Diversity Mission

The Department of Psychology is situated within the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, a Hawaiian place of learning and one of the most ethnically diverse universities in the United States. The uniquely diverse cultural context of Hawaiʻi informs the Department’s priority on representing and understanding the unique ethnic composition in our community.

Our Department is committed to promoting and supporting diversity across all levels. We define diversity broadly to include: race and ethnicity; national origin; indigenous heritage; gender identity; sexual orientation; age; dis/ability, socioeconomic, immigrant, or first language status; body size; religion or spirituality; and other human attributes with significant implications for social identity and historical experience. We seek to have equitable representation and treatment of these groups.

We actively recruit and educate diverse students, faculty, and staff and proactively acknowledge and engage with our location to immerse them in a multi-ethnic/cultural environment. We recognize that an intentionally diverse workforce is essential for serving the needs of our diverse state. Individuals who share these intentions and aspirations are encouraged to join us in our efforts to be a model for inclusive excellence.