The University of Hawai‘i is committed to maintaining and promoting safe and respectful campus environments that are free from sex discrimination and gender-based violence. This includes:
  • Dating Violence;
  • Domestic Violence;
  • Gender-based harassment, including harassment based on actual or perceived sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression 
  • Sex discrimination;
  • Sexual Assault;
  • Sexual Exploitation;
  • Sexual Harassment and 
  • Stalking.
If you have any questions or concerns about sex discrimination or gender-based violence, you should contact the following people: 

Isaiah Kaauwai
Title IX Coordinator
Office:   One Stop Center , 3-1901 Kaumuali‘i Hwy, Lihu
e, HI 96766
Phone:  (808) 245-8260

JoRae Baptiste
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Employees
Office:  One Stop Center 106H, 3-1901 Kaumuali‘i Hwy, Lihu
e, HI 96766
Phone:  (808) 245-8323

For Confidential Resources:

Kaua‘i Community College Wellness Center
Char Ono
All services are confidential, and most services are free of charge. For emergencies, please call 911.
Address:  3-1901 Kaumuali‘i Hwy, Lihu
e, HI 96766-9500
Phone:  (808) 245-8307

Kaua‘i Community College Mental Health Counseling
Marilyn Hashisaka
Kaua‘i Community College Mental Health Counseling offers personal counseling, consultation, and coaching to help students improve their mental health and wellness.
Address:  3-1901 Kaumuali‘i Hwy, Lihu
‘e, HI 96766
Phone:  (808) 245-8314

YWCA Kaua‘i Confidential Advocate (on KCC Campus)  
Meridith Petro
A Confidential Advocate is available to students and employees on Tuesdays & Thursdays in the Wellness Center on campus.  
At the YWCA Kaua‘i office, services include crisis workers 24 hours per day, every day of the year, to help people who have experienced domestic violence or sexual assault. Crisis workers can meet with you face-to-face or talk with you by telephone to provide support, information and advocacy. You will receive referrals to locations where you can get examined and treated, crisis counseling, emotional support and information on your legal rights. If you do need an examination or treatment, a crisis worker will meet with you to talk about the examination beforehand, stay with you during the examination, and help you talk to law enforcement, investigators, medical personnel, family members and anyone else you need.
Address:  (on campus)  Wellness Center
(off campus) 3094 
‘Elua St., Lihu‘e, HI  96766
Phone #s:
Domestic Violence Crisis Hotline: (808) 245-6362
Sexual Assault Crisis Hotline: (808) 245-4144

UHCC Confidential Advocate   
Jenna Friedman
A second Confidential Advocate is available to students and employees through the UH-Manoa campus.
Office of Gender Equity, UH Manoa
2600 Campus Rd, Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 956-9499