Submitting Graduate Scholarship


Faculty or designated staff may submit graduate scholarship to be hosted in the HPU Libraries' Digital Collections (Open Access ONLY).  Of note, faculty submittees and advisors are solely responsible for ensuring that submitted work meets the University's high standards of quality in research and writing.

Title Page Requirements For Theses & Dissertations

When submitting a thesis or dissertation, departments must ensure the following:

  • The title page must include the following:
    • Title
    • Item Type (Thesis, Professional Paper, Capstone Project, etc.)
    • Degree 
    • Program (If applicable)
    • College 
    • Institution (Hawaiʻi Pacific University)
    • Location (Honolulu, Hawaiʻi)
    • Publication Date (Semester & Year)
    • Student's Name (Do not include post-nominal letters)
    • Disclaimer (The views presented here are those of the author and are not to be construed as official or reflecting the views of Hawaiʻi Pacific University)
    • Advisor(s) (Do not include post-nominal letters)
  • On the title page include an okina before the last i in Hawaiʻi. 
    • The okina is NOT an apostrophe
    • Add the okina [single open qutation mark] by using symbols under Insert tab in MS Word.
    • OR place the cursor at the beginning of a blank line of text.
    • Push and hold the "Alt" key. If there is no dedicated numeric keypad on the right side of the keyboard, push and hold the "Fn" key.
    • Type the string "39".
    • Release the "Alt" and "Fn" keys to make the okina appear at the location of the cursor.
  • Sample Title Page
  • An abstract is required and should immediately follow the title page.  There is no word limit.

Faculty Responsibilities 

  • Faculty advisors and instructors are responsible for format, style, language, and content of the graduate work submitted.   
  • Faculty advisors and instructors are responsible for ensuring that the University's high standards of quality in research and writing are met.
  • Faculty advisors and instructors are responsible for issues pertaining to authorship and contribution.

Procedures for submitting Graduate Scholarship

  • Designated faculty or staff may submit papers here.
  • A completed and signed release form accompany the work.
  • The work must be submitted in text-searchable PDF format.


Contact Jerome A. Nicolas, Head of Acquisitions & Collection Development at or 544-0867.