University of Hawai'i - West O'ahu

Student Right to Know/Consumer Information

Consumer Information Disclosures

The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), is a federal law that requires universities and colleges participating in federal student aid programs to publish information that would assist prospective and current students and their families, better understand the institution and its educational environment.

Since a college education is an investment in a student’s future, we highly recommend students and families review all available information. Although the UH West O?ahu Catalog contains most of this information, students also receive this information via email notification. Important additional information about UH West O?ahu may also be found on the .

For your convenience, the contact information for key departments are listed below. If you have questions or would like to request a paper copy of any materials, please call or email the appropriate office or visit the indicated websites under the individual sections below.

The following UH West O?ahu personnel are available to provide information in their respective areas upon request:

    • Chancellor: Dr. Maenette Benham, uhwochan@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2770
    • Academic degree programs and other educational/training programs: Dr. Jeff Moniz, Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, uhwovcaa@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2300
    • Accreditation: Dr. Sharon Valente, Director of Assessment, Evaluation and Accreditation, valentes@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2321
    • Campus Security Department (Annual Security Report): John Murakami, Manager, Auxiliary Services, jam8@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2527
    • Costs of books and supplies: Kory Uramoto-Wong, Bookstore Manager, uhwobkst@hawaii.edu@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2550
    • Facilities: Kevin Ishida, Vice Chancellor, Administrative Affairs, kevini@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2511
    • Faculty and instructional staff: Dr. Jeff Moniz, Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, uhwovcaa@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2300
    • Financial Aid: James Oshiro, Director, Financial Aid, uhwofa@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2900
    • Refunds: Tracy Higa, Cashier, uhwocash@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2890
    • Requirements and procedures for withdrawing from UH West O?ahu: Robyn Oshiro, Registrar, uhwo.records@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2900
    • Special facilities and services: Tom Hirsbrunner, J.D., ADA/504 Coordinator – Disability Services, hirsbrun@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2935
    • Student Affairs (student enrollment and population): Dr. Judy Oliveira, Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs, judyanno@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2667
    • Tuition and fees: Tracy Higa, Cashier, uhwocash@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2890

Contact: Advising Department, uhwo.advising@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2689

To demonstrate satisfactory academic progress, students are expected to maintain at least a 2.0 UH West O?ahu cumulative GPA. Satisfactory academic progress is required for continued enrollment, as well as to maintain eligibility for financial aid and veterans’ benefits.

A copy of UH West O?ahu’s Financial Aid Office Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy is available on the website.

Students who fail to meet the minimum scholastic requirements of the University will be placed on academic probation or be suspended or dismissed. For purposes of measuring this minimum requirement, the GPA is used. Regulations governing academic probation, suspension, and dismissal are applied at the end of the fall and spring semesters.

Learn more about the UH West O?ahu Academic Probation Policy.

Contact: Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Dr. Jeff Moniz, uhwovcaa@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2300

Information regarding UH West O?ahu’s current degrees; other educational and training programs; faculty and other instructional personnel and other information regarding the academic division is available on the UH West O?ahu website.

UH West O?ahu’s degrees encourage students to explore courses outside of their degree disciplines to provide them with a multidisciplinary base while learning about different cultures. UH West O?ahu offers traditional academic programs in addition to specialized programs in emerging fields, demonstrating its commitment to addressing workforce needs and preparing professionals for the area’s job market. A list of current degrees and concentrations can be found on the campus home page as well as our General Catalog, and a listing of the certificates offered at the UH West O?ahu. Faculty and other instructional personnel of these programs can be found at UH West O?ahu Faculty Profiles.

The location of the instructional, laboratory and other physical facilities which relate to the academic programs can be found on the campus map.

The strategic plan of the UH West O?ahu’s academic programs include the additional of two new bachelor’s degrees in Fall 2019, BA in Creative Media and BS in Natural Sciences. Other plans for program development are included in the Strategic Action Plan, 2018-2028.

Contact: Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Dr. Sharon Valente, Director of Assessment, Evaluation and Accreditation, valentes@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2321

The UH West O?ahu is committed to continuous improvement in all areas of the campus and demonstrates this commitment by our engagement in the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) accreditation process. UH West O?ahu is fully accredited by WSCUC, our regional accreditation agency. The University was granted initial accreditation in February 1981 by what was then known as WASC, and has been reaccredited in all subsequent reviews.

