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Honolulu University of the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, or just Honolulu University, is an unaccredited institution of nontraditional higher education (distance learning).
The University was originally founded by Warren Walker as Golden State University in California, United States, and later moved to Hawaii, where it was incorporated as a non-profit corporation in February 1987.
Accreditation and affiliation
The University is affiliated with the International Management Association of Hong Kong, which also identifies American City University as an affiliate.
Until 2005 the University was a full institutional member of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE), which only admits institutions in good standing but is not an accreditation body. In its advertising Honolulu University at one time claimed accreditation by "Akademie für Internationale Kultur- und Wissenschaftsförderung", which was not a generally recognized accrediting body in Europe and apparently also is defunct.
Degrees obtained from Honolulu University would be illegal to use in the State of Texasif it were not for the constitutional right of freedom of speech, as affirmed by Strang v. Satz 884 F.Supp. 504 (1995). In Strang v. Satz, federal court ruled a similar Florida law unconstitutional. 
The institution received media attention because of lawsuits resulting from irregularities related to school agents in Asia who failed to properly disclose the unaccredited status of the school to prospective students. The school lost in court and the Hawaii Office of Consumer Protection is processing requests for tuition refunds. Honolulu University in turn sued their Singaporean agent, who in the meantime had died.