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About Us


The Division of Student Success

The Division of Student Success (DSS) (formerly known as the Office of Student Affairs) encompasses student support services -- co-curricular activities, housing, counseling and career guidance, employment, and health, which serve all students. DSS also administers programs that provide support services to minority students, especially Hawaiians and Filipinos, other underrepresented students, students with disabilities, and senior citizens, and assists students who have special problems or concerns, such as academic grievances and student conduct issues.

The Division of Student Success is under the leadership and supervision of the Vice Provost for Student Success, who is responsible for the direction and coordination of student services. The Vice Provost for Student Success reports directly to the Chancellor and is a member of the University’s Mānoa Management Executive and Leadership Team.

For more information about the various programs and services within the Division of Student Success, visit our Departments and Programs section.

Our Mission

The Division of Student Success fosters the developmental, educational and career goals of students in a student-centered environment that encourages diversity and global awareness, character development and campus and community engagement.