The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa added its first multi-stall all-gender restroom to the campus. It is located on the third floor of the Queen Liliʻuokalani Center for Student Services.
There are currently more than 20 single-stall all-gender restrooms on the Mānoa campus, and 73 percent of the bathrooms in the residence halls are all-gender bathrooms.
“The Mānoa campus prides itself on its diversity and inclusion of all people,” said Lori M. Ideta, interim vice chancellor for students. “The establishment of this restroom ensures the safe access to basic needs for truly all members of our community.”
All-gender restrooms are inclusive of all genders and do not differentiate by gender or sex. The restrooms aim to decrease discomfort to and discrimination against transgender and gender nonconforming students and employees.
- Related UH News story: UH campuses now provide all-gender restrooms, August 16, 2016
The 102nd Senate of the Associated Students of the University of Hawaiʻi and the Graduate Student Organization support all-gender restrooms on campus.
“We applaud this important step to improve social and health equity for all students at UH Mānoa. This will not only provide inclusive access to restrooms, but also serve as a learning opportunity for other organizations and facilities that seek to promote inclusion and diversity,” said Thaddeus Pham, co-chair of the Hawaiʻi Department of Health’s Sexual and Gender Minority Workgroup.
For more on the all-gender restrooms, go to the Office of Student Affairs website.