The Systemwide Commission on Disability Access (CODA) is charged to:
- Promote and insure the full inclusion of persons with disabilities
in the University community
- Advise administrators on laws and regulations pertaining to persons
- Initiate and support activities that enhance full participation of
persons with disabilities in University programs, employment, and public
- Gather information on problems related to disability access and
- Increase awareness and understanding of disability access issues
involving instruction, research, and community service
- Promote systemwide coordination of programs for disability access
- Foster a positive social, academic, and employment environment at
the University of Hawaii for students, faculty, staff, and visitors with
The Commission consists of 12 members
appointed for terms of three years, representing campuses and programs
throughout the system. Members include students, faculty and staff; service
providers, as well as persons receiving services.
The Commission reports to the President through the Vice President for Student
Affairs. Staff support is provided through the Office of Student Equity
Excellence and Diversity.
Resource persons for CODA include the systemwide coordinator for distance
learning and instructional technology, as well as the EEO/AA officers and the
architects responsible for facilities access for the Community Colleges, Hilo,
Manoa, and West Oahu.
Commission on Diversity