Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 26.67
Liaison Navin Tagore-Erwin
Submission Date March 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

Hawaii Community College-Hilo
PA-5: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.78 / 2.00 Drew Kapp
Instructor, Academic Sustainability Committee Co-Chair, Earth Day Fair Coordinator
Social Sciences
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee, office, and/or officer tasked by the administration or governing body to advise on and implement policies, programs, and trainings related to diversity, equity, inclusion and human rights?:
Yes

Does the committee, office and/or officer focus on students, employees, or both?:
Both students and employees

A brief description of the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer, including purview and activities:

Title IX Coordinator: Every UH Campus is required to have a Title IX Coordinator. The HawCC Coordinator is Dr. Sara Vogel

Hoʻolulu Council
The Ho‘olulu Council’s mission is to honor, empower, and advance Native Hawaiian people, culture, and language through excellence in higher education. The Council serves as an advisory body to the Chancellor of Hawai‘i Community College. The Council was responsible for the development of the college’s Hawai‘i Papa O Ke Ao plan to indigenize the institution. The Ho‘olulu Council is a member of the University of Hawai‘i’s Pūko‘a Council which serves as an advisor to the UH President on issues that have particular relevance for Ka Pae ‘Āina o Hawai‘i and Native Hawaiians. The Ho‘olulu Council is also represented on the Community College’s Native Hawaiian Chairs Council and serves as an advisor to the UH Vice President of Community Colleges.

PAU (Prevention, Awareness, Understanding) Violence:
PAU Violence is a University of Hawaiʻi system-wide program supported by the Hawaiʻi State Department of Health, Maternal and Child Health Branch. The Women’s Center at UH Mānoa assists in coordinating, supporting and strengthening all system campus efforts with prevention education, events and trainings that raise awareness on issues of gender-based violence. When working with students and the campus community, the program endeavors to create an environment that is welcoming and safe, where people of all identities and experiences feel validated and supported. We strive to ensure that we provide a wide range of resources and referrals that assist students in making informed decisions that are in line with personal well-being and academic success. The program uses innovative practices and culturally appropriate approaches to engage the campus community on multiple levels to understand sex assault, domestic and dating violence and stalking. Using experiences, education and knowledge, we challenge our campus and students to be role models in ending interpersonal violence.

UH System Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer+ (LGBTQ+) Equality:
The University of Hawaiʻi Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer+ (LGBTQ+) Equality promotes a safe and inclusive environment by creating a culture of equality, acceptance, respect, and social justice throughout the University of Hawaiʻi System. The commission advocates the creation and implementation of and adherence to HawaiʻiState and UH policies that serve the needs of the LGBTQ+ students, staff, and faculty. This system-wide commission is composed of faculty, staff and students appointed by the President of the University of Hawaiʻi, representing each of the 10 campuses. At least two commissioners shall be appointed from each of the campuses of the university system.


Estimated proportion of students that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
Some

Estimated proportion of academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
All

Estimated proportion of non-academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
All

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:

All employees are required to undergo Title IX training which includes anti-racism/bias, micro-aggressions, etc. Required every 2 years.

Students have the option to undergo the training but are not required.


Website URL where information about the institution’s diversity and equity office or trainings is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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