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AHAINA Programs


AHAINA stands for African American, Hispanic, Asian, International, and Native American students.

AHAINA’s mission is to ensure student success by providing programs that promote academic achievement. These programs include services and resources that affirm cultural differences and enhance student retention while helping students meet their academic goals.

AHAINA is made up of Campus Connectors who work hard to connect students to UAA resources. AHAINA serves upperclassmen (junior and senior) students at UAA.

Signature Programs

AHAINA 2017 Students of Excellence pose with UAA staff and faculty

Students of Excellence

This spring program invites juniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA who have completed 60-90 credit hours to compete for the Students of Excellence Award.

AHAINA 2017 Graduation Ceremony

Graduation Ceremony

These ceremonies celebrate graduates and pay tribute to their academic achievements. Ceremonies take place in the fall and spring.

AHAINA Students eating Thanksgiving dinner

International Student Thanksgiving

A collaborative educational and social event that invites international students to take part in a traditional Thanksgiving feast at UAA.

AHAINA students pose in the Multicultural Center

Cultural Student Clubs/Organizations

AHAINA encourages students to create student clubs or organizations that offer exposure to the various cultures represented at UAA.


  • One-on-One Guidance

    Schedule an appointment with the Student Success Coordinator to learn more about scholarships and internships opportunities.

  • Academic Success Workshops

    AHAINA partners with other UAA departments to offer a series of academic and financial literacy workshops throughout the year.

AHAINA Workshops


  • AHAINA Peer Mentor Program

    AHAINA students can apply to become a peer mentor for first-year students in the Seawolf Success Program. Peer mentors use their own experiences, specialized training, a support network of information, and individualized resources to help student Seawolf Success students achieve success in their first year at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

    Apply to be a Peer Mentor

2017 AHAINA Mentors