Native Hawaiian Student Services (NHSS) strives to support the co-curricular needs of students through a variety of initiatives and activities which offer students the opportunity to participate with fellow students and faculty.

Hawaiian New Student Orientation

The Hawaiian New Student Orientation (HNSO) pushes to increase Native Hawaiian undergraduate educational attainment at UH Mānoa. This Orientation specifically engages students and creates institutional access by providing a free orientation to incoming Hawaiian students where they are introduced to Hawaiian faculty and staff across disciplines, provided a space to network with other Hawaiian students, taken on a customized campus tour, and so much more!

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Summer Institute

The Eia Mānoa Summer Institute provides for-credit sheltered classes for incoming, freshmen, transfer, and continuing Hawaiian students to take courses as a cohort over the summer taught by amazing instructors and with enrichment programming embedded into the program itself.

Students earned credits toward graduation and as a supplement, participated in workshops that introduce them to student resources, prepare them with the necessary skills and tools for their first year in college, and helped them build a Hawaiian identity at UH Mānoa!

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Kekaulike Internship Program

The Kekaulike Internship program is an opportunity for undergraduate Kanaka Maoli students at UH Mānoa and UH Maui college to participate in a program that supports individual student academic and professional success which in turn works to support the strengthening of partnerships between the University of Hawaiʻi and the greater Hawaiʻi Community.

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Ea Hawaiʻi Field School

The Ea Hawaiʻi Field School focuses on interrogating and exploring the term and concepts related to “ea Hawaiʻi.” This program helps address several goals including expanding culture-based and place-based for-credit and co-curricular experiential learning opportunities for Native Hawaiian students at UH Maui and UH Mānoa, in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi as well as ʻike/lāhui Hawaiʻi content and pedagogy, through field schools on Maui, Lānaʻi, Molokaʻi and Kahoʻolawe (Maui County).

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Native Hawaiian Diaspora Project

The Native Hawaiian Diaspora Project

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