College Policies

The purchase, possession, or consumption of alcoholic beverages is regulated by state law. Under state law, no one under the age of 21 may purchase, possess, or consume alcoholic beverages on campus.

Board of Regents Bylaws, Section 1-5 (April 21, 2011)

In compliance with the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act (CSCPA) of the Campus Security Department for the University of Hawai’i - Honolulu Community College is providing the following link to the Hawai‘i Criminal Justice Data Center where information regarding registered sex off enders in the State of Hawai‘i can be found.

As prohibited by state and federal law, Honolulu CC students, employees, and others are not permitted to be under the influence of, possess, manufacture, distribute, or sell illicit drugs at Honolulu CC sponsored or approved events, on Honolulu CC property, or in buildings used by Honolulu CC. Students, employees, and others found in violation of this policy are subject to arrest. Conviction may result in probation, fines, and imprisonment. Students are also subject to disciplinary action under the Student Conduct Code.

Honolulu CC is committed to ensuring a safe and secure college environment for all students and employees and will not tolerate acts of sexual assault. Sexual offense is defined as any forcible or nonforcible sexual act directed against another person without that person’s consent (Definitions in Part V. "Sexual Offenses," Sections 707-741, Hawaiʻi Penal Code). Any member of the Honolulu CC community who commits a sexual offense is subject to criminal prosecution and college disciplinary procedures.

It is the policy of the University of Hawaiʻi to provide a safe and comfortable learning and working environment for students and employees. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that can undermine the foundation of trust and mutual respect that must prevail for the University to fulfill its educational mission. Sexual harassment will not be tolerated in any part of the University’s programs and activities. Sanctions will be imposed on members of the University community who violate this policy.

The purpose of the University of Hawaiʻi is to pursue knowledge through teaching, learning, and research in an atmosphere of physical and intellectual freedom. In order to fulfill this purpose, members of the academic community on all campuses engage in teaching, learning, research, and service and assist one another in the creation and maintenance of an environment that supports these activities.

As an open admission institution, Honolulu Community College enrolls a significant number of students who have not yet acquired the academic skills needed to successfully progress and graduate from their chosen field of study.

It is the purpose of this policy to identify those incoming students who are required to participate in the college placement testing process and to determine if necessary, their appropriate placement in the established developmental reading, writing, and mathematics curricula.

Effective January 2003, the University of Hawai‘i System implemented a new Tobacco Products Policy in an effort to improve the working and learning environment of the university and protect faculty, staff, students and visitors from secondhand smoke exposure while on University of Hawai‘i campuses.

According to the policy, smoking is prohibited in the following areas:

The possession or use of lethal weapons on Honolulu CC's premises is strictly prohibited. Lethal weapons include, but are not limited to, firearms, ammunition, spear guns, explosives, and dangerous substances. Students, employees, and others found in violation of this policy are subject to criminal prosecution and/or college disciplinary procedures.

Consistent with University policy, Honolulu Community College is an institution which encourages the intellectual and personal growth of its students as scholars and citizens and recognizes the need to maintain a safe and secure environment for faculty and staff to fulfill the College’s mission of teaching and service. In order to maintain an environment where these goals can be achieved safely and equitably, Honolulu CC promotes civility, respect and integrity among all members of its community.