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Leeward Community College is committed to being an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEOAA) institution and to Non-Discrimination.

Leeward Community College declares and reaffirms its commitment to the University of Hawai‘i’s policy of equal education and employment opportunity. The College is committed to the principles and practices of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity and expression), age, religion, color, national origin, citizenship status (except as permissible by applicable law), ancestry, physical and mental disability, genetic information, marital status (including civil union), arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), National Guard absence, uniformed services, status as a protected veteran, income assignment for child support, credit history (unless directly related to a bona fide occupational qualification), pregnancy, breastfeeding, or status as a victim of domestic or sexual violence (includes stalking), provided the victim provides notice to her/his employer of such status or the employer has knowledge of such status.

The College further declares its commitment that as part of the University’s equal opportunity policy to implement reasonable accommodations, to the extent required by law, for individuals with disabilities, sincerely held religious practices, victims of domestic or sexual violence, pregnancy, and breastfeeding.

In addition, employees and applicants for employment are protected under Title IX, Title II and Section 504.

As an integral part of its Policy on Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action, the Office of the President, University of Hawai‘i, hereby declares and reaffirms its commitment to the University’s pursuit of equal education and employment opportunity and further declares that any harassment of students or employees or applicants for admission or employment on the basis of sex is prohibited and will not be tolerated.
Individuals designated to coordinate the University of Hawai‘i Community Colleges’ nondiscrimination and affirmative action programs are:

EEO/AA Policy

Our full policy on Non-Discrimination Affirmative Action, Policy Number L1.202

Non-Discrimination under Title IX

Title IX is a federal civil rights law that prohibits gender-based discrimination in educational programs that receive federal financial assistance.

Leeward Community College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any educational program or activity which it operates, and is required by Title IX and its implementing regulations not to discriminate in such a manner (See also Interim Executive Policy EP 1.204 – Interim Policy and Procedure on Sex Discrimination and Gender-Based Violence).  The University’s prohibition of discrimination in educational programs and activities extends to employment as well as to admission.

For inquiries concerning Title IX please contact our campus Title IX Coordinator.  Individuals may also contact the federal offices below for information regarding Title IX or to file a formal grievance.

Leeward Community College Title IX Coordinator
Thomas Hirsbrunner
Title IX Coordinator 
AD 122
Telephone: 808-455-0478
Leeward's Title IX webpage

Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
Seattle Office
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
915 Second Avenue Room 3310
Seattle, WA 98174-1099
Telephone: (206) 607-1600
Fax: (206) 607-1601
TDD: (800) 877-8339

U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Educational Opportunities Section, PHB
Washington, D.C. 20530
Telephone: (202) 514-4092 or (877) 292-3804 (toll-free)
Fax: (202) 514-8337

For complete information on Title IX at Leeward and how to file a report, please see our Title X page.

CTE Programs

Leeward Community College and its Career and Technical Education Programs do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.  The following is a list of programs being offered this year; only the Automotive Technology and the Automotive Technology Ford ASSET programs have specific criteria for admission. For concerns or inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies, please contact the coordinators listed in the right column of this page.

  • Accounting
  • Automotive Technology (admission into program requires valid driver's license)
  • Automotive Technology Ford ASSET (admission into program requires valid driver's license)
  • Business Technology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Digital Media
  • Health Information Technology
  • Information and Computer Science
  • Integrated Industrial Technology
  • Management
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Teacher Education
  • Television Production

Arrangements can be made to ensure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in our career and technical education programs.