Title IX

Title IX Resources

COVID-19 Update: 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

Reporting to UH Hilo

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo encourages students, faculty, staff, and visitors to report sexual misconduct so that you can get the support and resources you need and so that the University can appropriately respond to the situation. You can submit a report by clicking the button above or contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity. If you choose to contact the Lead Deputy, Jenna Waipa , a Deputy Coordinator, or a responsible employee, the University will be put on notice. While the Title IX Coordinator will do everything possible to respect the reporting party's wishes regarding investigation, some complaints may need to be investigated without the reporting party's consent, if it is determined that there is a threat to the campus community.

Please note that faculty members and many staff, including the Lead Deputy TIX Coordinator, Jenna Waipa, are considered responsible employees, meaning they are not confidential and are required to report allegations of sexual misconduct to the TIX Coordinator, Jennifer Stotter.

For information on confidential resources, please see below.

UH Hilo Confidential Resources

Confidential Advocate & Prevention Educator

Confidential Advocate & Prevention Educator, Kekai Lindsey is located in The Office of Equal Opportunity. For an appointment, please contact Kekai directly at kekaikan@hawaii.edu

Counseling Services

UH Hilo Counseling Services is located in the Student Services Center, room E-203. Counseling services are free and confidential for any UH Hilo or Hawaiʻi CC student. For an appointment, please stop by Monday through Friday, 7:45 - 4:30 or call (808) 932-7465.

Medical Services

UH Hilo Medical Services is located in Campus Center, room 212. Medical services are confidential and medical records will not be released without the patient’s consent. Please call (808) 932-7369 for an appointment.