University of Hawaiʻi students, faculty and staff are invited to take part in a university-wide effort to educate the UH community on sex discrimination and gender-based violence.
The university is offering a free, online training program designed to assist community members in understanding their rights under the law and the University Policy & Procedure on Sex Discrimination & Gender-Based Violence. The training will be accessible via an invite sent to hawaii.edu email addresses.
Everyone is also encouraged to explore and familiarize themselves with the resources on the UH System Title IX and Office of Institutional Equity website.
“The issue of sex discrimination and gender violence is prevalent on college campuses nationwide, and UH is working to continue the progress already made toward addressing these issues on our campuses,” said UH President David Lassner. “Students as well as our entire community have important roles to play by being aware of the issues, watching out for one another and reporting violations.”
Some of the materials covered in the training course may remind participants of upsetting experiences that they or someone they know have gone through. The training can be stopped at any time, and there are many university and community resources for support, such as counseling, victim advocacy and legal support.
For anyone experiencing intimate partner violence or any other type of sexual harassment or gender violence, please know that free, confidential help is available through the following resources: