Pu‘uhonua aims to provide a sanctuary for Native Hawaiian (NH) students in the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa College of Education (COE) by creating a welcoming environment that connects NH students to various resources to support them in their educational, professional, and personal goals.
Pu‘uhonua also provides community and cultural experiences from a Hawaiian perspective for the entire undergraduate COE student population to support COE’s strategic plan to strive to become a Hawaiian place of learning.
- Ensure Native Hawaiian students feel supported in the COE.
- Conduct workshops/events that inspire future NH leaders in the education and health communities.
- Offer financial support for NH students with costs that might come up in their academic journeys (including but not limited to GRE test fees, PRAXIS fees, financial aid concerns, etc.).
- Encourage the greater COE student body to engage in events that support learning more about the NH host culture.