Title III

  • Kealaikahiki Native Hawaiian Student Support Program provides culture-based tutoring, support and encouragement from other native Hawaiian students and staff.  The program also hosts campus events such as Lono I Ka Makahiki, E Ola Pono Health & Wellness Fair, workshops and guest speakers featuring prominent Native Hawaiian community leaders, cultural experts and practitioners.
  • PUEO Leader & Peer Mentor Program where veteran sophomore students help freshmen adjust to college during their first year by providing support and information.
  • ʻOhana Orientation where family members and friends learn about, support, and actively participate in UH West Oʻahu’s efforts to help freshmen succeed in college.
  • Summer Bridge Program is a free one-credit college level course where newly entering freshmen are exposed to college expectations in math, science, reading and writing, as well as the study skills necessary to succeed.
  • Ethnomathematics Summer Institute is a program that allows students to design and implement mathematics curriculum grounded in the ethnic, historical, and cultural diversities of our state.  Field-based learning happens at the Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biologyʻs Coconut Island in Kāneʻohe Bay, Mokauea Island Fishing Village in Keʻehi Lagoon, sailing on the Noa Noa with the Polynesian Voyaging Society around Oʻahu and hiking to Kalaupapa on the island of Molokaʻi.
  • Freshman Camp is a fun-filled day on campus in the summer for new incoming freshmen to get to know one another, meet UH West Oʻahu faculty and staff, and have fun participating in activities including a scavenger hunt to find campus offices and a college bowl where they learn college jargon and terminology.
  • Learning Communities (LC) For Freshmen during their first semester where they enroll in a preset schedule of courses and attend all courses together as a cohort.  LCʻs increase student success by building support networks among classmates.
  • Freshmen Early Intervention is when advisors check-in with professors teaching freshmen courses 30 days into the first semester to find out how these students are doing.  If a student is struggling and could fail the course, advisors personally contact the student to offer counseling and guidance, as well as provide resources and options.

Including assistance with funding for:

  • Library laptop lending.
  • New Computer & Information Technology degree programs.
  • Certificate in Environmental Studies.
  • State-of-the-art technological and scientific equipment and supplies for classrooms and labs.
  • New additions are being developed every day.

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