We prepare Hawaiian students to build upon a legacy of excellence, with creativity and confidence, in order to fulfill the kuleana of their time, thereby leading Hawaiʻi into a thriving, life affirming, de-occupied future.

Our programs are designed to highlight the fact that higher education is not new for us, as we have always been scholars, scientists, navigators, and leaders. Our students, then, are invited to continue our Hawaiian intellectual genealogy, side-by-side with other Hawaiian students and the over 100 Hawaiian faculty on our campus.

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Throughout our programs and services, we create experiences that intentionally engage Hawaiian identity because we believe it is integral to supporting student success. As such, we strive to provide co-curricular learning experiences that help to build leadership, life balance, and community amongst our students.

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Native Hawaiian Student Services (NHSS) is part of UH Mānoa’s Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge. The mission of NHSS is to primarily serve Native Hawaiian students at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa through a comprehensive, culturally respectful and academically competent program of student support and advising services.

In the State of Hawai‘i, Hawaiians composed about 23% of the State’s total population.  At UH Mānoa, Hawaiians make up approximately 12% of the undergraduate population (about 2,000) and about 10% of the graduate and professional school population (about 633).  Hawaiians compose 4% of the tenure-track faculty, both Hawaiian faculty and students are concentrated in the following disciplines: Hawaiian Language, Hawaiian Studies, Education, and Political Science.

Our NHSS staff is here to support your personal and professional journey at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and beyond.

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