Title IX Rights

The following is a summary of the rights of employees and students engaged in the Title IX process; including an investigation to determine whether a violation of the University of Hawai'i System Interim Policy and Procedure on Sex Discrimination and Gender-Based Violence has occurred.

If you are an individual with a disability...

you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation throughout the Title IX process.

If you believe you have been the victim...

of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence (including sexual assault and dating or domestic violence) and/or stalking, you have the right to file a complaint with the Office of Compliance, the Title IX Coordinator, any Deputy Title IX Coordinator or any responsible employee.

You have the right to request...

the University take steps to prevent unnecessary or unwelcome contact or communication with another member of the UHWO community.

You have the right to know...

the name and contact information of the Title IX Investigator assigned to your case.

You have the right to written notifications of  the allegations of misconduct under investigation...

including the specific provisions of the UH System's EP 1.204: Interim Policy and Procedure on Sex Discrimination and Gender Based Violence and Student Code of Conduct allegedly violated.

You have the right to not participate...

in any portion of the Title IX process. If you do not wish to participate, your decision will not stop the institution from continuing the investigation when necessary.

You have the right to file a criminal complaint...

if you believe a crime has been committed against you. For crimes occurring on UHWO campus contact Campus Security by dialing 2911 from any UH West O'ahu phone. Dial 689-2911 to reach an officer from a mobile or off-campus phone. Campus Security can also be reached via email at uhwosec@hawaii.edu. Campus Security is located in the Maintenance/Mechanical Building, room F202. Office hours are Monday through Friday (excluding state holidays), from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

You have the right to request privacy...

The University will balance this request with its responsibility to provide a safe and non-discriminatory environment for all community members including the reporter and UHWO's ability to conduct a fair and impartial investigation.

You have the right to be protected against retaliation...

The Student Code of Conduct prohibits retaliation against any person filing a complaint or report alleging sexual misconduct or against any person cooperating in the fact-finding of (including providing information as a witness) any allegation of sexual misconduct. For these purposes, "retaliation"  includes, but is not limited to, intimidation, threats, harassment, and other adverse action threatened or taken against any such Reporter or third party.

You have the right to speak with the Title IX Coordinator...

at any time during the investigation if you have questions about UH System's EP 1.204: Interim Policy and Procedure on Sex Discrimination and Gender Based Violence or the Student Code of Conduct.

You have the right to submit...

the names of any witnesses and any relevant documentary evidence to the Title IX Investigator.

You have the right to be notified...

in writing, about the outcome of the complaint and any rights to appeal.