LGBTQ+ Resources

LGBTQ+ LogoThe University of Hawaiʻi system, along with Honolulu Community College is committed to building an inclusive community that supports and advocates for all Students, Staff and Faculty. We welcome all members of our campus community to our campuses: transgender, māhū and people of all gender identities.

All members of our campus community deserve a work and educational environment free from harassment or bullying based on their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Honolulu Community College Commissioners:

Brent K. Rubio, brubio@hawaii.edu
Honolulu CC Chemistry Faculty
Commissioner for Honolulu CC

Nicole Mitani, niwasaki@hawaii.edu
Honolulu CC Counselor
Commissioner for Honolulu CC

Preferred Name

All Gender Restrooms

Honolulu Community College currently has six all gender restrooms located in the following buildings https://www.honolulu.hawaii.edu/map :

  • 2 - Building 6 (Administration, First Floor)
  • 2 - Building 4 (Cafeteria, Mauka Side along The Mall)
  • 1 - Building 14 (CENT, Diamond Head end of The Mall)
  • 1 - Building 20 (Trade/Apprenticeship Complex)

Safe Zone Program

Safe Zone LogoThe 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 Advocates in the University of Hawaiʻi System Safe Zone Program.

Any office or faculty/staff member that has the LGBTI Safe Zone poster is a part of the previous Safe Zone Allies Program.  Any office or faculty/staff/student office that has the LGBTQ+ Safe Zone Poster declared they are advocates.

Honolulu CC Safe Zone Program Allies and Advocates

LGBTQ+ Resource Bookmark [PDF]

Local Community Resources

National Resources

Crisis/Suicide Helplines:

  • The Trevor Project 24hr hotline: 1 (866) 488-7386
  • ACCESS National Hotline: 1 (800) 273-TALK (8255)

Resources and Advocacy:

"HELP! I feel that I have been harassed or discriminated against based on my gender expression, sexual orientation, or gender identity."

As a student of the University of Hawaiʻi , you have rights and responsibilities, including protections based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. Title IX protects gender-based harassment, including harassment based on actual or perceived sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Honolulu CC Title IX Coordinators

For confidential resources and support or advocacy, students may contact UH Manoa LGBT Student Services at (808) 956-9250.

If you are a faculty or staff member, please contact: The UHM Equal Opportunity Office/Affirmative Action at 808-956-7077.