Overview

Information

The Ke Ala Pono Student Development Program supports the vision and goals of Kīpuka by providing services that support academic success of Native Hawaiian students within an intellectually stimulating and culturally responsive environment.

Support Services Available

Peer Mentorship Program

The Kīpuka Native Hawaiian Student Center - Ke Ala Pono Peer Mentorship Program provides support to new students enrolled in the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. Students (mentees) that participate in this program will partner with Peer Mentors with comparable backgrounds, majors, and interests. This will be a structured partnership that is designed to help mentees acclimate to this new academic environment. The overall purpose is to support Native Hawaiian student success and retention.

  • The development of successful study habits
  • Provide guidance and academic support through tutoring, group work, brainstorming, etc.
  • Help student get acclimated to the college environment by "showing them the ropes"
  • Provide support, advice, and encouragement

Tutoring

Subject Areas:
  • ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi
  • English & Writing
  • Math & Science

Academic Advising

  • College and career planning
  • Degree pathways mapping
  • Course selection
  • Scholarship / FAFSA support
  • Academic probation advising
  • Academic / Financial aid appeals
  • Transfer support
  • General advising
  • Connecting students to available resources

Technology Use

  • Designated for use by registered students only.
  • Students must sign the COMPUTER USE AGREEMENT prior to using any of the computers.
  • Terms for computer use are detailed on the agreement.
  • IMPORTANT: (1) Collateral for the laptops must be provided.
    • Student identification cards are preferred.
    • However Passports, driver’s licenses, or State IDs can also be used as collateral.

Mālama Kaiāulu (Community Service)

Overview

The Mālama Kaiāulu Program coordinates culturally relevant community service activities within engaging learning environments. Work sites are located both on and off campus. Student participants can apply accumulated hours to scholarship and course requirements.

For more information or to sign up, please contact:

Kalei Baricuatro
Student Leadership Development Facilitator
Email: mbaricua@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 932--7509
Fax: (808) 932--7421

Native Hawaiian Student Leadership Conference

Past Events


ʻAha Haumāna 2017 Moʻokaʻao

Native Hawaiian Student Leadership Conference

Hōʻeu, Kukupu, ʻĪnana

Native Hawaiian Student Leadership Conference
Description Pictures

Kīpuka held a Native Hawaiian Student Leadership Conference, "Hōʻeu, Kukupu, ʻĪnana," on April 23 - 24, 2016 at Haleʻōlelo at UH Hilo. This conference targeted Native Hawaiian students at UH Hilo, HawCC, and seniors from Hawaiʻi Island charter and high schools.

Conference activities included keynote speakers, session speakers, huakaʻi (field excursions), workshops, entertainment, and more! Videos coming soon.




Peer Mentors

Kalākaua Technology Lab

Information

The Kalākaua Technology Lab is a supportive learning environment and study area with resources that help to ensure student success. In addition to the availability of Tutors and Peer Mentors, students can utilize the following resources:

Location

PB 10 - 1

Operation Hours

9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. -- Monday - Thursday
9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. -- Friday

Printing

  • Black & White
  • Color
Students may:
  1. Use Recycled paper
  2. Bring their own paper
  3. Ask Kīpuka staff for paper

Copy Machine

  • Black & White
  • Color
Copies are limited to 5 pages.

NOTE: It is prohibited to copy any copy-written materials (IE: textbooks, journals, pamphlets, etc.)

Binding & Laminating

Please see Kalākaua Technology Lab Front Desk

Wailau Technology Lab

Information

The Wailau Technology Lab is a supportive learning environment and study area with resources that help to ensure student success. In addition to the availability of Tutors and Peer Mentors, students can utilize the following resources:

Location

Hale Kanilehua, First Floor Technology Room

Operation Hours

7:00p.m. - 11:00p.m. -- Sunday - Thursday

Printing

  • Black & White
  • Color
Students may:
  1. Use Recycled paper
  2. Bring their own paper
  3. Ask Kīpuka staff for paper

Copy Machine

  • Black & White
  • Color
Copies are limited to 5 pages.

NOTE: It is prohibited to copy any copy-written materials (IE: textbooks, journals, pamphlets, etc.)

