Title IX is a landmark federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. Members of Honolulu Community College, guests, and visitors have the right to be free from all forms of sex/gender harassment, discrimination and misconduct, examples of which can include acts of sexual violence, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. All members of the campus community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others.
The college believes in zero tolerance for sex/gender-based misconduct. Zero tolerance means that when an allegation of misconduct is brought to an appropriate administrator’s attention, protective and other remedial measures will be used to reasonably ensure that such conduct ends, is not repeated, and the effects on the victim and community are remedied.
The Title IX Coordinator has the specific responsibility to provide prompt and effective response to all complaints of sex discrimination or harassment for faculty, staff and students.
The Title IX Coordinator reports directly to the Chancellor of the college. Questions regarding Title IX should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator. Anyone wishing to make a report relating to sex discrimination or harassment may do so by reporting the concern to the college’s Title IX Coordinator.
To speak with someone confidentially, or to receive information and support in a confidential setting, please see the resources listed below:
Mental Health Counselor, Designated Confidential Resource
Domestic Violence Action Center-Chelsey Stewart
For cases specific to domestic violence, dating violence, or talking http://www.domesticviolenceactioncenter.org/
Office of Gender Equity-Jenna Friedman, J.D.
Gender Equity Specialist
University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa