Clubs and Organizations

There are many interesting clubs and organizations for our students to join! Click the links below or to the right for more information and to get involved.

Natural Science Clubs and Organizations

Purpose: improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research.

Eligible associate membership candidates must:

  • Be a biological science major (biology, biochemistry, environmental sciences, marine biology, nursing, oceanography,Master of Science in Marine Science, Master of Science in Nursing, Pre-PT or Pre-Chiro)
  • Currently enrolled at Hawai‘i Pacific University. An undeclared major would be sufficient if currently taking an appropriate BIOL Lecture course.

Eligible regular membership candidates must:

  • Be at least a second-semester sophomore (40+ credits towards degree) who is a biological science major (biology, biochemistry, environmental sciences, marine biology, nursing, oceanography, Master of Science in Marine Science, Master of Science in Nursing, Pre-PT, or Pre-Chiro).
  • Have completed at least three term lecture courses in biological science (BIOL designated lecture course; courses taken at other schools will be taken into consideration if listed in the official student transcripts), of which at least one is not an introductory course (BIOL 1000 or its equivalent).
  • Have an average grade of B (3.0 GPA) in all BIOL lecture courses

Optional requirement: Eligible regular membership candidates should already be associate members of Tri-Beta.


Regular Membership Fee

Associate Membership Fee

$50.00

$40.00

HPU membership fee (induction ceremony, honor cords, events, etc.)

$15.00   

Total payment

Regular Total

Associate Total

$65.00

$50.00

($10 additional upon qualifying for regular membership if already an associate member)

Membership fee of $60 (Regular) or $50 (Associate) to be paid upon notification of acceptance.

Regalia: Green and Red Cords

Honor Society Advisor: Dr. Carolyn Jones, cjones@hpu.edu

Category: Academic/Professional

Description: Established to foster a close relationship among students, faculty, and staff to promote a better understanding of the marine science field.

Applicable to the following students: Marine Science.

Club contact information: msc.hpu@my.hpu.edu

Advisor contact information: Eric Vetter, evetter@hpu.edu

Category: Academic/Professional

Description: Open to anyone interested in Marine Science or the masters program at HPU

Applicable to the following student interests: marine science

Advisor contact information: Eric Vetter, evetter@hpu.edu

Premedical Studies Club

Purpose: This national health preprofessional honor society is dedicated to the encouragement and recognition of excellence in preprofessional health scholarship.

Eligible candidates must:

• Be enrolled at HPU with future aspirations to become a healthcare professional.

• Complete a minimum of 45 college-level semester credits with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 or higher and a 3.2 or higher science GPA.

National membership fee (lifetime membership)

Student Membership Fee

Honorary Membership Fee

$75.00

$50.00

HPU membership fee (induction ceremony, honor cords, events, etc.)

HPU Associate Member

$21.00  

$45.00

Total payment

Student Total

Honorary Total

$96.00

$71.00

Membership fee of $96 (Student), $71 (Honorary), or $45 (Associate) to be paid upon notification of acceptance.

Regalia: Red & Violet cords.

Honor Society Advisor: Dr. Allison Bachlet, abachlet@hpu.edu

For more information about AED please visit the national website

Category: Academic/Professional

Description: The Pre-Health Club is dedicated to encouraging, supporting and determining excelling in pre-professional health fields including medicine, dentistry, veterinary and others.  Opportunities for professional camaraderie and professional development will be provided.

Applicable to the following student interests: Pre-medicine, medical careers.

Club contact information: prehealthclub.hpu@my.hpu.edu

Advisor contact information: Dr. Allison Bachlet, abachlet@hpu.edu

Mathematics and Computer Science Clubs and Organizations

Category: Academic/Professional

Description: To expand members computing knowledge, nurture and sustain a passion for computing, and provide computing expertise to the HPU community.The purpose of the Computer Club is for anyone at HPU that is interested in computers to get together and talk about computers.Interest in computers can be very broad from, "I like to play Minesweeper sometimes," to, "I like to implement programs in purely functional languages to eliminate memory and I/O side effects."

