Division of Student Affairs (DSA)

Division of Student Affairs

Student Services CenterUH Hilo's Student Services Center

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Student Services Center

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Programs & Service Units

The Division of Student Affairs provides quality activities, programs and services that facilitate the academic success of students and cultivate their holistic development as citizens and leaders of diverse and global communities.

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  • Provides information and services for prospective students
  • Welcomes prospective students and families for campus visits and tours
  • Reviews admissions applications and provides college application guidance

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Campus Center

  • Provides an inspiring space for educational, social and recreational activities
  • Offers students real life leadership, civic and team experiences that complement academic learning to enable their success in the work world
  • Develops socially responsible leaders who become effective forces for positive change in our communities

Student Life Center facility and swimming pool

Campus Recreation

  • Recreational facilities: Student Life Center, 50-meter pool, outdoor courts
  • Intramural sports and sport clubs
  • ʻImua fitness classes, Outdoor adventure, SCUBA courses

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Career and Academic Advising Center

  • Serve as the primary advisor for freshmen and “general”/undeclared students
  • Serve as an advising resource for incoming transfer and current students
  • Provide career related resources/opportunities to all students

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Center for Global Education & Exchange

  • Engage and advise UH Hilo students with Global Education opportunities
  • Welcome international exchange students from more than 20 partner universities
  • Develop and manage university partnerships around the world

Counseling reception area

Counseling Services

  • Free, confidential mental health treatment for individuals, couples and groups
  • Sensitive to students of diverse needs and cultures
  • Empowers students to achieve personal and academic goals

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AVCSA/Dean of Students

  • Expects students to maintain standards of personal integrity in harmony with educational goals
  • Promotes growth and understanding of one's responsibility within University privileges
  • Reaffirms students' freedom coupled with accepting responsibility and consequences of one's own actions

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Disability Services

  • Academic and public accommodations to qualified persons
  • Serving students, faculty, staff and guests with disabilities
  • Social justice basis in advocacy, education and resource referral

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Diversity Center

  • Advocacy & Leadership - To empower women to reach their highest potential
  • Awareness & Education - To raise community consciousness of women's issues and inspire social change
  • The LGBTQ+ Center provides education to the entire campus community concerning issues of gender identity and sexuality through our events and programs.
  • Provides a safe place for students to do homework, relax, and socialize with friends.

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Financial Aid

  • Assists students and parents with funding educational expenses
  • Provides assistance with Federal, State, Institutional financial aid and Scholarships
  • Educates students on financial resources that are available to attend UH Hilo

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First Year Experience

  • Create connections that last with other new students
  • Provide academic success opportunities through campus resources
  • Be a proud member of the UH Hilo ʻOhana

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International Student Services

  • Wide-ranging support services for international students
  • Educational, social and recreational events, programs and activities for international students
  • Provides intercultural events and programs for the campus community to develop global awareness and intercultural competence

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Kīpuka Native Hawaiian Student Center

  • Provides Native Hawaiian students with guidance and academic support to encourage success and retention
  • Helps students acclimate to the college environment
  • Provides academic advising, financial aid and technology

Minority Access and Achievement Program staff

Minority Access and Achievement Program

  • Committed to improve recruitment and retention of minority students
  • Provides counseling, academic and financial aid advising, and career exploration
  • Provides a place where students are welcomed and supported

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National Student Exchange

  • Provides exchange opportunities to the US, Canada, and the US Territories
  • Supports inbound and outbound students throughout the exchange program
  • Liaison between UH Hilo, the NSE Consortium, and partner universities

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  • Provides all registration and records-related information
  • Here to help you get registered and get to graduation
  • We've got forms for every occasion!

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Student Employment Services

  • Provide services and support to enrolled students to help them with On Campus Employment
  • Conduct workshops on the Student Employment Program for incoming students
  • Manage the Online Student Employment System and the On Campus Employment Program

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Student Medical Services

  • Quality Primary Health Care
  • Family Planning Services
  • Immunizations and Health Clearances

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Student Support Services

  • Federally-funded program for low-income, first-generation college students and students with disabilities
  • Our mission is to retain and graduate students from under-represented backgrounds
  • Free services include academic advising, financial aid counseling, and tutoring

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University Housing

  • Provides a variety of on-campus housing options
  • Provides housing that is diverse, convenient and safe
  • Environment compliments a student’s academic interests

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Upward Bound

  • Free! college preparatory services for motivated students
  • Program prepares low-income and first-generation students to succeed in college
  • Student in 8th through 11th grade are encouraged to apply

Other Student Services Functions

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