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Student Organization

There are active branches of both the IEEE and Eta Kappa Nu at the University of Hawaii. Graduate students are encouraged to join the IEEE student branch. Benefits derived as a student member carry over into their professional career. One benefit is subscription to technical journals of specialized fields such as communications, instrumentation, microwaves, system theory, electron devices, and computers. Membership in the local chapter at the University would provide students the opportunity for fellowship.

Statements of Responsibility and Rights


Students admitted to the Department of Electrical Engineering Graduate Program are expected to behave accordingly. Though advisory services are provided to assist the students, the student alone is responsible for following procedures and completing the steps required in his program. Requirements of the Office of Graduate Education and the Dept. of EE, both procedural and substantive, may be waived only by written requests of the student and/or committee concerned and must have the written approval of the Dean. Petition forms are available in the Department office and the Office of Graduate Education.

Rights and Freedoms of Students

The Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Hawaii, like all state universities, embraces those aspects of academic freedom which guarantee the freedom to teach and the freedom to learn. Free inquiry and free expression for both students and faculty are indispensable and inseparable. Students, whether from the United States or from foreign countries, as members of the academic community are encouraged to develop a capacity for critical judgement and to engage in sustained and independent search for truth.

Students from foreign countries and the United States, as full participants in the educational process, have the right to pursue formal knowledge, verbal or written, in whatever directions and with whatever legitimately appropriate associations are necessary, without fear of reprisal.

For its part, the Department of Electrical Engineering guarantees all students the freedom of silence. No student is required to engage in research on any topic or to make statements of any kind, unless it is their wish to do so. In addition, the Department neither supports nor allows its facilities to be used for classified research for any country or concern.