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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer+ (LGBTQ+) Equality

The University of Hawai‘i system, along with Hawai‘i Community College, is committed to creating a culture of equality, acceptance, and respect for all members of our campus community regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation. 


The University of Hawai‘i Systemwide Commission on LGBTQ+ Equality is comprised of representatives from all 10 UH campuses:

Preferred Name Policy

Preferred Name Change Form [PDF]

All Gender Restrooms

Safe Zone Program

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The Safe Zone Program’s objective is for trained participants to utilize their gained knowledge and skills to foster a safe and inclusive community for LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff to promote social justice in the University of Hawaiʻi System.

Upon completion of a Safe Zone Training, participants will be invited to become Allies and Advocates in the University of Hawaiʻi System Safe Zone Program.

Any office or faculty/staff member that has the Safe Zone poster is a part of the previous Safe Zone Allies Program.  View the list of faculty/staff members at Hawai‘i Community College that have declared that they are allies.  Starting Spring 2017, the Safe Zone Program will also identify faculty/staff members who have declared that they are advocates.

Interested in attending a Safe Zone Training?  Current faculty, staff, and student employees may sign up here