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Interpersonal Violence Prevention

The University of Hawai╩╗i at Hilo does not tolerate sexual violence. We continue to actively provide institution-wide programs and services to educate our students and university community on responsible conduct, the meaning of consent, how to properly report cases of sexual misconduct, and holding individuals accountable for their behavior.

Student Health & Wellness Programs provides confidential services on campus for victims of sexual violence. We also provide information, referrals, and assistance to connect students with an advocate, if requested.

On-Campus Services & Support

Counseling Services (Confidential)
Phone: (808) 932-7465

  • Student Health & Wellness Programs - Counseling Services┬áprovides free, confidential mental health counseling to members of the school community and are not required to report any information about an incident to the Title IX coordinator without the victims/survivors permission.┬á Counseling services is located at the Student Services Center, 2nd floor, Room E203. Hours of operation are from 7:45AM-4:30PM.

  • Those interested in seeing a counselor can make an appointment by speaking with our office assistant at the Student Services Center, 2nd floor, Room E203, or by calling our main number at (808) 932-7465. If available, counselors will see individuals on a walk-in basis.

Medical Services (Confidential)
Phone: (808) 932-7369

  • Student Health & Wellness Programs - Medical Services provides confidential health services and referrals for victims of sexual assault. Medical services is located in Campus Center Room 212. Hours of operation are from 8AM-4PM. Please call (808) 932-7369 to make an appointment.

  • Individuals who work or volunteer at Student Medical Services can generally talk to a victim without revealing any personally identifying information about an incident to the University.┬á A victim can seek assistance and support from these individuals without triggering a University investigation that could reveal the victim’s identity or that the victim has disclosed the incident.

**Confidential Advocate (Confidential)
- Destiny Rodriguez is a confidential advocate who is housed in the Office of Equal Opportunity. She will work with students, faculty, and staff to understand their rights, options, and resources available to them. Destiny is a confidential resource and is not required to report information to university administration. Her office is located in Trailer D. Phone: (808) 932-7958

Title IX Office: To report a violation, discuss your options, or receive institutional support, please contact the Title IX Coordinator.

Off-Campus Services & Support

YWCA Sexual Assault Support Services (24 hour crisis line)
Phone: (808) 935-0677

  • A free Forensic Medical Exam is available through the YWCA Sexual Assault Support Services. The exam includes preventive treatment for sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy and evidence collection. The exam is conducted by a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) who is a Registered Nurse with advanced training and certification in conducting sexual assault exams.

  • YWCA Sexual Assault Support Services also provides a confidential 24-hour crisis line (935-0677) and counseling services.

National Sexual Assault Hotline
800-656-HOPE (4673)

  • The National Sexual Assault Online Hotline is a free, confidential, secure service that provides live help over the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) website.

Victim/Witness Assistance Program
(808) 934-3306

Temporary Restraining Orders (TRO’s)

Child & Family Services , Alternatives to Violence
(808) 969-7798

Domestic Abuse Shelter (24 hours, 7 days a week)
(808) 959-8864