Aloha University of Hawaiʻi ʻOhana,
A major policy update this week reaffirms UH’s commitment to ensuring a safe environment across all campuses and having zero tolerance for gender violence and harassment. This policy specifically addresses sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.
The policy provides guidance on compliance with the complex and inter-related requirements of sex discrimination and sexual violence laws that cover students, employees and third parties including both on-campus and off-campus situations. More specifically, it incorporates the requirements and spirit of the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act of 2013.
While this revised policy represents a firm commitment towards the safety and wellbeing of UH’s students, faculty, staff and visitors; the real work lies ahead to change campus climates and behaviors through a series of outreach and awareness efforts and victim support programs. We ask for everyone’s support and kōkua in this critically important effort.
If you feel you have been a victim of sexual violence or sexual assault, please contact your Title IX coordinator. The list can be found at www.hawaii.edu/offices/eeo/titleix.html.
Thank you to all of those who have contributed to this significant policy update.
David Lassner, UH President
Jan Gouveia, UH Vice President for Administration