The process aids institutions in developing and sustaining effective educational programs and assures the educational community, the general public, and other organizations that an accredited institution has met high standards of quality and effectiveness.

On March 6, 2015, the Commission announced that it reaffirmed UH West O?ahu’s accreditation for seven years, through 2022, upon the strengths of its student-centered environment and creation of an organizational commitment to quality assurance by formalizing planning processes across constituencies. Learn more about the UH West O?ahu accreditation.

Accreditation information is also available for review by any enrolled or prospective student; a copy of the document’s describing the accreditation, licensing or approval is available upon request by contacting Sharon Valente using the information listed above.

Complaints and Third-Party Comments

Accreditation by WSCUC represents the Commission’s judgment that an institution is satisfactorily achieving its mission and educational purposes and that it meets or exceeds the Commission’s standards of quality, integrity, and effectiveness.

The Commission values information provided by students, employees, and others in determining whether an institution’s performance is consistent with the Standards of Accreditation and Commission policies and procedures. It is worth taking the time to read through the to get details on the types of complaints WSCUC can address and the scope of its authority as an accrediting body.

WSCUC has two established means for receiving comments from concerned stakeholders about its member institutions:

  1. Complaints – Complaints are usually filed by employees and students who have grievances that draw into question the member institution’s adherence to one or more Commission Accreditation Standards or Policies ().
  2. Third-Party Comments – Third-party comments are typically more general comments of a substantive nature about a member institution ().

In addition to regional accreditation, the following degrees have program specific accreditation.

BA Business Administration: The UH West O?ahu Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners. Please go to the following website for more information: ACBSP Accreditation.

B.Ed Education: The UH West O?ahu Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) degree, with concentrations in elementary, middle-level, and secondary education, is Leeward O?ahu’s baccalaureate-level teacher preparation program. In spring 2012, the elementary program achieved national recognition by the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI), and in spring 2013, the Division of Education (the unit) was accredited by the prestigious National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Please go to the following website for more information: Education Division Accreditation.

Contact: Office of the Chancellor, Beverly Baligad, J.D., Director of Compliance, bbaligad@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2934

The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) Amendment of 1989 requires UH West O?ahu to certify to the U.S. Department of Education that it has adopted and implemented a program to prevent the illicit use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol by students and employees. UH West O?ahu is in compliance with the requirements of the Act. UH West O?ahu also complies with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988.

UH Executive Policy EP 11.201, pertaining to Illegal Drugs, Alcohol and Substance Abuse, states, among other things, that students, faculty and staff are expected to perform their duties free of intoxication by any illegal drugs or alcohol, and that students, faculty and staff are expected to observe laws regulating illegal drugs and may be subject to investigation and/or prosecution for illegal drug use.

Notification of the information contained in the Drug Abuse and Alcohol Prevention Program (DAAPP) is distributed to all currently enrolled students and employees of UH West O?ahu via email on or around September 25th of each year by the UH System Office of Human Resources.

UH West O?ahu, through its Campus Compliance Hui, provides programming and awareness each semester regarding the dangers and effects of drugs, alcohol and substance abuse during campus events such as: One Billion Rising, Healing Soles and E Ala Pono. In addition, brochures and workshops presented by our campus Counseling staff are also provided throughout the year.

Learn more on the Executive Policy EP 11.201 at the .

Contact: UH West O?ahu Bookstore, Kory Uramoto-Wong, Manager, uhwobkst@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2550

The UH Bookstore’s mission is to serve as a resource for the UH campus community by providing everything it needs for college life and more.

UH West O?ahu Bookstore is located on the 2nd floor of Campus Center, Room 226, on the West O?ahu campus in Kapolei. To locate the bookstore, check our campus map.

In addition to being the authorized on-campus retailer for books – including used, new, and rental textbooks, as well as books by UH authors and UH Press – UH West O?ahu Bookstore carries official UH spirit merchandise, school supplies, and commencement regalia. We also sell office supplies, sundries, and snacks. Most items are tax-free, and all purchases support the University of Hawai’i.

