Title IX, Gender Equity, Sexual Harassment, and Non-discrimination

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No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

The United States Department of Education (ED) maintains an Office for Civil Rights , with 12 enforcement offices throughout the nation and a headquarters office in Washington, D.C., to enforce Title IX.

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Office of Student Affairs

The JABSOM Office of Student Affairs (OSA) is a resource for all MD students (“medical students”). The OSA upholds the UH System-wide Executive policies and procedures and commitment to eliminate sexual harassment and sexual discrimination. It is the policy of the UH System-wide that harassment and discrimination based on sex, sexual preference, ethnicity, economic or other differences is prohibited.

Contact the Title IX Coordinator or the JABSOM Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Coco Seymour, via phone (692-1160) during business hours or through JABSOM Security on evenings, weekends or holidays, and/or by email ( cseymour@hawaii.edu). Contact information for central offices are listed below.

The JABSOM Office of Student Affairs has created the following short videos on Title IX for medical students and/or those that work with medical students in some capacity:

Graduate Medical Education

Residents can visit the Graduate Medical Education (GME) website for information on the Resident’s Conduct Code and Policies and Procedures. For information related to harassment, discrimination and other inappropriate conduct, please click here.

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. JABSOM’s dean, chairpersons, faculty, department administrators and supervisors and the Office of Human Resources have a duty to identify and promptly report all acts of or complaints made on sexual harassment or discrimination to the aforementioned offices.

For more information on the options and procedures for filing a complaint, please contact the Title IX Coordinators or visit the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa Office of Title IX website.

The Deputy Title IX Coordinator for JABSOM is Coco Seymour, who can be reached at 692-1160 or cseymour@hawaii.edu

JABSOM Grievance Procedure

The JABSOM Title IX grievance procedure applies to all allegations of sexual discrimination involving students, faculty or staff members.

In accordance with the University of Hawaii’s E1.204 – Interim Policy and Procedure on Sex Discrimination and Gender-Based Violence, employees and applicants for admission or employment, and revisions of the Title IX 34 C.F.R. Part 106, the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities which receive Federal financial assistance.

An individual may file a complaint with the Title IX Coordinator if the he or she believes there was discrimination. To file the complaint, the individual may make a verbal statement to the Title IX Coordinator or make a written statement, detailing the violation of the policy. The complainant may also discuss what they would like to result from the resolution of the complaint. If the complainant wishes to speak with any of the confidential resources offered by the University, they can select from a list of offices list of offices who will protect their confidentiality.

If a student complains to a faculty or staff member of potential sexual harassment, the complaint MUST be reported to the Title IX Coordinator. For information and tips for first responders to sexual harassment and sexual violence, please click here.

Contact Information

UH Mānoa
Office of Title IX

Dee Uwono
Title IX Coordinator

Hawaii Hall 124
University of Hawaii at Mānoa
2600 Campus Road

Phone: 808-956-2299
Email: t9uhm@hawaii.edu
Web http://manoa.hawaii.edu/titleix

UH Mānoa and UH System Offices
EEO/AA Office

Mark Au

University of Hawai‘i EEO/AA Office 2442 Campus Road Administrative Services Building 1-102

Phone 808-956-7077 (voice/text)
Email: eeo@hawaii.edu
web www.hawaii.edu/offices/eeo/

Office of Gender Equity
The Office of Gender Equity offers direct services to victims and survivors of sexual harassment and sexual assaults. The Office also maintains a list of some of the services offered, along with brief descriptions.

Jenna Friedman

Queen Liliʻuokalani Center for Student Services 210
2600 Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone 808-956-9499
Email: geneq@hawaii.edu
Website: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/genderequity