Kapoʻoloku Program

for Native Hawaiian Student Success

Mission Statement

The Kapo‘oloku Program for Native Hawaiian Student Success exists to ensure that Kapi‘olani Community College (Kapi‘olani CC) programs and services are equitable for students of Hawaiian ancestry. The program provides a solid foundation for students by reinforcing the importance of education by promoting personal growth and development within the social, community, and cultural contexts of Hawaiʻi’s history.


  • Coordinate initiatives at Kapi‘olani CC that support Native Hawaiian student success.
  • Serve as the piko for Kapi‘olani CC programs serving Native Hawaiian students.
  • Identify barriers for Native Hawaiian students that impact success at Kapi‘olani CC.
  • Plan, develop and implement programs that encourage student development towards success through academic equity, servant leadership, and participation in co-curricular activities.

Services for Students

The Kapo‘oloku program for Native Hawaiian Student Success is located in the ‘Iliahi building on the Lae‘ahi (Diamond Head) side of campus. Kapo‘oloku staff and student mentors can help you by:

  • Answering questions you have about your goals and college.
  • Helping you connect to resources you need to succeed.
  • Exploring financial aid & scholarship options.
  • Advocating for you as a student worthy of a successful college journey.
  • Facilitating learning through hands-on, real-life experiences.
  • Connecting your past and present in shaping your future.
  • Encouraging your growth as a strong, independent learner.

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