Multicultural Outreach & Recruitment

Readiness for Islander Success in Education Conference

About the Event


Readiness for Islander Success in Education (RISE) is a one-day conference for Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander high school students who are interested in the University of Washington Seattle. RISE was created to encourage, motivate, and empower Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander students to pursue higher education, as well as give them the opportunity to experience the UW. Attendees will meet current UW staff & students as well as future classmates, learn about campus programs, attend a UW admissions presentation, and discover the diversity and unity that exists in the UW community.
Note: Participation is open to all students regardless of race/ethnic background.


Parent/Guardian Permission Form

Students are required to submit a parent/guardian permission form to participate in our in-person conference. You will be emailed a permission slip via DocuSign several days before the conference. As soon as you receive it, please have your parent/guardian digitally submit the form.


Additional Information

Due to space capacity and specific programming, advanced registration is required, and this event is for students only (no additional guests).

Schools/community organizations: All students will need to be registered in advance individually or by teachers/chaperones. Bringing a bus or a group of students? Email Sylvie Shiosaki, Assistant Director of MOR, at for chaperone information.