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Office of Equal Opportunity

Mission Statement

The Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) ensures that the University of Hawai╩╗i at Hilo is in compliance with federal and state laws, executive orders, and University and campus policies and procedures pertaining to EO matters.

The Director performs the following:

  • advises the Chancellor, administrators, faculty and staff on all matters related to EO programs and compliance guidelines
  • develops, implements and conducts educational training programs and workshops on sexual harassment and discrimination
  • advises search committees
  • oversees the campus affirmative action programs and prepares the annual affirmative action plan updates
  • prepares other federally mandated reports
  • conducts fact-finding investigations of discrimination complaints filed under University procedures
  • investigates and prepares campus responses to charges filed with external agencies
  • produces educational materials to publicize EO information to students and employees

Title IX

Title IX is a federal civil rights law that prohibits gender-based discrimination in educational programs that receive federal financial assistance.

Prohibited behavior includes, but is not limited to:

  • sexual harassment/assault
  • gender-based harassment/discrimination
  • stalking
  • domestic/dating violence.

For information on Title IX at UH Hilo and how to file a report, please see our Title IX page.

Training Programs & Resources

Federal and State EEO/AA Links