Creating Healthier Places

University of Hawaii at Manoa

2018 Progress Report

Year Committed: 2018
Length of Commitment: 3 years

Committed to meet 23 guidelines—developed by PHA in collaboration with some of the nation’s leading nutrition, physical activity and campus wellness experts—around nutrition, physical activity, and programming on campus.

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Verified Results

    • Commitment Element

      Offer tray-less dining in at least seventy-five percent (75%) of dining venues.
    • Progress To Date

      University of Hawaii offers trayless dining at both of its residential dining venues, the Gateway Café and Hale Aloha Café.

    • Implementation Date

      September 2020
    • Reporting Date

      November 2018
    • Commitment Element

      Implement a campus-wide program/policy that incentivizes the use of public or campus provided transportation.
    • Progress To Date

      University of Hawaii provides students, faculty, staff and visitors with access to the free Rainbow Shuttle which, offers rides through campus and the neighboring vicinity. The U-Pass program provides students with unlimited free access to TheBus, Honolulu's city transit system, during the Fall and Spring semesters. Eligible employees may purchase monthly passes for TheBus, as well as Handi-Van fare coupons and vouchers for Vanpool Hawai'i seats through payroll deduction.

    • Implementation Date

      September 2020
    • Reporting Date

      November 2018
    • Commitment Element

      Provide, without a user fee, sixteen (16)-hour per day access to at least one (1) fitness or recreation center for all students.
    • Progress To Date

      The University of Hawaii provides students with free access to the Warrior Recreation Center for 17 hours per day, Monday through Friday. The facility is open, 14.6 hours per day, on average, each week.

    • Implementation Date

      September 2020
    • Reporting Date

      November 2018
    • Commitment Element

      3. Offer a minimum of forty (40) total: a. Diverse non-competitive group fitness opportunities during each academic year. AND b. Diverse competitive sports, intramural or informal recreation opportunities each academic year.
    • Progress To Date

      The University of Hawaii offers a diverse range of over 40 recreation, physical activity and competitive sports opportunities each year, including group fitness and wellness classes at the Warrior Recreation Center, intramural opportunities, outdoor group classes, late-night sporting events and informal recreation activities.

    • Implementation Date

      September 2020
    • Reporting Date

      November 2018
    • Commitment Element

      Offer a rental outdoor recreation equipment program for students.
    • Progress To Date

      The University of Hawaii's Outdoor Rentals and Sports Equipment Check-Out program offers a range of outdoor rental equipment at a nominal fee. Equipment options are available for kayaking, surfing, camping and snorkeling.

    • Implementation Date

      September 2020
    • Reporting Date

      November 2018
    • Commitment Element

      Implement a program/policy that supports and accommodates breastfeeding for individuals on campus.
    • Progress To Date

      The University of Hawaii supports and accommodates breastfeeding on campus by providing employees with lactation breaks as necessary. Three lactation rooms on campus offer students, faculty, staff and individuals affiliated with the University with a clean and comfortable space to express milk. Two additional lactation rooms are under construction. Additionally, breastfeeding parents at the child care center on campus are provided with accommodations and space for direct breastfeeding as needed.

    • Implementation Date

      September 2020
    • Reporting Date

      November 2018

Partner Statement

“As we wrap up our first year with our Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) commitment, we at the University of Hawaii-Manoa celebrate our accomplishments in making our campus a healthier place to learn, work and live. We have submitted 10 of our physical activity/nutrition commitments on our campus including our Biki bike partnership. Biki is a bicycle ride share program that has established multiple bike stations on our campus for students to utilize at a low cost for transportation throughout the community.

"We are also proud to announce the establishment of a UH Manoa Wellness Council, which includes students, faculty and staff from multiple campus departments as well as community members from the Hawaii State Department of Health, American Cancer Society, and the Blue Zones Project. The Wellness Council was created to implement two important campus projects, the PHA-Healthier Campus Initiative and the American Cancer Society Tobacco Free Generation Campus Initiative. As we continue our partnership, we look forward to our next campus project, creating a designated walking path with distance markers. Our plan is to work on this project throughout the summer, and showcase the new pathway during a PHA Healthier Campus Week fun run/walk event.”