Doing What's Right

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

As you know, Hawai‘i Pacific University strives to bring higher education best practices to all areas of our University.  One of the key initiatives related to this mission is in the area of compliance.
Compliance is a key step toward ensuring that the University has the proper environment for learning and a support system it needs to continue its growth and success in the coming years.
It is in this spirit that the University is launching a comprehensive compliance initiative to keep in step with certain laws, regulations, and best practices.  More importantly, the University wants to promote a culture of doing the right thing.
The premise behind compliance is very simple; we need to make sure everyone understands the rules of the road and we need to make sure there is a process in place to report and respond to improper, unethical or illegal behavior.
In keeping with the University’s motto, “Holomua me ka ‘Oia’i’o, “Forward with Truth” – please join us in ensuring responsibility and accountability in all that we do. We encourage everyone in our ohana to take personal responsibility with this effort and to perform their duties with the highest degree of honesty and integrity.


Reporting Harmful Activity

Some common examples of unethical, illegal or unsafe activity include:

  • Fraud, waste or abuse of resources
  • Misuse of grant money
  • Research fraud
  • NCAA violations
  • Theft/embezzlement
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Procurement fraud
  • Threats to personal safety
  • Discrimination or harassment



If you see or suspect improper, unethical or illegal behavior, you may report your concerns to an appropriate supervisor or manager. (For students, you may also report your concerns to any Vice President, the Executive Director of Student Academic Services, any Academic Dean, the Dean of Students, any Director, or any Human Resources staff member.) If you prefer, you may contact the HPU Compliance Hotline.

File a Report Online

Or call toll-free:


24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Anytime, from any location.
The HPU Compliance Hotline gives you the option of remaining anonymous.

Your report will be forwarded to HPU for follow-up. Reports will be handled as promptly and confidentially as possible. Retaliation of any kind against anyone who in good faith reports a concern is a violation of our University’s principles and will not be tolerated.

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