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HAWAI'I CC COVID-19 INFORMATION
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Student Right to Know/Consumer Information Fall 2021

This Consumer Information is disseminated to all Hawaiʻi Community College (Hawaiʻi CC) students every semester via student email. Paper copies of this information are available in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Manono Campus Building 379A, Room 5.

In compliance with Federal law, a brief description of the information that must be disclosed, where to find the information online, and contact information for the responsible department is provided below. For your convenience, most of this information is provided in the College Catalog.

If you have questions or would like to request a paper copy of any materials, please call or e-mail the appropriate office or visit the indicated websites.

For more information about Hawai’i Community College please visit our Hawai’i Community College At-a-Glance page.

Hawaiʻi CC At-a-Glance

Availability of Employees for Information Dissemination

The following Hawaiʻi CC personnel are available to provide information in their respective areas upon request:

 

Academic Probation Policy

Contact:

  • Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs – Melanie Dorado Wilson, email: mfwilson@hawaii.edu, phone: (808) 934-2514

A cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 is required to remain on satisfactory academic progress at Hawaiʻi Community College. A copy of the Hawaiʻi Community College Academic Probation Policy is available at: http://hawaii.hawaii.edu/sites/default/files/assets/ovcadmin/admin-manual/haw7-520.pdf.

For Federal Financial Aid purposes, students must meet Financial Aid eligibility and standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress. A copy of the Hawaiʻi Community College Financial Aid Office Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy is available at: http://hawaii.hawaii.edu/financialaid/sappolicy.

Academic Programs and Institutional Information

Contact:

  • Chancellor – Rachel Solemsaas, email: rsolems@hawaii.edu, phone: (808) 934-2504
  • Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs – Melanie Dorado Wilson, email: mfwilson@hawaii.edu, phone: (808) 934-2514
  • Interim Dean of Career & Technical Education – Jessica Yamamoto, email: jpky@hawaii.edu, phone: (808) 934-2688

Hawaiʻi CC is a two-year community college under the authority of the University of Hawaiʻi (UH) Board of Regents (BOR). The Hawaiʻi State Constitution establishes the university as a public corporation, and the BOR is responsible for the successful operation and achievement of its purposes. All instructional programs and degrees, faculty appointments, and changes in institutional mission must be approved by the BOR. By law, the BOR has the final responsibility for ensuring that the financial resources of the institution are used to provide sound educational programs.

Degree-granting approval statement, authorization to operate, or certificates from appropriate bodies

Information concerning Hawaiʻi Community College academic programs is available in the College Catalog. The curriculum in Hawaiʻi Community College academic programs of Nursing, Automotive Technology, and Dental Hygiene meet the requirements for certification in the state of Hawai‘i. Whether or not the curriculum meets the requirements for licensure in any other state has not been determined. Students who seek licensure in a state other than Hawai‘i are encouraged to contact the licensing or certification authority in their state for more information.

Accreditation Statement

Contact:

  • Accreditation Liaison Officer – E. Kalani Flores, email: ekflores@hawaii.edu, phone: (808) 969-8875

Hawaiʻi Community College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415)506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. For more information, see the links below.

ACCJC Hawai'i Community College
Hawaiʻi CC Accreditation Website
Certificate of accreditation letter from ACCJC
Certificate of accreditation

Alcohol and Drug Free Campus Policy

Contact:

  • Employees - Ken Kaleiwahea, Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, email: kjakalei@hawaii.edu, (808) 934-2508
  • Students Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs – Dorinna Cortez, email: dorinna@hawaii.edu, phone: (808) 934-2510

The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989 requires Hawaiʻi Community College 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. Hawaiʻi Community College is in compliance with the requirements of the Act. Hawaiʻi Community College 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.

Executive Policy EP 11.201 is available at: http://hawaii.edu/policy/?action=viewPolicy&policySection=ep&policyChapter=11&policyNumber=201

For more information, see http://www.hawaii.hawaii.edu/daapp

Bookstore

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Bookstore, located on the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo campus, provides students with textbooks, workbooks, and a variety of school supplies for Hawaiʻi Island. The Bookstore also provides services such as a Textbook Price Comparison, a Textbook Rental Program, and a Textbook Buyback Service.