UH West O?ahu Bookstore proudly supports special events for UH students, faculty, and staff. If your group is interested in co-sponsoring a campus event or promotion, please contact us at uhwobkst@hawaii.edu.

The UH Bookstore System includes stores across nine campus: University of Hawai?i at Mānoa, University of Hawai?i at Hilo, University of Hawai?i Maui College, University of Hawai?i–West O?ahu, Leeward Community College, Kapi?olani Community College, Honolulu Community College, Kaua?i Community College, and Windward Community College. You can learn more by visiting the . We are a self-sustaining operation run by . All proceeds support the University of Hawai?i’s educational mission.

Appropriate information regarding required textbooks and supplemental resources will be provided by the course faculty member as soon as practicable; either in a course description or within a course syllabus.

Learn more about the .

Contact: Office of the Chancellor, Beverly Baligad, J.D., Director of Compliance, bbaligad@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2934

Pursuant to the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, UH West O?ahu publishes an online Annual Security Report (ASR). The ASR contains relevant information regarding campus safety and security related policy statements and crime statistics. A notification of the publication of the report is distributed annually via email to all current UH West O?ahu students and employees.

A copy of the most recent published Campus Annual Security Report is available online at: 2018 Annual Security Report. A paper copy of the ASR will be provided upon request to the campus contact listed above.

A paper copy of the ASR will be provided upon request to the campus contact listed above.

Contact: Office of the Registrar, Taryn Miyashiro, uhwo.transfercredit@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2900

UH West O’ahu recognizes undergraduate coursework completed at regionally accredited colleges and universities that are equivalent to the academic content to the University. In determining equivalencies and transferability, each course is carefully reviewed based on the scope of topics covered, rigor, contact hours, etc.

Transfer students can view their credits of previously completed classes online via STAR after activating their MyUH account.

For additional information on our Transfer Credit Policy, see section on Transfer Credit in the .

Contact: Human Resources, Janice Sunouchi, Specialist, janice.sunouchi@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2523

The consensual relationships policy prohibits an employee from initiating or engaging in a romantic, dating, or sexual relationship with another employee or a student whom he/she currently supervises, directs, instructs, evaluates, advises, or has substantial influence over wherein a power and control differential exists.

View the on consensual relationship policy.

Contact: Office of the Chancellor, Beverly Baligad, J.D., Director of Compliance, bbaligad@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2934

UH West O?ahu observes Constitution Day which recognizes the day the United States Constitution was adopted and those who have become U.S. citizens. The campus offers events and programs related to the Constitution on September 17.

A U.S. federal policy requires that Constitution Day be held on September 17 of each year, commemorating the September 17, 1787 signing of the Constitution as per [; ]

However, when September 17 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or holiday, Constitution Day events will be held during the preceding or following week.

Learn more about UH West O?ahu Constitution Day events.

Contact: Chad Koizumi-Miyashiro, CyberSecurity Specialist, chmiyash@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2419

While most content (information, videos, music) posted on the Internet are free for you to use, there are still copyrighted content on the Internet. The copyrighted content are restricted files, such as videos, news articles, or music, that are owned by the artist or company that created the content and are not free for you to use unless you have written authorization to use the content. The downloading and/or sharing of copyrighted content is a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

Learn more about UH West O?ahu Copyrights.

The UH West O?ahu network is free to everyone in the UH Community to use for their academic pursuits but users must follow the acceptable use policy found in . If there is a violation, UH West O?ahu IT will be notified by the DMCA or other parties through a . Once UH West O?ahu IT has received the notice, they will launch an investigation into the violation and notify the user of the infraction. The user’s UH Username will be blocked from use of the UH West O?ahu and other UH networks.

The user is required to meet with the UH West O?ahu Director of IT to discuss the violation notice. If this is the user’s first offense, he/she will be informed that

  • an unauthorized download and sharing of copyrighted content was detected and that it is against UH policy
  • all unauthorized content must be removed immediately by UH West O?ahu IT
  • any subsequent violations of EP 2.210 and/or federal copyright laws will result in the referral of the user to the appropriate UH authority for further action

At this meeting, UH West O?ahu IT Director will discuss the violation and UH policies. The user will be required to read the UH EP 2.210 and sign the University’s . The user will also be cautioned about consequences of a second infraction.

