Board of Regents Bylaws, Section 1-5 (April 21, 2011)
It is the policy of the University to provide equity of opportunity in higher education, both in the educational mission and as an employer. The University is committed to comply with all State and Federal statutes, rules, and regulations which prohibit discrimination. The University is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), sexual orientation, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran.
This policy covers admission and access to, and participation, treatment and employment in the University’s programs and activities. Discriminatory harassment, including sexual harassment, is prohibited under this policy. The University shall promote a full realization of equal opportunity through a positive, continuing program of nondiscrimination and affirmative action (41 CFR Chapter 60) on each campus.
(EP1.202 under revision)
Domestic or Sexual Violence (includes stalking)
Effective January 1, 2012, Hawaii Revised Statutes chapter 378 was amended to protect victims of domestic or sexual violence from discrimination.
This protection covers employment practices such as recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, retention, compensation, benefits, transfers, and layoffs.