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 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.
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.
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.
- 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, (through the Office of Equal Opportunity ).
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:
- Non-Smoking Policy
- Animals on Campus
- Workplace Non-Violence Policy
- Drug and Alcohol Policy
- Sexual Assault and Gender Discrimination
- Student Conduct Code
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.
- Report any suspicious persons or activities/incidents no matter how minor
- Report losses/theft immediately
- Be sure to lock and secure all windows and doors in your dorm
- Photocopy all documents in your wallet and keep in a secure place
- Lock your car, storing valuables in the trunk
- Never loan keys to anyone as keys are easily lost, stolen, or duplicated
- Have your keys out and ready to use when approaching your dorm room or vehicle
- Mark or engrave your belongings and never leave valuables unattended for any amount of time
- Install tracking software on your computer and use a locking cable device
- At night, travel and park in lighted areas
- At night, travel in pairs or groups
- Do not let anyone tailgate you into a dorm unless you know they live in your building
- Know all fire escape routes for whatever buildings you are in
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
Emergency Response (24 hrs)
|Name of Department||Phone Number|
|UH Hilo Campus Security||(808) 974-7911|
|Security from internal extension||Ext. 7911|
|Poison Center /||1-800-222-1222|
|Crime Stoppers||(808) 961-8300|
|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|
|Narcotics Anonymous||(808) 769-6016|
Domestic Violence Centers
|Name of Shelter||Phone Number|
|Family Crisis Shelter (Kona)||(808) 322-7233|