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Title IX

Title IX is a federal law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender 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.

On this page:

Prohibited Conduct

  • sexual harassment
  • sexual violence
  • sexual assault
  • discrimination based on gender, gender identity, and gender expression
  • discrimination based on nonconformity with sex stereotypes
  • stalking
  • dating violence
  • domestic violence

Who can I go to?

Please contact the Title IX Coordinator, Libby Bailey, to report an issue, discuss options, or obtain assistance. You may also contact the deputy Title IX coordinators listed at the bottom of this page.

You can also visit the Reporting page for details on how to report, who to report to, and what happens when you file a report. For additional information on options, including confidential reporting, please see our Resources page.

How are cases handled?

All cases reported to the Title IX Coordinator, located in the Office of Equal Opportunity, or any other responsible employee, may be investigated promptly, thoroughly, and impartially. Additionally, the University will take measures to ensure that the harassment/discrimination ceases, is not repeated, and that its effects are remedied.

What does this mean for the UH Hilo community?

It means that students, faculty, staff, and visitors are protected and are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not violate the rights of any other member of the community. UH Hilo and the University of Hawai╩╗i system are committed to maintaining campuses that are free of sexual misconduct.

Title IX News

Flag display on the lawn outside the Campus Center at UH Hilo
A flag display has been set up at UH Hilo to give viewers a visual of national assault statistics if applied to the UH Hilo student population

Title IX Coordinator

Libby Bailey
Office of Equal Opportunity
(808) 932-7818

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