UH Mānoa Policies and Procedures


UH Mānoa Student Conduct Code

Choosing to join the University community obligates each student to abide by the Student Conduct Code. By enrolling in the University, students accept the responsibility to become fully acquainted with the University’s regulations and to comply with the University’s authority. The University expects students to maintain standards of personal integrity that are in harmony with the educational goals of the institution; to respect the rights, privileges, and property of others; and to observe national, state, and local laws and University regulations.

UH Mānoa Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedure

The UH Mānoa Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedure is intended to provide a fair, prompt, and reasonable determination regarding complaints from UH Mānoa students and employees alleging violations of the University’s Executive Policy E1.203 on sexual harassment. E1.203 prohibits sexual harassment as a form of sex discrimination, in compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Hawai‘i State Fair Employment Practices Act, Chapter 378 HRS.

E1.202 University Statement of Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action

The University of Hawai‘i Policy on Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action establishes the administrative framework to ensure compliance with applicable federal and state statutes, rules, regulations, city and county ordinances, and provisions in the collective bargaining agreements governing nondiscrimination and affirmative action.

E1.203 Policy on Sexual Harassment and Related Conduct

The E1.203 Policy on Sexual Harassment and Related Conduct reflects the University of Hawai‘i’s systemwide commitment to eliminate sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination. It is the policy of the University of Hawai‘i that harassment based on sex is prohibited and will not be tolerated in any part of the University’s programs, activities, or employment. Acts of sexual harassment undermine the trust and mutual respect essential to the mission and function of the academy.

E1.204 Sexual Assault Policy and Procedural Guidelines

The University of Hawai‘i is committed to creating a community free from violence. Sexual assault is prohibited by law and is a serious offense that violates the basic standards of behavior expected of members of the University community. The University will not tolerate acts of sexual assault. The University will take appropriate action to prevent sexual assault and will correct and discipline behavior that is found to violate this policy. The E1.204 Sexual Assault Policy and Procedural Guidelines reflects the University’s systemwide commitment to creating an environment that is free from harassment, exploitation, intimidation or assault.

E2.210 Use and Management of Information Technology Resources

E2.210 Use and Management of Information Technology Resources creates the basis for such an environment by outlining the philosophy and general principles for appropriate use and management of information technology resources by University faculty, staff and students. It applies to all computing, information and network systems and services owned or administered by the University of Hawai‘i, as well as to individual activities that take place over the Internet or other external network connections using University systems, connections or user accounts

The same legal and policy standards that define intimidation, harassment or invasion of privacy apply to the electronic environment. For example, persistence in sending unwanted email constitutes harassment and is unacceptable if not illegal. Display of sexually explicit images or sounds where others can see or hear them may create a hostile environment and could constitute sexual harassment according to University policies on sexual harassment. And obscene email is comparable to obscene phone calls or letters. Laws relating to child pornography, obscenity and defamation apply in electronic environments and the University will willingly cooperate in the prosecution of individuals formally charged with such offenses.

E9.210 Workplace Non-Violence

The University of Hawai‘i is an institution which
encourages the intellectual and personal growth of its
students as scholars and citizens and recognizes the need
to maintain a safe and secure environment for faculty and
to fulfill the University of Hawai‘i’s mission of
teaching, research and service. In order to maintain an
environment where these goals can be achieved safely and
equitably, the University promotes civility, respect and
integrity among all members of its community.

A9.920 Discrimination Complaint Procedures for Students, Employees, and Applicants for Admission or Employment

The University, in accordance with E1.202, is committed to a
policy of nondiscrimination on the bases of race, sex, age,
religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital
status, arrest and court record, sexual orientation, and veteran
status in all of its programs, policies, procedures and practices.
This nondiscrimination policy covers students, employees, and
applicants for admission or employment. With regard to students
and applicants for admission, it covers admission and access to,
benefits of, participation and treatment in all University
programs and activities. With regard to employees and applicants
for employment, employment practices covered include, but are not
limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, retention,
compensation, benefits, transfers, and layoffs.

Complainants are not limited to the UH Mānoa Discrimination Complaint Procedures, and have rights under
both federal and state laws, which have deadlines for filing of
complaints (see Section IX, External Agencies).

A9.360 Leaves of Absence for Pregnancy Related Disabilities

The purpose of A9.360 Leaves of Absence for Pregnancy Related Disabilities is to promulgate procedures for treating disabilities caused or contributed by pregnancy and recovery therefrom as a temporary disability.

Mānoa Policies, Procedures and Guidelines

In an effort to standardize, reorganize and develop formal campus policies, the Mānoa Policies, Procedures and Guidelines site aims to codify the process of formulating UH Mānoa policies, procedures and guidelines that complement, but do not duplicate, those policies already outlined under Board of Regents Policies and Bylaws, Administrative Rules Title 20, UH Systemwide Executive Policies, or the UH Systemwide Administrative Procedures.