Office of Equal Opportunity

Office of Equal Opportunity

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What We Do

The Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at UH Hilo houses three critical offices that work to ensure students, faculty, and staffs access and equal opportunity to resources, services and programs at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. Please browse our pages for more information, visit our events page for all of the upcoming dates and contact us if you have any questions.

Equal Employment Office/ Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Office

As a federal contractor, the University of Hawai‘i is subject to equal employment opportunity requirements. All individuals must be treated fairly regardless of national origin, race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy and sexual orientation), disability or genetic information. For more information on EEO/AA at UH Hilo please visit our page, or contact our office at or 808-932-7642.

Confidential Advocacy and Prevention Education (CAPE) Program

The Confidential Advocacy and Prevention Education (CAPE) Program is a determined team of students and advocates determined to promote a safe and secure campus community. Through our various programs, we attempt to spread awareness and education about the dangers of sexual violence and sexual harassment on the UH Hilo campus. We additionally offer the services of a confidential advocate who is able to work with students, faculty, and staff to understand their rights, options, and resources available to them. The Confidential Advocate, Destiny Rodriguez is a confidential resource and is not required to report information to university administration.

Title IX Office

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.