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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 and harassment. We will take whatever action which may be needed to prevent, and if necessary, discipline behaviour which violates the Equal Opportunity Policy.

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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.

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Parenting Needs

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

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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 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. It takes an affirmative approach on gender diversity.

CEDARS-Counselling and Person Enrichment Section (CEDARS-CoPE) provides counselling and psychological services. It welcomes anyone with struggles or questions on sexuality or gender identity, to speak with their psychologists or counsellors.


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The Sustainability Unit of Estate 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.


With the implementation of the Disposable Plastic Free Campus Policy from September 2020, the sale of single-use plastic bottled beverages of one litre or less in volume were banned at all campus catering outlets, retail outlets and vending machines. Disposable plastic food service ware are not sold and distributed at campus catering outlets as well. The University will continue reducing the use of disposable single-use plastics across the campuses and events.

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