It is a privilege to be a member of the University of Hawai'i at Manoa community. This privilege provides the student with the opportunity to learn and to participate in the many programs that are offered on campus. Along with that privilege, the individual is expected to be responsible in relationships with others and to respect the special interests of the institution. These special interests are fully set forth in the University's Student Conduct Code.
Where individuals have conflict with one another or have allegedly violated the Student Conduct Code, every attempt will be made to resolve the problem through nonadversarial and informal proceedings. Where the violation may be particularly serious or differences appear irreconcilable, the matter may be referred to the Student Conduct Committee for an appropriate review and hearing. The committee has the authority to recommend serious disciplinary actions including suspension or expulsion.
Information, advice, or a copy of the code and an outline of the committee's procedures may be obtained from the Office of the Dean of Students and Student Services, Student Services Center 409.
A student who believes that a faculty member has failed to meet specific responsibilities outlined in "Responsibilities of Faculty and Students and Academic Grievance Procedures for Students, University of Hawai'i at Manoa (Policy M-4527)" may register a grievance. Students and faculty are encouraged to resolve their differences through consultation and mediation. Where these efforts are ineffective, the policy sets forth the process that is available to the student grievant. The decisions of the Academic Grievance Committee are final within the University. Information, advice, or a copy of the relevant policies and procedures may be obtained from the Office of the Dean of Students and Student Services, Student Services Center 409.
Regular attendance at class and laboratory sessions is expected for all courses in which a student enrolls. Unavoidable absences should be explained to the instructor.
The University of Hawai'i is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the bases of race, sex, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, arrest and court record, sexual orientation, and veteran status. This policy covers academic considerations such as admission and access to, participation and treatment in the University's programs, activities, and services. With regard to employment, the University is committed to equal opportunity in all personnel actions such as recruitment, hiring, promotion, and compensation. Sexual harassment is expressly prohibited under University policy.
The University strives to promote full realization of equal employment opportunity through a positive, continuing program in compliance with the affirmative action in employment mandates of federal Executive Order 11246. The program includes measuring performance against specific annual hiring goals, monitoring progress, and reporting on good faith efforts and results in annual affirmative action plan reports. As a government contractor, the University is committed to an affirmative policy of hiring and advancing in employment qualified persons with disabilities, disabled veterans, and veterans of the Vietnam era. For information on equal opportunity policies or complaint procedures for the UH Manoa Campus, contact:
UH Manoa recognizes its obligation to provide overall program accessibility for persons with disabilities. Contact the KOKUA (disabled student services) Program to obtain information as to the existence and location of services, activities, and facilities that are accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities.
Gender equity in athletics extends the doctrine of fairness to all areas of athletic activity at the university level. It is activated by a sense of moral obligation that exceeds any specific duty to comply with legal requirements, although it also recognizes the necessity of observing the tenets of Title IX. Its desired effect is to offer women and men equal opportunities to participate in sports for which there is demonstrated interest among athletes in Hawai'i and to provide equitable levels of support for coaching, travel, scholarships, operating expenses, and facilities used. Beyond these specific goals, gender equity also fosters an attitude and establishes an environment in which men's and women's sports are encouraged in comparable ways. Those who support gender equity are willing to cooperate in frequent self-evaluations and to implement change so that all student-athletes can have the same opportunity to realize the highest level of their abilities.