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 Hawaiʻi’s Executive Policy (EP) 1.204 – Sex and Gender Based Misconduct Policy, 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 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.