Where can I get resources?

HPU Counseling & Behavioral Health Services- Cousneling services are made avaiable to provide support and help HPU students work through difficult or challenging life situations and/or changes through various couseling opportunities.



HPU Tutoting ServiceS- FREE peer-to-peer tutoring in the cores areas of languagle-learning, math, science, and writing, as well as a number of other subjects


TESTING SERVICES- Supports HPU students enrolled in accessibilty services by offering approved accommodations as needed



RESIDENCE LIFE- Assists HPU residential students experiencing acadeic and non-academic challenges at HPU with referrals to others offices as necessary

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), passed July 26, 1990, is a comprehensive federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. This piece of legislation ensures equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in employment, public accommodations, transportation, State and local government services, and telecommunications.

Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)
A professional membership organization for individuals involved in the development of policy and in the provision of quality services to meet the needs of persons with disabilities involved in all areas of higher education.

Cerebral Plasy Group

Our transition into adulthood page here – provides information and support for children entering adulthood.
We also have a cerebral palsy and college page here –

Disability Specific

Attention Deficit Disorders

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Blind and Visual Impairments


Learning Disabilities

Mental Health/Psychiatric Disorders

The University’s policies and procedures regarding the Academic Grievance Procedures for Students are published for students to review and information can be found in the HPU student handbook (  Please read them carefully.

  1. The student should first discuss and seek to resolve the problem with the instructor of the course.
  2. The student may choose to consult with accessibility specialist and/or academic advisor to clarify the problem and receive advice on the procedures available to them. The accessibility specialist/academic advisor may consult with the instructor, but has no authority to determine a resolution to the problem.

Students with individual grievances concerning unfair treatment in coursework must follow these procedures:

  1. If these measures fail to resolve the problem, the student should consult with the appropriate department chair, who will attempt to mediate the dispute informally to the satisfaction of both the student and instructor.
  2. Should informal mediation be unsuccessful, the student should initiate a formal grievance by submitting a letter to the appropriate academic Dean describing the nature of the complaint and attaching all supporting documents. Such documents may include the syllabus outlining evaluation procedures, exams with grades, term paper assignments with grades, quizzes or any other pertinent supporting information.

The grievance letter and all supporting documents will be forwarded by the appropriate Dean to the instructor within 5 working days, with a request for a response to be submitted no more than 5 working days later.  At his or her discretion, the Dean may also attempt to mediate the dispute and seek and informal resolution satisfactory to all parties.

  1. When the instructor's response is returned, the Dean will send a copy to the student within 5 working days. If the student then wishes to request a hearing, his or her request must be in writing and filed with the Office of the Provost within 10 working days of receiving the instructor's response

Note: If the student accused of academic dishonesty is nearing his/her graduation date, then this review process will be accelerated accordingly.

  1. If the Provost approves the petition, he or she will empanel an Academic Grievance Board. The Dean of Students or his or her designee serves as the non-voting Board facilitator and the Board will be comprised of an academic dean chosen by the Provost, two faculty members and two representatives from the Student Government Association.  The Provost or his or her designee reserves the right to alter the composition of the Board at his or her professional discretion, with the expectation that the committee will comprise both faculty and students.  If the Provost elects not to approve the petition, then the process is concluded and the grievance is not upheld.
  2. The members of the Academic Grievance Board will review all relevant documents and meet separately with both the student and the instructor. At their sole discretion, the Board may also call other individuals who are deemed to possess relevant information.  All decisions made by the Board will be made by majority vote of all members.
  3. The recommendation of the Academic Grievance Board will be final. The Provost will notify the student of the Board's decision within 3 working days. 

If the student's complaint is based on sex discrimination, Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Policy in the Student Handbook (