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Counseling and Student Development

Counseling and Student Development Center
Queen Lili‘uokalani Center for 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 “Manoa Career Center.”

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 required to determine whether psychiatric consultation is needed.


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, the Testing Office administers computer-based exams such as GRE, TOEFL, PRAXIS, and MCAT. To schedule an exam, go to the respective exam's website, such as and There are also some paper-based exams, such as LSAT and MPRE, that are administered by the Testing Office.


Workshops and seminars to promote personal development and academic success are offered throughout the year. Stress management, assertiveness, improving self-esteem, career and life planning, and coping with difficult people are just a few of the topics that are available. Sessions to address specific needs can be developed and conducted at the request of faculty or a group of students.


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.

Office of Judical Affairs

Queen Lili‘uokalani Center for Student Services 207
2600 Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-4416
Fax: (808) 956-2537

Anchored by theoretical and philosophical approaches of adult development and education, the Office of Judicial Affairs is committed to ensuring the rights and upholding the responsibilities of students to create a safe and welcoming campus learning environment.

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