UH Manoa Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy and Online Resources

The University of Hawaiʻi is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, arrest and court record, sexual orientation, or status as a covered veteran.  This policy covers academic considerations such as admission and access to, and participation and treatment in, the University’s programs, activities, and services.  With regard to employment, the University is committed to equal opportunity in all personnel actions such as recruitment, hiring, promotion, and compensation.  Sexual harassment and other forms of discriminatory harassment are prohibited under University policy.

The University strives to promote full realization of equal opportunity through a positive, continuing affirmative action program in compliance with federal Executive Order 11246.  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.  For information on policies or complaint procedures for the UH Mānoa Campus, visit http://www.hawaii.edu/offices/eeo/ or contact:

Students:  Lori Ideta, Assistant Vice Chancellor & Dean of Students and Title IX & ADA Coordinator, Queen Liliʻuokalani Center for Student Services, room 409, phone (808) 956-3290 (voice/text).

Students with Disabilities:  Ann Ito, Director, KOKUA Program, Queen Liliʻuokalani Center for Student Services, room 013, phone (808) 956-7511 (voice/text) or (808) 956-7612 (voice/text). Email: kokua@hawaii.edu. Fax: (808) 956-8093.

Employees (& Affirmative Action Plan):  Mie Watanabe, EEO/AA Director and Title IX & ADA Coordinator, Administrative Services Building #1, room 102, phone (808) 956-7077 (voice/text). Email: eeo@hawaii.edu.

Sexual Harassment & Gender Equity:  Jennifer Rose, Gender Equity Specialist, Queen Liliʻuokalani Center for Student Services, room 210, phone (808) 956-9499. Email: rosejenn@hawaii.edu. Fax: (808) 956-4541.

Civil Rights:  Jill Nunokawa, Civil Rights Specialist, Queen Liliʻuokalani Center for Student Services, room 210, phone (808) 956-4431. Email: jln@hawaii.edu. Fax: (808) 956-4541.


The Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Office (EEO/AA) develops and maintains Executive, University of Hawai‘i systemwide, and Mānoa Campus policies and procedures.

Website Address: http://www.hawaii.edu/offices/eeo

University of Hawai‘i Systemwide Executive Policies

  • E1.202: University Statement of Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action


  • E1.203: Policy on Sexual Harassment and Related Conduct


University of Hawai‘i Systemwide Administrative Procedures

  • A9.900: ADA Complaint Procedure for Members of the Public Who Have Complaints Regarding Disability Access to University Services, Programs, and Activities


  • A9.920: Discrimination Complaint Procedures for Employees, Students, and Applicants for Employment or Admission


Accessibility to Electronic Information for People with Disabilities

  • University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Accessibility Home Page


Veteran Affairs

  • University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Campus