More information about the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Bookstore is available at: https://www.bookstore.hawaii.edu/hilo/ or call (808) 932-7394.

Campus Annual Security Report

Contact:

  • Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services – Ken Kaleiwahea, email: kjakalei@hawaii.edu, (808) 934-2508

Pursuant to the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, Hawaiʻi Community College publishes an annual security report containing safety- and security-related policy statements and crime statistics and distributes the report to all current students and employees. Hawaiʻi Community College also informs prospective students and employees about the availability of the report.

A copy of the latest Campus Annual Security Report is available at: https://hawaii.hawaii.edu/sites/default/files/assets/security/docs/2020-ASR.pdf.

Code of Conduct for Educational Loans

Contact:

  • Lorianne Fukui-Stoos, Financial Aid Officer, email: fukuil@hawaii.edu, phone: (808) 934-2712

The Hawaiʻi Community College 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 interests with respect to federal and private education loans. As members of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), the Hawaiʻi Community College Financial Aid Office is also bound by the NASFAA Code of Conduct. The UH Code of Conduct for Educational Loans is available at https://www.hawaii.hawaii.edu/financialaid/codeconduct.

Hawaiʻi Community College does not partner with lenders. Hawaiʻi Community College processes all federal student loans via the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program.

Prior Learning Assessment

Contact:

Students with knowledge and skills obtained through previous coursework or experience have several options to apply for additional credit to their Hawaiʻi Community College program. For more information, see section on Prior Learning Assessment in the College Catalog.

Consensual Relationships

Contact:

  • Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services – Ken Kaleiwahea, email: kjakalei@hawaii.edu, (808) 934-2508

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.

Executive Policy EP 1.203 is available at http://www.hawaii.edu/policy/?action=viewPolicy&policySection=ep&policyChapter=1&policyNumber=203

Constitution Day

Contact:

  • Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs – Dorinna Cortez, email: dorinna@hawaii.edu, phone: (808) 934-2510

Section 111 requires that Constitution Day be held on September 17 of each year, commemorating the September 17, 1787 signing of the Constitution. However, when September 17 falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, Constitution Day shall be held during the preceding or following week. Contact individual campuses for information.

For more information, see https://www.hawaii.hawaii.edu/financialaid/constitution_day.

Copyright Infringement and File Sharing

Contact:

  • Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services – Ken Kaleiwahea, email: kjakalei@hawaii.edu, (808) 934-2508

Use of all University of Hawaiʻi information Technology Resources are governed by UH Executive Policy EP2.210: Use and Management of Information Technology Resources. Continued use of UH Username and University Information Technology Resources by a student indicates acceptance of, and agreement to, Executive Policy EP 2.210. Executive Policy EP 2.210 is available at:http://www.hawaii.edu/policy/docs/temp/ep2.210.pdf

Unauthorized downloading and distribution of copyrighted material (songs, movies, software, games, etc.) is illegal and in violation of Federal Copyright Laws and may subject violators to civil and criminal liabilities.

More information is available at the U.S. Copyright Office website at www.copyright.gov, and their Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) at www.copyright.gov/help/faq.

Cost of Attendance

Contact:

  • Financial Aid – Lorianne Fukui-Stoos, email: fukuil@hawaii.edu, phone: (808) 934-2712

Information concerning cost of attendance at Hawaiʻi Community College, including tuition and fees, payment options, financial aid, and scholarship listings, is available at https://hawaii.hawaii.edu/financialaid/award_description.

Counseling

Contact:

  • Counseling, Advising, and Support Services Center (Manono) – Larissa Leslie, Counselor, email: larissa8@hawaii.edu, phone: (808) 934-2720
  • Office of Student Services - Pālamanui, Kalei Haleamau-Kam – Interim Director, email: haleamau@hawaii.edu, phone: (808) 969-881

Hawaiʻi Community College offers an array of counseling services throughout the academic year and summer months. A comprehensive program of individual and group counseling is provided to help students pursue educational and career goals and with personal growth and development.

