About Student Affairs

A Welcome Message From the Vice Chancellor for Students

On behalf of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, I am honored to greet our new students and welcome back our returning students. I hope you all had a great summer and are ready for another amazing academic year filled with excitement and new opportunities for growth! To our new students, I am extremely happy you all have chosen UH Mānoa! I am confident that you will excel beyond measure.

The Office of Student Affairs is proud to offer a wide range of opportunities to enhance your classroom experience and to provide for countless lifelong memories. UH Mānoa has co-curricular activities and many other programs and services to support students in all aspects of their lives. Your health and success are very important to us and we are here to help you achieve your personal, academic, and professional goals. For more information about the Office of Student Affairs, please visit the following link: www.studentaffairs.manoa.hawaii.edu/about/.

You are an important and valued member of our University community, and it is essential that we all do our part in creating a culture of respect and safety. Here at UH Mānoa, you have both rights and responsibilities and we expect that as members of the community, you will fulfill your responsibilities as a student and as a growing professional. For more information about your rights and responsibilities as a member of the UH Mānoa community, please visit the following link: www.studentaffairs.manoa.hawaii.edu/policies/conduct_code/

You also have the right to be respected in all of your relationships, that you can determine your own personal limits and values, and that you should always respect the personal boundaries of others. Our University does not tolerate any type of interpersonal violence. To learn more, I invite you to visit the Prevention Awareness Understanding (PAU) Violence Program website: www.manoa.hawaii.edu/pauviolence.

Additionally, the University has a Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Dee Uwono, who will provide prompt and effective responses to all complaints of sex discrimination or harassment for students, faculty, and staff. For more information about the Office of Title IX, please visit their website: www.manoa.hawaii.edu/titleix/. We are here to help if you or someone you know has experienced, been affected by, or has been accused of any form of interpersonal violence. UH Mānoa has on campus counseling and support services available for students through the Counseling and Student Development Center, the PAU Violence Program, the Women’s Center, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Student Services, and Warriors Against Violence Everywhere (WAVE).

We are truly proud and honored that you chose the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and are confident that you will uphold your rights and responsibilities on campus and treat others with respect. We encourage you to utilize the resources provided above and all student services available on campus. Again, we are truly grateful to have you as one of our students and cannot wait to see what you accomplish this academic year! Best of luck for a great semester!


Lori M. Ideta, Ed.D.
Interim Vice Chancellor for Students

Dr. Francisco Hernandez - Vice Chancellor for Students

Dr. Lori Ideta
Interim Vice Chancellor
for Students