Title IX / Nondiscrimination Policy

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its implementing federal regulations prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex or gender in the University's programs and activities.  Institutions that receive federal assistance from the Department of Education must operate in a nondiscriminatory manner.  Higher Education issues addressed by Title IX include:
  • Recruitment, admission and counseling
  • Financial assistance
  • Athletics
  • Sex-based harassment
  • Education of pregnant and parenting students
  • Employment
  • Single-sex education
Chaminade University of Honolulu recognizes the inherent dignity of all people. Chaminade University is committed to providing an educational and work environment that is free from sexual misconduct and harassment in any form including, but not limited to, sex or gender discrimination, including sexual misconduct such as sexual harassment and sexual assault, stalking, and domestic and dating violence. These behaviors are harmful to the well-being of our community members, the learning/working environment, and collegial relationships among our students, faculty, and staff. All forms of prohibited conduct under this policy are regarded as serious University offenses, and violations will result in discipline, including the possibility of separation from Chaminade University. State and federal laws also address conduct that may meet Chaminade University's definitions of prohibited conduct, and criminal prosecution may take place independently of any disciplinary action instituted by Chaminade University.

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Chaminade University's compliance with Title IX is implemented in the context of the University's broader Nondiscrimination/Anti-harassment Policy and Grievance Procedures, which advises the University community of prohibited discriminatory and harassing conduct by Community Members, as well as the resources and processes for addressing and resolving complaints of discrimination, harassment and/or violation of University policy.

Chaminade University does not discriminate because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability (mental or physical), genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, ancestry, marital status, arrest or court record status, National Guard participation, victim of domestic or sexual violence status, breastfeeding, or any other protected status.  Full details of the University's anti-discrimination policy can be viewed in Volume III, Section 3.1 of the Policy Manual.

Title IX Coordinator

Christine Denton
Executive Director for Compliance & Personnel Services
(808) 739-8597
titleix@chaminade.edu