SOEST Gender Equity and Non-discrimination Policy
The School proactively endorses gender equity and non-discrimination in the workplace. There are a number of documents, both from the University of Hawai‘i
and the U.S. Federal Government, that provide useful information to staff, students, and faculty.
You are encouraged to be aware of these resources, as well as
the procedures for filing informal or formal complaints.
University of Hawai‘i
- UH Manoa Office of the Gender Equity Counselor
The Office of the Gender Equity Counselor provides information, for students, staff and faculty at UH Manoa, conducts educational workshops for the entire campus community, and provides advocacy and informal resolutions for students.
- UH Manoa sexual harassment policies and procedures and online workshop
The policy defines prohibited harassment, provides specific examples, and addresses the related issues of consensual relationships and conflicts of interest. Includes educational materials and workshops for prevention, and information about complaint procedures.
U.S. Federal Government
- U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Web portal for all federal guidelines, laws, regulations, and statistics about all forms of discrimination (including Age, Disability, Equal Pay, National Origin,
Pregnancy, Race, Religion, Retaliation, Sex, and Sexual Harassment) covered by federal agencies. Information for employers and employees.
- U.S. Government Accountability Office, Report to Congressional Requesters “Women’s Participation in the Sciences Has Increased, but Agencies Need to Do More to Ensure Compliance with Title IX” (5 MB PDF)
From the Highlights: “Because of the concern about
women’s access to opportunities in
the sciences, which receive billions
of dollars in federal assistance, this
report addresses: (1) how do the
Department of Education
(Education), the Department of
Energy (Energy), the National
Aeronautics and Space
Administration (NASA), and the
National Science Foundation (NSF)
ensure that federal grant recipient
institutions comply with Title IX in
math, engineering, and science;
(2) what do data show about
women’s participation in these
fields; and (3) what promising
practices exist to promote their
- NASA brochure on non-discrimination in the workplace (PDF)
Brochure discussing roles and responsibilities of NASA and NASA recipients in complying with Federal laws and regulations regarding discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age. Includes information about filing complaints.