provides funding for a limited number of “high impact” jobs on campus for students of Pacific island ethncity with high financial need and academic qualifications. Students can work in various departments at the UH Hilo campus including the Student Life Center, Admissions, Financial Aid, Library, Athletics, Health & Wellness Program, Minority Access, Study Abroad among others.>> Read more
Earn Free Printing @ PISC
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