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BYU–Hawaii's Brand

Writing Guide

This guide defines and clarifies the spelling and treatment of BYUH terms and related academic terms. Regardless of which general editorial style you adhere to, please follow these guidelines for BYUH publications and communication. Send corrections and comments to brand@byuh.edu.

For any church-related terms, refer to the Church Style Guide for Editors and Writers.

For any other terms, not mentioned in our BYUH terms, the University uses The Associated Press Stylebook.

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Academics

organization
areas of responsibility include the seven academic faculties, two academic vice presidents, Academic Advising, Curriculum Services, Center for Learning & Teaching, Faculty Advisory Council, the Ho‘okele Department, Joseph F. Smith Library, and the Office of the Registrar.

• Capitalize when referring to the organization.
• Lowercase when making general references to academics.

Academic Advising

department
coordinates with students, faculty, and advisers to provide assistance and support to students’ academic life throughout their time at BYU–Hawaii.

Academic Advisory Center (AAC)

location
houses Academic Advising (the department) and their academic advisors.

Academic Computing Lab Services

department
orders, installs, and configures all computers and printers in the open labs, lounges, hale offices, TVA offices, as well as a number of closed labs.

academic degrees

Capitalize the academic degrees when stating the full name of the degree. General references to the degrees are not capitalized.

She earned a Bachelor of Science from...
He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design...
She has a bachelor's degree...
I hold a doctoral degree (or doctorate)...

Do not use the apostrophe in associate degree or doctoral degree.

academic faculties

includes seven academic faculties that house and direct the academic programs.

  • Faculty of Arts & Letters
  • Faculty of Business & Government
  • Faculty of Culture, Language & Performing Arts
  • Faculty of Education & Social Work
  • Faculty of Math & Computing
  • Faculty of Religious Education
  • Faculty of Sciences

These academic faculty units are considered as departments, while the academic programs are not.

Academic Multimedia Lab (AML)

department
assists students and faculty with projects and the media development lab.

Academic Oval

road
operates as the campus’ large roundabout, starting at the right side of the front entrance of the university and all the way around back to the left side.

academic programs

See majors and minors

Access & Collections Services

department
comprised of circulation, reserves, interlibrary loan, and technical services.

Administration

organization
areas of responsibility include the Budget Office, Human Resources, Financial Services, Office of Compliance & Ethics, and Office of Information Technology.

Aloha Center (ACR)

building
acts as the welcome center for the BYUH Campus.

Aloha Center Ballroom (ACB)

building
hosts a variety of events such as school dances, performances, the BYUH Farmers Market, and can be reserved for student weddings.

  • Can also be identified as the “ballroom”
  • When identified excluding “Aloha Center” and only as the “ballroom” it should be treated as an improper noun.
Aloha Center Information Desk

location
serves as a welcome center for the university in the Aloha Center Mall and provide responsive information, handles student ID cards, collects the lost & found items, and others services.

Not the Aloha Center Front Desk, Aloha Front Desk, or any other variation.

alumnus/alumni

  • alumnus/alumni (male singular/male plural)
  • alumna/alumnae (female singular/female plural)
  • alum (used informally for either singular male or female)
  • alumni/alums (mixed male and female plural)
Asia-Pacific Career Conference (APCC)

an annual career conference hosted by the Ho‘okele Department.

Use a hyphen in “Asia-Pacific”

Auxiliary Services

department
provides BYU–Hawaii with goods and services that are essential to its success. Areas of responsibility are the Bookstore, Food Services, Housing Operations, Mail Center, Print Services, Financial Services' Purchasing division, and Travel Services.

awards

The name of an award is capitalized, but other words or phrases to describe the award are not a part of the award’s name.

board of trustees

  • board of trustees
  • BYU–Hawaii’s Board of Trustees (official name)
  • board (referring to the Church or BYUH—or any other entity’s board, for that matter)
  • trustee
Bookstore

department
provides students with textbooks and other materials that they may need throughout their academic course and sell BYU–Hawaii apparel, art and books from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and local vendors.

