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Clubs and Student Organizations

The University of Hawai‘i — West O‘ahu welcomes you to join and become an active member in any of our clubs and organizations. Participating in programs and activities outside the classroom is an integral part of your total collegiate learning experience. The University is committed to providing a full range of co-curricular programs, services and activities that enhance your academic or personal interests.

Meet like-minded pueo through one of UH West O'ahu's many student clubs and organizations including:


Registered Independent Student Organizations (RISOs) are independent and self-governed student organizations formed with common interests and activities. These organizations, varying from academic, cultural, professional, political, recreational, religious, and service groups, serve the campus and community by providing leadership development opportunities for students. In addition, RISOs foster community spirit, civic engagement and social and cultural interaction among all UHWO students, faculty and staff members.

A complete list of organizations and detailed information on joining a Registered Independent Student Organization (RISO) is available from the Student Life Coordinator Rouel Velasco (689-2942 or email

Start your own RISO!

Apply online now! Any group of six (6) or more students currently enrolled at UHWO wishing to pursue a common educational, academic, cultural, professional, political, recreational, religious, and service interest may become a RISO by completing the registration application form and constitution and by-laws.

RISO Forms

RISO Registration Application Form (PDF)
RISO Registration Application Form (DOC)
RISO Handbook (PDF)
Change of RISO Representatives Form (PDF)
Change of RISO Representatives Form (DOC)


Student fees that you pay in addition to tuition go towards supporting the four Chartered Student Organizations. The objectives of these organizations are:

CSOs and Program Purpose

Associated Students of the University of Hawaii West Oahu (ASUHWO): To foster student input, voice, and advocacy of student needs, interests, and concerns through purposeful participation in institutional governance and decision-making.

Campus Center Board (CCB): To support student-governed, student-serviced, and student-operated facilities, programs, services and activities that serve as the “living room" or "community center" for campus community members, offering them conveniences and amenities while creating a focal point or gathering place where cultural, educational, social, recreational leisure, and personal wellness needs may be met.

Student Media Board (SMB): To support and govern student publications including related student advertising sales, affording students opportunities write, edit, design, manage, do art, sell ads, etc. to inform, educate, and/or entertain the campus community.

Student Activity Fee Board (SAFB): To foster a vibrant student life, promote enriching educational experiences for students

For more information on CSOs, please contact Student Life Coordinator Rouel Velasco,, 689-2942.