Disability Resources Office

Students With Disabilities

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title III (Public Accommodations), Hawai'i Pacific University does not discriminate against individuals with disabilities.

Hawai'i Pacific University will make reasonable accommodations in its policies, practices, and procedures in order to: (1) allow students with disabilities to benefit from the services and facilities offered by the University, and (2) employ otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities who are able to do the essential tasks of the specific jobs. HPU will accommodate known disabilities, unless to do so would impose an undue hardship. This is interpreted to mean significant difficulty (fundamentally altering the nature of the services and facilities provided by the University) or expense.


Students: Students who seek support services are required to submit documentation to verify their eligibility. The documentation must be signed by a certified physician or psychologist and include the following: (1) diagnosis of a specific physical or mental (including learning) disability and the precise accommodations that are necessary, and (2) reference to evaluation reports that are based upon the guidelines for certification. Please read the link on the website titled “Documenting A Disability” so that you aware of documentation we will need.

All ADA notifications should be directed to Deneen Kawamoto, Coordinator of Academic Advising and Student Support.

Contact Information:
Deneen Kawamoto, CRC
Coordinator of Academic Advising and Student Support
~~ new address (Effective August 01, 2012)~~
1060 Bishop Street, 6th Floor (LB Bldg)
Honolulu, Hawai'i 96813-2810
Telephone: (808) 566-2406
Fax: (808) 544-9355