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Student Life
Counseling and Student Development

Counseling and Student Development Center
Student Services 312
2600 Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-7927
Fax: (808) 956-9682

The challenges of choosing the right career, achieving or maintaining one's independence, relating successfully to others, and leading a happy and successful life converge during a student's college years. College life adds the concerns of exams, term papers, quizzes, and class reports. Even students who are prepared to do their best in college may experience problems. The Counseling and Student Development Center (CSDC) provides the following services to assist students.

Career Counseling

Students should choose their majors before they progress very far in their academic programs. Most students expect their academic studies to lead to specific careers upon graduation. Career counseling explores strengths and limitations, interests and values, personality and skills, and applies this understanding to developing academic and occupational plans. (See also Career Services.)

Personal Counseling 

Some people occasionally, even regularly, feel worried, unhappy, and depressed. Lack of confidence, fear, low self-esteem, inability to get along with others, loneliness, not being able to cope with people and situations, and similar problems can be discussed with one of CSDC's professional counselors. All matters discussed in counseling are confidential and will not affect academic standing.

Psychiatric Consultation

People who find themselves seriously depressed, unable to control their behavior, or doing things they don't understand may want and need psychiatric consultations. A talk with a counselor is recommended to determine whether psychiatric consultation is required.

Educational Counseling

Difficulties in courses and in meeting academic requirements may be alleviated by educational counseling and learning assistance services. The Learning Assistance Center (LAC) offers programs, commercial materials, and diagnostic services to help develop more effective study habits and learning skills. These services are provided on an individual basis through personal program development or on a group basis through workshops. Areas of possible development include time management, listening/note-taking, reading, research paper writing, and general and standardized exam preparation. LAC is in Student Services 306.


Testing is frequently used as part of counseling to help students understand themselves better and plan their careers. Counselors will discuss which tests to take and interpret them after they are scored. In addition, information is available about admissions and certifications such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Law School Admission Test (LSAT), and Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), as well as exams for a variety of different programs and professions.


Workshops and seminars are offered throughout the year. Stress management, assertiveness training, improving self-esteem, career planning, and overcoming loneliness are just a few of the topics covered.


CSDC provides consultation services for individual students, faculty, and groups that may need help in solving organizational problems, overcoming interpersonal difficulties, and planning staff development programs.

Sex Equity Specialist

Student Services 209
2660 Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-9499
Fax: (808) 956-4541

The sex equity specialist serves students, faculty, and staff members as a source for information, counseling, and advocacy on matters relating to sexual harassment and related discrimination. The sex equity specialist can help clarify issues relating to discrimination, develop long-term coping strategies, file informal complaints and arrange informal resolutions, assist in filing formal complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Office, and provide additional resources and referrals when they are needed. The sex equity specialist will answer questions, listen to complaints, offer advice on filing procedures, see that appropriate action is taken, and help protect grievants from retaliation.

The sex equity specialist also offers training to the campus population on interpersonal, inter-gender, and cross-cultural communication; student, faculty, and staff rights and responsibilities and other legal issues relating to sexual harassment in academia; and interpretation of state and federal guidelines and procedures. In addition, the sex equity specialist offers general sexual harassment awareness workshops.

Students and faculty and staff members may contact the sex equity specialist in person, by mail, or through e-mail. 

Support Services

College Opportunities Program

Student Services 206
2600 Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-6186
Fax: (808) 956-6837

The College Opportunities Program (COP) assists state residents who are able and qualified for college but whose low SAT scores, limited college preparation, and/or economic difficulties might inhibit their attending UH Manoa. Priority is given to individuals whose ethnic backgrounds are underrepresented on the campus, as well as those who are not accepted for regular admission. Selected students participate in a two-part program. Part I is a summer residential-instructional experience on campus that develops academic and social skills necessary to be successful freshmen and sets a performance standard to gain entry to the Manoa campus. Part II is entry to the University as full-time freshmen with priority for dormitory space provided to all selected students who have met the summer performance standard. COP provides coordinated student services and supportive activities to all program students during their first two semesters at the University. Applications are available in October with selections made early the following year.

International Student Services

Student Services 414
2600 Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-8613
Fax: (808) 956-5076

International Student Services (ISS) provides assistance to more than 1,400 international students who come from more than 70 countries to study at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. ISS assists individuals with the maintenance of their non-immigrant visa status and provides guidance and advising to students so they can utilize the educational opportunities at the University and in the community. 

