Equality, Diversity and Sustainability

Equal Opportunities

HKU is committed to creating, promoting and maintaining an environment for staff and  students which provides  equality of  opportunity, and which  is  free of any discrimination and harassment. We support equal opportunity and strongly oppose discrimination/harassment. We will take whatever action may be needed to prevent, and if necessary, discipline behaviour which violates the Equal Opportunity Policy.

Learn more: eounit.hku.hk

Handling Discrimination/Harassment Complaints

Our 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 website of the Equal Opportunity Unit at www.eounit.hku.hk/en/complaints-enquiries/procedures.

Parenting Needs

Facilities such as washrooms with baby-changing table  at  amenities  centres,  and baby care rooms on Main Campus, Centennial Campus and Sassoon Road Campus are available to parent students during their time on campus.

Learn more: cedars.hku.hk/campuslife/student-amenities/baby-care-rooms

Procedures for the Resolutions of Grievances of Students

We have a set of procedures for students who wish to  make a  complaint on  an administrative or academic matter. To learn more, please visit ase.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 for students and staff members is also available on 1/F of Fong Shu Chuen Amenities Centre. It offers an option for those who are in need of special praying venue during the day.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT)

CEDARS is committed to fostering a diverse campus to enrich your learning experience at HKU.

CEDARS-Counselling and Person Enrichment Section (CoPE) takes an affirmative approach on gender diversity. It promotes sensitive counselling service and welcomes anyone with struggles or questions on sexuality, no matter personal or general, to speak with CEDARS. It also advocates sexual diversity on campus through talks and supporting student advocacy groups.


Learn more about our services: cedars.hku.hk/cope


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.


Our Policy on disposable plastic drink bottles aims to eliminate the sale and distribution of all disposable plastic bottles of one litre or less in volume at all university catering and retail outlets, vending machines, and events. Disposable  plastic  food service ware are not sold and distributed at campus catering outlets as well. HKU seeks to be a leader in reducing disposable plastics. To do this, we are working to become a single-use-plastic-free campus by September 2020. We will work to reduce disposable plastic food service ware, bottles, and event banners.

Learn more: sustainability.hku.hk