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Title IX

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 HiloÔÇÖs obligations. To read the policy in full, click here

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 Libby Bailey, who is located in the Office of Equal Opportunity. She can be reached at or 932-7818. The office is located in Auxiliary Trailer D. You can contact the 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 the advocate, counseling services, or medical services. For a complete list of confidential resources, please see the Resources page.

Deputy Coordinators

Jennifer Stotter
Director, Office of Equal Opportunity
(808) 932-7641

Kalei Rapoza
Director, Human Resources
(808) 932-7626

Confidential Advocate

Destiny Rodriguez
Confidential Advocate and Prevention Educator, Office of Equal Opportunity
(808) 932-7958