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Services for Students

All services available through the Division of Student Affairs are listed below. You may also want to review the Quick Reference Guide for students to determine whom to contact. If you have trouble finding something please contact the Division of Student Affairs for assistance.


Advising Center

  • Serve as the primary advisor for "General" or undecided students.
  • Update the following publications: Bachelor's Degree Planbook; A Guide for Students on Advising and Registration; UH Hilo web sites on Academic Advising, and Degree Requirements.
  • Communicate advising matters with the UH Hilo community on a regular basis via the ohana listserv.
  • Meet with students who have been re-admitted after being dismissed to help them succeed, and conduct "Strategies for Success" workshops.
  • Work with the New Student Orientation Office to plan and carry out orientation, advising, and registration each semester and collaborate with faculty to facilitate placement testing.
  • Plan and conduct development sessions for new and continuing faculty and peer advisors and serve as a resource to faculty advisors.
  • Refer students to campus resources related to their needs.

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  • Student recruitment
  • Process and evaluate applications
  • Admit qualified students
  • Assist enrolling students in UH Hilo

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Campus Center

  • Advise, support and train student organization officers
  • Support and advise independent student organizations
  • Manage the Campus Center facility
  • Programs and services for students
  • Student, faculty, and staff identification cards
  • Game room and cyber-cafe
  • Information booth for the entire campus

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Disability Services

  • Disability review and referral for assessment
  • Provision of accommodation
  • Disability counseling
  • Faculty and staff development
  • Policy review and implementation
  • Campus and community disability resource
  • Diversity club advisor

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Financial Aid Office

  • Information on financial aid to prospective and current students
  • Student assistance in the application process for financial aid
  • Outreach to high schools on financial aid opportunities
  • Financial aid processing and distribution to students
  • Financial aid loan counseling
  • Scholarship application information to students
  • Financial aid reports and information to state and federal government

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K─źpuka Native Hawaiian Student Center

  • Academic and personal support services
  • Academic advising, career and financial aid counseling
  • University 101 and Hawaiian Leadership language and culture classes
  • Statewide dissemination of program information
  • Recruitment of Native Hawaiian students
  • Leadership development experiences
  • Community service projects
  • Tutoring
  • Computers and printers
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Assistance with Financial Aid (especially scholarships designated for Hawaiians)
  • Advocacy for all Native Hawaiian students at UH Hilo

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University Housing

  • Disability review and referral for assessment
  • Provision of accommodation
  • Disability counseling
  • Faculty and staff development
  • Policy review and implementation
  • Campus and community disability resource
  • Diversity club advisor

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Minority Access and Achievement Program

  • Personal, academic, and career counseling and advising
  • Peer assistance program
  • Mentoring program for first-year freshmen students
  • Cultural/social events and field trips
  • Financial aid information
  • UNIV 101 Freshman Experience Seminar class for special students
  • Advocacy for special needs and issues regarding underrepresented groups

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National Student Exchange

  • Program information and materials
  • Advising for both incoming and outgoing students
  • Registration and enrollment assistance
  • Orientation for incoming NSE students
  • Social and cultural activities for incoming students
  • Liaison with the central National Student Exchange Office

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New Student Programs

  • Orientation for new and transfer students

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Student Employment Services

  • Job Fairs
  • Resume Writing, Interviewing, and other job-search workshops
  • Specialized workshops on a variety of career issues
  • Online listings for on-Campus and Off-Campus Jobs & Internships
  • Student Employment Program administration
  • Career Exploration Resources
  • Career Counseling & Advising (in conjunction with the counseling center)
  • Employer Services

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Counseling Services

  • Long- and short-term psychotherapeutic counseling
  • Counseling outreach to academically high risk students
  • Academic success counseling
  • Educational planning counseling
  • Career exploration and counseling
  • Consultation to faculty/staff
  • Sexual harassment complaint consultation and counseling

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Student Medical Services

  • Health history form for all new entering students
  • Family Planning
  • First-aid treatment with referral to physician
  • Women's health services
  • TB test for all new faculty and students
  • Immunizations, HIV testing
  • Campus consultant

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Student Support Services Program

  • Tutoring and basic study skills
  • Freshman year experience seminar
  • Academic advising
  • Financial aid admissions and scholarship counseling
  • Career and personal guidance
  • Auxiliary aids and services for students with disabilities
  • Academic enrichment workshops
  • Social and cultural enrichment activities

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Student Service Corps

  • AmeriCorps
  • Service Learning
  • Break Through Adventures
  • Fair Trade Student Organization
  • Make a Difference Day
  • Hunger Banquet
  • South Point Beach Clean-Up
  • Read Across America
  • Hawai╩╗i Island Food Basket Food Drive
  • UH Hilo Campus Relay for Life
  • Good Neighbor Day
  • Other Programs
  • UH Hilo Campus Blood Drive
  • World Aids Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Earth Day Fair

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