McKay Bldg Room 181
Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Phone: (808) 675-3518
Crisis Line: (808) 675-3911
Special Needs Mission Statement
Special Needs ServicesMission Statement
Services for Students with Special Needs exists to assist students in applying to, functioning in, and graduating from Brigham Young University Hawaii in spite of physical, learning, or other challenges. We develop, provide, seek, facilitate, and coordinate efforts, services, and programs that are assistive, supportive, and empowering. We aim to always allow students to do for themselves all that they can do and then encourage and support them in expanding their unique capacities and gifts.
Brigham Young University–Hawaii is committed to providing a working and learning atmosphere which reasonably accommodates qualified persons with disabilities. If you have any disability that may impair your ability to complete your classes successfully, please contact the Special Needs Coordinator, Leilani Auna, at (808) 675-3518 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Reasonable academic accommodations are reviewed for all students who have qualified documented disabilities. If you need assistance or if you feel you have been unlawfully discriminated against on the basis of disability, you may seek resolution through established grievance policy and procedures.
Admission to BYU-Hawaii
All students compete for admission to BYU-Hawaii based on the same criteria. There are no exceptions or changing of criteria for students with disabilities. Although students who feel they have special circumstances that the Admissions Committee should consider may include a letter with their application explaining their situation, applicants are not required to disclose their special needs or disabilities during the application process. The Admissions Office is located in the Administration Building (808) 675-3738.
Brigham Young University Hawaii is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The university makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities within the scope of existing laws.