About the Office
The Office of the Rector serves the Chaminade community from a Marianist perspective. Broadly speaking, the office seeks to animate the entire social fabric of our community with the family spirit which is characteristic of a Marianist institution. The Rector serves as a coordinator for all Marianists on campus and is also a special advisor to the President and other University administrators. The Rector coordinates all programs introducing the university community to the mission of the university, its Catholicity and the Characteristics of Marianist Universities.
Every year during Founders Week, the Rector’s office presents the Founders Award, the Marianist Award and the Chaminade Award to a CUH student, staff and faculty member who embodies characteristics in the Marianist tradition.
The Marianists (Society of Mary) are a Roman Catholic religious order of men have been bearers of the Catholic and Marianist traditions in their educational efforts since they first arrived in the Hawaiian Islands in 1883. Learn more about the history of the Society of Mary, characteristics of a Marianist education, and our association.
Campus Ministry’s mission is to intensify our Catholic & Marianist identify throughout our campus community, aiming to provide students with spiritual support during their education. Though Chaminade is a Marianist Catholic Institution, we welcome and serve people of all faiths and traditions.
Service-Learning is a method by which students learn through active participation in thoughtfully organized service conducted in and meeting the needs of the community. Service-learning is integrated into and enhances the academic curriculum.