Brigham Young University–Hawaii

  • Brigham Young University–Hawaii (using the en dash)
  • the University (When referring specifically to BYUH)
  • BYU–Hawaii
  • BYUH (not BYU–H)
Brigham Young University, BYU–Idaho, and BYU–Pathway World Wide

Use BYU alone when referring to the Provo campus. For other BYU campuses, use an en dash, not a hyphen, to connect BYU with the campus name.

  • Brigham Young University; Brigham Young University–Idaho; Brigham Young University–Pathway Worldwide
  • BYU, BYU–Idaho; BYU–Pathway Worldwide
  • Never BYU–Provo, BYU–I, or BYU–PW
Budget Office

department
presents, reviews, and maintains the university’s budget.

buildings (BYUH campus)

When used with the name of a BYUH campus building, capitalize Building.

  • Heber J. Grant Building
  • McKay Classroom Building
Cafeteria (CAF)

building
houses the Club Dining facility; an on-campus cafeteria that serves students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

Capitalize when they begin a sentence or are part of a title.

  • Cafeteria (on the building sign)
  • BYUH cafeteria
  • Cafeteria hours are…
  • I am going to the cafeteria.
Call Center & Helpdesk

department
assist students and faculty with resetting CES net IDs and email passwords, minor computer problems, wireless connectivity, window updates, and Symantec antivirus installs and updates.

Campus Distribution Center (CDC)

department
oversees the central store, providing a variety of products at competitive prices, purchasing orders, and delivering them in timely matter.

Campus Home

location
an on-campus home that houses BYUH administration and VIP guests that visit campus.

Campus News Center

department
creates the student-produced magazine and online media organization, Ke Alaka‘i. See Ke Alaka‘i.

Campus Property Services

department
helps maintain the custodial and physical needs of the university.

Campus Safety & Security

department
provides a safe and secure environment in a courteous and professional manner. They oversee all safety and security protocols at BYU–Hawaii, as well as parking permits, sexual misconduct, and construction updates.

  • Campus Safety & Security
  • Campus Safety
  • Campus Security
  • Safety
  • Security
  • BYUH Safety
  • BYUH Security
Cannon Activities Center (CAC)

building
CAC seats 4,500 for devotionals, graduations ceremonies, concerts, and numerous campus and community activities. It also houses the band room, choir room, classrooms, divisions of the Ho‘okele Department, Issue Room, Men's & Women's Locker Rooms, Seasider Sports & Activities, Student Advisory Council, and hosting areas.

  • George Q. Cannon Activities Center
  • Cannon Activities Center
  • Cannon Center
  • Activities Center
Cannon Utility Building (CUB)

building
contains mechanical and plumbing equipment that supports the CAC and LSB.

Cashier’s Office

location
responsible for collecting payments for tuition, housing, meal plans, fees, and other miscellaneous charges. Cashiering staff also aids in providing student account information, disbursing payroll and refund checks, and processing other campus payments for students, employees, and the community.

Center for Academic Success

department
assists students to position themselves for success, through academic improvements, time managements, and student support.

Center for Hospitality & Tourism

department
prepares BYU–Hawaii students for a career in hospitality and tourism. It offers support programs such as the Ho‘okipa Society and the Akamai Hospitality Network to help transition graduating students into the workplace.

Center for Learning & Teaching

department
inspires faculty and adjunct faculty to effectively implement the BYU–Hawaii Learning Framework, develop the English language proficiency of their students, and encourage cross-cultural engagement among all students.

Full Name: (Used for official communication)

  • Edward D. Smith Center for Learning & Teaching

Short Name:

  • Center for Learning & Teaching
Ceramics Studio Building (CST)

building
houses the BYUH ceramic studio and hosts all ceramic and sculpting classes on campus.

Church College of Hawaii (CCH)

the former name of BYU–Hawaii.

Church Education System (CES)

class of

class of [year] (class not capitalized)

  • the class of 2020
Client Services

department
manages the inventory of university computers and the purchase and replacement process of computers. Removal, disposal, or surplus of replaced computers, hardware and software support, and many other services.

Clubs

department
provides students with opportunities to develop a sense of belonging at BYU–Hawaii, learn and practice leadership, apply principles learned in academic programs, and serve the campus and community by sharing their hobbies, talents, cultures, traditions, and interests.

• Capitalize when referring to the department.
• Lowercase when making general references to clubs.

