Title IX

Title IX

UHMC Sex Discrimination and Gender-Based Violence Information and Procedures

Title IX is a landmark federal civil rights that prohibits sex-based discrimination in education programs or activities. Download the UH Title IX brochure.

Each member of the campus community is responsible for preventing sexual misconduct and ensuring that the work and academic environments are harassment-free.

The University of Hawai’i Maui College (UHMC) ensures to provide all a safe and respectful learning and working environment that emphasizes the dignity and worth of every member of its community,  free from harassment, discrimination, and violence. Such an environment is necessary to a healthy learning, working, and living atmosphere because discrimination and harassment undermine human dignity and the positive connection among all members in our UHMC community.

UH Maui College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, domestic violence, marital status, arrest and court record, and veteran status. (See the University of Hawai’i Statement of Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy.) Policies and procedures addressing allegations of sex or gender-based discrimination and/or retaliation will be consistent with state and federal law.

As of September 2015, the grievance policy and procedure that UHMC will use to address any allegations of sex discrimination and gender-based violence involving students, employees and/or visitors or third parties at UHMC will be the UH System’s Executive Policy EP 1.204 – Policy and Procedure on Sex Discrimination and Gender-Based Violence.

If you or someone you know is experiencing any of these, the UHMC has faculty, staff and resources to support and assist you, and can also direct you to resources in the community.

Examples of prohibited behavior include, but is not limited to:

  • Sexual harassment;
  • Gender-based harassment, including harassment based on actual or perceived sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression;
  • Sexual exploitation;
  • Sexual assault;
  • Domestic violence;
  • Dating violence;
  • Stalking; and
  • Discrimination based on race, victims of domestic or sexual violence, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran


Some of the materials covered in the training course may remind you of upsetting experiences that you, a friend, or family member may have gone through. Please know that you can stop the training at any time, and there are many University and community resources available to you for support, such as counseling, victim advocacy, and legal support.

More information: University of Hawaii Title IX Training
Visit the Title IX Training Archive


University of Hawaiʻi places the highest priority on students’ safety and well-being. Students, as well as our entire community, have important roles to play by being aware of the issues, watching out for one another and reporting violations.

The Vector training program is a part of a university-wide approach to education the University community on everyone’s rights and available resources. This training will assist you in understanding your rights under the law and the University Policy and Procedure on Sex Discrimination & Gender-Based Violence.

This online course will empower you to make well-informed decisions about issues that affect your college years and beyond.

Take the free online training course: Vector Online Student Training

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The Title IX office has the specific responsibility for providing prompt and effective responses to all complaints of sex discrimination or harassment for faculty, staff and students.

If you wish to report an incident of sex discrimination or gender-based violence including sexual assault, sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking, as well as receive information and support:

Name Office Contact Info
Shawna Pabingwit
Title IX/EEO/AA Coordinator
Pilina 121 (808) 808-984-3601
Laura Nagle
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students
Pilina 137 (808) 984-3475
Barbara Ornellas
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Employees
Hoʻokipa 117 (808) 984-3381

Please know these resources are available for you at the University of Hawaiʻi.

Further information about Title IX and sex discrimination in education is available from the Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100 (by Customer Service Hotline: 800-421- 3481; fax: 202-453-6012; TDD: 877-521-2172; email: OCR@ed.gov; or on the web, at http://www.ed.gov/ocr).