Upon a second notice of copyright infringement, the incident will be referred to the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs (or his or her or their designee) for disciplinary action if user is a student. If the user is a faculty or staff, their incident will be referred to their appropriate Vice Chancellor.

Contact: The Financial Aid Office, uhwofa@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2900

Information concerning the cost of attendance at the UH West O?ahu, including tuition, student fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation and personal/misc expenses, is available at the?UH West O?ahu Cost of Attendance page.

The following are additional costs for the listed programs or classes a student may enroll or express a specific interest in:

Education

Required fees for all Education majors are:

  • Student National Education Association (SNEA) membership: $25/year—includes liability insurance required for field placements in K-12 schools.
  • Taskstream Account: To house signature assignments and to develop professional E-portfolios ($50 for a 1-year account, $139 for a 7-year account).

Music

  • Band students that do not have their own instruments: $40 rental fee
  • Spring semester choir students: $35 fee to participate in the E Himeni Kakou collegiate festival

Bachelors of Science in Natural Sciences (CHEM 161L and 162 L)

  • Lab fees: $20.00
  • Supply fees: $3.75
  • Chemistry Kits: $43.75

Contact: Counseling Services, Dr. Steven Taketa, taketas@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2675

UH West O?ahu offers free and confidential mental health services for all enrolled students. Services are provided by a qualified licensed psychologist and include individual and group therapy, couples counseling, and psychological assessment. Walk-in appointments are welcome and participation is completely voluntary. General inquiries about mental health and wellness are encouraged.

Contact: Office of the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Tom Hirsbrunner, J.D., ADA/504 Coordinator, hirsbrun@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2935

UH West O?ahu is committed to making its programs and services fully and equally accessible to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (504), and all related University of Hawai?i policies and state laws. By providing full access to qualified students with disabilities, UH West O?ahu demonstrates its belief that the community will benefit from the skills and talents of these individuals.

The staff at Disability Services – Center for Student Access are available to answer questions from all members of our campus community (students, faculty, staff, visitors) regarding our efforts at making our campus, programs, and services fully accessible.

Students desiring academic accommodations are advised to call the ADA/504 Coordinator – Center for Student Access as early as possible so that services may be arranged in a timely manner. Also, any student who would like to request an accommodation for disability should use our .

Learn more about our Disability Services.

Contact: John Murakami, Auxiliary Services Manager, jam8@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2527

The UH Alert emergency notification system is used to warn the university community in the event of a natural, health or civil emergency. Contact information provided by students and employees will only be used in the event of an emergency that impacts the health and safety of the UH community or closure of the entire campus. It will not be shared with others or used for routine UH communications or announcements. The UH Alert messaging system is tested twice annually during the fall and spring semesters.

Both SMS/text messages and emails are sent using the UH Alert. However, UH Alert is an opt-in system that requires users to subscribe their cell phone information before they can receive alerts via SMS/text messages.

Learn more or to sign up for .

Contact: Institutional Research Director, John Stanley, uhwoiro@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2316

UH West O?ahu persistence and graduation rates are reported annually by the UH Office of Institutional Research under the heading of .

UH West O?ahu is pleased to provide the following information regarding our institution’s graduation/completion rates. The information is provided in compliance with the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. The rates reflect the graduation/completion status of students who enrolled as first time freshmen and for whom 150% of the normal time-to-completion has elapsed. The graduation/completion rate is based on six years of attendance that equates to 150% of our longest program.

The also posts the official headcount at all UH campuses every semester displayed at the top of its homepage.

Contact: Office of the Registrar, Robyn Oshiro, Registrar, uhwo.records@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2900

In accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (FERPA), the UH West Oahu students have the right to inspect and review their official education records and request the amendment of their education records. Students also have the right to provide written consent before the UH West O?ahu discloses personally identifiable information from the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without con-sent. Students seeking to inspect their record(s) should submit a written request to the Office of the Registrar.

Learn more about FERPA.

