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Crime Awareness Basics

Crime Awareness and Campus Security

The Campus Security Office (CSO) is located in room 151 of the University Classroom Building (UCB), on the Kawili Street side of the building, and is accessible 24/7, or call (808) 974-7911 (dial 7911 from any on-campus extension), or call 911. There are also Blue Light Emergency Notification stations located throughout the campus and from which the CSO can be reached.

All reported incidents are investigated and recorded. Incidents can also be reported to any University employee, preferably a designated Campus Security Authority (CSA), such as a dean, director, resident manager or assistant, advisor, or counselor. Print a hard copy flyer of Crime Awareness Basics (PDF).

Silent Witness Reporting

The University provides an online link for anonymous reporting of incidents and crimes, although victims and witnesses are encouraged to talk to Campus Security by phone or in person.

Sexual Misconduct

The University of Hawai╩╗i at Hilo is committed to maintaining and promoting safe and respectful campus environments that are free from sex discrimination and gender-based violence. Sexual misconduct that is prohibited by university policy includes sex discrimination; sexual harassment; gender-based harassment, including harassment based on actual or perceived sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender-identity, or gender express; sexual exploitation; sexual assault; domestic or dating violence; and stalking. Visit the Title IX website to read the full policy.

To report a concern or obtain institutional assistance, please contact the Title IX and/or the EEO/AA Offices located in Trailer D and E behind the Business Office and Auxiliary Services Building.

  • Title IX Coordinator is Libby Bailey.
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinator is Jennifer Stotter.
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinator (and Acting Vice Chancellor for Administrative Affairs) is Kalei Rapoza.
  • To receive confidential assistance, please contact the confidential advocate, Destiny Rodriguez.

Access to Campus Facilities

Most facilities and programs are open and available to the public during normal hours of operation. To ensure personal safety and facility security, strict key control is maintained. Persons wishing to use facilities after hours must make prior arrangements with Campus Security, Auxiliary Services, and the respective Dean or Program Manager and everyone on campus should carry proper identification.

University of Hawai╩╗i at Hilo Care Team

If you feel a student may be under emotional duress, have issues with drugs and/or alcohol, or behavioral issues that are detrimental to themselves or others, it is recommended you refer the student to the UH Hilo Care Team.

Policies Regarding the Well Being of the University of Hawai╩╗i at Hilo Community

The University has adopted many policies that contribute to the well-being of all of us. It is very important that everyone reads and understands the policies. A few are noted below:

More policies, such as Student Rights and Responsibilities, Academic Policies, Housing Policies are found by researching the UH Hilo and University of Hawai╩╗i websites via your favorite browser.

Basic Safety Precautions

Keep yourself safe by exercising common sense and keeping alert.

  1. Report any suspicious persons or activities/incidents no matter how minor
  2. Report losses/theft immediately
  3. Be sure to lock and secure all windows and doors in your dorm
  4. Photocopy all documents in your wallet and keep in a secure place
  5. Lock your car, storing valuables in the trunk
  6. Never loan keys to anyone as keys are easily lost, stolen, or duplicated
  7. Have your keys out and ready to use when approaching your dorm room or vehicle
  8. Mark or engrave your belongings and never leave valuables unattended for any amount of time
  9. Install tracking software on your computer and use a locking cable device
  10. At night, travel and park in lighted areas
  11. At night, travel in pairs or groups
  12. Do not let anyone tailgate you into a dorm unless you know they live in your building
  13. Know all fire escape routes for whatever buildings you are in

More crime prevention and safety tips are found on the universityÔÇÖs Security website. Peruse UH Hilo's Annual Security Report for the previous calendar year: Annual Security Report

Statistics

In accordance with the Clery Act, crime statistics for each year are compiled from an incident log generated by a cloud based security software program. This data for the previous calendar year is reported to the Department of Education in the early fall of the following year. Federal Statute requires that crime statistics for the past three years be posted on each institutionÔÇÖs Security website, as well as on the Department of EducationÔÇÖs website.

Crime Statistics on the University of Hawai╩╗i at Hilo Campus

Crimes 2014 2015 2016
Murder 0 0 0
Manslaughter 0 0 0
Rape 0 0 0
Fondling 1 1 0
Incest 0 0 0
Statutory Rape 0 0 0
Domestic/Dating Violence 2 1 6
Stalking 2 2 1
Robbery 0 1 0
Aggavated Assault 2 0 1
Burglary 7 6 10
Motor Vehicle Theft 8 14 10
Arson 0 0 0
Hate Crime 0 0 0
Terroristic Threatening 0 0 0
Liquor Law Violations 62 24 66
Drug Law Violations 34 61 16
Weapons Law Violations 1 1 0

Resources

Emergency Response (24 hrs)

Name of Department Phone Number
UH Hilo Campus Security (808) 974-7911
Security from internal extension Ext. 7911
Police/Fire/Rescue/Ambulance 911
Poison Center/ 1-800-222-1222
Crime Stoppers (808) 961-8300

Assistance Agencies

Name of Department/Agency Phone Number
UH Hilo Counseling (808) 932-7465
UH Hilo Nurse/Educator (808) 932-7369
UH Hilo WomenÔÇÖs Center (808) 932-7381
Sexual Assault Crisis Line (808) 935-0677
American Red Cross (808) 935-8305
Child Protective Services (808) 933-0650
Civil Defense Agency (808) 935-0031
Alcoholics Anonymous (808) 961-6133
Al-Anon/Alateen (808) 935-0971
Narcotics Anonymous (808) 969-6644

Domestic Violence Centers

Name of Shelter Phone Number
Hale Ohana (Hilo) (808) 959-8864
Family Crisis Shelter (Kona) (808) 322-7233