Club Dining

one of the facilities from Food Services in the on-campus cafeteria that serves students, faculty, staff, and visitors

commencement and convocation

Commencement, convocation, and graduation are not synonymous. Commencement is the event at which the university celebrates the graduation of its students. Convocation is the corresponding college-level event. Graduation is what happens to make these events possible.
Capitalize the formal title of particular commencement exercises; lowercase general references.

  • BYUH commencement
  • University commencement
  • Commencement
  • 60th Fall Commencement Exercises
  • April (or winter) 2020 commencement exercises
  • December (or fall) commencement
  • June graduation

committees

Capitalize titles of official or formal committees; lowercase unofficial or informal ones.

computer labs

location
Capitalize when they begin a sentence or are part of a title.

  • BYUH Computer Labs
  • Computer lab hours are…
  • I am going to the computer lab(s).
concentration/emphasis

a structured plan of study within an academic program.

convocation

Lowercase generic references to convocation exercises; capitalize specific references. See commencement.

  • convocations
  • convocation exercises
Counseling & Disability Services

department
assist students in resolving personal and emotional problems that impede graduation. This will be done by providing culturally sensitive and professional counseling centered on gospel principles and evidence-based treatments. Counseling services offers mental health services, outreach services, and group therapy services as well as time-limited therapy/counseling to individuals, couples, and families who are full-time students and/or dependents of full-time students at BYU–Hawaii.

  • Counseling & Disability Services
  • Counseling Services
  • Disability Services
C-Store

an on-campus convenient store that offers a variety of food, candy, and goods.

Use a hyphen between C and Store. Capitalize Store.

Curriculum Services

department
coordinates the review of proposals for new and revised curricular changes on behalf of the University Curriculum Council. Additionally, the University Curriculum office maintains the course catalog and receives and processes course fee changes.

Dance Studio

location
open to both students and community for fitness classes.

dates

Write out the dates including the month and day. Always use Arabic figures, without st, nd, rd or th. Include the year for reoccurring annual events.

  • January 5, 2020
  • Monday, April 5
  • Tue, Nov. 11
David O. McKay Auditorium (AUD)

location
the main auditorium on the BYUH campus. It hosts a variety of events like the Ohana Meeting, school plays, musical, concerts, and art shows.

Short Names:

  • McKay Auditorium
  • Auditorium
David O. McKay Center for Intercultural Understanding

department
provides students with the knowledge and practical tools necessary for peace, analyze conflict in various settings and at various degrees, and then to transform those conflicts to bring about peace where it was once missing.

David O. McKay Classroom Building (MCK)

building
houses the McKay Foyer, Production Studio, Little Theater, and the three faculty units: 1. Faculty of Arts & Letters, 2. Faculty of Culture, Language & Performing Arts, and 3. Faculty of Sciences.

Short Names:

  • McKay Classroom Building
  • McKay Building
Dean of Students

department
also an administrator that directs and plans student activities, services, and overall well-being of BYU–Hawaii students.

Disability Services

See Counseling & Disability Services

Edward D. Smith Center for Learning & Teaching

department
inspires faculty and adjunct faculty to effectively implement the BYU–Hawaii Learning Framework, develop the English language proficiency of their students, and encourage cross-cultural engagement among all students.

Full Name: (Used for official communication)

  • Edward D. Smith Center for Learning & Teaching

Short Name:

  • Center for Learning & Teaching
Electrical Utility Building (EUB)

building
serves as the primary electrical service for campus.

emphasis/concentration

A structured plan of study within an academic program.

Enterprise Information Systems (EIS)

department
responsible for programming, system analytics, and business infrastructure of the university.

Event Services & Outreach

department
sponsors both non-credit and special programs held at BYU–Hawaii. As well as manages the scheduling for department facilitates across campus.

Facilities Management (FM)

department
maintains the physical environment and university facilities as well as provides services for the use of learning, living, and working; while overseeing, the long term needs and construction of university facilities.

Facilities Management Office (FMO)

location
the office for Facilities Management

Facilities Management Shop Buildings 1 & 2 (FS1 and FS2)

building
houses Facilities Management shop space and storage.

