UHMC Sex Discrimination and Gender-Based Violence Information and Procedures

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

The University of Hawai’i Maui College (UHMC) strives to provide an environment that emphasizes the dignity and worth of every member of its community and that is free from harassment and discrimination. 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.

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

  • Sex discrimination;
  • 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; and
  • Stalking

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 EP 1.204: Interim Policy and Procedure on Sex Discrimination and Gender Based Violence (“Interim Policy”).*

*Note: The University of Hawaii’s Interim Executive Policy EP 1.204 is a provisional policy to meet the University’s compliance obligations while it consults with various stakeholders, including the exclusive collective bargaining representatives of the University’s faculty and staff under HRS, Chapter 89.


If you, or someone you know, has information regarding a victim or issue regarding alleged sex discrimination or gender-based violence, or retaliation, please use UHMC’s Discrimination Complaint Form or contact the Title IX Coordinator, Debbi Brown, at 808-984-3601 or debbi@hawaii.edu.

Although filing a report with a UHMC T9C usually allows for a more expedient resolution in many cases, Reporters may also seek a criminal conviction by filing a report with the local police by calling 911.

Online Training for Students (Haven)

As part of our comprehensive prevention program for new students, UHMC expects you to complete Haven. This online course will empower you to make well-informed decisions about issues that affect your college years and beyond. Click here to start the online training.

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Title IX Reporting

Title IX Coordinators have the primary responsibility for sexual harassment and sexual discrimination investigations, resolutions, trainings, remediation, resolution and prevention on the basis of sex. Campus administrators, and supervisors have a duty to identify and promptly report all acts of or complaints made on sexual harassment or discrimination to the aforementioned offices.

Policies and Procedures

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.

Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Policy (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

Contact Information

Title IX Coordinator
Debbi Brown
University of Hawai‘i Maui College
Office: Pilina 136
Phone: 808-984-3601
Email: debbi@hawaii.edu

Title IX Coordinator for Students
Lorelle Peros
University of Hawai‘i Maui College
Office: Ka Lama 219
Phone: 808-984-3343
Email: lorelle@hawaii.edu

Laura Nagle
University of Hawai‘i Maui College
Academic Affairs
Office: The Learning Center C04
Phone: 808-984-3475
Email: llees@hawaii.edu

Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Employees
Susan Tokunaga
University of Hawai‘i Maui College
Administrative Affairs
Office: Ho`okipa 119
Phone: 808-984-3380
Email: suetoku@hawaii.edu

Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Training
Joyce Yamada
University of Hawai‘i Maui College
Faculty & Staff Development Coordinator/ Associate Professor
Office: Nursing Portable #3
Phone: 808-984-3663
Email: yamadajo@hawaii.edu

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).