Binding & Laminating

Please see Wailau Technology Lab Front Desk

 

Overview

The Hale Kanilehua Living and Learning Community is a residential program focusing on the engagement and retention of Native Hawaiian students through academic support, residence hall programming, and culturally based activities. Students participating in living and learning communities, such as Kanilehua, have been found to be more socially and academically engaged and were more likely to continue on to the following year. This program seeks to accommodate 45 University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and Hawaiʻi Community College students interested in Hawaiian Studies or Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) programs. Students living in Hale Kanilehua benefit from knowledge of cultural practices, promotion of their academic success through services offered by peer mentors and tutors while creating lasting connections with their peers.

For more information or to sign up, please contact:

Hoʻoleina Ioane
Resident Manager
Email: jaynal@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 932-7060

Facebook

Application

Kanilehua LLC Download Kanilehua LLC Flyer

Kanilehua LLC Application 2014-2015
University Housing Department
   Note: The 2 links above are for UH Hilo Students only.
   Log in with your hawaii.edu email account before applying.

Pictures of Facilities

Pictures of Activities

 

Overview

Kupa ʻĀina Program is a collaboration between the University of Hawaiʻi Hilo, Kamehameha Schools and the Department of Education to increase the representation of Native Hawaiians and local students entering UH Hilo and Hawaiʻi Community College in Natural Resource and/or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) pathways.

Kupa ʻĀina Freshmen Bridge

Description of Program

Description of Program

The Kupa ʻĀina Freshmen Summer Bridge Program is a six-week, credit-bearing residential program. Program participants will enroll in seven (7) credits of college-level English, Math and ʻāina-based courses. Students will visit various learning sites around the island and learn about the historical, cultural, and geographical significance of these places, as well as interact with cultural practitioners/informants. In addition, participants will have access to advising, tutoring and self-development activities to acquire skills needed to succeed in their first year of college.

Eligibility

Eligibility

Preference will be given to students who meet the following requirements:

  • Seniors at Hawaii Island Public High Schools with preference given to Keaʻau and Pāhoa High Schools and Native Hawaiian Based Charter Schools
  • Enrolled in natural resources and/or STEM career pathways
  • Accepted into or planning to attend the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo or Hawaiʻi Community College in Fall 2017

Requirements to Participate

Students are expected to:

  • Attend an orientation
  • Reside on the UH Hilo campus for six-weeks
  • Attend and satisfactorily complete all classes and activities
    • NS 294 Applied Science (1 credit)
    • Eng 100T (3 credits)
    • Math 103 or 104 (3 credits)
  • Participate in selected co-curricular activities offered in the evenings and weekends

Kupa ʻĀina Transfer Bridge

Description of Program

Description of Program

The Kupa ʻĀina Transfer Summer Bridge Progarm is a six-week, credit bearking residential program. Program participants will enroll in six (6) credits of selected upper division STEM courses which investigate problem and ʻāina-based applied research activities at various sites around the Island of Hawaiʻi. In addition, participants will have access to advising, tutoring and opportunities to facilitate activities that develop their leadership and mentoring skills.

Eligibility

Eligibility

Preference will be given to students who meet the following requirements:

  • Transferring from Hawaiʻi's Community Colleges
  • ʻĀina or STEM related interests
  • Accepted into or planning to attend the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo in Fall 2017

Requirements to Participate

Students are expected to:

  • Attend an orientation
  • Reside on the UH Hilo campus for six-weeks
  • Attend and satisfactorily complete all classes and activities
    • IS 394 Applied Research methods (3 credits)
    • IS 394 Ethics in Indigenous Research (3 credits)
  • Participate in selected co-curricular activities offered in the evenings and weekends

Pictures

2016

2015

 

Overview

Makalapua Naʻauao is a new, innovative financial aid pilot program co-funded by the University of Hawaiʻi and Kamehameha Schools, part of the Hui Hoʻopili ʻĀina Partnership. The program will accept a cohort of up to 50 Native Hawaiian students at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa (UHM) and the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo (UHH) and offer them a scholarship of up to $10,000 per year for up to 4 years, as long as students meet program requirements and follow guidelines as outlined in program documents and expectations.



Hualani Loo
Student Development Coordinator
Email: loorache@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 932-7399
Fax: (808) 932-7421

 
 
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