OUR PROGRAMS

  1. Crisis response and professional referral services relating to harassment and hate crimes, and other specialized needs. In Fall 2006, our office worked with 654 students through direct service, including 19 in crisis situations.
  2. Safe Zone Training Program for allies of LGBT people. The Safe Zone Training Program raises awareness of LGBTI issues on campus and sharpens skills of allies to help end harassment. Ally participants receive a poster to display to indicate that they are part of a professional network of student support. Safe Zone curriculum has been developed and shared with all UH campuses via two train-the trainer workshops.
  3. Student support via weekly drop-in groups for LGBTI and ally students and support for student run programs, events and clubs. Students meet in our office every Wednesday afternoon for our weekly LGBTI and Ally Coffee Hour.
  4. Educational programs and events, including National Coming Out Day in October; "The Gathering" our annual, U.H. System-Wide LGBTI conference; and the Rainbow Graduation Extravaganza which celebrates the achievements of our graduating LGBTI and ally students.
  5. Student safety and administrative compliance. Our activities, programs and services help maintain the University’s commitment to our BOR policy of non-discrimination, the spirit of diversity in our UH Manoa strategic plan, and Hawaii state laws that provide protections on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identity/expression.