For veterans related counseling services and information contact Wailani Walker, Counselor, email: warrenwa@hawaii.edu, phone: (808) 934-2720

For Mental Health and Wellness services contact Kate De Soto, Mental Health Therapist, email: kdesoto@hawaii.edu, phone: (808) 934-2706

Department of Defense (DoD) Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

  • DoD MOU Point of Contact – Sherise Tiogangco, Registrar & Admissions Manager, email: sherise@hawaii.edu, phone: (808) 934-2710
  • DoD Tuition Rate Point of Contact – Sherise Tiogangco, Registrar & Admissions Manager, email: sherise@hawaii.edu, phone: (808) 934-2710
  • DoD Compliance Point of Contact: – Dorinna Cortez, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, email: dorinna@hawaii.edu, phone: (808) 934-2510
  • DoD Signing Authority – Rachel Solemsaas, Chancellor, email: rsolems@hawaii.edu, phone: (808) 934-2504

 

Disability Services

Contact:

  • Disabilities Services – Mari Giel, Counselor, email: marigiel@hawaii.edu, phone: (808) 934-2725

Students with disabilities, either permanent or temporary, may be provided with academic accommodations after completing the intake process. Students desiring academic accommodations are advised to call the Disability Services Office Counselor as early as possible so that services may be arranged in a timely manner.

More information regarding services is available at: https://hawaii.hawaii.edu/disability-services

Emergency Notification System

Contact:

  • Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services – Ken Kaleiwahea, email: kkjakalei@hawaii.edu, (808) 934-2508

UH Alert is a comprehensive system of emergency messaging to inform the campus community of an immediate threat to the safety and security of UH students or employees, including campus closures. You must register for the service to receive alerts via email and/or SMS/text messaging. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to sign up online. Message and data rates may apply.

For more information or to sign up for UH Alert, visit the Hawaiʻi Community College webpage at https://www.hawaii.edu/alert/.

Enrollment, Graduation Rates, and Persistence Rates

Contact:

  • Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs – Melanie Dorado Wilson, email: mfwilson@hawaii.edu, phone: (808) 934-2514
  • Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs – Dorinna Cortez, email: dorinna@hawaii.edu, phone: (808) 934-2510

Hawaiʻi Community College persistence and graduation rates are reported annually by the UH Office of Institutional Research under the heading of “Student-Right-to Know” data. The latest findings are posted online at: https://www.hawaii.edu/iro/srtk.php.

The UH Institutional Research Office also posts the official headcount at all UH campuses every semester. These data are displayed at the top of its homepage at: https://www.hawaii.edu/iro/.

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Contact:

  • Registrar/Admissions & Records – Sherise Tiogangco, email: sherise@hawaii.edu, phone: (808) 934-2710

In accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (FERPA), Hawaiʻi Community College 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 Hawaiʻi Community College discloses personally identifiable information from the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. Students seeking to inspect their record(s) should submit a written request to the Hawaiʻi Community College Registrar.

More information about FERPA is available at: https://hawaii.hawaii.edu/admissions/ferpa.

Financial Aid

Contact:

  • Financial Aid – Lorianne Fukui-Stoos, email: fukuil@hawaii.edu, phone: (808) 934-2712

Federal Regulations require that Hawaiʻi Community College make available to prospective and enrolled students information regarding:


A student's enrollment in a program of study abroad approved for credit by the home institution may be considered enrollment at the home institution for the purpose of applying for financial assistance.

The Hawaiʻi Community College Financial Aid Office provides support for completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and other financial aid processes and assists with scholarship information and applications. For more information concerning Financial Aid, visit the Hawaiʻi Community College Financial Aid website at http://hawaii.hawaii.edu/financialaid.

Immunization and TB Compliance

Contact:

  • Admissions & Records – Sherise Tiogangco, email: sherise@hawaii.edu, phone: (808) 934-2710

Hawaiʻi Community College requires that a Health Immunization Clearance Form confirming Tuberculosis (TB), Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR), Varicella (VA) and Tetanus-Diptheria-Pertussis (Tdap) immunization clearance must be submitted to the Hawaiʻi Community College Admissions & Records Office prior to registration. Forms may be dropped off at the Admissions & Records Office or call (808) 934-2710. Alternatively, forms may be file dropped via the UH File Drop to hawccar@hawaii.edu.

A student may be accepted to Hawaiʻi Community College without clearance, but will not be able to register for in-person classes, obtain student employment, or utilize on-campus services until clearance documents are submitted.

