*COVID-19 Update: Title IX Coordinators and advocacy services will remain available to our students and employees virtually at this time. We encourage students and staff to contact services by email or phone. Contact information of Title IX related support services, both on campus and community, are available on the Title IX Directory. More information available on Get Support. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity at institutional.equity@hawaii.edu or (808)-956-8711 and leave a voicemail.

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





  • If you feel you have experienced something that has violated the University’s Executive Policy EP 1.204 – Policy and Procedure on Sex Discrimination and Gender-Based Violence, you have options to speak with a confidential advocate on campus or file a complaint with the Title IX Office.
  • You have the option to remain anonymous if you speak with a confidential advocate, but if you speak with a University responsible employee (faculty members are responsible employees) or the Title IX Office they can’t guarantee anonymity.
  • If you’d like to report later after speaking with a confidential advocate or getting services, you still have the option of reporting.
  • If you’re going through something based on the policy, you are also entitled to interim measures such as: having classes adjusted to meet your needs, making up exams, no contact orders, etc.



UH Policies and Procedures provide guidance on compliance with the complex and inter-related requirements of sex discrimination and sexual violence laws that cover students, employees and third parties including both on-campus and off-campus situations. More specifically, it incorporates the requirements and spirit of the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act of 2013.

Statement of Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy (EP 1.202)
Policy and Procedure on Sex Discrimination and Gender-Based Violence (EP 1.204)
Discrimination Complaint Procedures for Students, Employees, and Applicants (A9.920)
Nondiscrimination Policy (RP1.205)


Title IX Brochure
Online Complaint Form
Confidential Resources for Students
Title IX Resource Card
Title IX UH Maui College Campus Annual Safety and Security Brochure Report 2019  | 2018
Climate Survey Results: 2017
2019 Official Notice to Students and Employees Regarding Drug-Free and Alcohol-Free Workplace Policies
UHMC Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policy and Prevention Program (Website) (Policy) (Appendix A – Health Risks)

UHMC Student Conduct Code
UHMC Student Conduct Code Online Report Form


1. If you have a disability and do not wish to voluntarily disclose the nature of your disability and the support you need to your instructors, you are invited to contact Shane Payba, Acting Disabilities Services Counselor at 984-3496, Videophone relay service at 1(200)203-9685, TTY Relay Service at 711 or 1(877)447-5990 or the Text Telephone (TT) Relay Service at 643-8833.

2. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for students with documented physical, sensory, systemic, cognitive, learning and psychiatric disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring accommodations, please notify Shane Payba – Acting Disabilities Services Counselor at 984-3496, Videophone relay service at 1(200)203-9685, TTY Relay Service at 711 or 1(877)447-5990 or the Text Telephone (TT) relay service at 643-8833. The Disability Services Counselor will verify your disability and provide the course instructor with recommendations for appropriate accommodations.

Learn more: UH Maui College Disability Services


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


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 EverFi 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: EverFi Online Student Training

Student Online Training FAQs

Technical Difficulties: Visit the EverFi Online Support Center


Harassment and Discrimination Prevention trains employees to recognize, prevent, and respond to workplace harassment and discrimination based on “protected characteristics.” The course also helps employees address inappropriate behavior before it creates a “hostile work environment” by giving employees the skills necessary to reduce potential legal risks by recognizing and addressing abusive behavior and other misconduct, including microaggressions and unconscious bias, that may lead to workplace bullying or hostility. This training invites employees to consider the nature of harassment and discrimination, and provides practical tips on creating a safe, inclusive environment for work, including safe and positive options for bystander intervention.

This two part training takes approximately 2 hours and is essential to all UHMC employees.

Take the Online Training Course: Harassment and Discrimination Prevention

Guide for Employees on How to Access the Training

Employee Training FAQs

Technical Difficulties: Visit the EverFi Online Support Center


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
Debbi Brown
Title IX Coordinator
Pilina 136 (808) 984-3601
Susan Tokunaga
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Employees
Hoʻokipa 119 (808) 984-3380
Shawna Pabingwit
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students
Hoʻokipa 119 (808) 984-3204
Laura Nagle
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students
Pilina 137 (808) 984-3475
Joyce Yamada
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Training
Nursing Portables #3 (808) 984-3663

Please know these resources are available for you at the University of Hawaiʻi: Title IX Resource Card

If you wish to remain anonymous, speak with someone confidentially, or would like to receive information and support in a confidential setting:

Resources Contact Info
Nicole “Cole” Sasaoka
UH Maui College Confidential Resource
Child and Family Service Advocate
392 North Market Street, Wailuku, HI 96793
(808) 877-6888 or (808) 357-8260
nsasaoka@cfs-hawaii.orgShe is on campus Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday in Ka Lama 233
Aris Banaag
Confidential Advocate for Title IX
UH Maui College Personal Support Counselor
Annex Building
(808) 984-3278
Mari Kanemura
Confidential Advocate for Title IX
UH Maui College Personal Support Counselor
(808) 984-3463
Denise Cohen, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC
Confidential Advocate for Title IX
UH Maui College Campus Health Center
(808) 984-3493
Jenna Friedman
Gender Equity Specialist, UH Mānoa
Office of Gender Equity
UH Mānoa, Queen Liliʻuokalani
Center for Student Services 210
2600 Campus Road, Honolulu, HI 96822
(808) 956-9499
Maui Family Peace Center (808)243-7001
81 North Market Street
Wailuku, HI 96793
Other Resources
UH Maui College SafeZone Coordinator
Kealiʻi Z. Ballao, MEdFor LGBTQ concerns:
(808) 984-3483
UH Maui College Disability Services
Shane Payba
Acting Disability Services Counselor
(808) 984-3496
payba@hawaii.eduDisability Services Webpage
UH Maui College Campus Security Department
Angela Gannon (yarnall@hawaii.edu) Chief of Security UH Maui College
Campus Security Direct Line: (808)984-3255
From Campus Phone: 255
Campus Security Cell Phone: (808)298-8013
Police Emergency: 911
Police Non-Emergency: (808)244-6400
Individuals experiencing harassment or discrimination also always have the right to file a formal grievance with government authorities.

Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
Seattle U.S. Department of Education

Office for Civil Rights
915 Second Avenue Room 3310
Seattle, WA 98174-1099
Phone: (206)207-1600
Fax: (206)607-1601
TDD: (800)877-8339

U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Educational Opportunities Section, PHB
Washington, D.C. 20530
Telephone: (202) 514-4062 or (877) 292-3804 (toll-free)
Fax: (202) 514-8337

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).