About HPU

Go the Distance!


A new era for our university and HPU Athletics has begun. Our athletics program will be known as the “Hawai‘i Pacific University Sharks.” With collaborative insights from a cross-representation of HPU students, coaches, alumni, as well as Hawaiian culture consultants and members of the community at large, the new brand was thoughtfully crafted. The brand signifies our sense of place and pride in Hawai‘i and strategic location in the Pacific, while symbolizing HPU Athletics’ rich history and vision for the future.

HPU Athletics has a storied history, spanning almost 40 years. With five national championships, five national finalists, 27 conference titles and 127 All-American alumni, there is much to celebrate. More importantly, there is much to look forward to on the journey ahead. HPU Athletics has adopted a strategic plan — complementing the university's Strategic Plan — to focus on student success, cultivate a vibrant academic culture, elevate the institutional profile and continuously improve. The HPU Athletics team of coaches, student-athletes and staff are committed to helping achieve these goals.

As the academic year and the launch of Fall sports nears, stay tuned for more news, including the debut of new team uniforms and fan gear. The HPU Sharks are gearing up to ignite their fans, instilling pride and unity among the HPU ‘ohana and showcasing our teams and university to the community. Aloha!