Registered Independent Organizations

More than 200 current Registered Independent Organizations (RIOs) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa serve the campus and greater community by providing leadership development for students and by promoting community spirit, activism, public service, and social, recreational, and cultural interaction among UHM students, faculty, and staff.

Student Life & Development values programs and services that complement all students' educational development and support the development and growth of Registered Independent Organizations. RIOs provide a laboratory of citizenship for training students in leadership and social responsibility. RIOs afford students the opportunity to practice decision-making skills, develop interpersonal communication skills, learn to reduce conflict and solve problems, develop group management skills, and express opinions and thoughts clearly.