  • Facilities Management Shop Building 1
  • Facilities Management Shop Building 2
Faculty Advisory Council (FAC)

department
facilitates and chooses the lecturer for the annual David O. McKay Lecture series and hosts forums to further expanding academic insight and teaching moral values, as well as a place where new knowledge and vital issues could be discussed.

Faculty of Arts & Letters

department
the programs of the Faculty of Arts & Letters are deeply rooted in their humanistic genealogy in literature and visual arts, and also in the emerging fields of communication and media students.

Faculty of Business & Government

department
comprised of business, accounting, hospitality and tourism management, entrepreneurship, and political science, this faculty provides a solid academic foundation for students. Combined with strong theoretical learning, students develop practical competencies that prepare them for immediate employment, both domestically and internationally. Graduates find opportunities in for-profit, non-profit, and governmental organizations.

Faculty of Culture, Language & Performing Arts

department
responsible for educating students through cultivating critical thinking and promoting performances within the academic areas of cultural anthropology, Hawaiian studies, history, integrated humanities, intercultural peacebuilding, languages, Pacific Islands studies, music, and theatre. This faculty unit fulfills the arts & humanities way of knowing (epistemology) within the Holokai curriculum and addresses all the institutional outcomes.

Faculty of Education & Social Work

department
social work prepares individuals to engage professionally helping individuals, groups, or communities to enhance or restore their capacity for social functions and creating societal conditions favorable to this goal; also involves the TESOL program, EIL program, and teacher education program.

Faculty of Math & Computing

department
includes the programs of computer and information sciences and mathematics that prepares students to solve technical problems using algorithms, mathematics and software learn to develop the computer-based systems and technology infrastructure used in organizational processes.

Faculty of Religious Education

department
responsible for the Religious Education component of all Brigham Young University–Hawaii students’ education.

Faculty of Sciences

department
includes the programs of Biochemistry & Physical Sciences, Biology, Exercise & Sport Sciences, and Psychology. Members of this Faculty use scientific reasoning to study and explain the natural world and human behavior. Graduates go on to graduate schools in a wide range of scientific disciplines, professional schools, as well as excellent careers in related fields in the U.S. and our Target Area.

Farmers Market

hosted by Food Services.
No apostrophe (possessive) in "Farmers".

Financial Aid & Scholarship

department
helps provide every qualified student with the aid that they need through programs such as, Pell Grants, Stafford Loans, Parent PLUS Loans, Tech Grants, and scholarships provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and generous donors.

Financial Services

department
responsible for accounting services, cashier services, payroll, and student personal accounts.

Division:
Purchasing

Fitness Center

location
is the on-campus Fitness Center open to students, faculty, and staff; also includes the Weight Room.

Fitness Studio

location
a new facility replacing the Racquetball Courts (RBC); has three different rooms with different equipment/set up: 1. Weights, 2. TRX equipment, 3. Space for activities like yoga, Zumba, pilates, dancing, and free play.

Flag Circle

location/road
serves as the roundabout in front of the McKay Foyer; also presents all of the different flags of our students’ home countries.

Fleet Services

department
provides and maintains the fleet of vehicles owned by the university for the use of students and faculty.

Food Services

department
manages the facilities, such as Club Dining, the Seasider, C-Store, and the Micro Market. Also, provides catering services and hosts the Farmers Market on campus.

Give & Take

department
a BYUH donation center run by the Sustainability Center that allows students, faculty, staff, and community members to donate items for others to use.

Grounds

department
preserves the grounds of the university through gardening, landscape, and pest control.

GYM Parking

location
provides parking near the McKay Gym and behind the Cannon Activities Center.

Hales (1-10)

buildings
on-campus housing for single students.

  • Students living in Hales 1 and 3...
  • Students living in the Hales...
Hale Courtyard

location
the common grassy area between the hales connected to the Hale Pavilion for students as a gathering spot.

Hale Pavilion

location
the cement tented area between the hales for students to gather.

Health Center (HC)

location
the on-campus Health Center for all current students and houses Health Services.

Health Services

department
offers medical care and assistance to all students, their dependents, and DMBA managed care participants who have identified the university doctor as their primary care provider.

Division:
Student Medical Benefit

Heber J. Grant Building (HGB)

building
houses the Center for Hospitality & Tourism, the Willes Center for International Entrepreneurship, and the Faculty of Business & Government offices.

