| Bridge to Hope is an education option for welfare recipients and
First-to-Work participants who want to attend college as a means of
achieving lifelong economic self-sufficiency. Bridge to Hope (BTH)
can assist with on-campus student employment and other services to
help welfare (TANF) recipient students succeed in their educational
Bridge to Hope at UHM offers monthly lunchbag workshops for student
| The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Student Services
Office strives to maintain a safe and inclusive campus environment
for all students of the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa regardless
of their gender identity or sexual orientation. As the only LGBT program
in the UH System, and the state, the office serves as a resource for
other UH campuses. The LGBT Student Services Office serves as a campus
and community resource on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues.
LGBT Student Services facilitates student learning and development
through a range of educational, information and advocacy services:|
- LGBT Student Services provides crisis response and professional
referral services for various on campus and community resources
relating to harassment and hate crimes, intimate partner violence,
legal aid, health care and other crisis needs. To support students’
needs LGBT Student Services maintains a resource area with free
informational brochures, flyers and materials from various campus
offices and community organizations.
- Use technology to increase access to supportive resources: provide
online resources/referrals and maintain an anonymous email list
of students for outreach and education.
- Coordinate the Safe Zone Training Program for allies of LGBT
people; the trainings raise awareness on LGBT issues facing LGBT
people on campus and sharpen skills of allies. Participants in
the training receive a poster and materials to indicate that they
are part of a network of visibility and support for LGBT students,
creating safe, harassment-free spaces on campus.
- LGBT Student Services has access to two lounges that provide
safe environments for students to study, interact, access computers/the
internet, and hold meetings or study groups. LGBT Student Services
also offers a reading resource library of books and magazines.
- LGBT Student Services facilitates a weekly drop-in group for
LGBT and ally students where students access information to campus
events, life skills and leadership opportunities.
- LGBT Student Services also provides support for student run
programs, events and clubs.
- Each year LGBT Student Services sponsors special educational
and cultural events related to LGBT issues including: National
Coming Out Day (October), LGBT Pride (April).
Our activities, programs and services help maintain the University’s
commitment to our BOR policy of non-discrimination, the spirit of
diversity in our UH Manoa strategic plan, and Hawai‘i state laws that
provide protections on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender
The PAU (Prevention, Awareness, Understanding) Violence Against Women Program provides training and education to students, faculty and staff around issues of relationship violence, sexual assault and stalking. Housed under the Women's Center, the PAU Violence Program also coordinates a campus-community partner response team known as the Sexual Assault Task Force, which meets regularly to develop, implement and evaluate victim-centered policies and procedures related to sexual and relationship violence issues for UH Manoa students. PAU Violence also provides crisis support and referrals to survivors of sexual and relationship violence.