The Ohana Association

 

Mission

Our goal is to extend, develop, and enhance support systems contributing to the success of all students, with a focused emphasis on the Pacific Islander students, by implementing various efforts and programs which are designed to promote academic, educational, social, and cultural achievemen. 

Vision 

Weber State University’s Pacific Islander Club, The Ohana Association (TOA) is organized to address issues concerning those of Pacific Island backgrounds, educate people about the diverse Pacific heritages and traditions, as well as recruit, retain, and graduate fellow students. TOA officers, members, and advisor make great efforts implementing meaningful programming to increase and improve avenues of communication and interaction between the university and Pacific Islander community, as well as organize cultural and social events to enhance the campus experience and education of WSU with a more focused lense on the universities Pacific Islander constituency. TOA strives to welcome new PI students to Weber State and provide a forum where they can openly express their experiences and thoughts while offering them moral support and peer guidance. Although TOA is primarily comprised of students from the Pacific Islands, they strongly encourage everyone around to participate. TOA pushes to provide a safe space that fosters a sense of belonging and promotes valuable relationships. While enrolled, TOA is a homebase for students at WSU to harness and develop a passion to become active ambassadors for Pacific Islander peoples that carry further than the institution and out to a variety of communities and society as a whole.

TOA Meetings

For information on TOA meetings and location please contact:

TOA President- Fusimalohi Teisina at fusimalohiteisina@mail.weber.edu 

TOA Vice-President- Finau Tauteoli at finautauteoli@mail.weber.edu 

Advisor- Lulu S. Faumui-Latu-Peters at lululatu@weber.edu or 801-626-7006

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Social Media

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Contact

The Ohana Association Advisor
lululatu@weber.edu

 

2019-20 TOA Leadership

TOA Advisor                                   Lulu S. Faumui-Latu-Peters   lululatu@weber.edu

2019-20 TOA President                   Fusimalohi Teisina   fusimalohiteisina@mail.weber.edu

 

2019-20 TOA Vice-President           Finau Tauteoli       finautauteoli@mail.weber.edu

 

2019-20 TOA Senator                   Monique HoChing  moniquehoching@mail.weber.edu

 

2019-20 TOA Officers

 

TOA Secretary                           Latu "Vika" Fakauho   latufakauho@mail.weber.edu

 

TOA Cultural Specialist           Hawaii Mislang-Darden   hmislangdarden@mail.weber.edu

 

TOA Webmaster                   Mallory Hamilton
 malloryhamilton@mail.weber.edu

 

 

TOA Events 2019

August:

8/27 | Sessions on the Ledge: Hana Studio performance group | Noon - 1 p.m., Shepard Union Atrium

8/29 | Film screening of "Kapa Haka" and panel discussion | 6 - 8 p.m., Wildcat Theater 

September:

9/5 | 2nd Annual Pacific Islander Art Exhibition | 6-8 p.m., Shepherd Union Fireplace Lounge and Art Gallery (Art pieces will be on display in the Union art gallery from Sept 5-27)

9/11 | Pacific Islander College Prep Night | 6-8:30 p.m., Davis Campus Ballrooms (D3)

September:

4/11 | 2nd Annual Intercollegiate Showcase | 6 - 9 p.m., Shepard Union Ballrooms

Student Life

Volunteering and tabling at the All-Poly Football Camp...

...PI Family Night at Granger High School....

....Pacific Islander Heritage Kick Off Event...

...PI Family Night at Granger High School...

TOA Officers 2018-2019 retreat 

...Pasifika Festival in Provo, UT....

....Pacific Islander High School Conference at UofU to name a few

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Serving on several panel discussions sharing experiences and stories as current WSU Pacific Islander college students

 


Tailgating with BSU to support our WSU Football team

TOA won Registered Organization of the Year at the 2019 Crystal Crest Award Ceremony

The Ohana Association (TOA)

Serving on several panel discussions sharing experiences and stories as current WSU Pacific Islander college students

Brought back and hosted the Inaugural Intercollegiate Showcase of Many Islands in a Common Sea (formerly known as the Intercollegiate Luau) where 7 institutions statewide (including the Pacific Heritage Academy) took pride in showcasing and celebrating the beauty of several Pacific Island cultures through traditional wear, music, and dance at WSU Davis campus

Attending and participating in the “Rights of Nature” - Meet and Greet w/ Kirsti Luke, Chris Finlayson, and Tamati Kruger. Engaging in conversation of sustainability and cultural relevance