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University of Hawaii at Hilo

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
200 W Kawili St
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
Phone
(808) 932-7446
Email address
uhhadm@hawaii.edu
School Information
"The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo is characterized as a comprehensive, regional university. Scholarship and research are an important part of faculty work and student engagement, but the primary focus is on providing high-quality baccalaureate and limited postgraduate education. "While UH Hilo actively recruits residents of Hawaiʻi Island, its programs are also attractive to prospective students from other islands, the mainland U.S., and internationally. Students across the State may select UH Hilo not only for its distinctive undergraduate programs, but for its rural setting setting, its intimate character, or for an interest in leaving home without leaving the State." The university enrolls over 3,160 students, has a 13:1 student-faculty ratio, and offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. (Source: https://hilo.hawaii.edu/prospective/glance.php)
General Information
The university launched the "UH Hilo Committee for Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion," "an advisory committee to the chancellor." The committee was tasked with "Broadening...understanding of diversities and the impact of these diversities on one’s lived experience even as we recognize and unpack the privileges some may be born into" and "Driving innovative research and collaboration across the university as we break down barriers and partner with others to yield research productivity and excellence." No Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Program and Research Funding
  • The committee has also been tasked with "Driving innovative research and collaboration across the university as we break down barriers and partner with others to yield research productivity and excellence."
Resources
  • The committee has been tasked with "Increasing focus on strengths and commonalities as we identify stereotypes and implicit biases" and "Broadening our understanding of diversities and the impact of these diversities on one’s lived experience even as we recognize and unpack the privileges some may be born into."
  • On January 11, 2022, UH Hilo was selected by the Association of American Colleges and Universities to host a Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) Campus Center to work to dismantle racism and systemic social injustices.
  • The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at UH Hilo provides programs, services, and resources on anti-racism, allyship, racial equity, systemic racism, and “curriculum for white americans to educate themselves on race and racism.”
Symbolic Actions
  • The university launched the "UH Hilo Committee for Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion."
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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