Crime Awareness Basics

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Crime Awareness and Campus Security

The Campus Security Office (CSO) is located in room 151 of the University Classroom Building (UCB), on the Kāwili 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.

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 Hawaiʻi 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.

Dating Violence Awareness

The first dating violence prevention film from the "Kristin’s Krusade Initiative," Then Everything Changed, is a great free resource for Dating Violence Awareness. Kristin Mitchell was attacked and murdered as she was trying to break up with her ex-boyfriend only three weeks after graduating from college. Her parents, Bill and Michele Mitchell, believe that if everyone is educated about the warning signs of dating violence, her death could have been prevented. Through Clery Center's mission for safer campuses, "Kristin's Krusade" carries on Kristin’s legacy by educating on dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking on college campuses.

You can watch the recording of the Then Everything Changed launch webinar on YouTube, which goes into detail about how to use the film and resources, and visit the Clery Center website to view the film and download the supplemental resources.

University of Hawaiʻi 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 Hawaiʻi 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 can be found at the UH Hilo Policies website.

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 university’s Campus Security website. Peruse UH Hilo's Annual Security Report for the previous calendar year: Annual Security Report

Crime 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 institution’s Security website, as well as on the Department of Education’s website.

See the Annual Security Report for the crime statistics tables.

Archived Crime Statistics

View archived statistics


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 Women’s 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
East Hawaiʻi Alcoholics Anonymous (808) 961-6133
West Hawaiʻi Alcoholics Anonymous (808) 329-1212
Al-Anon/Alateen (808) 935-0971
Narcotics Anonymous (808) 769-6016

Domestic Violence Centers

Name of Shelter Phone Number
Family Crisis Shelter (Kona) (808) 322-7233