Contact: James Oshiro, Director, Financial Aid Office, uhwofa@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2900

Federal Regulations require that UH West O?ahu makes available to prospective and enrolled students the following information:

  • Available financial assistance programs (which includes, but is not limited to: need-based and non-need-based federal, state, local, private and institutional financial assistance programs) available to students who enroll at the UH West O?ahu. Learn more information about Grants, Loans and Federal Work Study and scholarships.
  • The procedures and forms by which students may apply for financial aid assistance.
  • UH West O?ahu Financial Aid Office provides support with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and other financial aid processes and assists with scholarship information and applications. Learn more about Financial Aid.
  • Student Rights and Responsibilities. Students receiving Title IV, HEA and student financial aid have a right to receive specific information regarding their financial aid which includes criteria for continued student aid eligibility and standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). Please review the rights and responsibilities financial aid recipients have below. If you have any questions about these items, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (808) 689-2900.

Student Rights
西藏快3必中公式,西藏快3必中公式计划As a financial aid recipient, you have the right to know about the following:

  1. Available financial assistance at UH West O?ahu. Learn about types of financial aid assistance.
  2. Information regarding the criteria, procedures and deadlines for submitting applications for each financial aid program (including federal, state, and institutional aid programs).Learn how to apply for Financial Aid.
  3. Information regarding the cost of attending UH West O?ahu, the refund policy, and how your estimated expenses are developed.
  4. The criteria that is used by UH West O?ahu Financial Aid and Scholarships Office to select financial aid recipients.
  5. Information regarding how financial aid eligibility was determined.
  6. In accordance with the Federal Education Rights to Privacy Act (FERPA), your financial records, your parents’ financial records, and your award information will be kept confidential (to the extent possible). Learn more about the UH West O?ahu’s FERPA policy.
  7. Information regarding the terms and conditions of the various financial aid programs, including the criteria for continued eligibility in the programs.
  8. The method by which disbursements will be made and the frequency of those disbursements.
  9. Information regarding how UH West O?ahu determines whether a student is meeting the standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) regarding financial aid, and steps/options the student can take when they have not met the SAP requirements.
  10. Information regarding the terms of any you participate in.
  11. Information regarding UH West Oahu’s accreditation by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) as well as the names of other agencies and organizations that accredit, approve, or license the institution and/or its programs and how to access and view their documents.
  12. Information regarding UH West Oahu’s Campus Security policies and crime statistics.
  13. Information regarding available facilities and services for students with disabilities.

Student Responsibilities
As a financial aid recipient, you are responsible for:

  1. Supplying complete and accurate information on which we base your eligibility for aid.
  2. Using the aid offered for educationally related expenses.
  3. Assuming responsibility for repayment of all loans accepted.
  4. Reviewing the loan terms and process any documents regarding repayment prior to graduation.
  5. Participating in the mandatory loan entrance counseling program prior to receiving your first loan and an exit interview at the conclusion of your enrollment at UH West O?ahu.
  6. Notifying the loan servicer of address changes and other information as specified in the loan terms, under Federal Direct Student Loans.
  7. Maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in the course of study you are pursuing and following at UH West O?ahu.
  8. Repayment of any over award of financial aid.

Learn more about your responsibilities as a recipient of Financial Aid.

Terms and conditions of Title IV, HEA loans

For more information, go to A Guide to Your Financial Aid Award

Return of Title IV Funds

In accordance with the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, and applicable federal regulations, UH West O?ahu has published the ”Complete Withdrawal Policy for Financial Aid Recipients” which outlines the UH West O?ahu policy for the return of Title IV aid. When a student who receives Title IV financial aid (consisting of federal grants and/or loans) withdraws from courses during the semester, fails to earn a passing grade in any course during the semester, or stops attending before completing the semester, the student may be required to pay back a portion, or all, of the financial aid.

西藏快3必中公式,西藏快3必中公式计划Students who receive Title IV financial aid and are contemplating not completing a semester should contact the Financial Aid Office to discuss the effects of not completing their classes.

Learn more about the return of Title IV Funds.

