Consumer Information/Student's Right To Know

Availability of Employees for Information Dissemination

The following Honolulu Community College personnel are available to provide information in their respective area upon request:

Academic Probation Policy

Contact: Interim Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs - Susan Nishida, email: susansyn@hawaii.edu, phone: 808-845-9187

A cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 is required to remain on satisfactory academic progress at Honolulu Community College. The Honolulu Community College Academic Probation Policy is available on page 62 in the 2019-2020 College Catalog: https://issuu.com/honolulucc/docs/catalog-2019-2020/45

For Federal Financial Aid purposes, students must meet Financial Aid eligibility and standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress. A copy of the Honolulu Community College Financial Aid Office Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy is available at: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/sites/www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/files/finaid-satisfactory-academic-progress.pdf

Academic Probation Policy

Contact: Interim Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs - Susan Nishida, email: susansyn@hawaii.edu, phone: 808-845-9187

Information concerning Honolulu Community College academic programs is available in the College catalog at The Honolulu Community College Academic Probation Policy is available on page 62 in the 2019-2020 College Catalog: https://issuu.com/honolulucc/docs/catalog-2019-2020/89

Accreditation and Licensing

Contact: Interim Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs - Susan Nishida, email: susansyn@hawaii.edu, phone: 808-845-9187

Honolulu Community College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, accjc@accjc.org. The ACCJC is an institutional accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). More information about the ACCJC can be viewed at www.accjc.org.

More information on Honolulu CC's accreditation can be found at https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/accreditation

Alcohol & Drug Free Campus Policy

Contact: Office of the Chancellor - Renette Sonomura, Private Secretary, email: rsonomur@hawaii.edu, phone: 808-845-9226

University of Hawaiʻi schools recognizes dependency on alcohol and other drugs as a treatable condition and as a complex problem that is not easily resolved by personal effort. It has established a substance abuse awareness program for the purpose of informing employees about the dangers of substance abuse as well as the penalties that may be imposed for substance abuse violations and available counseling, treatment, assistance, and rehabilitation programs. Employees, including student employees, are encouraged to seek assistance, as appropriate, from available support programs.

View this link for information on the college's drug-free workplace: https://www.hawaii.edu/ohr/help-training/general-information-notices/notices/drug-free-workplace/

Bookstore

Bookstore - Shelly Oikawa, email: soikawa@hawaii.edu, phone: 808-845-9105

The Honolulu Community College Bookstore provides students with textbooks, workbooks, and a variety of school supplies and Honolulu Community College logo items. The Bookstore also provides services such as a Textbook Price Comparison Tool, a Textbook Rental Program, and a Textbook Buyback Service.

Visit the Bookstore's website for more information: https://www.bookstore.hawaii.edu/hcc/

Campus Annual Security Report

Contact: John Schell, email: john.schell@hawaii.edu, phone: 808-845-1270

Honolulu Community College (Honolulu CC) is committed to providing a safe and secure campus environment for students, faculty, staff, and guests. This page responds to the needs of the campus community and to the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990.

The Annual Security Report could also be viewed in this link: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/sites/www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/files/security-annual-report.pdf

Code of Conduct of Educational Loans

Contact: Financial Aid Office - Heather Florendo, email: hpyyoung@hawaii.edu, phone: 808-845-9116

The Honolulu 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 Honolulu 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: Attach link of Code of Conduct on Educational Loans here

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

College Credit Equivalency

Contact: Ralph Gallogly, email: honcouns@hawaii.edu, phone: 808-844-2382

Honolulu Community College recognizes that there are experiences outside of the college classroom that can provide College-level competency. Students with such life experiences may choose to validate their expertise through a number of evaluation procedures. Students should be aware, however, that transfer credits awarded by Honolulu CC may be reevaluated and not necessarily accepted by another institution when transferring

For more information, see section on College Credit Equivalency in the UHMC General Catalog at: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/sites/www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/files/catalog-2019-2020.pdf

Cost of Attendance

Contact: Business Office - Myrna Patterson, email: mpatters@hawaii.edu, phone: 808-845-9102

See new information sheet

Disability Services (Student ACCESS)

Contact: Wayne Sunahara, waynens@hawaii.edu, phone: 808-844-2392

Student ACCESS is committed to assuring equal access to Honolulu Community College facilities, programs, activities, and services by students with disabilities. Its goals are:

  • To provide reasonable accommodations to qualified students.
  • To promote an informed and hospitable learning community.
  • To advocate for campus-wide ADA/Section 504 compliance.

