Overview

Information

The Kaumoali 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

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.

Peer Mentoring

  • 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

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
8:00a.m. - 6:00p.m. -- Monday - Thursday
8:00a.m. - 4:30p.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

Quiet Lab

Operation Hours

8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m. -- Monday - Friday

Services Offered

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.

Tutoring


Kalei
MondayPoʻakahi TuesdayPoʻalua WednesdayPoʻakolu ThursdayPoʻahā FridayPoʻalima
8:00a - 11:00a
1:00p - 3:00p
8:00a - 9:30a
3:30p - 6:00p
8:00a - 11:00a 8:00a - 9:30a
3:30p - 6:00p
8:00a - 11:00a

Koa
MondayPoʻakahi TuesdayPoʻalua WednesdayPoʻakolu ThursdayPoʻahā FridayPoʻalima
8:00a - 9:15a 12:30p - 1:30p 8:00a - 9:15a 12:30p - 2:00p 8:00a - 9:15a

Ciera
MondayPoʻakahi TuesdayPoʻalua WednesdayPoʻakolu ThursdayPoʻahā FridayPoʻalima
8:00a - 9:45a
12:30p - 3:00p
4:00p - 6:00p
1:00p - 6:00p 8:00a - 9:45a
12:30p - 3:00p
11:00a - 12:45p 8:00a - 9:45a
12:30p - 1:00p

Maile
MondayPoʻakahi TuesdayPoʻalua WednesdayPoʻakolu ThursdayPoʻahā FridayPoʻalima
11:00a - 2:30p 11:30a - 2:30p
4:00p - 6:00p
1:00p - 2:30p

Kamalani
MondayPoʻakahi TuesdayPoʻalua WednesdayPoʻakolu ThursdayPoʻahā FridayPoʻalima
8:00a - 1:00p
4:00p - 6:00p
8:00a - 1:00p
4:00p - 6:00p
3:00p - 4:30p

Mikiʻala
MondayPoʻakahi TuesdayPoʻalua WednesdayPoʻakolu ThursdayPoʻahā FridayPoʻalima
10:00a - 1:00p 2:30p - 6:00p 10:00a - 2:30p 10:00a - 4:30p

Academic Advising

Academic Advisors
  • Kaleo Pilago – General / Overall advising
  • Keola Birano – Transfer and General advising
 

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:

Kaleo Pilago
Student Development Specialist
Email: pilago@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 932-7399
Fax: (808) 932-7421

 

Overview

Students who transfer into a new school, experience some level of stress as they navigate a different environment, so to help ease this anxiety and address any issues that could cause academic problems, Hoʻokele is designed to support Native Hawaiian students transferring from Hawaii Community College to UH Hilo. This program, offered out of Kīpuka Native Hawaiian Student Center, is geared toward supporting these students as they progress toward graduation from University of Hawaii at Hilo.

Hoʻokele students receive personalized academic success coaching and access to services such as tutoring, workshops, and community service opportunities available to all Native Hawaiian students.

Here are the services that Hoʻokele offers transfer students:

  • Summer Bridge (2-day event that provides the tool box youʻll need to tackle the university)
  • Assigned Peer Mentor
  • Personalized Support (Personal, Academic, Career and Financial Aid Advising)
  • Student Development and Career Workshops

For more information or to sign up, please contact:

Keola Birano
Native Hawaiian Retention and Transfer Specialist
Email: abirano@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 932-7509
Fax: (808) 932-7421

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Peer Mentors


Kuʻupua
MondayPoʻakahi TuesdayPoʻalua WednesdayPoʻakolu ThursdayPoʻahā FridayPoʻalima
8:00a - 9:00a
10:00a - 1:00p
8:00a - 9:00a
10:00a - 1:00p
8:00a - 9:00a
10:00a - 1:00p
8:00a - 9:00a
10:00a - 1:00p
8:00a - 9:00a
10:00a - 1:00p

Marcy
MondayPoʻakahi TuesdayPoʻalua WednesdayPoʻakolu ThursdayPoʻahā FridayPoʻalima
9:00a - 11:00a
1:00pm - 3:00pm
9:00a - 11:00a
12:30p - 3:30p
9:00a - 11:00a
1:00pm - 3:00pm
9:00a - 11:00a
12:30p - 3:30p
12:00p - 2:00p

Cody
MondayPoʻakahi TuesdayPoʻalua WednesdayPoʻakolu ThursdayPoʻahā FridayPoʻalima
10:00a - 1:30p 10:00a - 1:30p 10:00a - 1:30p 10:00a - 1:30p 8:00a - 2:00p

Isaac
MondayPoʻakahi TuesdayPoʻalua WednesdayPoʻakolu ThursdayPoʻahā FridayPoʻalima
12:00p - 4:30p 10:00a - 12:00p 12:00p - 4:30p 10:00a - 12:00p 10:00a - 4:30p

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Board Members

President - Kaiʻanui Andaya
Vice President - Dane Dudoit
Treasurer - Kuʻupuamaeʻole Kiyuna
Hospitality Chair - Keane Dominguez
Secretary - Piʻilani Kali
Historian - Kamakaila Paulino
Fundraiser Co Chairs - Kuʻulei Kalamau & Puʻuwau Robins
Communications Chair - Bridgette Ige

Advisors - Kaleo Pilago & Ākeamakamae Kiyuna
 

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

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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.

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Kanilehua Scholar-in-Residence Program

Description

The Kanilehua Scholar-in-Resident Program invites Hawaiian cultural experts to lecture, teach and demonstrate their expertise and talents as skilled craft persons in various Hawaiian functional arts.

Presenters

Presenter

Flyer

Media

Hanalani Marzan ʻIeʻie Weaving & Innovative Sculpture
Kupeʻe ʻĪlio
Website
Kealiʻi Reichel The Culture of Mele for Wellbeing
Introduction to Kana cord culture
Website
Keola Chan E Hoʻōla I Nā Iwi
Lomilomi
YouTube
Kumulaʻau Sing ʻUlana ʻIe: Presentation
ʻUlana ʻIe: Workshop
YouTube
 
 
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