Welcome to MAAP
The Minority Access and Achievement Program (MAAP) Office was established as the result of an initiative by the state legislature to “improve the access and success of students from underrepresented ethnic groups at the university and in the professions in Hawaiʻi. MAAP is committed to improving the recruitment and retention of minority students by providing support services and a place where students feel welcomed and supported as they pursue their educational goals. The target population includes Filipino, Micronesian, Native Hawaiian, Samoan, Other Pacific Islanders, American Indian, African American, and Hispanic.
- Academic and personal support through counseling, academic advising, career exploration, and financial aid advising.
- Peer Assistant Linkages and Support (PALS)
- Bridge to Hope
- Scholarship and Internship Opportunities
- Recruitment Activities: Address issues of access by partnering with other campus and community agencies on recruitment and cultural activities. Events include Filipino American Heritage Month, Black History Month, and the Pacific Youth Empowerment for Success (PacYES) Day.
The bamboo, or ʻohe, as it is known in Hawaiʻi, is a significant plant in many Pacific and Asian cultures. The ʻohe, symbolizes strength, flexibility, and growth; all important characteristics which nurtures the development of a student.