More information about Student ACCESS can be found at: www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/disability

Emergency Notification System

Contact: Interim Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs - Susan Nishida, email: susansyn@hawaii.edu, phone: 808-845-9187

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 UH Honolulu Community College webpage at https://www.hawaii.edu/alert/

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Registrar/Admissions & Records TBA, honrec@hawaii.edu, phone: 808-845-9119

In accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (FERPA), Honolulu 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 Honolulu 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 Honolulu Community College Registrar.

More information about FERPA is available at: https://www.hawaii.edu/policy/?action=viewPolicy&policySection=ap&policyChapter=7&policyNumber=022

Financial Aid

Contact: Financial Aid - Heather Florendo, email: hpyyoung@hawaii.edu, phone: 808-845-9116

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

All the need-based and non-need-based federal, state, local, private and institutional student financial assistance programs available to students who enroll at the school. For eligibility information, go to: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/node/62

Terms and conditions of Title IV, HEA loans. For more information, go to: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/node/65

The procedures and information on how to apply for financial aid, go to: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/node/768

Methods and disbursements of aid. For more information, go to: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/node/769

Rights and responsibilities of students receiving Title IV, HEA student financial aid, including criteria for continued student eligibility and standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress. For more information, go to: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/sites/www2.honolulu.hawaii.edu/files/finaid-satisfactory-academic-progress.pdf

Procedures and forms by which students apply for assistance. For more information, go to: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/node/63

General conditions and terms applicable to employment provided as part of a financial aid. For more information, go to: https://www.hawaii.edu/sece/

The exit counseling information Honolulu Community College provides and collects. For more information, go to: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/node/65

For commonly asked question on financial aid, visit: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/node/67

Honolulu Community College 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.

The Honolulu Community College 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. For more information concerning Financial Aid and other Financial Aid resources, visit the Honolulu Community College Financial Aid website at https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/finaid

Immunization and TB Compliance

Contact: Admissions Office - TBA, honcc@hawaii.edu, phone: 808-845-9120

Honolulu Community College requires that a Health Clearance Form confirming Tuberculosis (TB) and Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) immunization clearance be submitted to the Admissions Office prior to registration.

A student may be accepted to Honolulu Community College without clearance, but will not be able to register for classes until clearance documents are submitted.

Visit https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/node/50 for more information on immunizations

Net Price Calculator

Contact: Financial Aid Office - Heather Florendo, email: hpyyoung@hawaii.edu, phone: 808-845-9116

In accordance with federal law, Honolulu 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 UH Honolulu 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.honolulu.hawaii.edu/sites/www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/files/npcalc.htm

Network Security

Contact: ITS Manager, Mike Meyer, mmeyer@hawaii.edu, phone 808-844-2308

Honolulu 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 EP2.210. The complete policy can be found at: http://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 IT security go to: http://www.hawaii.edu/askus/729. Technical support is available at the Help Desk (uhmchelp@hawaii.edu).

Nondiscrimination Statement

Contact: Title IX Coordinator - David Uranaka-Yamashiro, email: david.yamashiro@hawaii.edu, phone: 808-845-9174

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.

See Executive Policy EP1.202 on Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action (PDF) at https://www.hawaii.edu/policy/docs/temp/ep1.202.pdf.

Return of Title IV Funds Policy

Contact: Financial Aid - Heather Florendo, email: hpyyoung@hawaii.edu, phone: 808-845-9116

In accordance with the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, and applicable federal regulations, Honolulu Community College has published a "Return of Title IV Funds Handout", which outlines Honolulu Community College's 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: link where new R2T4 policy is

Safe Zone Program

Contact: Honolulu CC Commissioner - Brent K. Rubio, email: brubio@hawaii.edu, phone: 808- 845-9491

The University of Hawaiʻi system, along with Honolulu Community College is committed to building an inclusive community that supports and advocates for all Students, Staff and Faculty. We welcome all members of our campus community to our campuses: transgender, māhū and people of all gender identities.