Applicable to the following student interests: Computers, programming, gaming, hardware, computer networking, social and professional networking, Linux, Web, security, robotics, etc.

Club contact information: computerclub.hpu@my.hpu.edu

Advisor contact information: Edward Souza, esouza@hpu.edu

Category: Academic/Professional

Description: Mathematics Association of America, MAA, is one of the biggest national honor societies for mathematics and continues to develop mathematical sciences throughout universities. https://www.maa.org/

Applicable to the following student interests: mathematics

Purpose: To further the interests of mathematics and recognize and honor outstanding scholastic achievement in undergraduate students in mathematics.

Eligible candidates must:

  • Be a regularly enrolled student at HPU.
  • Have completed at least three semesters of the college course.
  • Have a class ranking in the upper 35 percent.
  • Have completed at least three college courses in mathematics including at least one semester of calculus and attained an average of B or better in all mathematics courses.
  • Have completed at least one semester at HPU, if having transferred from another institution, and have completed at least one mathematics course with a B or better at HPU prior to his/her induction into membership.

National membership fee (lifetime membership, pin, & shipping)      

$20.00

HPU membership fee (induction ceremony, events, etc.)

$20.00   

Total payment

$40.00

Membership fee of $40 to be paid upon notification of acceptance.

Regalia: Lapel pin

Honor Society Advisor: Dr. Tara Davis, tdavis@hpu.edu

Category: Academic/Professional

Description: The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathmatics Club helps students advance professionally who have a sincere interest in matters of mathematics, science, engineering, and applications of technology to society.

Applicable to the following student interests: Mathematics, Technology, Science, Engineering.

Club contact information: mathclub.hpu@my.hpu.edu

Advisor contact information: Tara Davis tdavis@hpu.edu

About UPE

Computing Sciences is a relatively young discipline. Yet despite its comparative youth, Computing Science has had an unparalleled effect on almost every aspect of contemporary life. Indeed it is difficult to predict the ultimate place of the computer in our world. It is the express purpose of Upsilon Pi Epsilon to promote the Computing Sciences and to encourage its contribution to the enhancement of knowledge.

Upsilon Pi Epsilon was first organized at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, in 1967. The international organization now consists of chapters in various colleges and universities in North America and overseas.

This honor society recognizes and promotes academic excellence of undergraduate students majoring in Computer Science or Computer Information Systems and graduate students in the Master of Science in Information Systems program.

UPE is the only internationally recognized honor society for the computing and information disciplines and has received endorsements from the two largest computer organizations in the world, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS).

UPE is also a member of the Association of College Honor Societies(ACHS), which is the most respected association for honor societies.

UPE is also a charter member of the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES)


Membership Qualifications:


Eligible undergraduate candidates must:

  • Be seeking a degree in the Computer Science or Computer Information Systems programs.
  • Have completed at least 45 semester credit hours, including 15 semester hours in the basic courses in the computing and information disciplines
  • Have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0, with a GPA of 3.3 in all their computer science coursework

Eligible graduate candidates must:

  • Be a candidate for a degree in the Master of Science in Information Systems program
  • Have completed at least 18 semester hours for graduate credit
  • Have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.5

Membership Fees:
The Hawaii Pacific University UPE Chapter inducts new members into its chapter twice a year. The ceremony is usually held in November and April.

  • UPE international initiation fee $110.00 (one time)
  • Regalia:Maroon & White Cords & Lapel Pin

National membership fee (lifetime membership)

$60.00

HPU membership fee (induction ceremony, honor cords, events, etc.)

$50.00   

Total payment

$110.00

Membership fee of $110 to be paid upon notification of acceptance.

Regalia: Maroon & White cords and Lapel Pin.

Honor Society Sponsors: Lawrence Rowland Ed.D. and Stewart Crawford Ph.D.

*Initial membership fee includes a membership certificate with a decoraive holder, a gold-clad UPE lapel pin, official marroon & white honors cords for graduation, and a free one year student membership in the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Current student members of the ACM will receive a one year extension to their ACM membership. For more about Upsilon Pi Epsilon, visit the UPE International Honor Society.