HGB Parking

location
provides parking behind the Heber J. Grant building.

Holokai

the academic voyage for BYUH students to plan out towards graduation — combining a major with two minors or certificates. "holo" = to go, to move, to travel. "kai" = ocean.

Holomua

a six-day college preparation experience at the culturally diverse Brigham Young University–Hawaii campus. "holo" = to go, to move, to travel. "mua" = forward. Hosted by the Ho‘okele Department.

Honor Code

a set of standards by which students, faculty, and staff members are to live by.

  • BYUH Honor Code (not BYUH Code of Honor)
  • the Honor Code
  • Church Educational System (or CES) Honor Code (when applicable to BYU, BYU–Hawaii, BYU–Idaho, Ensign College, and BYU–Pathway Worldwide)
  • Office of Honor
  • Student Honor Team
Ho‘okele Department for Admissions, Career, & Alumni Services

department
serves prospective students with their path to BYU–Hawaii, and current students and alumni beyond graduation. "Ho‘okele" is the Hawaiian word for "navigate." Uses an ‘okina after the first o, not an apostrophe.

Short Name:
Ho‘okele Department

Divisions:
Be sure to mention the division along with the department name.

  • Career Services
  • Admissions
  • Student Recruitment & Alumni Relations
    • Student Recruitment
    • Alumni Relations
  • New Student Experience

How to Mention Both the Division and the Department:
These do not replace the official name of the department, nor are they to create variations of the division names.

  • [division name] at the Ho‘okele Department
  • Ho‘okele Department's [division name] division
  • [division name] at BYU–Hawaii's Ho‘okele Department
Housing Operations

department
responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of university housing for single and married students, and faculty.

Divisions:

  • Housing Property Services
  • Housing Maintenance
The HUB Game Center

department
an activity area that is open to both students and community members, and can be booked for private events. It provides bowling, video games, ping pong, pool tables, and other activities that can be used for a fee.

Short Name:
The HUB

Human Resources

department
responsible for services related to employment at BYU–Hawaii, hiring employees, onboarding, employee benefits, etc.

Information Technology Infrastructure (ITI)

department
responsible for laying all of the data cable network on campus and managing all of the switches, routers, and core network devices, and connections to the internet.

Information Technology Operations (ITO)

department
responsible for the information technology needs of the university which includes everything from the wall or network, to the use. Some examples of these are: computer & monitors, keyboards & computer mouse’s, local university applications, printers, projectors, and podiums.

Institutional Research

department
responsible for collecting, interpreting, and disseminating university information to both internal and external constituencies through routine and ad hoc reports. This information supports institutional management, planning, and decision making and serves as a basis for reports and surveys requested from governmental and commercial agencies.

Instructional Services

department
is compromised Reference and Instruction Services, the Pacific Islands Research Room, and the Academic Multimedia Lab; contributes to the university’s mission by providing quality reference and research services and instruction in the information literacy skills students require to support their academic needs and to help them become lifelong learners.

International Student Services (ISS)

endures that all international students, (those who live outside of the USA), have all current immigration documents necessary to maintain legal status with the US Government on file.

IWORK

stands for International Work Opportunity Return-ability Kuleana

IWORK program.

Jonathan Nāpela Center for Hawaiian & Pacific Studies

department
offers a curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in either Hawaiian Studies or in Pacific Islands Studies. Programs and minors offered are divided into Hawaiian Studies and Pacific Island Studies.

Short Name:
Napela Center

Joseph F. Smith Library (JFS)

department
is the university library that helps assist student to succeed at BYU–Hawaii. They provide book loan, inter-library loan, computers, movies, and more. As well as librarians and circulation desks to help students and faculty with library needs.

  • Joseph F. Smith Library
  • BYUH library
  • the university library
  • the library
Ke Alaka‘i

began as a newsletter, changed to a tabloid-sized newspaper in the 1980s, and has evolved now into a monthly, 60-page magazine and online media organization. Uses an ‘okina before the i. See Campus News Center.

Language & Speech Center

department
assists students in reaching their language and speech courses and goals; provides material and helps for all levels, including trained language and speech tutors, books, text books, audio, and online programs.

