Diversity/Equity/Inclusion at UH Hilo
The UH Hilo community celebrates being one of the most diverse campuses in the country. More importantly, our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion begins with a consideration of our students--making sure that everyone who comes to UH Hilo has a place on our campus.
To belong is critical to any successful college student's journey and our communities and resources are here to help students feel welcomed, connect with others that they identify with, and learn from those that they may not identify with. Through shared cultural, educational, and social experiences, students can be involved in a community where there are clubs and organizations, campus resources, and local community outlets that will provide opportunities and resources to help enhance the college experience.
Two critical support centers that we offer, in addition to various clubs and resources on campus, include the Women's Resource Center and the LGBTQ+ Center. The Women's Center provides resources and programs centered around the ideals of activism, leadership, and empowerment by creating an equitable environment for all genders and intersectionalities with other diverse ethnicities, racial and sexual orientation identities. The LGBTQ+ Center recognizes that each student has a unique combination of identities that make them who they are and we are proud to embrace these students in an environment that encourages freedom of expression and in a safe space.
Below are links reflecting various dialogues in this space. If you have others that you would like added, please contact the AVCSA/DOS Office (on the sidebar).
Understanding Racial/Cultural Trauma
- Talking about Race
- Psychological Toll of Racism
- Coping through a Season of Traumatic News
- Lessons on Cultural Trauma from Emmett Till Verdict
- What is Systemic Racism?
Understanding Native Hawaiian Identity, Place, Trauma
- Hawaii is Home to the Nation's Largest Share of Multiracial Americans
- One Size Does Not Fit All: Appreciating the Diversity of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and the Implications for Mental Health
- The Role of Place in Native Hawaiian Identity
- Historical Trauma of Native Hawaiians
- The Four Bodies: A Holistic Toolkit for Coping with Racial Trauma
- Tips for Self-Care: When Police Brutality Has You Questioning Humanity and Social Media Is Enough
- Emotionally Restorative Self-Care for People of Color
- Building Your Resilience
- 101 Ways to Care for Self When the World Feels Overwhelming
Asian Pacific Islander Resources
- Asians Do Therapy
- Asian Mental Health Collective
- Asian Mental Health Project
- National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association
- Project Lotus
- Guide to Allyship
- Understand Your Own Bias
- Allyship Actions for Asians to Show Up for the Black Community
- 103 Things White People Can Do For Racial Justice
- Guide to Being an Anti-Racism Activist
- Curriculum for White Americans to Educate Themselves on Race and Racism
- 12 Ways to be a White Ally to Black People
- When You Become the Oppressive "Ally"
- Anti-Racism Resources for White People
- Guidelines for Being Strong White Allies
- Learning for Justice
- A Guide to Better Support Marginalized Communities
- Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit
- Healing in the face of Cultural Trauma
- Racial Equity Resource Guide
- Bystander Intervention Against Harassment
- LGBTQ+ Resources
- Women's Center Resources