Code of Conduct for Educational Loans

The UH West O’ahu西藏快3必中公式,西藏快3必中公式计划 Financial Aid Office is expected to maintain exemplary standards of professional conduct in carrying out all aspects of its responsibilities and must avoid any conflicts of interest with respect to federal and private education loans. The college’s Code of Conduct for Educational Loans is available at the Financial Aid Office.

UH West O’ahu西藏快3必中公式,西藏快3必中公式计划 does not partner with lenders. The college processes all federal student loans via the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program. For more detailed information about UH West O?ahu’s Code of Conduct for Educational Loans contact the Financial Aid Office uhwofa@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2900

A UH financial aid employee is expected to always maintain exemplary standards of professional conduct in all aspects of carrying out his or her responsibilities, specifically including all dealings with any entity involved in any manner in student financial aid, regardless of whether such entities are involved in a government sponsored, subsidized, or regulated activity. In doing so, a financial aid employee should: refrain from taking any action for his or her personal benefit, refrain from taking any action he or she believes is contrary to law, regulation, or the best interests of the students and parents he or she serves; ensure that the information he or she provides is accurate, unbiased, and does not reflect any preference arising from actual or potential personal gain; be objective in making decisions and advising their campus regarding relationships with any entity involved in any aspect of student financial aid; refrain from soliciting or accepting anything of other than nominal value from any entity (other than an institution of higher education or a governmental entity such as the U.S. Department of Education) involved in the making, holding, consolidating or processing of any student loans, including anything of value (including reimbursement of expenses) for serving on an advisory body or as part of a training activity of or sponsored by any such entity; and disclose to their campus’ Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs any involvement with or interest in any entity involved in any aspect of student financial aid.

The following are specifically prohibited:

  • Revenue sharing agreements with lenders.
  • Engaging in any activity that creates a conflict of interest.
  • Accepting gifts above a nominal value from lenders or guarantors.
  • Accepting private loans conditioned on the use of a lender’s Title IV loans.
  • Contracting arrangements with a lender that provides compensation to school staff (with certain exceptions).
  • Assigning a lender to a borrower or refusing to certify a loan for a borrower’s choice of lender or guarantor.
  • Accepting from lenders any staffing assistance for a call center or the financial aid office.
  • Accepting compensation for service on an advisory board except that reasonable expenses associated with that service may be reimbursed by the lender or guarantor.

For the purposes of this Code of Conduct, it is not considered a “gift” to the school for a lender or guarantor to provide the following:

  • Standard materials, activities or programs on issues related to a loan, default aversion, default prevention or financial literacy (for example, brochures, workshops or training).
  • Food, refreshments, training or informational material that is designed to improve the service of a lender, guarantor or servicer if the training contributes to the professional development of the school staff.
  • Favorable terms, conditions and borrower benefits, as long as these are provided to all students at the school.
  • Entrance and Exit counseling services, as long as the school controls the counseling and does not promote the products and services of the lender.

Since UH West O?ahu Financial Aid officers are state employees, they are also subject to the State Standards of Conduct listed under .

Federal Loan Exit Counseling
If you have received Federal Student Loans, you are required to complete a loan exit counseling each time you drop below half-time enrollment, are no longer enrolled at or graduate from the UH West O’ahu. Due to this change in enrollment, your student loan repayment will begin according to the terms of the promissory note and you must now complete the Loan Exit Counseling session for UH West O’ahu.

Students can complete their exit counseling online at . If you have any questions regarding the completion of the exit counseling process, please contact the Financial Aid office at uhwofa@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2900.

Important Reminder: If you are continuing your education at another college, you still need to complete the Loan Exit Counseling session for UH West O?ahu.

西藏快3必中公式,西藏快3必中公式计划UH West O?ahu does not have an approved Study Abroad Program that may be considered for enrollment at the home school for purposes of applying for federal student financial aid.

Contact: Office of the Registrar, uhwo.records@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2900

The Hawai?i State Department of Health requires that all students provide health clearances (tuberculosis and MMR) before they are permitted to register for classes (Hawai?i Administrative Rules, DOH Title 11, Chapter 157). To prevent unauthorized registration, a health clearance hold is placed on all student accounts and cleared once proper documentation is submitted.

