About UHAA

Our mission

The University of Hawaiʻi Alumni Association promotes and supports the
University of Hawaiʻi by connecting alumni and friends with the university
and with each other, strengthening stakeholder relationships in the
community, and inspiring pride among the University of Hawaiʻi ʻohana.

About us

Alumni from all 10 campuses of the University of Hawaiʻi System are unified as members of the University of Hawai‘i Alumni Association (UHAA). Our alumni ‘ohana includes more than 260,000 UH graduates living in all 50 states and in more than 100 countries. As the official alumni organization of the UH System, UHAA communicates with alumni and supports its worldwide network of chapters and volunteers. It is a membership based, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that offers three membership levels:

  • Lōkahi – Unified: Free basic level. Graduates from any of the 10 UH System campuses are automatically members of the UHAA ‘ohana and are eligible to receive basic benefits.
  • Ha‘aheo – Proud: Paid annual level. This elite membership level is open to alumni and friends, and offers a unique way to give back to your university and receive exclusive member benefits.
  • ‘Onipa‘a – Steadfast: Paid lifetime level. The highest level of membership for alumni and friends who wish to make a lifetime commitment to support UH.

Governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, UHAA includes a nationwide and international network of affiliated alumni groups. Its Alumni Council is made up of all UHAA chapter presidents, chancellors of each of the 10 campuses and other chapter leaders. For more information about governance, download a PDF copy of the UHAA Bylaws.

The UH Alumni Association was informally constituted in 1922, 10 years after the first UH graduating class of 1912. It was formalized into a system-wide umbrella organization for all UH-recognized alumni groups in 1988. The University of Hawaiʻi Foundation established the Office of Alumni Relations with the approval of the Board of Regents in December 2002. The Office of Alumni Relations works closely with UHAA to serve the community of UH alumni and students in Hawai‘i and worldwide.

UHAA supports the UH System and sponsors events that showcase its excellence. The association’s goal is to generate support for the university by encouraging interaction among UH graduates and friends.