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

Upcoming Event


Past Event


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

Schedule

Kailey

Kailey

Aloha! My name is Kailey Lapenia. I am from Keaʻau, Hawaiʻi. I am currently a senior majoring in Kinesiology: Sports Medicine and Therapy Track, minoring in English and Hawaiian Studies. Come see me for writing, math tutoring or to just talk stories.

 

Kalākaua Technology Lab

MondayPoʻakahi TuesdayPoʻalua WednesdayPoʻakolu ThursdayPoʻahā FridayPoʻalima
9:00a - 11:00a
3:00p - 5:00p
3:00p - 5:00p 9:00a - 11:00a
3:00p - 5:00p
  9:00a - 11:00a
2:00p - 4:00p

Kiana

Kiana

Hi! My name is Kiana Soloria, and I am from Kihei, Maui (Kamehameha Maui Alumni). My undergraduate degree will be in Biology (cell, molecular, and biomedical sciences), which I will be obtaining this May. I am a pre-med student and am interested in becoming a family physician. I serve as the president of the Aspiring Doctors of Hilo pre-med club. I am currently working as a scribe in the emergency department and as a peer mentor in the Kalākaua Lab. I would be happy to tutor the subjects of biology and chemistry. Overall, I'm here to provide my utmost support to you, so feel free to pay me a visit :D

 

Kalākaua Technology Lab

MondayPoʻakahi TuesdayPoʻalua WednesdayPoʻakolu ThursdayPoʻahā FridayPoʻalima
11:00a - 2:00p       10:00a - 1:00p

Isaac

Isaac

 

Kalākaua Technology Lab

MondayPoʻakahi TuesdayPoʻalua WednesdayPoʻakolu ThursdayPoʻahā FridayPoʻalima
10:00a - 12:00p 12:00p - 4:00p 10:00a - 12:00p 12:00p - 4:00p  

Kalei

Kalei

 

Kalākaua Technology Lab

MondayPoʻakahi TuesdayPoʻalua WednesdayPoʻakolu ThursdayPoʻahā FridayPoʻalima
  10:00a - 12:00p 11:00a - 1:00p 10:00a - 12:00p 11:00a - 1:00p

Wailau Technology Lab

SundayPoʻakahi MondayPoʻakahi TuesdayPoʻalua WednesdayPoʻakolu ThursdayPoʻahā
8:00p - 11:00p   8:00p - 11:00p    

Candice

Candice
Aloha everyone! My name is Candice Miner-Ching, I am from Wailua, Kauai. I am pursuing my Bachelors Degree in Psychology along with a Minor in Hawaiian Studies and a Certificate in Educational Studies. With plans to graduate this coming Fall 2017 semester. Being a student myself I can relate to a lot of the stress one can have with courses and life. I am here to kōkua you in whatever way I can in pertaining with your Academic Career success. Lets all have an awesome semester! A hui hou
 

Kalākaua Technology Lab

MondayPoʻakahi TuesdayPoʻalua WednesdayPoʻakolu ThursdayPoʻahā FridayPoʻalima
12:00p - 3:00p 12:00p - 2:00p 12:00p - 3:00p 12:00p - 5:00p 1:00p - 4:00p

Nakuina

Nakuina
I am a Hawaiian Studies major. My hometown is Makakilo, Oʻahu, I like to paddle, and listen to Country music. I hope to one day give back to my community in strengthening our connection to our culture and language through the next generation and the generations to come. Come visit me in Wailau Technology Room in Hale Kanilehua on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 7pm-11pm for help in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi.
 

Wailau Technology Lab

SundayPoʻakahi MondayPoʻakahi TuesdayPoʻalua WednesdayPoʻakolu ThursdayPoʻahā
7:00p - 11:00p   7:00p - 11:00p   7:00p - 11:00p

Ashlen

Ashlen
Aloha, My name is Ashlen Kinilau and I am from Salt Lake, Oahu. I’m currently majoring in pharmaceutical science at the Daniel K. Inouye college of Pharmacy and pursuing a career in retail pharmacy. I’m currently a peer mentor/tutor in Wailau Technology Room in Hale Kanilehua and I tutor in math and science. Come visit me during my office hours if you need help with any of these subjects or if you just want to hang out.
 

Wailau Technology Lab

SundayPoʻakahi MondayPoʻakahi TuesdayPoʻalua WednesdayPoʻakolu ThursdayPoʻahā
  7:00p - 11:00p   7:00p - 11:00p 7:00p - 11:00p

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.

For more information or to sign up, please contact:

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

 
 
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