You may elect to bring in your own shot records or use the Health Clearance Form.

Contact: Financial Aid Office, James Oshiro, Director, uhwofa@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2900

In accordance with federal law, UH West O?ahu provides a Net Price Calculator, the purpose of which is to help estimate the net price of the institution for a student. The estimate is based on the amount of full-time, first year undergraduate students paid to attend UH West O?ahu in the prior year, and is calculated by subtracting the average need-based and merit-based grant aid from the institution’s cost of attendance.

Learn more about the Net Price Calculator.

Contact: Chad Koizumi-Miyashiro, CyberSecurity Specialist, chmiyash@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2419

UH West O?ahu Information Technology (IT) department manages and maintains a robust and secure network for the UH Community to use for their academic or administrative pursuits. Network security tools are provided to UH faculty, staff, and students to protect their devices from various Internet threats such as malicious software and intrusion from hackers. In addition to these tools, the IT department uses a variety of enterprise class security measures such as user awareness, enterprise firewalls, and intrusion detection to protect the campus networks.

Users are expected to use the network security tools and practice safe computing while on their devices on the UH network as defined by the Use and Management of Information Technology Resources.

To preserve network security, all devices that are allowed to use the UH West O?ahu network must be registered online in the form of device registration, sponsorship, or the login page that appears when a user tries to access the network. By going through this process of registering a device, the user is agreeing to comply with the University’s EP 2.210 policy. Any violations of the University’s policies will result in removal from the network.

Contacts:

  • Title IX Coordinator, Beverly Baligad, J.D., bbaligad@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2934
  • Deputy Student Title IX Coordinator, Trudy Asato, tasato7@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2936
  • Deputy Employee Title IX Coordinator, Janice Sunouchi, janice.sunouchi@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2523
  • ADA/ 504 Coordinator – Students, Tom Hirsbrunner, J.D., hirsbrun@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2935
  • ADA/504 Coordinator – Employees, Janice Sunouchi, janice.sunouchi@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2523
  • EEO/AA Coordinator, Janice Sunouchi, janice.sunouchi@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2523

It is the policy of the UH West O?ahu to provide equity of opportunity in higher education, both in the educational mission and as an employer. The University is committed to comply with all State and Federal statutes, rules, and regulations that prohibit discrimination. The University is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), sexual orientation, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran.

Contact: Office of the Chancellor, Beverly Baligad, J.D., Title IX Coordinator, bbaligad@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2934.

The Safe Zone Program exists to create and maintain a positive social, academic, and employment environment at UH West O?ahu for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex faculty, staff, and students. The Program ensures the enforcement of state law and UH policy that prohibit harassment and discrimination on the basis of gender and sexual orientation.

Learn more about the LGTBQ+ Resources.

Contact: Office of the Chancellor, Beverly Baligad, J.D., Title IX Coordinator, bbaligad@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2934

UH West O?ahu is committed to maintaining and promoting a safe and respectful campus environment that is free from sex and gender-based discrimination. This includes a prohibition on the following conduct:

  • Sex Discrimination;
  • Sexual Harassment;
  • Gender-based harassment, including harassment based on actual or perceived sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression;
  • Sexual Exploitation;
  • Sexual Assault;
  • Domestic Violence;
  • Dating Violence; and
  • Stalking

Learn more about the and the .

Contact: Office of the Chancellor, Beverly Baligad, J.D., Director of Compliance, bbaligad@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2934

All University of Hawai’i campuses, including the UH West O?ahu, are tobacco-free, joining more than 2,000 U.S. universities and colleges in an effort to provide a healthy environment for all students, faculty, and staff. State law prohibits the use of tobacco products on all 10 UH campuses and University-owned facilities. Tobacco products include, but are not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, pipes, smoking tobacco, electronic cigarettes, vapes and chewing tobacco.

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Contact: Office of the Chancellor, Dr. Maenette Benham, Chancellor, uhwochan@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2770

The 2018-2028 UH West O?ahu Strategic Action Plan sets an aspirational course for the future of our University. Our blueprint to build po?okela/educational excellence presents overarching Impact Strategies (goals) that rely on every member of our ?ohana/family – students, staff, faculty, alumni, administration, and our community partners – to “Pūpūkahi i Holomua,” to participate and contribute to our collective success.

