Equality, Diversity and Sustainability

Equal Opportunities

The University is committed to creating, promoting and maintaining an environment for staff and students which provides equality of opportunity, and is free of any discrimination and harassment.

Website: www.eounit.hku.hk

Handling Discrimination / Harassment Complaints

The University’s equal opportunity policy forbids discrimination/harassment in activities carried out in the course of employment, education, provision of goods and services, or other activities organised by the offices of the University. Procedures for handling complaints of discrimination and harassment can be found on the webpage of the Equal Opportunity Unit.

Parenting Needs

Facilities such as washroom with baby-changing tables at all amenities centres, and baby care rooms at Chong Yuet Ming Amenities Centre and Pokfulam Amenities Centre are available to parent students during their time on campus.

Procedures for the Resolutions of Grievances of Students

The University has a set of proper procedures for students who wish to make a complaint on an administrative or academic matter. To learn more, please visit www.asa.hku.hk/handbook/ug and refer to Appendix K of the Undergraduate Handbook Section for information.

Religious Needs

The Halal Food Corner is not merely a catering space for the Muslim community on campus, it is also a platform for promotion of cultural diversity and interaction among University members. A multi-faith prayer room is also available on 1/F of Fong Shu Chuen Amenities Centre for use by students and staff members. It offers an option for those who are in need of special praying venue during the day.

Sustainability

The Sustainability Office works to collaboratively develop, strengthen, and realise HKU’s institutional vision, commitments, and goals to integrate principles of sustainability into all aspects of the University’s facilities, operations, and activities.

Organised by the Sustainability Office, the Ditch Disposable Campaign aims to reduce plastic waste by targeting single-use plastic water bottles and other disposable containers across campus. Its first phase focuses on single use plastic water bottles and works in tandem with the Policy on disposable plastic bottles which eliminates the sale or distribution of disposable plastic water bottles of 1 litre or less at University events, restaurants, retail outlets and vending machines. To support this Policy and campaign, more filtered water dispensers are being installed around campus and free water bottles will be distributed to all freshmen in the 2017-18 school year.

Check for more at www.sustainability.hku.hk and www.facebook.com/HKUSustainability.