Net Price Calculator

Contact:

  • Financial Aid – Lorianne Fukui-Stoos, email: fukuil@hawaii.edu, phone: (808) 934-2712

In accordance with federal law, Hawaiʻi Community College 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 full-time, first year undergraduate students paid to attend Hawaiʻi Community College 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.

The Net Price Calculator is available at https://www.hawaii.hawaii.edu/files/financialaid/netpricecalculator.

Network Security

Contact:

  • Computer Services – Stephen Schulte, IT Manager, email: schulte@hawaii.edu, (808) 934-2570

Hawaiʻi Community College, in partnership with UH Information Technology Services (ITS), provides software, services, and technical support to protect the UH community against computer viruses and security threats.

Users of University information technology resources should always engage in responsible computing and network practices. All users must respect property, security mechanisms, right to privacy, and freedom from intimidation, harassment, and annoyance in accordance with all University policies and procedures.

Use of all University of Hawaiʻi information Technology Resources are governed by UH Executive Policy EP2.210: Use and Management of Information Technology Resources. Continued use of a UH Username and University Information Technology Resources indicates acceptance of, and agreement to, Executive Policy EP 2.210. Executive Policy EP 2.210 is available at: https://www.hawaii.edu/policy/docs/temp/ep2.210.pdf

The University defines and provides access to institutional computers, information systems and networks as a privilege rather than as a right. Reliable and safe access to the University’s information resources requires that users accept their responsibility to behave in ways that protect the community and preserve their own access.

For more information on Computer Services go to: https://hawaii.hawaii.edu/computer-services. Technical support is available at the Help Desk (hcchelpd@hawaii.edu).

Nondiscrimination Statement

Contact:

  • Title IX Coordinator – Sara Vogel, email: svogel@hawaii.edu, phone: (808) 934-2765
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Employees, EEO/AA Coordinator – Mari Chang, email: changm@hawaii.edu, phone: (808) 934-934-2526
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students – Mari Giel, Disabilities Services Counselor, email: marigiel@hawaii.edu phone: (808) 934-2725
  • Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs – Dorinna Cortez, email: dorinna@hawaii.edu phone: (808) 934-2510

It is the policy of the University 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.

NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT: Hawai‘i Community College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, arrest and court record, sexual orientation, status as a covered veteran, national guard, victims of domestic or sexual violence, gender identity and expression, genetic information, citizenship, credit history, and income assignment. For inquiries regarding our nondiscrimination policies, please contact Dorinna Cortez, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, dorinna@hawaii.edu. For disability accommodations, please contact Hāʻawi Kōkua at 934-2725.

Executive Policy EP 1.202 is available at: https://www.hawaii.edu/policy/docs/temp/ep1.202.pdf

Professional Licensure Disclosures

Hawai‘i Community College is authorized to offer educational services to students in all 50 states. To learn more about our authorization, visit our Distance Education page. To learn more about where our programs meet professional licensure and certification requirements, visit our Professional Licensure Disclosure Information page.

Return of Title IV Funds Policy

Contact:

  • Financial Aid – Calla Luera, Financial Aid Specialist, email: cluera@hawaii.edu phone: (808) 934-2712

In accordance with the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, and applicable federal regulations, Hawaiʻi Community College has published a “Return of Title IV Funds Handout”, which outlines Hawaiʻi Community College 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.

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.

The Return of Title IV Funds Handout is available at: https://hawaii.hawaii.edu/financialaid/rtpolicy.

Safe Zone Program

Contact:

  • Hawaiʻi Community College Commissioner – Tagi Qolouvaki, Faculty, email: tagi@hawaii.edu phone: (808) 934-2614

The University of Hawaiʻi Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer+ (LGBTQ+) Equality promotes a safe and inclusive environment by creating a culture of equality, acceptance, and respect throughout the University of Hawaiʻi System. The commission advocates the creation and implementation of and adherence to Hawaiʻi State and UH policies that serve the needs of the LGBTQ+ students, staff, and faculty. This system-wide commission is composed of faculty, staff and students appointed by the President of the University of Hawaiʻi, representing each of the 10 campuses.

The Commission created the Safe Zone Program to create and maintain a positive social, academic, and employment environment at Hawaiʻi CC 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 sexual orientation.

