UH Commission on the Status of Women
Formed in 1972 at the UH Manoa campus, the commission expanded to include systemwide representation in 1986. An early statement of its general objective expressed the intention of “raising the consciousness of the campus community regarding the status of women” within the university system.
As part of its reorganization in 1986, the commission developed a more comprehensive mission statement which continues to guide its work. Over the years, the University of Hawaii Commission on the Status of Women has addressed a wide variety of issues of relevance to the personal and professional well being of women students, staff and faculty—working in and for Hawaii’s state system of higher education.
Childcare, students on welfare gender equity in athletics, campus safety and security, equitable practices in hiring, pay, promotion and tenure, access to resources, women’s presence in higher administration, recourse for sexual harassment, development of curriculum in women’s studies, compliance to the mandates of affirmative action and equal opportunity—these issues and more are part of the commission’s history as well as its ongoing agenda for action.
University of Hawaii
Administrative Building 1-102
2442 Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
(808) 956-7077 V/T
(808) 956-5804 (Fax)