The University of Hawaiʻi is committed to creating a community free from intimidation, harassment and violence.
Sexual assault is prohibited by law and is a serious offense that violates the basic standards of behavior expected of members of the university community. The university will not tolerate acts of sexual assault. This includes domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. The university will take appropriate action to prevent sexual assault and will correct and discipline behavior that is found to violate this policy.
Interim Executive Policy EP 1.204—Interim Policy and Procedure on Sex Discrimination and Gender-Based Violence(PDF)
How to Get Help
Any member of the university community who has been sexually assaulted is strongly encouraged to report the incident to the local police and/or campus security.
You may also request assistance from your campus Title IX Coordinator or Dean/Vice Chancellor for Students.
UH Mānoa students and employees may contact the Gender Equity Counselor or the Counseling & Student Development Center.
Please find more information about Title IX resources at Systemwide Title IX Resource Guide 2017 (PDF)
Title IX training is available for UH employees online.
Summary of Executive Policy EP 1.204
Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking
The University of Hawaiʻi (“University”) is committed to maintaining and promoting safe, respectful campus environments that are free from discrimination, harassment, and sexual violence. The University prohibits and does not tolerate sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. These forms of sex discrimination and sexual misconduct are prohibited by law and are serious offenses that violate the basic standards of behavior expected of members of the University community. Such conduct substantially interferes with a person’s civil rights to equal opportunity in employment, education, and/or access to University programs, activities and services, whether on- or off-campus. The University will take appropriate action to prevent sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
- Each campus will implement prevention and response procedures that include providing information on Title IX Coordinators and other designated personnel, law enforcement options, safety, interim measures, education and prevention services, and on- and off-campus resources. Each campus will investigate complaints in a manner that is equitable and reasonably prompt. Where appropriate, the campus will take prompt and effective steps (including disciplinary sanctions) reasonably calculated to end the sexual misconduct, eliminate the hostile environment, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects.
For information on campus procedures, resources, and complaint procedures, please contact your campus Title IX Coordinator.
- The University’s Executive Policy EP1.204 prohibits sexual harassment and sexual violence in any University workplace, educational program, activity, or service, which includes all academic, extracurricular, student housing, athletics, and other programs. The policy covers sexual harassment and sexual violence based on gender identity and gender expression. The policy applies to all students and employees of the University, as well as volunteers, visiting interns, and third parties such as guests, patrons, independent contractors, or clients of the University The policy applies to persons regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
- The University prohibits and will not tolerate retaliation. Persons who commit retaliation in violation of this policy are subject to appropriate disciplinary action. Retaliation includes adverse actions against a person because they have filed a complaint, participated in an investigation, or otherwise opposed discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. Retaliation involves adverse actions that would dissuade a reasonable person from opposing prohibited conduct.