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Hawaii Pacific University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
1 Aloha Tower Dr
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Phone
(808) 544-0200
Email address
businessoffice@hpu.edu
School Information
Hawai‘i Pacific University is an international learning community set in the rich cultural context of Hawai‘i. Students from around the world join us for an American education built on a liberal arts foundation. Our innovative undergraduate and graduate programs anticipate the changing needs of the community and prepare our graduates to live, work, and learn as active members of a global society.
General Information
Hawaii Pacific University's online library expresses support for activist anti-racism. It publishes resources on anti-racism, BLM, microaggressions, privilege, and anti-oppression from race-focused authors such as Ibram X. Kendi and Robin DiAngelo. The university also requires a first-year one credit seminar on race and culture.

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Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • HPU requires a 1-credit "First-Year Seminar course with focused discussions on Hawaiian culture and values, race and ethnicity, and support for LGBTQ students."
Resources
  • HPU's library offers extensive resources on diversity, equity, and inclusion. The library writes that "while diversity and inclusion are essential practices, challenging and dismantling individual, group, and systemic biases also requires anti-oppression. " This "involves actively working to eradicate biases on all levels, as well as the systems of power and privilege that perpetuate marginalization and oppression."
  • HPU's library on DEI provides sources for "anti-racism." HPU recommends books such as "How to be an Antiracist," "White Fragility," "Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect," and "Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement."
Last updated September 9th, 2022
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