All members of our campus community deserve a work and educational environment free from harassment or bullying based on their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

For more information on the UH system-wide Safe Zone program, please visit https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/lgbtq or call 808-956-9250.

Sexual Discrimination and Gender-Based Violence

Contact: Title IX Coordinator - David Uranaka-Yamashiro, email: david.yamashiro@hawaii.edu, phone: 808-845-9174

Honolulu 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 is available at: https://www.hawaii.edu/policy/docs/temp/ep1.204.pdf

Smoke-Free Campus Policy

Contact: Interim Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs - Susan Nishida, email: susansyn@hawaii.edu, phone: 808-845-9187

All University of Hawaiʻi campuses, including Honolulu Community College 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/

Strategic Plan

Contact: Office of the Chancellor, Susan Nishida, email susansyn@hawaii.edu, phone: 808- 845-9187

The Honolulu Community College 2016-2021 Education & Strategic Plan is 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 core goals: Student Success; Enrollment; Training and Workforce Development; Campus Community; and Infrastructure, Sustainability, & Technology.

A copy of Honolulu Community College' Educational & Strategic Plan is available at: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/sites/www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/files/strategic-plan-2016-2021.pdf

Student Academic Grievance Procedure

Contact: Dean of Student Services - Lara Sugimoto, email: larahs@hawaii.edu, phone: 808-984-3512

The Honolulu 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: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/sites/www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/files/policies-grievance_0.pdf

Student Conduct Code

Contact: Dean of Student Services - Lara Sugimoto, email: larahs@hawaii.edu, phone: 808-984-3512

It is a privilege to be a member of the Honolulu Community College community. This privilege provides the student with the opportunity to learn and 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 UH System's Student Conduct Code.

Information, advice, or a copy of the code may be obtained from the Office of the Dean of Student Services, Building 6, 2nd floor.

Student Diversity

Contact: Interim Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs - Susan Nishida, email: susansyn@hawaii.edu, phone: 808-845-9187

The iKEA program is committed to providing opportunities that enhance, support, develop healthy academic and life skills. iKEA will allow students to self-identify with the necessary tools that will assist them in making positive academic choices.

For mor information about the iKEA program, please visit: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/ikea

Student Government

Contact: Director of Student Life & Development - Emily Kukulies, email: kukulies@hawaii.edu, Phone: 808-845-9219

We, the students of the University of Hawaiʻi - Honolulu Community College, by the authority of the Board of Regents of the University of Hawaiʻi, in order to be the voice of students, cultivate engaged citizens, foster student success, make a positive difference for the student experience and impact meaningful positive change, do hereby establish this Constitution for the students of the University Hawaiʻi - Honolulu Community College.

For more information on Student Government at Honolulu Community College, please visit: https://programs.honolulu.hawaii.edu/studentlife/student-government/

Transfer Programs/Articulation Agreements

Contact: Interim Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs - Susan Nishida, email: susansyn@hawaii.edu, phone: 808-845-9187

Honolulu 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.

Voter Registration

Contact: Director of Student Life & Development - Emily Kukulies, email: kukulies@hawaii.edu, Phone: 808-845-9219

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.

Withdrawal and Refund Policies

Contact: Business Office - Myrna Patterson, email: mpatters@hawaii.edu, phone: 808-845-9102

  1. 100% refund of tuition for Complete Withdrawal only if made on or before the last day of Late Registration (Add Period).
  2. 100% refund of tuition for Change in Status or Tuition Rate if made on or before the last day of Late Registration (Add Period), unless otherwise stipulated by Federal regulations.
  3. 50% refund of tuition for Complete Withdrawal or Change in Status or Tuition Rate if made after the Late Registration period (Add Period), but on or before the end of the Refund Period, (third week of instruction), unless otherwise stipulated by Federal regulations.
  4. 0% refund if Complete Withdrawal or Change in Status or Tuition Rate is made after the Refund Period, unless otherwise stipulated by Federal regulations.

More information on withdrawals and refunds is available at: https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/tuition

Workplace Non-Violence Policy

Contact: Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services - Derek Inafuku, email: dinafuku@hawaii.edu, phone: 808-845-9123

The University of Hawaiʻi 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.

View University of Hawaii Executive Policy 9.210