KOKUA Program (Disability Access Services)

Student Services 013
2600 Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-7511 (V/T)
(808) 956-7612 (V/T)
Fax: (808) 956-8093

The KOKUA Program provides academic access services to students with documented physical and/or mental disabilities, e.g., health disabilities, hearing impairments, learning disabilities, mobility restrictions, psychological disabilities, visual impairments, etc. Services include academic advising, campus intervention, disability access counseling, early registration, faculty liaison, note-taking, sign language interpreting, technology access, testing accommodations, transcription, etc. Accessible on-campus transportation and tutoring may be available. Students with disabilities who may require such services are strongly encouraged to contact KOKUA as far in advance as possible to ensure better campus access. 

New students should contact KOKUA for program orientation at least two months prior to the start of their entering semester. Although KOKUA strives to ensure campus access for students with disabilities, it is necessary to note that significant portions of the 90-year-old campus pose architectural barriers to them. Ongoing efforts are being made to address these architectural concerns.

Creating equal access for students with disabilities is a responsibility shared in partnership by the students, KOKUA, and the rest of the campus community.

Kua'ana Student Services

Student Services 207
2600 Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-2644

Kua'ana Student Services (KSS) reflects the belief that higher education is a major factor in ensuring a better future for Hawaiians as individuals and as a people. KSS focuses on encouraging and facilitating the entry of Hawaiian students into UH Manoa and supports them in fulfilling their academic expectations through the development of new programs and the use of existing resources. KSS services include tutorial services for students of Hawaiian language, counseling specific to students of Hawaiian ancestry to assist them in dealing with issues of internalized oppression, financial aid workshops, a mentorship program for new graduate students, and community service activities designed for students to network with each other and to stay informed and/or involved in issues concerning the Hawaiian community. 

Operation Manong

Student Services 309
2600 Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-7348
(808) 956-8442
Fax: (808) 956-4622

Operation Manong seeks to (a) provide employment, training, and educational support to UH Manoa students who wish to tutor and advise public school students; (b) address the problem of underrepresentation of minorities in higher education by recruiting Filipinos and other ethnic groups to apply for admission to the University; and (c) coordinate special projects for underserved populations and communities.

School and College Services

Student Services 214
2600 Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-7137
Fax: (808) 956-8095

School and College Services (SCS) works with high schools and community colleges to encourage students to pursue higher education by providing information and services that facilitate their enrollment at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. In addition, SCS offers campus visits for prospective students and coordinates the Student Ambassador and National Student Exchange programs.

Individuals and groups wishing to learn more about UH Manoa programs and resources may contact the SCS office. Neighbor Island and continental U.S. calls are accepted toll free at (877) 447-3233.

Senior Citizen Visitor Program

Student Services 413
2600 Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-4642
Fax: (808) 956-9240

The Senior Citizen Visitor Program (SCVP), administered by Student Equity, Excellence, and Diversity (SEED), is available to residents of Hawai'i who are age 60 years and older. The program allows senior citizens to participate in UHM classes offered during the fall and spring semesters, provided they have the consent of the instructor. Participation in SCVP entitles the visitor to use libraries and other University facilities. Visitors are exempt from tuition; course credit is not awarded, and permanent records are not maintained. Senior citizens wishing to receive credit for courses must apply for admission to the University through SEED no later than one month before the term begins and must pay all tuition and fees. 

Student Equity, Excellence, and Diversity

Student Services 413
2600 Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-4642
Fax: (808) 956-9240

The Student Equity, Excellence, and Diversity (SEED) Office coordinates various projects and committees at Manoa and other campuses to support students with disabilities; Native Hawaiians and ethnic groups underrepresented in higher education; women, gay, and lesbian students; and academically talented students as well as under-prepared and disadvantaged students. Among the programs administered by SEED are College Opportunities Program, KOKUA Program, Kua'ana Student Services, Operation Manong, Regents and Presidential Scholars Program, Senior Citizen Visitor Program, and Women's Center.

Women's Center

Student Services 211
2600 Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-8059
Fax: (808) 956-9314

The Women's Center is open weekdays and functions as a safe gathering place. It offers study lounges and meeting space, response and referral services, academic and personal development workshops, educational lectures and programs, a reading resource library, University and community network opportunities, and a comprehensive University/community information center.

The Women's Center also sponsors the Sexual Assault Prevention Team (SAPT) and Relationship Violence Prevention Education (RVPE) peer education groups.

Veterans Affairs 

Student Services 001
2600 Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-4849
Fax: (808) 956-4148

The Veterans Affairs Service (VAS), located in the Admissions and Records Office, assists military veterans and their dependents who are eligible for federal education benefits. It is the responsibility of the University VAS to certify that the student is enrolled in courses according to an academic plan that results in degree completion. Once certified, the student will receive benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Resident members of the Hawai'i National Guard who are classified undergraduate students may be eligible for partial tuition assistance from the Department of Defense in addition to receiving federal education benefits. This assistance is activated through the Guard unit.

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