The Office of Student Equity, Excellence and Diversity (SEED) recognizes underrepresented groups in higher education. We provide programs for the recruitment and success of students from these groups. Further, we provide administrative support to committees addressing diversity issues at Manoa and system wide. Groups that promote diversity in higher education include Native Hawaiians, underrepresented ethnic groups, students transitioning from welfare to work, students with disabilities, under-prepared students, academically gifted students, adults returning to education, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex students. SEED programs and activities promote the diversity of the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa strategic plan.