Student Conduct Code

Student Conduct Code Policies

Prepared by Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.





  1. Accused Student refers to any student accused of violating this Student Conduct Code.
  2. Appellate Board means any person or persons authorized by the Senior Student Affairs Officer to consider an appeal from a Student Conduct Board’s determination as to whether a student has violated the Student Conduct Code or from the sanctions imposed by the Student Conduct Administration.
  3. Cheating is an act of academic dishonesty and includes, but is not limited to: (1) use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, or examinations; (2) use of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or carrying out other assignments; (3) the acquisition, without permission, of tests or other academic material belonging to a member of the UH faculty, staff or student; and (4) engaging in any behavior specifically prohibited by a faculty member in the course syllabus or class discussion.
  4. Complainant refers to any person who submits a charge alleging that a student violated this Student Conduct Code. When a student believes that s/he has been a victim of another student’s misconduct, the student who believes s/he has been a victim will have the same rights under this Student Conduct Code as are provided to the Complainant, even if another member of the UH community submitted the charge.
  5. Faculty member - means any person hired by the UH to conduct classroom or teaching activities or who is otherwise considered by the UH to be a member of its faculty.
  6. Hazing is defined as an act which endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student, or which destroys or removes public or private property, for the purpose of initiation, admission into, affiliation with, or as a condition for the continued membership in, a group or organization. The express or implied consent of the victim will not be a defense. Apathy or acquiescence in the presence of hazing is not a neutral act; both are violations of this rule.
  7. Plagiarism is also an act of academic dishonesty and includes, but is not limited to, the use, by paraphrase or direct quotation, of the published or unpublished work of another person without full and clear acknowledgement. It also includes the unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials.
  8. Policy - means the written regulations of the UH as found in, but not limited to, its Policies and Bylaws of the Board of Regents, its Administrative Procedures, the Student Conduct Code, any residence hall handbooks, the UH web page and computer use policy, and school catalogs.
  9. Registered Independent Organization (RIO) - means any group of persons who have complied with the formal requirements for UH registration.
  10. Senior Student Affairs Officer - means the campus administrator (i.e., dean or vice chancellor or designee) who is in charge of the division of student affairs, and generally charged by the campus Chancellor to be responsible for the administration of the Student Conduct Code.
  11. Student - includes all persons taking courses at the UH, either full-time or part-time, pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies. Persons who withdraw after allegedly violating the Student Conduct Code, who are not officially enrolled for a particular term but who have a continuing relationship with the UH or who have been notified of their acceptance for admission are considered students, as are persons who are living in UH residence halls, although not enrolled in the UH.
  12. Student Conduct Administrator means a UH official authorized on a case-by-case basis by the Senior Student Affairs Officer to impose sanctions upon any student(s) found to have violated the Student Conduct Code. The Senior Student Affairs Officer may authorize a Student Conduct Administrator to serve simultaneously as a Student Conduct Administrator and the sole member or one of the members of the Student Conduct Board. The Senior Student Affairs Officer may authorize the same Student Conduct Administrator to impose sanctions in all cases.
  13. Student Conduct Board - means any person or persons authorized by the Senior Student Affairs Officer to determine whether a student has violated the Student Conduct Code and to recommend sanctions that may be imposed when a rules violation has been committed.
  14. UH - encompasses any campus or site within the University of Hawaiʻi system.
  15. UH community member - includes any person who is a student, faculty member, UH official or any other person employed by the UH. A person’s status in a particular situation shall be determined by the Senior Student Affairs Officer.
  16. UH official - includes any person employed by the UH, performing assigned administrative or professional responsibilities.
  17. UH premises - include all land, buildings, facilities, and other property in the possession of or owned, used, or controlled by the UH (including adjacent streets and sidewalks).
  18. The term "shall" is used in the imperative sense.
  19. The term "may" is used in the permissive sense.