Student Conduct Code

Student Conduct Code Policies

Prepared by Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.
This is a NEW Policy





  1. The term "UH" encompasses any campus or site within the University of Hawaiʻi system.
  2. The term "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.
  3. The term "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.
  4. The term "UH official" includes any person employed by the UH, performing assigned administrative or professional responsibilities.
  5. The term "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.
  6. The term "member of the UH community" 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.
  7. The term "UH premises" includes all land, buildings, facilities, and other property in the possession of or owned, used, or controlled by the UH (including adjacent streets and sidewalks).
  8. The term "organization" means any group of persons who have complied with the formal requirements for UH registration.
  9. The term "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.
  10. The term "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.
  11. The term "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 Administrator.
  12. The term "shall" is used in the imperative sense.
  13. The term "may" is used in the permissive sense.
  14. The Senior Student Affairs Officer is that person designated by the UH Chancellor to be responsible for the administration of the Student Conduct Code.
  15. The term "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.
  16. The term "Complainant" means 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.
  17. The term "Accused Student" means any student accused of violating this Student Conduct Code.