You must get involved to have an impact.
No one is impressed with the won-lost record of the referee.
- John H. Holcomb, American educator


The Importance of Engagement

The more you are engaged in campus life, the more likely you are to succeed academically, enjoy your college experience, stay in school, and eventually graduate.

By engaging in scholarship, leadership and service, you will gain experience that employers, scholarship committees, and graduate schools look for in their applicants. Although admission and award committees are primarily interested in your academic abilities, they will also evaluate other things, like your level of engagement outside the classroom – in scholarship, leadership and service. In graduate school admissions, the emphasis is increasingly about what you can contribute.

What We Require of You

Each semester, email an updated copy of your Curriculum Vitae (CV) to your academic advisor to demonstrate your progress in at least one of the following areas:

You can meet with your advisor to identify opportunities and record activities that are aligned with your personal, academic and career goals.

Find Opportunities

by area of study

Please select a department:

Past Research Courses

Browse a list of past known research courses. The list isn't exhaustive, but it's a good place to start when looking for something in your area of study.

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Honors Student Organization

HSO is a student-led organization run by Honors students which meets to discuss issues of interest to the Honors student community. It's a great place to meet your fellow students in the program, make friends, and give back to the community.

Honor Societies

Brows our list of Honor Societies with offices on campus at UH Manoa. Follow the links to visit their websites to find out more about each one.