Learning Garden

location
where the Sustainability Center teaches sustainability skills and at the same time provides food for its participants.

library

See Joseph F. Smith Library

Little Theater (LTH)

location
a secondary auditorium on campus that is used for a classroom and area to use for student activities, plays, and socials.

Lorenzo Snow Administration Building (LSB)

building
houses the President’s office, University Communications, Institutional Research, the Budget Office, Enterprise Information Systems, Title IX, divisions of the Ho‘okele Department, International Student Services, Financial Aid, Financial Services, Human Resources, and the Polynesian Cultural Center administration offices.

  • Lorenzo Snow Administration Building
  • Lorenzo Snow Building
  • Snow Building
  • Admin Building
Mail Center

location
offers general postal services to students, faculty, staff, and general community.

Main Parking Lot

location
serves as the campus’ main parking lot for visitors, faculty, staff, and students near the Lorenzo Snow Administration Building, the Aloha Center, and Aloha Center Ballroom.

Maintenance Management

department
fulfills and maintains all work order requests from students, staff, and on-campus housing.

Divisions:

  • Campus Maintenance
  • Systems Maintenance
majors, minors, and academic programs

Lowercase the names of the majors, minors, and academic programs, except for those that are already proper nouns.

  • history
  • Hawaiian studies program
  • Pacific Island studies
  • business management
  • visual arts

The academic programs under the academic faculties are not departments. They should be referred to as programs.

  • visual arts program
  • music program
  • English program
  • I work for the Faculty of Sciences' biology program.
Makai Front Field

location
grass field on the ocean side of the university. “Makai” is the Hawaiian word for “ocean.”

Makai Hale Parking

location
provides parking by Hales 3, 5, 7. “Makai” is the Hawaiian word for “ocean.”

Math Learning Center

location
located in Portable 3 (P3); provides top-quality support to the students of BYU–Hawaii in all of their math needs.

Mauka Front Field

location
grassy field on the mountainside of the university. “Mauka” is the Hawaiian word for “inland.”

Mauka Hale Parking

location
provides parking by Hales 4, 6, and 8. “Mauka” is the Hawaiian word for “inland.”

McKay Auditorium

See David O. McKay Auditorium

McKay Building

See David O. McKay Classroom Building

McKay Faculty Building (MFB)

building
houses faculty offices located by the Little Theater.

McKay Foyer

location
houses the David O. McKay Center for Intercultural Understanding and open to the public for campus tours.

McKay Gymnasium & Pool (GYM)

building
houses some of the programs from the Faculty of Sciences, Dance Studio, Fitness Center, Weight Room, university pool, and Physiology Lab. It is not the Old Gym.

To separate the two locations, use:

  • McKay Gymnasium or McKay Gym
  • McKay Pool
McKay Pump Building (MPB)

building
contains plumbing equipment that supports the McKay complex.

McKay Utility Building

building
contains mechanical equipment that supports the McKay complex.

Media Production Center

department
creates and manages all visual, written, and multi-media products that are produced by BYU–Hawaii.

  • Media Production Center
  • Media Productions
  • Media Production Team
Micro Market

a mini grocery store in Hale 1 to bring convenience to on-campus students. Sells a range of items in bulk such as noodles, cereal, milk, eggs, canned goods, and hygiene products.

Mikionele Way

road
leads traffic farther out than the Academic Oval, behind the academic buildings, to the hales and the Temple View Apartments (TVA).

mission of Brigham Young University–Hawaii, The

the mission of Brigham Young University–Hawaii

  • the mission of BYUH
  • the BYUH mission statement
  • mission statement
MPC Parking

location
provides parking by the Multi-Purpose Center (MPC)

Multi-Purpose Center (MPC)

building
houses the social work program and offices. It is also used for church services on Sundays.

Museum of Natural History

department
established in 1978, it contains a large collection of vertebrates and invertebrates from Hawaii, the Pacific, and around the world.

Napela Center

See Jonathan Nāpela Center for Hawaiian & Pacific Studies.

Napela Drive

road
operates as a two-way street from the Shumway Gate down to the Polynesian Cultural Center’s employee back gate.

