Title IX - Policies and Procedures

Click below to view the University of Hawaiʻi’s Policy and Procedure on Sex Discrimination and Gender-Based Violence, and other related policies. 

View EP 1.203 

The University of Hawai‘i is committed to ensuring a safe, civil, learning and working environment in which the dignity of every individual is recognized and respected. Within an academic environment, the issue of consensual relations within the working and/or learning environment deserves special attention. When such a relationship involves individuals with a power and/or control differential, it is of special concern because of the potential for conflict of interest, appearance of such conflicts, and/or abuse of power. All education and employment decisions shall be made free from bias or favoritism. 

Therefore, per EP 1.203, the University of Hawai’i Policy on Consensual Relationships, the University prohibits initiating or engaging in a new consensual relationship between employees and between employees and students wherein a power and control differential exists, including but not limited to situations in which one member has an evaluative and/or supervisory responsibility for the other.

View Interim EP 1.204
The University of Hawaiʻi (the “University”) is committed to providing a workplace and educational environment, as well as other benefits, programs, and activities,that is free from discrimination on the basis of sex. This policy applies tosexual harassment under Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 as implemented and defined by the relevant sections of 34 C.F.R. §§ 106.30 and other related conduct as specified below.

View AP 1.204
To provide a grievance process for the University of Hawaiʻi (“University”) for formal complaints of Title IX sexual harassment as defined in 34 C.F.R. Part 106 and Executive Policy(EP)1.204. As required by 34 C.F.R. Part 106, this grievance process is “designed to impartially evaluate all relevant evidence so that determinations regarding responsibility are accurate and reliable, ensuring that victims of sexual harassment receive justice in the form of remedies.”

View EP 1.205

In furtherance of the University of Hawai‘i's commitment to providing a learning and working environment that is safe, accessible, and respectful of all individuals, the University is dedicated to ensuring that restrooms and other facilities support a campus community of diverse students, faculty, staff, and visitors inclusive of their gender identity and/or gender expression. 

EP 1.205 addresses new construction and existing restrooms, showers, locker rooms, changing facilities, and wellness/lactation rooms. 

Additionally, in keeping with the University’s policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of gender identity and gender expression, all employees, students, and visitors have the right to use the facilities that correspond with their gender identity and to be free from harassment and discrimination.

All-Gender Restrooms

Kaua`i Community College has four all-gender restrooms on campus. Similar to “family restrooms” that can be found in some shopping malls and airports, each all-gender restroom is a lockable, single occupancy restroom, and provides both ADA accessibility and privacy.

The all-gender restrooms on campus are located in:

  • One Stop Center, first floor lobby, behind the stairwell
  • Campus Center, second floor
  • Kilohana Portable
  • Wellness Center 

View EP 7.302 

The purpose of EP 7.302 is to set forth a policy to support students who have a preferred name, such as a Hawaiian name, an international name, or a name that is concurrent with their gender identity. The goal of this policy is to enable a consistent preferred name experience across the University of Hawai‘i system and use of one’s preferred name wherever legal name is not absolutely necessary. The option to use a preferred name shall be available to all students, as long as the use of the preferred name is not for the purpose of fraud or misrepresentation.