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The Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education is coming to UH Mānoa April 28th – 30th to talk about sexual harassment & sexual violence

The Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) is conducting a proactive compliance review of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa under Title IX of the Patsy T. Mink Education Opportunity Act of 1972. Title IX prohibits sex discrimination in federally funded universities. OCR will be on campus Monday, April 28, 2014, through Wednesday, April 30, 2014, to speak with students about sexual harassment and sexual violence. Students are encouraged to attend focus groups and open hours with OCR (please see schedule below).

Students can also contact OCR directly to set up a private appointment by contacting:

Amy Klosterman, Attorney
(206) 607-1622
amy.klosterman@ed.gov

Shirley Oliver, Senior Equal Opportunity Specialist
(206) 607-1633
shirley.oliver@ed.gov

OCR keeps records of its contacts, and those records are public records, which are subject to public disclosure laws, but any identifying information is redacted or removed before release to the public.

For specific questions about the OCR site visit, please contact:

Jennifer Rose, JD
Gender Equity Specialist
QLC Student Services Room 210
Tel. (808) 956-9977
Email: rosejenn@hawaii.edu
http://manoa.hawaii.edu/genderequity/

 

For more on OCR, Title IX, and sexual violence resources and policies, please refer to the Office of the Gender Equity Specialist's website at http://manoa.hawaii.edu/genderequity

In addition, Chancellor Tom Apple provides background information on the Office for Civil Rights’ campus visit, and on steps to strengthen the campus' Title IX infrastructure, in his open letter to students, faculty and staff (April 23, 2014 – pdf).

 

Student Focus Group Schedule

Date Time Group Location
Monday, April 28th 10:30–11:30 a.m. JABSOM & Cancer Center students Gold Bond Bldg. Room 716
677 Ala Moana Blvd
Monday, April 28th 12:00–1:00 p.m. Richardson Law students Law School, Room 254
Monday, April 28th 12:00–1:00 p.m. LGBTQ students UH Mānoa Queen Lili‘uokalani Center for Student Services, Room 411
Monday, April 28th 4:00–5:00 p.m. Male student athletes Athletic Department, Letterwinners Clubhouse
Monday, April 28th 5:15–6:15 p.m. OPEN HOURS UH Mānoa Queen Lili‘uokalani Center for Student Services, Room 208 & 411
Tuesday, April 29th 12:00–1:00 p.m. Male undergraduate students UH Mānoa Queen Lili‘uokalani Center for Student Services, Room 208
Tuesday, April 29th 12:00–1:00 p.m. Female international, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, DREAM Act, Bridge to Hope students UH Mānoa Queen Lili‘uokalani Center for Student Services, Room 411
Tuesday, April 29th 2:00–2:45 p.m. OPEN HOURS UH Mānoa Queen Lili‘uokalani Center for Student Services, Room 208
Tuesday, April 29th 3:00–4:00 p.m. Female student athletes Athletic Department, Letterwinners Clubhouse
Tuesday, April 29th 3:00–5:00 p.m. OPEN HOURS UH Mānoa Queen Lili‘uokalani Center for Student Services, Room 411
Tuesday, April 29th 4:00–5:00 p.m. OPEN HOURS UH Mānoa Queen Lili‘uokalani Center for Student Services, Room 208
Wednesday, April 30th 10:00–11:00 a.m. OPEN HOURS UH Mānoa Queen Lili‘uokalani Center for Student Services, Room 208
Wednesday, April 30th 12:00–1:00 p.m. Female undergraduate students UH Mānoa Queen Liliʻuokalani Center for Student Services, Room 208
Wednesday, April 30th 12:00–1:00 p.m. OPEN HOURS UH Mānoa Queen Lili‘uokalani Center for Student Services, Room 012
Wednesday, April 30th 2:00–3:00 p.m. Female graduate students UH Mānoa Queen Lili‘uokalani Center for Student Services, Room 208
Wednesday, April 30th 3:00–4:00 p.m. Male graduate students UH Mānoa Queen Lili‘uokalani Center for Student Services, Room 208
Wednesday, April 30th 4:00–5:00 p.m. OPEN HOURS UH Mānoa Queen Lili‘uokalani Center for Student Services, Room 208
Wednesday, April 30th 4:00–5:00 p.m. Representatives of sexual assault / harassment advocacy community / survivor groups UH Mānoa Queen Lili‘uokalani Center for Student Services, Room 012

If you need accommodations for the meetings, please contact geneq@hawaii.edu.