Networking

department
a wireless secure network service for the BYUH campus.

offices

Departments can refer to their offices as [department name] office (note: office is lowercase) when their offices don’t have a different name from the department name.

  • University Communications office
  • Campus News Center office
  • Campus Safety & Security office
Office of Compliance & Ethics

department
provide audit and consulting services to the university to ensure compliance with, university policies and procedures; local, state, and federal laws and regulations; review of departmental and process efficiency and effectiveness.

Office of Honor

department
upholds a unique moral code, in academics, dress and grooming, and living, to ensure the high moral character and integrity of Brigham Young University–Hawaii.

Office of Information Technology (OIT)

department
provides support for infrastructure, communication, media, and informational services to both academic and business branches of the university.

Office of Ombuds

department
listens to student concerns, helps students understand university policies, and locates appropriate resources.

Office of the President

department
areas of responsibility include the President’s Council.

Office of the Registrar

department
assists students and faculty with academic records and curriculum requests. i.e. registration, graduation, transcripts, class schedule, etc.

Operations

organization
areas of responsibility include Auxiliary Services, Campus Safety & Security, Design & Project Management, and Facilities Management.

Pacific Islands Research Room

department/location
is devoted to the study and learning of the people of the Pacific Islands; filled with books, periodicals, maps, and many artifacts relating to the Pacific Islands.

Physiology Lab

location
assists students in the Faculty of Sciences.

Planning, Design, & Construction

department
responsible for the entitlement, planning, design, and construction of all maintenance projects and new construction projects on campus.

Division:
Project Management

Portables 1-3 (P1-P3)

location
currently houses all classrooms that were previously in the General Classroom Building, and will move to the future Math & Science Building.

Portable 1 and Portable 2 serve as computer labs, and Portable 3 houses the Math Learning Center.

President’s Council

organization
is charged with determining the strategic directions of the university on all levels: educational, fiscal, spiritual, and physical. Their primary focus is the success of each individual student and the leadership development of the entire BYU–Hawaii ohana as well as how the decisions of BYU–Hawaii affect Laie and the surrounding community.

President’s Home

location
the home of the current BYUH president and his family.

President John S.K. Kauwe III

the eleventh president of BYU–Hawaii.

  • President John S.K. Kauwe III
  • President Kauwe
Print Services

department
a full-service print shop that exists to serve the university. It is available to students and the community for business and personal printing needs.

  • BYUH Print Services
  • Print Services
Priority Prints

location
the customer service center of Print Services. Where customers can also get small print jobs done at the self-serving station.

Production Studio

location
a studio reserved for students to create graphics, videos, and other media types.

Project Management

department
manages maintenance and construction activities on campus.

Divisions:

  • Maintenance Projects
  • Construction Projects
Purchasing

See Financial Services

Racquetball Courts (RBC)

location
on-campus racquetball courts for the use of faculty, staff, and students. See Fitness Studio.

Reading Writing Center

department
a free resource for students, staff, and faculty where they provide various services, including one-on-one and group tutorials, workshops, in-class workshops, citation assistance, etc.

Receiving Warehouse

location
this building is the primary delivery point for campus-wide receiving.

Recycling Center

location
campus recycling transfer facility.

Registrar, Office of the

See Office of the Registrar.

Safety

See Campus Safety & Security

Security

See Campus Safety & Security

Seasider

1. an on-campus fast food service for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Consists of three different stations: the Seasider Stir Fry, Deli Bar, and Grill. Formerly known as the “Seasider Snackbar.”

2. used as a nickname for a student, alumnus, or supporter of the university.

Seasider Sports & Activities

department
provides fun, safe, and wholesome sporting, and activities for all students, faculty, and staff. These events include open gym/free play, single-day tournaments, and intramural leagues. As well as FHE, club, department gym nights. As well as activities, dances, movies, traditions, concerts, and opening and closing socials.

  • Seasider Sports & Activities
  • Seasider Sports
  • Seasider Activities
Seasider Sports Field

location
the field outside of the McKay Field.

season/semester:

Capitalize seasons only when they’re in a proper noun (i.e. winter season vs Winter Olympics). When referring to a particular semester, the season year, and word semester should be capitalized (Spring 2020 Semester), but when referring to all spring semesters, it doesn’t need to be capitalized.

