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Hawai‘i Pacific University, in compliance with the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, is required to disclose consumer information to interested parents and students. This information is available in a variety of formats: e.g., HPU’s website, catalog, student handbook, financial aid handbook, registration material, mailers, and government reports. “Student Right-to-Know Information” and other consumer information about the University, such as campus security statistics, drug and alcohol abuse prevention, student complaint process, and/or graduation rates, can be found at:

Hawai‘i Pacific University reserves the right to revise the contents of this publication. No contract is implied by this catalog. Current information can be found at the HPU website:

The Hawai‘i State Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) has authorized Hawai‘i Pacific University to operate as a post-secondary degree granting educational institution in the State of Hawai‘i. 


Hawai‘i Pacific University is committed to providing quality education and to assuring students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful. Assessment of student learning provides the information HPU needs to make improvements in program structure, course content, and pedagogy. To this end, information is collected at the classroom, college, and institutional levels. All student performance data are aggregated and confidential. Questions or concerns about program assessment of learning should be directed to:

Office of Academic Affairs Hawai‘i Pacific University • 500 Ala Moana Boulevard, Suite 4-510 • Honolulu, HI 96813


Hawai‘i Pacific University admits students without regard to sex, race, age, color, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or national or ethnic origin to all programs and activities generally accorded to or made available to students at the University.

As provided for and to the extent required by state and federal laws, the university provides educational opportunities without regard to—and prohibits discrimination including harassment against students on the basis of —sex, race, age, color, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in the administration of its educational programs, policies, admissions policies, scholarships, activities, loan programs, and athletic and other university-administered programs. Complaints or concerns should be filed with the university’s Title IX coordinator (go to for details,

This statement is intended to be consistent with the provisions of applicable local, state, and federal laws and covers admission and access to, as well as participation and treatment in, the university’s programs, activities, and services. With regard to employment, the university is committed to equal opportunity in all personnel actions, policies, procedures, and practices. Inquiries regarding equal opportunity policies, access for disabled persons, or complaint procedures may be directed to:

Human Resources • EEO/Affirmative Action & Employee Relations Manager • Hawai‘i Pacific University • 500 Ala Moana Boulevard, Suite 4-545 • Honolulu, HI 96813 • Telephone: (808) 544-1186 • Email:

Inquiries regarding federal law and regulations concerning nondiscrimination in education or the University’s compliance with those provisions may also be directed to:

Office for Civil Rights, Seattle Office • U.S. Department of Education • 915 Second Avenue, Room 3310 • Seattle, WA 98174-1099 • Telephone: 206-607-1600 • FAX: 206-607-1601 • TDD: 206-607-1647 • Email:


By registering for courses at the University, you acknowledge that any claims, controversies, or disputes against the University arising out of or relating to your enrollment and attendance shall be fully and finally resolved by arbitration in accordance with the Rules, Procedures, and Protocols for Arbitration of Disputes of Dispute Prevention & Resolution, Inc., then in effect.  Dispute resolution shall only apply after the parties have satisfied and exhausted all internal, administrative procedures and processes.  In the event arbitration is so required, an arbitrator shall be appointed to hear and resolve the controversy. The parties further agree that the award of the arbitrator(s) is binding upon the parties and that judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction.


In accordance with the U.S. Department of Education State Authorization Rule, which takes effect July 1, 2020, HPU is pleased to share disclosure information about how our educational requirements meet the requirements for professional licensure within each state. Additional information regarding the programs below may be found by visiting:

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

  • Bachelor of Education

  • Master of Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing

  • Master of Science in Nursing

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy

  • Doctor of Occupational Therapy

  • Bachelor of Social Work

  • Master of Social Work


The University is committed to the health and safety of its students and the entire HPU ohana.  We are taking all recommended precautions and following CDC guidance to prepare our HPU campus and facilities in anticipation of your arrival.  However, maintaining the health and safety of our University campus depends upon each of us doing our part:  to stay safe , to maintain cleanliness (by wiping areas after use) and to monitor and assess your own health daily.  Orders from the local, state and federal government are subject to change and the University may be required to modify its programming, activities and offerings in order to comply with applicable law.  You agree to comply with all applicable government orders and to be responsible for your own behavior to maintain the standards above, along with any guidelines and rules set by the University, as may be revised from time to time.  Compliance with these rules is part of the Student Code of Conduct (found in the Student Handbook) and failure to comply may subject you to disciplinary action.  In addition, the University may require that students produce evidence of a valid COVID-19 vaccination or another vaccination in accordance with the University’s Vaccination Policy for Students, certain degree program requirements and any related policies that will be available on the HPU portal and may be updated from time to time.  Also, the University reserves the right to modify access to the Premises, close access to certain University facilities, impose occupancy limitations or other limitations in response to public health and safety concerns, local, state or federal law requirements or other University determinations in the interest of student health.  You understand that there are risks in any inherently social setting like a college campus and that COVID-19 presents unique health risks, especially to those with underlying conditions. You must determine what is best for you and how to safely engage as part of this community.  You play an important part in keeping yourself, the HPU ohana and our larger community safe and each of us must do our part.


Hawai‘i Pacific University takes every reasonable precaution to maintain a safe campus environment and invests in public safety services and safety education for our students. The  University assumes no responsibility for injuries that students sustain on University property, or at University-sponsored activities and events. Additionally, as part of an urban campus experience, there are aspects of the campus that are not under university control and may pose certain dangers, such as the working harbor, various common areas, and public spaces. The University cannot be responsible for those elements, aspects, and areas beyond its control. Accordingly, each student is expected to exercise reasonable caution and mindfulness.