Sexual Discrimination Policy

Policy on Sex Discrimination, Including Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault

Kaua‘i Community College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any educational program or activity which it operates, and is required by Title IX and its implementing regulations not to discriminate in such a manner. Kaua‘i Community College's prohibition of discrimination in educational programs and activities extends to employment as well as to admission. Kaua‘i Community College is committed to maintaining and promoting safe and respectful campus environments that are free from sex discrimination and gender-based violence. Members of the Kaua‘i Community College community, guests, and visitors have the right to be free from all forms of sex/gender harassment, discrimination, and misconduct, which can include acts of sexual violence, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Kaua‘i Community College does not tolerate and prohibits sex discrimination and gender-based violence, including the crimes of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, under its sexual misconduct policy, Interim EP 1.204, Policy and Procedure on Sex Discrimination and Gender-Based Violence. Please click here for EP 1.204: https://www.hawaii.edu/policy/docs/temp/ep1.204.pdf. This policy defines expectations for appropriate conduct, and outlines resolution processes to address conduct that does not meet these expectations. Kaua‘i Community College has designated a Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Title IX Coordinators who oversee the college's compliance with Title IX. 

Kaua‘i Community College will promptly and thoroughly investigate and resolve complaints alleging sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence, including sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, and domestic violence, which can include providing information, law enforcement options, safety measures, educational measures, prevention services, and on- and off-campus resources. Where appropriate, Kaua‘i Community College will take prompt and effective steps (including disciplinary sanctions) reasonably calculated to end the sexual misconduct, eliminate the hostile environment, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects.