Title IX

Title IX

Contact Information

Main Office: (808) 932-7642, eeoaa@hawaii.edu
Jennifer Stotter : Director of OEO, Title IX & 504 Coordinator (Faculty/Staff), jstotter@hawaii.edu
Jenna Waipa : Deputy Title IX Coordinator (Students), waipajk@hawaii.edu
Shaunda Makaimoku : Compliance Officer, shaunda@hawaii.edu
Kekai Lindsey : Confidential Advocate and Prevention Education, kekaikan@hawaii.edu
Summer Tawney : Title IX Community Liaison & Resource Coordinator, stawney@hawaii.edu

COVID-19 Update

The Office of Equal Opportunity, including the EEO/AA and Title IX offices, remain open and functioning at this time. Anyone, student or employee, impacted by discrimination is encouraged to contact the office to make a report.

Daily operations, including but not limited to complaint processing, investigations and interim measures, will continue so as to assure that any discrimination, harassment, sexual violence, intimate partner violence, stalking, retaliation, or other discriminatory behaviors are addressed promptly.

Given our efforts to provide a safe campus and State law regarding social distancing, drop in meetings are temporarily suspended. Please contact us at (808) 932-7642 or eeoaa@hawaii.edu to schedule a meeting. Our meetings may take a different format, but we are still open and available.

File a Report

Title IX is a federal law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender/sex at educational institutions that receive federal funding (20 U.S.C. 1681). Title IX was strengthened by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) in 2013. State laws and UH policy reinforce and add to UH Hilo’s obligations. Read the policy in full.

Prohibited Conduct

Prohibited conduct includes sex or gender-based discrimination, including discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity & expression, and nonconformity with sex stereotypes; sexual violence, including sexual assault; sexual harassment, dating and domestic violence, and stalking.

Cases reported to the Title IX Coordinator or any other responsible employee may be investigated. Investigations will be conducted promptly, thoroughly, and impartially by a trained investigator. Additionally, the University will take measures to ensure that the harassment/discrimination ceases, is not repeated, and that its effects are remedied. If you have questions about the investigation process, please contact the Title IX Coordinator.

Title IX Coordinator

At UH Hilo, the Title IX Coordinator is Jennifer Stotter , who is located in the Office of Equal Opportunity.

The Title IX Deputy Coordinator is Jenna Waipa , who is also located in the Title IX/Office of Equal Opportunity.

You can contact the Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Title IX Coordinator to report an issue, discuss your options, and obtain institutional support. If you would prefer to speak with someone confidentially, you may contact Counseling Services, or Medical Services.

Other Points of Contact

Kaleihiʻiikapoli “Kalei” Rapoza , Vice Chancellor for Administrative Affairs



Thompson Coburn LLP Title IX Training Series

ATIXA Training

University of Hawaiʻi System Title IX and The Office of Institutional Equity

UH Student Campus Climate Survey

Mahalo for participating in the UH Student Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Harassment & Gender-Based Violence. For more information please visit UH System Title IX Climate Survey or call (808) 536-4880.