Student Rights & Responsibilities

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Student Rights

Student Responsibilities

To be treated with respect and dignity.To treat others with respect and dignity.
To be informed of the policies and procedures in the Student Code of Conduct.To review and abide by the Student Code of Conduct, including both policies and procedures.
To be provided with notice of charge(s), if the Student Conduct process is initiated, and procedures for resolution.To review the notice and seek clarification if there are any questions about the process. Please contact for clarification.
To request reasonable accommodations throughout the Student Conduct process for students with a disability (the student must be registered with the Disability Services Office).  To inform the Student Conduct Office that reasonable accommodation are needed during the Student Conduct process. Visit our Disability Services Office for Students website for more information.

To be provided with the opportunity to review materials, information, and relevant case information.

To follow the procedures (including deadlines) to request such a review.
To be provided with an opportunity to be heard through the appropriate resolution process.To follow the process as outlined by UH West O`ahu, as failure to do so does not constitute grounds for an appeal.
To be free from compulsory self-incrimination regarding behaviors that may also be the subject of criminal charges.To understand that, if the student chooses not to participate, the Student Conduct process will still proceed.
To have an advisor of choice present with the student to support/offer advice in any Student Conduct hearing or meeting.To notify UH West O`ahu if an advisor will be present at any meeting.
To contact and present witnesses to the incident(s) being investigated or reviewed.To present only those who have relevant information to the incident/behavior in question.
To have the student’s educational records related to the conduct process maintained in accordance with FERPA.To understand the record-keeping policies.
To have the information reviewed by an unbiased, trained, hearing body/officer who will use the preponderance of the evidence standard of proof.To understand that the conduct process is designed to be educational, not adversarial, and that it is different than a court proceeding.
To request appeals based on the grounds described in the Student Code of Conduct.To submit appeals as instructed when applicable.