Compliance Hui sets course with slate of events for Fall 2018 Semester

Photo of Hawaii State Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald speaking to students in the library

Hawaii Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald spoke at last year’s Constitution Day.

The UH West Oʻahu Compliance Hui will help sponsor Constitution Day activities on Sept. 17 and 18, some of the many activities scheduled by the group during the Fall 2018 Semester.

Constitution Day events honors and commemorates the U.S. Constitution and its signing on Sept. 17, 1787 and will be celebrated over two days this year at the UH West Oʻahu campus.

On Monday, Sept.17 the Compliance Hui and Law Society are hosting events that include the showing of the movie RBG, a discussion on the Equal Rights Doctrine, the importance of an independent judiciary, or about professional courtesy from noon to 3:30 p.m. at the Nāulu Center.

On Tuesday, Sept. 18, the hui and the Law Society will again host activities at the Nāulu Center from noon to 3:30 p.m. Also scheduled is a talk by UH West Oʻahu graduate and writer Albert Lanier about “Fake News and the Free Speech,” roundtable discussion

The UHWO Compliance Hui is a campus initiative to ensure the campus engages in necessary and appropriate awareness and programming in a concerted manner, as required by with state and federal laws and is chaired by Beverly Baligad, UH West Oʻahu Director of Compliance. State Law requires University of Hawaiʻi campuses to provide employees and students with training on Title IX, the Violence Against Women Act, and other related UH Policies. The Compliance Hui also ensures the campus complies with other federal laws and regulations that require training or programming, including the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, the Clery Act, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the ADA/Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

Additionally, there is a regulation requiring institutions receiving federal money to have Constitution Day events.

The Compliance Hui was implemented and charged by the Chancellor to plan and execute events and draws its membership from across the UH West Oʻahu campus.  Additionally the group has created a perpetual a participation and engagement program known as the Kaiāulu Award for staff and faculty. Employees may earn participation points for their respective division by attending or participating in Compliance Hui events that are designated as Kaiāulu events. At the end of the year the points are tallied and a handsome perpetual trophy known as Kaiāulu is awarded to the division with the most points. In addition, the Division that wins the Kaiāulu Award is given $500 to spend on an activity or event that promotes team building and a sense of community within the division, such as a party or outing.

Upcoming Compliance Hui events for this semester include:

people who participated in last year's healing soles in a group shot

Participants in last year’s Healing Soles event after a march around campus

Sept. 26: Healing Soles: Step Up Against Violence. This campus-wide event will feature a talk by UH West Oʻahu Clinical Psychologist Dr. Steven Taketa; a march or step out event where students, faculty, staff and others demonstrate their stand against sexual violence; and sign contest for best sign against sexual violence. This Kaiāulu event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Nāulu Center and the Campus Plaza and Courtyard.

Oct. 11, National Coming Out Day. The Compliance Hui will set up tables in the courtyard offering activities and information along with rainbow cupcakes, buttons, trivia and temporary glitter tattoos. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Oct. 11, Safe Zone Training. This Kaiāulu event raises awareness on LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning) issues and coincides with National Coming Out Day. Participants who attend the entire presentation will receive a certificate of completion and a poster to display in their work area to indicate they have been trained and are part of a Safe Zone support network. 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. in room E-243.

Oct. 18, Student Life Movie Night. Details to come.

Nov. 30, World Aids Day. Details to come.

Image courtesy of UHWO Staff