Involvement at HPU
College students share similar goals of meeting new people, finding ways to get involved, and having new experiences. Student Life supports these goals by offering intentional, educational, and innovative programs and activities. Some of the events you can look forward to include Welcome Week, Hawaii Spotlight, Take the Lead Seminars, Club Carnival, Da Freakshow, and Halloween Funfest.
Student Leadership Opportunities

Students have the opportunity to foster their leadership skills by getting involved in undergraduate student government, Campus Activities Board, clubs, and as Orientation Leaders during New Student Orientation.

Student Government The Hawai`i Pacific University Student Government Association is the student governing body comprised of the student body president/vice president, a student senate and judicial council.

Campus Activities Board (CAB) The Campus Activities Board is a student-run organization that strives to enhance the Hawaii Pacific University student experience through quality entertainment, creative programming, and community involvement.  All members of the student body are welcomed and encouraged to join CAB and be part of the team. 

Registered Student Organizations Clubs and student organizations provide a wide range of academic, professional, cultural, spiritual, and special interest opportunities. Join a club or start one today!

PASSPORT WEEK Orientation Leaders (OLs) Orientation Leaders play a critical role in serving new students and their family members during Passport Week. They are the front line staff during orientation to facilitate students’ transition and initiate their integration to the University community. Students are selected based on their academic achievement, interpersonal and leadership skills, knowledge of campus, and involvement in student life.

Sharky's Cove/Faculty Student Lounge

Sharky’s Cove provides a comfortable area where students can study and relax and offers couches, study carrels, and computersm and printer/copier. Outdoor furniture is also available should students choose to sit outside. Sharky’s Cove is also home to the Multi-Media lab and faculty offices.

The FACULTY STUDENT LOUNGE AT ATM is another option for students to rest and relax. Amenities include a flat screen television, booth style seating areas, lounge furniture, massage chairs, vending machines, sink, microwave, and single stall restroom.

Club Carnival Video
Contact Us

Hawai'i Pacific University
Student LifE
1 Aloha Tower Drive, Suite 1400 Honolulu, HI 96813 U.S.A.
Telephone: (808) 544-0277
FAX: (808) 566-2441

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Why Get Involved?

When you get involved at HPU, you will have the opportunity to

  • Meet new people with similar interests.
  • Develop your leadership potential.
  • Be exposed to new ideas and people from around the globe.
  • Enrich your HPU experience.

At HPU you are encouraged to experience and get involved with your peers and the University.

We know you are here to earn a degree and we want to help you develop your full potential.  We support you in being fully engaged in the classroom and in the HPU and local community.  Finding a niche at HPU is a joint responsibility between you, your peers and the University.

Student Life Calendar of Events @ HPU

Meet HPU's Student Life Staff
Marites McKee
Dean of Students
Oversee departments and lead staff in the Student Life

Manage various services, activities, resources, initiatives relating to student life

Collaborate with faculty and staff on co-curricular and extra- curricular programs

Assist students, student groups, families, faculty and staff in solving student life matters

Participate in and assist with division-wide efforts

Kathryn Conlon
Assistant Dean of Students

Adrienne Lampitelli
Director, Student Activities 
  • Leadership Development initiatives, workshops, and opportunities
  • Student Government Association (SGA) and Campus Activities Board (CAB) Advisor
  • Oversee front office operations of Student Life
  • Oversee Faculty-Student Lounge and Sharky's Cove
  • Special Events

Carrie Moore
Assistant Director,
Student Organizations

Additional Email:
  • Oversee Registered Student Organizations
  • Develop and administer RSO policies & procedures
  • Risk Management for Student Organizations
  • Co-Advise Student Government Association
  • Create and implement training materials
  • Leadership development and advising for club officers and members
  • Financial transactions and budget management for Registered Student Organizations
  • Special events


Chez Neilson
Assistant Director,

Student Activities
Educational/Co-curricular events and programs on campus

Campus Activities Board (CAB) Advisor

Oversee Faculty-Student Lounge and Sharky's Cove

Special events
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