(Module 7) Your Best You: Student Success Services

Counseling and Student Development Center (CSDC)

The Counseling and Student Development Center’s comprehensive array of services are designed to be timely, accessible, and personalized to meet student's individual psychological needs. Counseling services are free of charge for students, while assessment services are available for a fee.

Website: www.manoa.hawaii.edu/counseling
Phone: (808) 956-7927
Location: QLCSS 312

Student Equity, Excellence, and Diversity (SEED)

Student Equity, Excellence, and Diversity supports eligible students by reducing educational disparities, overcoming discrimination, celebrating diversity and inclusion, promoting scholarship and excellence, and building community and university partnerships through a number of programs.

Website: www.hawaii.edu/diversity
Email: seed@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 956-4642
Location: QLCSS 413

Women’s Center

The Womenʻs Center provides information and support to all students, regardless of their identities and experiences.

Website: www.hawaii.edu/womenscenter
Phone: (808) 956-8059
Location: QLCSS 211

Programs within the Womenʻs Center include:

Veteran’s Student Services

The Office of Veteran Student Services offers support to student veterans and military-connected students. Partnering with this office to provide additional support is the Veterans Affairs’ Veterans Success on Campus and Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership programs. This office also collaborates with the Student Veteran Organization (SVO), a registered independent student organization that functions to develop professional leadership skills, academic success, and networking opportunities for veterans and military connected students at UH Mānoa.

Website: manoa.hawaii.edu/veterans
Email: ovss@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 956-2192
Location: QLCSS 310


UHM’s ROTC programs support the development of leaders to serve as officers in the U.S. Army or Air Force.

Study Abroad Center

The Study Abroad Center enables students to gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of other cultures and their environments through semester, year, or summer experiences across Asia, Europe, Oceania, and Latin America.

Website: www.studyabroad.hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 956-5143 or (808) 956-6958
Location: Moore Hall 115

Mānoa International Exchange (MIX)

The Mānoa International Exchange program provides opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate students to exchange for a summer, semester, or year at international partner universities across the globe.

Website: manoa.hawaii.edu/mix
Email: outbound@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 956-3101
Location: QLCSS 206

National Student Exchange (NSE)

National Student Exchange facilitates domestic exchanges throughout the United States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Exchange for one or two semesters at 170+ participating member campuses paying either regular UHM tuition/fees or resident tuition/fees of your host campus.

Website: www.nse.org
Email: exchange@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 956-9307
Location: QLCSS 406B

Office of Student Life & Development (SLD)

The Office of Student Life & Development helps students engage in organizational governance and leadership development. These opportunities support:

  • The application of knowledge from academic coursework to campus community engagement
  • The continued development of essential skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and collaboration that are required to assist in the successful transition to the work force and engaged citizenry
  • The contribution to building a robust campus life experience for the student body.

Website: www.manoa.hawaii.edu/studentlife
Email: sld@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 956-8178
Location: Campus Center 208

Office of Civic and Community Engagement

The Office of Civic and Community Engagement helps students find ways to engage with the community. Among the services provided are:

  • One-on-one consultations with students to help identify an appropriate service site, based on student’s interests, majors, and schedules
  • Volunteer and Engagement Fairs (Fall and Spring Semester)
  • Information about national service programs (Peace Corps and Americorps)
  • Distribute information about upcoming service opportunities in office and on social media
  • Information about unpaid internship positions
  • Information about on-campus volunteer service options
  • Financial literacy presentations on a variety of topics
  • Service learning opportunities

Website: manoa.hawaii.edu/undergrad/servicelearn
Email: slp@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 956-4641
Location: QLCSS 209

Student Recreational Services (SRS)

Student Recreation Services offers a spectrum of involvement opportunities and learning experiences including:

  • Intramural Sports
    Promoting diversity, understanding, and the building/maintaining of new and positive relationships. The goal is to create "lifelong imprints" of goodwill and camaraderie through intramural sports play.

  • Group Exercise Training (G.E.T.) Fit
    Encompasses group fitness classes such as Zumba, HULAerobics, Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, and Kundalini Yoga.

  • Special Programs (S.P.) Fit
    Structured programs require participants to commit more time as these sessions are progressive.

  • Recreational Sports Board
    Provides late-night sporting activities for students. It is a student-run program geared to service students with the desire to compete in athletic events at UHM.

  • Outdoor Recreation
    Provides students, faculty, staff and their guests with a safe, enjoyable way to get involved and experience what Hawai'i has to offer in the water, mountains and sunshine. Most programs and activities are geared for the beginner. Classes and activities include instruction, equipment and transportation. All classes/activities are taught using instructors trained in 1st Aid, CPR and Water Safety.

    For those who want to adventure around the island on their own, it’s important to be aware of some guidelines to ensure your safety. Here is a video, to help you learn how you can be safe while having fun.

Website: manoa.hawaii.edu/studentrec
Email: rechi@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 956-6468
Location: PEA 200

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