Learn more information about the UH West O?ahu strategic directions as well as the 2018-2028 Strategic Action Plan and how the plan sets an aspirational course for our university and connects to the

Contact: Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Dr. Jeff Moniz, Vice Chancellor, uhwovcaa@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2303

The UH West O?ahu Student Academic Grievance Procedure provides for the consistent and equitable resolution of legitimate student academic grievances.

Learn more about the Student Academic Grievance Procedure.

Contact: Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Student Conduct Office, Trudy Asato, Student Conduct Officer, tasato7@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2936

The UH West O?ahu Student Code of Conduct defines expected conduct for students and specifies the conduct subject to University sanctions. Students should familiarize themselves with the Student Code of Conduct. Upon enrollment at UH West O?ahu, students are subject to the policies and regulations of the University and its duly constituted bodies.

Learn more about the Student Code of Conduct.

Contact: Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Dr. Judy Oliveira, judyanno@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2600

UH West O?ahu embraces Native Hawaiian culture and traditions, while promoting student success in an environment where students of all backgrounds are supported. Our campus fosters excellence in teaching, learning and service to the community.

Learn more fast facts about UH West O?ahu, including facts regarding student diversity and percentage of Pell Grant recipients.

Contact: Office of the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Rouel Velasco, Director of Student Life, rouel@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2942

The Associated Students of the UH West O?ahu (ASUHWO) is a student governance organization whose membership includes all UH West O?ahu students. ASUHWO is committed to represent the interests of students by providing direct student input to the University administration and Federal, State and County agencies.

The ASUHWO Senate is directly elected by the UH West O?ahu student body and is led by an Executive Committee, which is composed of the officers of President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. The ASUHWO Senate is comprised of a Senator from each class (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior), as well as each academic division/programs of study (Business Administration, Humanities, Social Sciences, Education, Public Administration and Math & Health and Natural Sciences) and a Senator to represent distance education students). The term of office for all elected Senators and Executive Committee members is one academic year.

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Contact: Articulation Specialist, Summer DeBruyne, debruyne@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2322

Articulation Agreements are special educational agreements that facilitate the transferability of particular A.S., A.A.S or A.A.T. programs at community colleges and other accredited institutions across the state of Hawai?i and beyond, into specific B.A. or B.A.S. degrees at UH West O?ahu. Articulation agreements have been carefully designed by faculty at both institutions and provide unique educational benefits. Students interested in transferring to UH West O?ahu in an articulated pathway should meet with their current Community College Counselor before starting the program.

Learn more about Articulations Agreements.

Contact: Cashier’s Office, Tracy Higa, Cashier, uhwhocash@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2888

The amount of tuition refund for a class depends on the date of the beginning of the session and the date on which the student withdraws from the class. Processing of tuition refunds would generally start after the end of the 50% drop period for the Fall and Spring semesters, which is usually after the 3rd week of instruction for the Fall and Spring semesters, referred to as the 50% drop period. For the Summer semester, processing of refunds would start after the 50% drop period is over for the second Summer Session.

Refunds for financial aid students who withdraw completely or stop attending classes will be made in accordance with federal regulations. UH West O?ahu reserves the right to redirect refunds to apply to any financial account balances for another semester. For more information, please refer to ).

Learn more about tuition refunds.

Contact: Office of the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Rouel Velasco, Director of Student Life, rouel@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2942

To register to vote in Hawai?i, an individual must be a:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • A resident of the State of Hawai?i
  • At least eighteen (18) years of age.

UH West O?ahu promotes voter registration during campus-wide events throughout the year. For voter registration information visit the Hawai?i Online Voter Registration System. A current Hawai?i Driver’s License or State ID is needed to complete an application online.

Contact: Human Resources, Nancy Nakasone, Director, nancynak@hawaii.edu, (808) 689-2521

The University of Hawai?i prohibits any work-related or workplace violence against its students, faculty, staff, visitors and contract employees which materially and substantially interferes with an individual’s work, academic performance, and/or workplace safety and/or otherwise subjectively and objectively creates a hostile environment.

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