Title IX


Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq. (and applicable Federal regulations), is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance. Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment or sexual violence, such as rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion.

The East-West Center is committed to fostering an environment that is free from unlawful discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment and sexual assault. The East-West Center does not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender, and/or gender identity or expression in the educational programs or activities it operates. As required under Title IX, the requirement not to discriminate in educational programs or activities extends to admissions and employment. Any inquires about the application of Title IX rules may be addressed to the East-West Center Title IX Coordinator, identified below or the US Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary of the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), or both. Our Title IX policy is detailed in Appendix A in our Policy Against Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Misconduct.

East-West Center Policy Against Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Misconduct

East-West Center Title IX Policy, Appendix A


Materials used to Train Title IX Coordinators, Investigators, Decision-makers and Any Person Who Facilitates an Informal Resolution Process

From One Title IX Coordinator to Another

Introduction to Title IX

Responsible Employees under Title IX


Title IX Coordinator (Interim) 

Paul Adrians, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96848
[email protected]


Deputy Title IX Coordinator 

Ann Hartman
1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96848


The OCR office for Hawaii is located at:

Seattle Office 
Office for Civil Rights 
U.S. Department of Education 
915 Second Avenue Room 3310 
Seattle, WA 98174-1099 
TDD: 800.877.8339 
Email: [email protected]