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Policy of Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action

Policy of Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action

It is the policy of the University of Hawai‘i to comply with Federal and State laws which prohibit discrimination in University programs and activities, including but not necessarily limited to the following laws which cover students and applicants for admission to the University: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended (race, color, national origin); Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (age); Titles VII and VIII of the Public Health Service Act as amended (sex); Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (sex, blindness, severely impaired vision); Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (disability); and to comply with Federal and State laws which mandate affirmative action and/or prohibit discrimination in employment (including, but not limited to, hiring, firing, upgrading), salaries, benefits, training, and other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended (race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy); Executive Order 11246 as amended (race, color, national origin, religion, sex); Equal Pay Act of 1963 as amended by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (sex); Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ages 40-70); Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (veteran’s status); Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (disability); Hawai‘i Revised Statutes, Chapter 76, 78, 378 (race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, color, ancestry, political affiliation, disability, marital status, arrest and court record). The UH Community Colleges strive to promote full realization of equal opportunity through a positive, continuing program including Titles I-IV of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) P.L. 101-336. Accordingly, vocational education opportunities will be offered without regard to race, color, national origin, sex or disability. American citizens or immigrants with limited English proficiency
skills will not be denied admission to vocational education programs.

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 on the basis of sex is prohibited and will not be tolerated. Complaints of this nature will be handled by Michael Wong, EEO/AA Coordinator, Title IX Coordinator.

Individuals designated to coordinate the University of Hawai‘i Community Colleges’ nondiscrimination and affirmative action programs are:

Michael C. K. Wong
EEO/AA Coordinator
Leeward Community College
96-045 Ala Ike; Pearl City, HI  96782
808-455-0277

Mary Perreira (EEO/AA)
Phone: 808-956-4650 (V/T)
Community Colleges
2327 Dole Street; Honolulu, HI 96822

Paul Kuehn
Section 504
Leeward Community College
96-045 Ala Ike; Pearl City, HI  96782
808-455-0268

Mark Lane
Title IX Coordinator
Leeward Community College
96-045 Ala Ike; Pearl City, HI  96782
808-455-0213

Discrimination Complaints
Students, employees, or applicants for admission or employment who believe that they have been discriminated on the basis of race, sex, age, religion, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran’s status or arrest and court record may file a complaint with Michael Wong, EEO/AA Coordinator, Leeward Community College, 96-045 Ala Ike, Pearl City, HI  96782. The EEO/AA coordinator will explain the available avenues of recourse and direct the person to the appropriate person or office.

The process of addressing allegations of discrimination are described in the CCCM No. 2210 UH Community College Procedure and Guidelines, Relating to Complaints of Discrimination and in campus Section 504/ADA Grievance Procedure.

Students may also file complaints of discrimination with Mary Perreira (EEO/AA)
Community Colleges, 2327 Dole Street; Honolulu, HI 96822

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