Division of Student Affairs (DSA)

About Us

Student Services BuildingThe Student Services Center houses many DSA offices

The Division of Student Affairs provides resources for students to acheive their higher education goals. Most offices are in the Student Services Center or the adjacent Campus Center Plaza. Some departments, notably Housing, Kipuka, and the Student Life Center - have offices in other facilities. Refer to this list of Campus Resources for contact information.


The Student Affairs staff stands in front of the Campus Center stairsUH Hilo Student Affairs was nationaly recognized as the “Most Promising Place to Work” by ACPA-College Student Educators International and Diverse: Issues In Higher Education

The purpose of our university ʻohana (family) is to challenge students to reach their highest level of academic achievement by inspiring learning, discovery and creativity inside and outside the classroom. Our kuleana (responsibility) is to improve the quality of life of the people of Hawaiʻi, the Pacific region and the world.


We will be acclaimed as a university community that works together across disciplines and diverse perspectives to prepare student scholars to thrive, compete, innovate and lead in their professional and personal lives. We will engage every student in applied learning that links theory with practice, connects to the distinctive natural and cultural environments of Hawaiʻi, and promotes skilled participation in a global society.


Connecting Learning, Life and AlohaConnecting Learning, Life and Aloha

Your Journey is Our FocusYour Journey is Our Focus

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