Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Office

Office of Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA)

The University strives to promote full realization of equal opportunity through a positive, continuing affirmative action program in compliance with federal Executive Order 11246. UH Hilo takes affirmative action steps to ensure that applicants are considered, and that employees are treated without regard to their 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. Such actions include, but are not limited to the following: employment, promotion, demotion, or transfer; recruitment or recruitment advertising; layoff or termination; rates of pay or other forms of compensation; and selection for training, including apprenticeship. The program includes measuring performance against specific annual hiring goals, monitoring progress, and reporting on good faith efforts and results in annual affirmative action plan reports. As a government contractor, the University is committed to an affirmative policy of hiring and advancing in employment qualified persons with disabilities and covered veterans.

Equal opportunity is the law. If you believe you have experienced discrimination, do not hesitate to contact this office.

Commitment to Nondiscrimination

The University of Hawaiʻi Hilo is committed to providing equal opportunity in higher education, both in our educational mission and as an employer. The University is committed to comply with all State and Federal statutes, rules, and regulations which 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 commitment extends to admission and access to and participation, treatment, and employment in the university’s programs and activities. Discriminatory harassment, including sexual harassment, is prohibited.

Related University of Hawaiʻi Policies and Procedures

Nondiscrimination

EP 1.202 University Statement of Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action

Procedures to File a Complaint of Discrimination AP 9.920 Discrimination Complaint Procedures for Students, Employees, and Applicants for Admission or Employment

EP 1.204 Interim Policy on Title IX Sexual Harassment : This policy includes procedures for filing a complaint of Title IX Sexual Harassment

EP 1.205 Policy and Guidelines on Inclusive Facilities

Sexual Harassment

EP 1.204 Interim Policy on Title IX Sexual Harassment : This policy includes procedures for filing a complaint of Title IX Sexual Harassment

EP 1.202 University Statement of Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action

Procedures to File a Complaint of Discrimination under EP 1.202 AP 9.920 Discrimination Complaint Procedures for Students, Employees, and Applicants for Admission or Employment

Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking

EP 1.204 Interim Policy on Title IX Sexual Harassment : This policy includes procedures for filing a complaint of Title IX Sexual Harassment

EP 1.202 University Statement of Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action

Procedures to File a Complaint of Discrimination under EP 1.202 AP 9.920 Discrimination Complaint Procedures for Students, Employees, and Applicants for Admission or Employment

Consensual Relationships

EP 1.203 Policy on Consensual Relationships

Tools & Resources

Federal and State EEO/AA Links

UH System Campus Coordinators

Contact Information

Main Office: (808) 932-7642, eeoaa@hawaii.edu
Jennifer Stotter : Director of OEO, Title IX & 504 Coordinator (Faculty/Staff), jstotter@hawaii.edu
Jenna Waipa : Lead Deputy Title IX Coordinator (Students), waipajk@hawaii.edu
Shaunda Makaimoku : Compliance Officer, shaunda@hawaii.edu
Kekai Lindsey : Confidential Advocate and Prevention Education, kekaikan@hawaii.edu
Ash Magallanes : Office of Equal Opportunity, Administrative Officer, ashleylm@hawaii.edu

(808) 932-7642

eeoaa@hawaii.edu

(808) 932-7640

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