Office of Equal Opportunity

Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO)

At UH Hilo, we seek to cultivate an inclusive community of people with varied characteristics, ideas, cultures, and world-views where our students, faculty, and staff celebrate difference and respect tradition. To aid in these efforts, it is the policy and commitment of the University of Hawaiʻi to ensure equal opportunity in higher education, both as a provider of education and as an employer. The Office of Equal Opportunity drives UH Hilo’s efforts to stop, prevent and remedy discrimination, while seeking to ensure a diverse, equitable and inclusive work and learning environment.

The OEO provides a number of resources to UH Hilo employee and student communities and engages in a variety of tasks to promote diversity, equity and inclusion across our learning and working environments. These include live and web based compliance trainings, skills workshops, confidential advocacy, employee disability accommodations, formal and informal investigations and resolution of complaints.

The OEO is a resource for all employees and students. We encourage you to review this website to better understand who we are and the role we play for the UH Hilo community.

Who We Are

The work of the Office of Equal Opportunity occurs within four primary areas: Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA), Title IX, and Confidential Advocacy, and Prevention Education. Explore using the links below to learn more about the OEO and the work we do to engage with our campus and community constituents to ensure a safe learning environment, free from discrimination and inclusive of all.


The focus of EEO/AA is compliance with federal, state, and University of Hawaiʻi non-discrimination and affirmative action policies and procedures, yielding a diverse and engaged workforce who are committed to student success.

Title IX

The OEO works to ensure that all students and employees have equal access to educational opportunities, and that no opportunity is denied on the basis of sex. The Title IX team leads the campus response to sex discrimination and gender based violence.

Confidential Advocacy and Prevention Education

Students who have experienced sexual or gender based violence may receive confidential support provided by the Confidential Advocate. The OEO’s Prevention Education outreach program seeks to educate and raise awareness through intentional outreach, collaborative programming and sharing accessible resources.

Reporting Forms

Contact Our Office

(808) 932-7642

Business Education Building and Computing Center, room 133