Community Standards

Important message: PUBLIC HEALTH INFORMED POLICIES - COVID-19

Student Housing Services (SHS) directs efforts to protect the health and safety of our residents and to minimize the potential spread of disease within our community. As a resident, you should be aware that the current Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) situation necessitates a revision to the Community Standards (housing policies) for the 2022-2023 academic year. SHS will continue to make public health-informed decisions that may necessitate further changes to policies and will endeavor to update you with timely information about the Community Standards.

It is expected that all members of our residential community will act in a manner that demonstrates respect and consideration for others, including respect and consideration for the health and safety of all community members and employees. Creating a health or safety hazard within our communities is prohibited. Residents are required to comply with health and safety laws, orders, ordinances, regulations and health and safety guidance adopted by the University and/or SHS as it relates to public health crises. This guidance will evolve as the public health crisis evolves and may include, but is not limited to, vaccination requirements, prohibition on guests, wearing a face mask, physical distancing, limitations on gatherings, COVID-19 diagnostic and surveillance testing (including before, upon arrival, or while on campus), contact tracing, disinfection protocols, and quarantine / isolation requirements (including before, upon arrival, or while on campus). Adherence to health and safety requirements applies to all residents and staff, and will be extended to visitors if/when visitors are allowed by policy.

Please access this link to get up-to-date information on COVID policies:

Community Living

Your on-campus residential experience is a great opportunity to learn about yourself, others, and how to truly be a part of a diverse community. Involvement in this unique environment can significantly enhance your overall collegiate experience academically, socially and developmentally.

All students who live in on-campus residential communities should feel welcome, valued and safe, and deserve to be treated with respect. Behavior that strays from the goals and mission of the University and Student Housing Services (SHS) will not be accepted. Any form of bigotry, threats, intimidation, violence, or other forms of harassment or oppression against any member of our community is not welcome and will be addressed by SHS staff.

The University is committed to providing a workplace and educational environment, as well as other benefits, programs, and activities, that is free from discrimination on the basis of sex. The Office of Title IX has the specific responsibility for providing prompt and effective responses to all complaints of Title IX sexual harassment. For detailed information, access the website of the Office of Title IX at: https://manoa.hawaii.edu/titleix/.

For details on the community standards related to Title IX sexual harassment including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking, refer to the section: 4. Assault/Harassment/Discrimination, 4-A. Sexual Harassment. Incidents of Title IX sexual harassment are referred to the Office of Title IX.

Community Standards 2022 - 2023

The Community Standards are established to help students be part of communities that are inclusive, respectful and conducive to academic pursuits. Disciplinary action may be taken against any member of the residential community for any misconduct or violation of University and/or SHS policies and regulations including, but not limited to, the following types of conduct:

  • Violation of rules and regulations as contained in the current Student Housing Services application forms, Residence Hall or Apartment Contract, Community Standards, and specific hall regulations.
  • Violation of standards of conduct and/or regulations contained in the current University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Handbook, catalog, and UHM Student Conduct Code. The UHM Student Conduct Code can be found on-line at http://studentaffairs.manoa.hawaii.edu/policies/conduct_code/.
  • All residents are expected to know and comply with all applicable Federal, State and local laws and guidelines.

All residents are responsible for knowing and complying with SHS Community Standards and University regulations. Please take time to review all the policies and standards on this website. If you have any questions, please ask a Student Housing Services staff member.

For information on Student Housing’s conduct process, see our page on the Conduct Process and Procedures.

Updated 9/17/22