University of Hawai'i - West O'ahu

Clubs and Organizations

The University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu welcomes you to join and become an active member in any of our clubs and organizations. Participating in programs and activities outside the classroom is an integral part of your total collegiate learning experience. The University is committed to providing a full range of co-curricular programs, services and activities that enhance your academic or personal interests.

Chartered Student Organizations

Students fees that you pay go toward supporting four Chartered Student Organizations (CSOs): The Associated Students of the University of Hawaiʻi – West Oʻahu; the Campus Center Board; the Student Media Board; and the Student Activity Fee Board. The objectives of these organizations are to:

  • Deliver programs, activities, services to meet student needs
  • Exert influence in campus decision-making
  • Serve as a leadership and learning opportunity for personal learning and self development

Associated Students of the University of Hawaiʻi – West Oʻahu (ASUHWO): To foster student input, voice, and advocacy of student needs, interests, and concerns through purposeful participation in institutional governance and decision-making.

Campus Center Board (CCB) (PDF): To support student-governed, student-serviced, and student-operated facilities, programs, services and activities that serve as the “living room” or “community center” for campus community members, offering them conveniences and amenities while creating a focal point or gathering place where cultural, educational, social, recreational leisure, and personal wellness needs may be met.

Student Media Board (SMB) (PDF): To support and govern student publications including related student advertising sales, affording students opportunities write, edit, design, manage, do art, sell ads, etc. to inform, educate, and/or entertain the campus community.

Student Activity Fee Board (SAFB): To foster a vibrant student life, promote enriching educational experiences for students

For more information on CSOs, please contact Coordinator of Student Leadership Development Programs, Rouel Velasco,, 689-2942.

Student Clubs

Meet like-minded pueo to further academic or other interests through one of UH West Oahuʻs many student clubs:

Registered Independent Student Organizations (RISO)

Registered Independent Student Organizations (RISOs) are independent and self-governed student organizations formed with common interests and activities. These organizations, varying from academic, cultural, professional, political, recreational, religious, and service groups, serve the campus and community by providing leadership development opportunities for students. In addition, RISOs foster community spirit, civic engagement and social and cultural interaction among all UH West O’ahu students, faculty and staff members.

A complete list of organizations and detailed information on joining a Registered Independent Student Organization (RISO) is available from the Coordinator of Student Leadership Development Programs, Rouel Velasco (689-2942 or email

Start your own RISO!

Apply online now! Any group of six (6) or more students currently enrolled at UH West O’ahu wishing to pursue a common educational, academic, cultural, professional, political, recreational, religious, and service interest may become a RISO by completing the online registration application and constitution and by-laws. Refer to pages 7-9 of the RISO Handbook for assistance in drafting your organization’s constitution and bylaws.

RISO Forms

Register Online Here
RISO Handbook (PDF)
Change of RISO Representatives Form (PDF)

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