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.
Island Time: Republic of Palau
The Ngelekel Belau student organization with members from UH Hilo and HCC as well as the Palauan community of Hilo invite the public to their Island Time event at the Pacific Islander Student Center at UH Hilo. The students will introduce you to their country of the Republic of Palau (Belau) through talks, displays, cultural performance, and answer your questions.
Open to the public: More info>
Pacific Speaker Series: Francis X. Hezel, SJ
A self-taught historian, Hezel has published a half dozen books and well over sixty articles on Micronesia and his influence on Micronesian studies has been described as formidable. He is frequently consulted within and beyond Micronesia by government officials, educators, researchers, and development specialists. He has received honorary doctorate degrees from the University of Guam and Fordham University, his alma mater. Most recently, Hezel has been conducting research with Micronesians now living in the United States. Fr. Hezel will give two public lectures on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 in Campus Center 301.
Lecture 1: "Making Sense of Micronesia: The Logic of Pacific Island Cultures"
1:30 - 3:00 pm, Campus Center 301
Lecture 2: "Women's Roles in Micronesia: Then and Now,"
5:00 - 6:00 pm, Campus Center 301
For more information on the talks, speaker, and to register please visit: http://hilo.hawaii.edu/pisc/programs/pacificspeakers.php
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
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