Spalding Hall 258
2540 Maile Way
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-0980
Fax: (808) 956-0411
Web: hshk

Dean: Dr. Jonathan K. K. Osorio

Centers and Programs

  • Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language
  • Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies
  • Ka Papa Lo‘i o Kānewai Hawaiian Cultural Garden
  • Native Hawaiian Student Services

Degrees and Certificates Offered: Undergraduate Certificate in Hawaiian; minor in Hawaiian language; minor in Hawaiian language immersion education; BA in Hawaiian; BA in Hawaiian Studies; MA in Hawaiian; MA in Hawaiian Studies Graduate Certificate in Kū‘oko‘a ‘Āina Based Leadership

General Information

Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge is comprised of four units that offer an integrated curriculum leading to baccalaureate and graduate degrees, certificates, and minors in their respective units.

The mission of the Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge is to pursue, perpetuate, research, and revitalize all areas and forms of Hawaiian knowledge, including its language, origins, history, arts, sciences, literature, religion, and education; its law and society; its political, medicinal, and cultural practices; as well as all other forms of knowledge. We recognize the unique status of the Native Hawaiian people and recognize their unique connection to these forms of knowledge by encouraging, supporting, facilitating, and ensuring the incorporation of Native Hawaiians at all levels of the university. We seek to accomplish this mission with a Native Hawaiian perspective that recognizes the holistic aspects of this knowledge, its diversities, and the importance of practical applications. Our mission is to apply this knowledge to provide service and support to the Hawaiian community, as well as extending this knowledge outward from the academy and the community, into the Pacific and other international domains.


Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language
Spalding 253A, 2540 Maile Way
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-4321
Fax: (808) 956-4599
Advisor: J. T. Pōhaikealoha Bell

Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies
Room 211E, 2645 Dole Street
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-0642
Fax: (808) 973-0988
Advisor: Lehua Nishimura

Academic advisors in the respective departments assist students with clarifying academic and career goals, learning about educational options and campus resources, planning a program of study, understanding academic policies and procedures and degree requirements, and assessing their academic progress toward their degrees.