The University of Hawaii is committed to providing students with a wide range of programs, services, and extracurricular activities to help them reach their academic and personal goals. From social clubs to professional organizations, there are plenty of ways for students to get involved and make the most of their university experience. Here, we take a look at some of the student organizations available at the University of Hawaii. The Ethnic Studies Students Association (ESSA) is an excellent way for students to explore art, social activism, and university life. Members can take part in social hours to build community, study hours during midterms and final exams, and workshops, speaker series, and performances.
ESSA also organizes a graduation ceremony for those who specialize in Ethnic Studies and obtain the certificate. The Geography and Environment Club provides an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to connect with teachers, alumni, and affiliates through a variety of social, academic, and community activities that promote a more sustainable Hawaii. Psi Sigma is the first social club for psychology students at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa. It offers a great way for students to explore their interests in psychology while connecting with other like-minded individuals. The Sociology Graduate Students Association (GSSA) was created to provide graduate students in Sociology at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa with professional, social and cultural support; a forum for discussion on student issues; and official representation in the Department of Sociology. COEDSA serves all doctoral students at the University of Hawaii College of Education. It provides an opportunity for students to connect with each other while exploring their interests in education. The Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC) is a community of students dedicated to promoting knowledge and understanding of special education and education for the gifted. The Association of Graduate Students in Anthropology (AGSA) is a voluntary organization of graduate students in the Department of Anthropology. It provides an opportunity for students to connect with each other while exploring their interests in anthropology. The Hui was created to provide graduate students in the Department of Design and Learning Technology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa with professional, social and cultural support, a forum for discussion on student issues, and official representation before the UH Graduate Student Organization. The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Success is located on the fourth floor of the Queen Liliʻuokalani Student Services Center building.