Service Center

department
creates and manages service projects around the island in which students can build lasting relationships with community members, foster personal growth and change, and develop a lifelong desire to give meaningful service.

Sewing Center

location
assists students with personal sewing needs and projects while providing the tools and workspace.

Shumway Gate

location
the entrance at the corner of the Main Parking Lot.

Soccer Field

location
the field behind the PCC back gates.

Social Sciences Building (SSB)

building
houses the Faculty of Math & Computing and Faculty of Business & Government faculty offices.

Softball Field

location
the field behind the Facilities Management Shop Buildings.

Sport Court

location
the court between the hales where students can play sports like basketball and futsal.

Stake Center (STC)

building
the on-campus Stake Center that hosts church meetings and religion classes.

Stake Center Pavilions

location
the outdoor pavilions next to the stake center for small gatherings.

Student Advisory Council (SAC)

department
provides a way for students to voice their ideas and concerns about the campus while striving to provide solutions. Serves as a governing leadership body on campus.

Student Development & Services

organization
areas of responsibility include Counseling & Disability Services, Dean of Students, Financial Aid & Scholarship, Health Services, International Student Services, Office of Honor, Residential Life, Seasider Sports & Activities, Student Leadership & Service, and Title IX.

Student Employment

location
assists university departments and the Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) in finding qualified students to employ via our on-line student job board, providing opportunities for students to obtain part-time work on campus or at the PCC. Provides onboarding, I-9 verification, verifies student employment history and conducts required orientations for campus employment.

Student Honor Team

department
creates promotions to advertise the Office of Honor as well as collaborates with the Student Advisory Council to help provide a student outlet for the Honor Code.

Student Insurance Office

location
houses the Health Services’ division of Student Medical Benefit; provides students, their spouses, and their dependents medical support while enrolled at BYU–Hawaii.

Student Leadership & Service

department
provides an exciting variety of leadership and service opportunities, clubs, dances, concerts, movies, academic forums, and more for current BYU–Hawaii students.

Sustainability Center

department
a student and faculty group dedicated to helping the university become more sustainable and cost efficient through recycling, energy saving, and multiple other sustainable initiatives.

Teacher Education Building (TEB)

building
houses all classes and programs that are involved in the Teacher Education program.

TEB Parking

location
provides parking by the Teacher Education Building (TEB)

Temple View Apartments A-Z (TVA)

buildings
on-campus housing for married students.

Tennis Courts

location
where students can play outdoor tennis. Used for tennis classes and student activities.

Time

Use figures except for noon and midnight. Use a colon to separate hours from minutes. Include a space in between the number and am/pm in lowercase. Exceptions to AM/PM (in caps) is using a font that is designed in capital letters.
Use am/pm without periods ( not a.m./p.m.).

  • 8 am or 8:00 am
  • 5:30 pm
  • 8-11 am or 8:00 am - 11:00 am
  • noon to 5 pm
Title IX

department
oversees any sexual misconduct that is reported to the university.

Telephone Services

department
a BYUH IP Phone network service.

Testing Center

department
helps faculty and students measure academic and individual progress. As well as improve instructional and testing quality and provide other testing services as needed.

Travel Services

department
provide travel management, planning, booking, expense management, and other related services.

TVA Family Living & Learning Resource Center (LLRC)

location
a multi-use room that is primarily for TVA residents.

TVA Laundry

location
consists of two laundry rooms that are reserved to TVA tenants.

TVA Office

location
oversees and maintains that Temple View Apartments.

TVA Parking

location
provides parking near the Temple View Apartments (TVA).

University

Capitalize only when it refers specifically to Brigham Young University–Hawaii.

University Archives

department
identifies, collects, and preserves official BYU–Hawaii, and Polynesian Cultural Center records, both electronic and physical formats.

University Communications

department
promotes BYU–Hawaii through print publications, media, social media, and e-communications; assists and provides services in photography, graphics, media production, website/online content, scheduling events, and campus tours.

Willes Center for International Entrepreneurship

department
committed to providing classes, competitions, and events that teach and encourage entrepreneurship.

Short Name:
Willes Center

Work Management

department
helps maintain and assign all university faculty.

Weight Room

location
located in the Fitness Center. See Fitness Center.