Board of Regents Bylaws, Section 1-5 (April 21, 2011)
It is the policy of the University to provide equity of opportunity in higher education, both in the educational mission and as an employer. The University is committed to comply with all State and Federal statutes, rules, and regulations that prohibit discrimination. The University is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, 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 and activities. Discriminatory harassment, including sexual harassment, is prohibited under this policy. The University shall promote a full realization of equal opportunity through a positive, continuing program of nondiscrimination and affirmative action (41 CFR Chapter 60) on each campus.
Nondiscrimination Under Title IX
The University of Hawaii does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any educational program or activity which it operates, and is required by Title IX and its implementing regulations not to discriminate in such a manner (See also Interim Executive Policy EP 1.204 – Interim Policy and Procedure on Sex Discrimination and Gender-Based Violence). The University’s prohibition of discrimination in educational programs and activities extends to employment as well as to admission. For inquiries concerning Title IX please contact your campus Title IX Coordinator. Individuals may also contact the federal offices below for information regarding Title IX or to file a formal grievance:
Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
915 Second Avenue Room 3310
Seattle, WA 98174-1099
U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Educational Opportunities Section, PHB
Washington, D.C. 20530
Phone: (202) 514-4092 or 877-292-3804 (toll-free)