Policies and Procedures

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The University of Hawai'i is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. It is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, victims of domestic or sexual violence, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), sexual orientation, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran. 

This policy covers admission and access to, and participation, treatment and employment in the university's programs, activities, and services. 

Executive Policy, E1.202  - University Statement of Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action 

What Should You Do?
Contact your campus EEO/AA Coordinator or Title IX Coordinator for information, educational material and workshops. Click here to see list of coordinators. 

Sexual Harassment

What is sexual harassment and what can you do about it?
Sexual harassment is one form of harassment that is unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment can occur in many different ways. While it often involves an abuse of authority or power, sexual harassment can also occur between peers. It can occur between students or coworkers. It is also possible for a student to harass a faculty member or employee. In addition, sexual harassment can involve persons of the same or opposite sex, and both men and women can be targets and/or perpetrators of sexual harassment. 

Interim Executive Policy EP1.204 – Interim Policy and Procedure on Sex Discrimination and Gender- Based Violence
Prevention and information
Contact your campus EEO/AA Coordinator or Title IX Coordinator for information, educational material and workshops. Click here to see a list of coordinators. 

Sexual Assault


The University of Hawai'i is committed to creating a community free from intimidation, harassment and violence.

Sexual assault is prohibited by law and is a serious offense that violates the basic standards of behavior expected of members of the university community. The university will not tolerate acts of sexual assault. The university will take appropriate action to prevent sexual assault and will correct and discipline behavior that is found to violate this policy. 

Interim Executive Policy EP1.204 Executive Policy, E1.204  - Sexual Assault Policy and Procedural Guidelines 

What Should You Do?
Any member of the university community who has been sexually assaulted is strongly encouraged to report the incident to the local police and/or campus security. You may also request assistance from your campus EEO/AA Coordinator or Title IX Coordinator. Click here to see list of coordinators. 

Consensual Relationships

The University of Hawai‘i is committed to ensuring a safe, civil, learning and working environment in which the dignity of every individual is recognized and respected. All members of the University share equal responsibility in this regard. All relationships between University employees and its students adhere to principles of professionalism, integrity, mutual trust, and respect. Any relationship that calls these principles into question jeopardizes the University’s ability to effectively carry out its mission and maintain public trust.

The University prohibits initiating or engaging in a new consensual relationship between employees and between employees and students wherein a power and control differential exists, including but not limited to situations in which one member has an evaluative and/or supervisory responsibility for the other. The University views these consensual relationships where a power and/or control differential exists as inadvisable and fraught with risk, especially when students are involved.  It is important to note that the potential for sexual harassment exists in consensual relationships when there is a power and/or control differential.

Executive Policy EP1.203 – Policy on Consensual Relationships

Policy and Procedure on Sex Discrimination and Gender-Based Violence EP1.204

Complaint Procedures

All University of Hawai'i students, employees, and applicants for admission or employment may use this procedure for the purpose of filing discrimination and sexual harassment complaints. 

Formal and informal complaints may be filed under this procedure by any member of the public who is not covered by other University procedures and who believes that she or he or a specific class of individuals has been subjected to discrimination with regard to places of public accommodation, services, programs, and activities provided or made available by the University. The objective of this procedure is to provide prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging discrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, color, religion, ancestry, or disability. It is also unlawful to deny access to public accommodations to a woman because she is breastfeeding a child. 

Administrative Procedure A9.920  - Discrimination Complaint Procedures for Students, Employees, and Applicants for Admission or Employment

Administrative Policy, A9.900  - Policy and Complaint Procedure for Members of the Public Who Have Discrimination Complaints Regarding Public Accommodations or ADA Complaints Regarding Disability Access to University Services, Programs, and Activities 

Recruiting and Hiring

Administrative Procedures for Faculty and APT Personnel 
Administrative Procedures for Executive Personnel PDF icon 

Voluntary Compliance Forms

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