expected of students at Kapi`olani Community College is defined
in the University of Hawai`i Board of Regents’ Statement on Rights
and Responsibilities of the University of Hawai`i Community Student
Conduct Code. Kapi`olani Community College has a Code of Student
Conduct that defines expected conduct for students and specifies
those acts subject to University sanctions.
Students should become familiar with the Code of Student
Conduct. As UH/Kapi`olani Community College students, their conduct
is subject to the policies and regulations of the University and
its duly constituted bodies. Disciplinary authority is exercised
through the Student Conduct Committee. The committee follows procedures
for hearing allegations of misconduct. Copies of the Student Conduct
Code are available at the Office of the Dean of Student Services,
Dishonesty, Cheating, and Plagiarism
Academic dishonesty cannot be condoned by the University. Dishonesty
includes cheating and plagiarism; it is a violation of the Student
Conduct Code and may result in expulsion from the University.
includes but is not limited to giving unauthorized help during an
examination, obtaining unauthorized information about an examination
before it is administered, using inappropriate sources of information
during an examination, altering the record of any grades, altering
answers after an examination has been submitted, falsifying any
official UH record, and misrepresenting the facts in order to obtain
exemptions from course requirements.
includes but is not limited to submitting any document, to satisfy
an academic requirement, that has been copied in whole or part from
another individual’s work without identifying that individual; neglecting
to identify as a quotation a documented idea that has not been assimilated
into the student’s language and style, or paraphrasing a passage
so closely that the reader is misled as to the source; submitting
the same written or oral material in more than one course without
obtaining authorization from the instructors involved; or dry-labbing,
which includes (a) obtaining and using experimental data from other
students without the express consent of the instructor, (b) utilizing
experimental data and laboratory write-ups from other sections of
the course or from previous terms during which the course was conducted,
and (c) fabricating data to fit the expected results.
Kapi`olani Community College defines disruptive behavior as speech
or action that (a) is disrespectful, offensive, and/or threatening;
(b) interferes with the learning activities of other students; (c)
impedes the delivery of college services; and/or (d) has a negative
impact in any learning environment—including department and staff
offices, the library, the Computing Center, the Learning Assistance
Centers, labs, clinical sites, service-learning sites, etc. Disruptive
behavior includes physically or verbally harassing, threatening,
or abusing or acting abusively toward an instructor, staff member,
or student in any activity authorized by the College.
actions that the College may impose include a formal warning, probation,
suspension, and dismissal. An instructor referring a student for
disciplinary action does so under the provisions of the Student
Conduct Code. The code stipulates that the Chancellor may impose
disciplinary sanctions upon a student only after a Student Conduct
Committee hearing has taken place. However, disruptive students
may be subject to immediate disciplinary action in an emergency
situation. In such cases, the Chancellor may impose the sanction
of suspension prior to a hearing. For further information, please
refer to the Student Conduct Code available at the Office of the
Dean of Student Services, `Ilima 205.
Firearms, spear guns, and bows and arrows are prohibited on campus
except with specific prior permission of the Chancellor.
In accordance with the state’s No Smoking Act, Act 108, SLH 1976
and Act 245, SLH 1987, and University Policy, smoking is prohibited
in all of the classrooms, laboratories, conference rooms, and other
covered structures of the College.
Drugs and Alcohol
official notice, by the University of Hawai`i Office of the President,
is issued pursuant to the requirements of the federal Drug-Free
Schools and Communities Act of 1989 and the Drug-Free Workplace
Act of 1988.
conformance with the existing law, University faculty, staff, and
students are not permitted to manufacture, distribute, possess,
use, dispense, or be under the influence of illegal drugs and/or
alcohol as prohibited by state and federal law, at University-sponsored
or approved events or on University property or in buildings used
by the University for education, research, or recreational programs.
Consistent with its mission, the University will cooperate with
law enforcement agencies responsible for enforcing laws related
to the use of illegal drugs and alcohol. Students found in violation
of these laws shall be subject to the provisions of the Student
Conduct Code. Faculty and staff found in violation of these laws
are subject to disciplinary action as provided in collective bargaining
agreements, University policy, and other applicable state laws and
University recognizes that substance abuse is a complex problem
that is not easily resolved solely by personal effort and may require
professional assistance and/or treatment. Students, faculty, and
staff members with substance abuse problems are encouraged to take
advantage of available diagnostic, referral, counseling, and prevention
services. The University will not excuse misconduct by employees
and students whose judgment is impaired due to substance abuse.
The purchase, possession, or consumption of alcoholic beverages
is regulated by state law. Students are expected to know and abide
by these laws and University rules and regulations governing the
use and consumption of alcoholic beverages on campus. For further
information, students are referred to Board of Regents policy, executive
policies, and campus guidelines regulating the use and consumption
of alcoholic beverages on campus.
are not permitted to be under the influence of, possess, manufacture,
distribute, or sell illicit drugs, as prohibited by state law, at
University-sponsored events, on University property, or in buildings
used by the University for its educational or recreational programs.
Reasonable suspicion of possession or use of illegal drugs and substances
on campus may subject the students involved to investigation.
that may be imposed on violators of the alcohol and drug related
sections of the Student Conduct Code include disciplinary warning,
probation, suspension, expulsion, or rescission of grades or degree.
Copies of the full text of the code and the Hawai`i Penal Code are
available in the Office of the Dean of Student Services, `Ilima
activities on campus that involve either the serving or selling
of alcoholic beverages must be in compliance with applicable College/University
policies and state law.
of policies governing the possession, consumption, serving, and
sale of alcoholic beverages on the University of Hawai`i Kapi`olani
Community College campus are available in the Office of the Dean
of Student Services, `Ilima 205.