Student Rights & Responsibilities

While the campus conduct process is different from criminal or civil proceedings, the following rights are provided to students, along with the expectation that students fulfill their responsibilities in the process. Students or others who fail to respect the rights of others or the process may be excused from a meeting or proceeding and the process will continue in his/her/their absence.

Student RightsStudent Responsibilities
To be treated with respect and dignityTo treat others with respect and dignity
To be informed of the policies and procedures in the Student Code of ConductTo 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 resolutionTo review the notice and seek clarification if there are any questions about the process. Please contact uhwocode@hawaii.edu for clarification
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 processTo 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 chargesTo understand that, if he/she chooses not to participate, the conduct process will still proceed 
To have an advisor of choice present with him/her to support/offer advice in any student conduct hearing or meetingTo 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 reviewedTo present only those who have relevant information to the incident/behavior in question
To have his or her educational records related to the conduct process maintained in accordance with FERPATo 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 proofTo 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 ConductTo submit appeals as instructed when applicable