Title IX

Report Title IX Violations

COVID-19 Update (as of 3/24/2020): The Office of Equal Opportunity, including the EEO/AA and Title IX offices, remains 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 respect guidance issued by state and federal governments regarding social distancing, please contact us to schedule a meeting, if possible, rather than "dropping in." Our meetings may take a different format, but we are still open and available.

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


The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo encourages everyone to report instances of sexual misconduct or gender discrimination to the Title IX Coordinator. If you choose to report to the Coordinator, this is what you can expect: that your confidence will be kept to the extent possible and that the Coordinator will work with you regarding remedies that can assist you with getting through this difficult time, such as schedule changes, counseling, assistance with academic or employment deadlines. Please know that while the Coordinator will do everything possible to respect a reporting party’s wishes regarding investigation, in some cases, an investigation may need to be conducted if the safety of the campus community is in question. For a comprehensive list of complainant’s rights, please contact the Title IX Coordinator directly or review the Victims Bill of Rights.

Many staff members and all faculty members are considered “responsible employees”. This means that if you disclose an incident of sexual misconduct to one of these employees, they are required to report it to the Title IX Coordinator. If you wish to obtain confidential assistance, please see the contact information on our resources page. You may also report anonymously using the report button at the top of the page. For a comprehensive list of resources, policies, and reporting options, please see the University of Hawaiʻi System’s Title IX Resource Guide (PDF).

Please know that reporting to law enforcement is another option that can be done separately from or in conjunction with reporting to the University. To contact the Hawaiʻi Police Department , please call (808) 935-3311.

You may also contact the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) . The Seattle office governs conduct in Hawaiʻi and they can be reached at (206) 607-1600 or the OCR website .

Reporting Form

Please report any issues of concern.