Graduate Student Handbook

Appendix V: Miscellaneous Information

A. University Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy

The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo is an equal opportunity institution of higher education, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual identity, age, disability, religious affiliation, or country of origin.

B. Policies and Procedural Guidelines for Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability

UH Hilo is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of disability as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its 2009 amendments, and Section 504 regulations at 34 CFR Part 104, which are enforced by the U.S. Department of Education and apply to the education of students with disabilities.

View Policies and Procedural Guidelines for Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability.

C. Notice to Students Regarding Privacy Rights

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. Familiarize yourself with your rights at the Department of Education website.

D. Veteran’s Benefits

Veterans who are continuing students must contact the Office of the Registrar after completing registration each semester in order to continue receiving benefits. All programs available to veterans/children of veterans are administered through the UH Hilo Office of the Registrar. If you are eligible for assistance through these programs, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

Questions concerning eligibility may be directed to the Veterans Administration by calling 1‐888‐GIBILL1 (1‐888‐442‐4551) or going online to

Vocational Rehabilitation participants should contact the Department of Veterans Affairs, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Office.

Point of Contact

Veronica Comeaux
Phone: (808) 935-2451
Fax: (808) 935-6236


Hilo VA Benefits Office
154 Waianuenue Suite #325
Hilo, HI 96720