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Recognizing that under-represented students are sometimes marginalized on college campuses, the Pacific Islander Student Center at UH Hilo encourages and supports the goals, achievements and contributions of Pacific Islanders on campus.


Saturday, October 21, 2017.

PacYES is a youth empowerment day for Pacific Islanders. The event brings Pacific Islander high school students and their families to the UH Hilo campus to motivate, inspire and inform them about higher education opportunities and resources and various careers. The event is designed to expose high school students to college student role models and encourage them to pursue higher education.

Pacific Speaker Series

A series of distinguished guest speakers from throughout the Pacific Islands who will help educate, inform, and inspire the UH Hilo community on matters of importance to the region and its citizens. More info >

Island Time

Informal social gatherings held occasionally at the Pacific Islander Student Center co-hosted by one of the Pacific Islander student organizations at UH Hilo. The featured student organization officers will introduce the club's mission and share some aspects of the culture including but not limited to food, traditions, or ceremonies. More info >