For more information on the UH system-wide Safe Zone program go to: http://www.hawaii.edu/offices/president/lgbtq/ or call phone: (808) 956-9250.

Sexual Discrimination and Gender-Based Violence

Contact:

  • Title IX Coordinator – Sara Vogel, email: svogel@hawaii.edu, phone: (808) 934-2765
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Employees, EEO/AA Coordinator – Mari Chang, email: changm@hawaii.edu, phone: (808) 934-934-2526
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students – Mari Giel, Disabilities Services Counselor, email: marigiel@hawaii.edu phone: (808) 934-2725

Hawaiʻi Community College is committed to maintaining and promoting a safe and respectful campus environment that is free from sex discrimination and gender-based violence. This includes:

  • 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

A copy of the University’s Interim Policy and Procedure on Sex Discrimination and Gender-Based Violence, Executive Policy EP 1.204, is available at: https://www.hawaii.edu/policy/docs/temp/ep1.204.pdf

Smoke-Free Campus Policy

Contact

  • Ken Kaleiwahea, Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, email: kjakalei@hawaii.edu, Phone: (808) 934-2508

All University of Hawaiʻi campuses, including Hawaiʻi CC and its Outreach Centers, 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. More information on the Smoke-Free Campus Policy is available at: https://www.hawaii.edu/offices/communications/tobaccofree/.

Special Population Programs

Hawaiʻi Community College offers a number of programs for targeted populations:

  • HINET - Hawaiʻi Community College in partnership with the State of Hawai‘i Department of Human Services (DHS) has created a program to deliver assistance and support for college and workforce training. The SNAP Employment and Training program is a federally funded program that is designed to help remove barriers and provide students with access to education and skills training opportunities so they can earn a living wage and achieve financial independence. At Hawaiʻi Community College it is called HINET Ho‘ola Ike (gift of knowledge) program. For more information contact: Craig Mitchell, HINET Program Coordinator by email: myhinet@hawaiil.edu or phone: (808) 934-2689
  • Title III – The Title III program helps Institutions of Higher Education to become self-sufficient and expand their capacity to serve low-income Native Hawaiian students by providing funds to improve and strengthen the academic quality, institutional management, and fiscal stability of eligible institutions. For more information, call Noʻel Tagab-Cruz, email: tagab@hawaii.edu, phone: (808) 934-2600.

State Student Complaint Process

Contact:

  • The Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Dorinna Cortez, email: dorinna@hawaii.edu, phone: (808) 934-2510

The Hawaii Post-Secondary Education Authorization Program (HPEAP) provides a process for a student to file a complaint against Hawaiʻi Community College (and other institutions authorized by HPEAP), after exhausting all administrative remedies at the institution. More information regarding the HPEAP complaint process is available at https://cca.hawaii.gov/hpeap/student-complaint-process/.

Strategic Directions

Contact:

The Hawaiʻi Community College 2015-2021 Strategic Directions is a plan guided by the College’s Mission, Vision, Core Values, and Institutional Learning Outcomes, and is intended to be consistent with UH System and UH Community Colleges Strategic Plans and WASC Senior College and University Commission and Achieving the Dream recommendations. The plan sets forth five major themes: Student Success; Quality of Learning; Hawai‘i Papa O Ke Ao (a UH System plan to create a model indigenous-serving institution); Community Needs and Workforce Development; and Sustainability.

The Strategic Directions 2015-2021 Plan will guide the college for the next six years to achieve its vision of producing lifelong learners who are productive and engaged citizens capable of meeting the complex challenges of a global community. The Plan was developed with input from the Hawaiʻi Community College Kauhale and embraces the college’s Hawaiʻi Papa O Ke Ao plan to ensure active support for the participation of Native Hawaiians at the University and supports rigorous programs of study and support for the Hawaiian language, history, and culture, including increasing the number of Native Hawaiians who successfully complete a college degree and transfer to a four year institution. In addition, a new focus on the success of Filipino and Pacific Islands students is a part of the plan. The plan includes bold and innovative tactics to achieve the outcomes set to measure the college’s success. We can work together to achieve this for our students and the college.

