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2600 Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-8059
Fax: (808) 956-9314
Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Web: www.hawaii.edu/bridgetohope/; www.manoa.hawaii.edu/studentparents
Bridge to Hope (BTH) has expanded to provide student support services to all student parents at UH Manoa, known as Student Parents At Manoa (SPAM). BTH is a support program for student parents participating in the “First to Work” (FTW) program. This program assists with on-campus student employment and other services to help welfare (TANF) recipient students succeed in their educational goals.
BTH is available on every UH campus. The systemwide coordinator is located at UH Manoa in the Women’s Center.
College Opportunities Program
The College Opportunities Program (COP) offers a statewide entry-level freshman program that provides a summer and first-year residential college experience. Its mission is to recruit, screen, select and prepare Hawai‘i residents for a successful freshman year at UH Manoa. The program recruits individuals who may not meet the requirements for regular UH Manoa admission, are academically underprepared, economically disadvantaged, non-traditional, or in need of a structured college entry. Selected students who participate in, and meet the summer program requirements, gain admission to the UH Manoa in the fall semester.
Graduate and Professional Access (GPA)
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Graduate Professional Access (GPA) addresses underrepresented students
in graduate and professional degree programs. Through partnerships with
current student support programs serving underrepresented ethnic minorities
in the public school system, GPA conducts research on access to higher
education, provides internship opportunities in STEM fields, service learning
projects and test preparation for entry into graduate degree programs.
GPA provides support and retention activities that increase the entry
and graduation rate of underrepresented students from graduate and professional
degree programs that will diversify the workforce in Hawai‘i and
Health Careers Opportunity Program
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The Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) strives to build diversity
in the health workforce by providing high school and college students
from disadvantaged backgrounds an opportunity to develop the skills needed
to enter, and graduate from health professions schools. The goal of HCOP
is to increase the number of health professionals serving in areas of
need in Hawai‘i and the Pacific. HCOP provides career exploration
and shadowing; learning skills development; academic, financial aid, and
personal counseling; preparation for college majors in health programs;
and certification in first aid and CPR.
KOKUA Program (Disability Access Services)
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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 the nearly century old campus (located on hilly terrain) does pose architectural barriers that are being addressed by on-going projects.
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
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Kua‘ana Student Services (Kua‘ana) reflects the belief that higher education is a major factor in ensuring a better future for Hawaiians as individuals and as a people. Kua‘ana 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. Kua‘ana services include peer support, an annual financial aid fair, a comprehensive community service program designed especially for Hawaiian students to interact with programs, projects and issues in the Hawaiian community, and access to tuition waivers and other scholarship programs.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Student Services Office
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Student Services Office exists to serve as a campus resource center for students. Our purpose is to help students feel safe and to ensure that LGBT people are an integral part of the UH Manoa campus. The LGBT office offers trainings, including the Safe Zone program for allies of LGBT people; regular supportive meetings for students; resource library of books, magazines, videotapes, and audiotapes; a comfortable area in which to study; contacts and referrals to various community and campus organizations; and special events and educational programs related to LGBT issues.
Office of Multicultural Student Services
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The Office of Multicultural Student Services (OMSS) seeks to increase the awareness and appreciation of multicultural issues impacting UH Manoa and the larger community. To accomplish this mission, OMSS 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 students of underrepresented ethnic groups to apply for admission to UH; (c) coordinate special projects for under-served populations and communities; and (d) conduct UH Manoa campus activities that identify and increase awareness of multicultural issues. OMSS also functions as a university partner with community agencies and organizations having similar goals of addressing ethnic-racial prejudice and discrimination in Hawai‘i. OMSS was formerly known as Operation Manong.
Office of the OmbudsKrauss 22
2500 Dole Street
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-3391
Fax: (808) 956-6366
E mail: email@example.com
The Ombuds Office is a place where all students, faculty and staff are welcome to come and talk in confidence about any concerns arising at UH Manoa. We help all members of the UH Manoa community solve problems that range from overcoming simple, practical difficulties to handling sensitive, complex issues. We support collaborative conflict resolution that fosters civility and mutual respect. We do not serve as an advocate for any person, but seek to advocate fairness in all processes at UH Manoa. The Ombuds Office is a safe place to talk.
Program Against Violence to Women
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The Program Against Violence to Women (PAVW) provides training and education to students, faculty, and staff around issues of stalking, relationship violence, and sexual assault. Housed under the Women’s Center, the PAVW also coordinates a campus-community partner response team which meets regularly to develop, implement, and evaluate victim-centered policies and procedures related to sexual and relationship violence issues for UH Manoa students. PAVW also provides information and referrals to survivors of sexual and relationship violence.
School and College Services
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School and College Services (SCS) works with school staff and community organizations to encourage their students to pursue higher education. SCS provides information and services that facilitate students’ undergraduate enrollment to UH Manoa. In addition, SCS offers campus tours and on-campus and off-campus recruitment programs for prospective undergraduate students and their families.
SCS also coordinates the Student Ambassador program. This program creates a cadre of current UH Manoa students to represent UH Manoa at various campus events. Student Ambassadors escort visiting high school students to their classes, speak on student panels, give campus tours, and participate in student forums.
Individuals and groups wishing to learn more about UH Manoa undergraduate programs and resources may contact the SCS office. Campus tours are offered daily (Monday through Friday) by appointment at: manoa.hawaii.edu/admissions/undergrad/visit/ or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Neighbor Island and continental U.S. calls are accepted toll free at (877) 447-3233.
Senior Citizen Visitor Program
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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 UH Manoa 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 UH 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 and must pay all tuition and fees.
Office of Student Equity, Excellence, and Diversity
The Office of Student Equity, Excellence, and Diversity (SEED) continues to coordinate various projects and committees at UH Manoa and other campuses to support students with disabilities; Native Hawaiians and ethnic groups underrepresented in higher education; women; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and intersex students; and academically talented students as well as under-prepared and disadvantaged students.
SEED administers several programs aimed at specific constituencies: Bridge to Hope, Children’s Center, College Opportunities Program, Graduate and Professional Access, Health Careers Opportunities Program, KOKUA, Kua‘ana Student Services, LGBT Center, Office of Multicultural Students Services, UH Manoa SEED Academy, Senior Citizen Visitor Program, and the Women’s Center. In addition, SEED has underway major grant funded programs: GEAR UP Manoa Farrington Complex, GEAR UP Manoa Waipahu Complex, Kahuewai Ola, Manawa Kûpono, Manoa Educational Talent Search, Na Pua No‘eau, Program for Afterschool Literacy Support, and the Sexual Violence Prevention Program.
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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, UH Manoa and community network opportunities, and a comprehensive UH/community information center.
The programs administered by the Women’s Center are: the Bridge to Hope Program; the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Student Services Office; and the Program Against Violence to Women.
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The Veterans Affairs (VA) Certifying Official, located in the Office
of Admissions and Records, assists military veterans and their dependents
who are eligible for Montgomery GI Bill benefits. Every semester, after
students meet with their academic advisors, the VA Certifying Official
certifies that students are enrolled in courses that are applicable to
their VA-approved degree programs. Once certified, students will receive
monthly benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Please note: This Catalog was prepared to provide information and does not constitute a contract. The University reserves the right to change or delete, supplement or otherwise amend at any time and without prior notice the information, requirements and policies contained in this Catalog.
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