A copy of Hawaiʻi Community College 2015-2021 Strategic Directions is available at: http://hawaii.hawaii.edu/sites/default/files/assets/docs/strategic-plan/hawcc-strategic-directions-2015-2021.pdf.

Student Academic Grievance Procedure

Contact:

  • Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs – Melanie Dorado Wilson, email: mfwilson@hawaii.edu, phone: (808) 934-2514
  • Interim Dean of Career & Technical Education – Jessica Yamamoto, email: jpky@hawaii.edu, phone: (808) 934-2688

The Hawaiʻi Community College Student Academic Grievance Procedure provides for the consistent and equitable resolution of legitimate student academic grievances. A copy of the Student Academic Grievance Procedure is available at: http://hawaii.hawaii.edu/sites/default/files/assets/ovcadmin/admin-manual/haw5-101.pdf.

Student Conduct Code

Contact:

  • Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs – Dorinna Cortez, email: dorinna@hawaii.edu phone: (808) 934-2510

The Hawaiʻi Community College Student Conduct Code defines expected conduct for students and specifies acts subject to University sanctions. Students should familiarize themselves with the Student Conduct Code, since upon enrollment at Hawaiʻi Community College, students are subject to the policies and regulations of the University and its duly constituted bodies.

 

The University of Hawaiʻi System Conduct Code is available at: https://www.hawaii.edu/policy/?action=viewPolicy&policySection=ep&policyChapter=7&policyNumber=208.

Hawaiʻi Community College Student Conduct Code information is available at: https://hawaii.hawaii.edu/student-conduct-code.

Student Diversity

Contact:

  • Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs – Dorinna Cortez, email: dorinna@hawaii.edu phone: (808) 934-2510

Hawaiʻi Community College serves the entire island of Hawaiʻi, providing comprehensive opportunities and special programs on Hawaii.

For more fast facts about Hawaiʻi CC, including facts regarding student diversity and percentage of Pell Grant recipients, go to: https://www.hawaii.edu/campuses/hawaii/.

Here are data report extracts from the UH Institutional Research & Planning Office (IRAO) website. The folder includes student profiles (Spring 2018 to Spring 2021) and Pell Recipients reports.

Student Government

Contact:

  • Student Life – Larissa Leslie, Counseling, Advising, and Support Services Center Division Chair, email: larissa8@hawaii.edu, phone: (808) 934-2720

The Associated Students of Hawaiʻi - Hawaiʻi Community College (ASUH-Hawaiʻi CC) is the official student government organization. All enrolled Hawaiʻi CC students paying student government fees are members of ASUH-Hawaiʻi CC. ASUH-Hawaiʻi administers student government fees and advocates for students and strives to provide leadership opportunities for the student body.

More information regarding Student Government is available at: https://hawaii.hawaii.edu/asuh-hawaiicc

Transfer Programs/Articulation Agreements

Contact:

Hawaiʻi Community College has agreements with other institutions enabling students to meet admission requirements and/or to transfer credits. Agreements exist with a variety of colleges both within and outside the UH system. Students interested in transferring to another institution should meet with a counselor before starting on a course of study leading to a transfer program.

Tuition Refund Policy

Contact:

  • Business Office – Kirk Mikami, email: kirkmika@hawaii.edu, phone: (808) 934-2746

The amount of 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 refunds generally start after the end of the 50% drop period for the semester. Refunds for financial aid students who withdraw completely or stop attending classes will be made in accordance with federal regulations. Hawaiʻi Community College reserves the right to redirect refunds to apply to any financial account balances for another semester.

More information on tuition refunds is available at: http://hawaii.hawaii.edu/admissions/tuition.

Voter Registration

Contact:

  • Paepae Haumāna - Welcome Center Kesha Kubo, email: keshas@hawaii.edu, phone: (808) 934-2800

To register to vote in Hawaii, an individual must be a:

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

For voter registration information visit www.olvr.hawaii.gov. A current Hawaii Driver’s License or State ID is needed to complete an application online.

Workplace Non-Violence Policy

Contact:

  • Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services – Ken Kaleiwahea, email: kjakalei@hawaii.edu, (808) 934-2508

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.

Executive Policy EP 9.210 is available at: http://hawaii.edu/policy/?action=viewPolicy&policySection=ep&policyChapter=9&policyNumber=210