Campus discussions on sexual violence with the U.S. Department of Education

OCRTalkStoryOffice for Civil Rights (OCR) from the U.S. Dept. of Education will be conducting focus groups to discuss the students' experience with the University's policies and resources related to sexual violence and sexual harassment, and to understand the campus climate regarding these issues. OCR would like to meet a broad representation of students, including people of all genders, survivors of sexual violence or sexual harassment, and those who have not experienced harassment.

Please join representatives from OCR for a discussion about this important topic. Food will be served. Student focus groups will meet April 28-30, 2014.

UH Alert - Arrest made in connection with UHM burglaries

This is an update to yesterday's UH Alert about two recent burglaries occurring on the Mānoa campus.

In the early hours of Tuesday, April 15, 2014, UHM Campus Security staff, while conducting patrols of Lower Campus, discovered an attempted burglary in progress.

The subject, later identified as a previously arrested burglary suspect, was detained by Campus Security and subsequently arrested by the Honolulu Police Department.  The investigation continues, and charges will be sought.  The arrested suspect is believed to be responsible for both previously reported burglaries.

If you see anyone or anything suspicious on campus or on UHM properties, please call Campus Security at 956-6911.  In case of emergency, call 911.

UH Alert - Two burglaries reported to Campus Security

UHM Campus Security has received two (2) reports of burglaries.

A report was received today about a burglary on Lower Campus near the Hawaiian English Language Program (HELP) portables near the ROTC buildings and Kahanamoku Pool.  Entry was made through a window and food items were taken.

Campus Security also received a burglary report last Friday at Kuykendall Hall, where entry was made through a window and cash was taken.

The cases have been referred to the Honolulu Police Department for further investigation.

If you see anyone or anything suspicious on campus or on UHM properties, please call Campus Security at 956-6911.

In case of emergency, call 911.

Possible Threat from Suspicious Individual, Manoa Valley (Off-Campus)

On Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at approximately 7:30 p.m., a student jogging in Mānoa Valley reported that she was stopped by an elderly couple driving by and warned of a suspicious male in a vehicle down the street. The male, driving a gold-colored Toyota, license plate #GSU045, approached the student and the couple, who together then drove a few blocks to park at the Mānoa Marketplace. The male followed after them, got out of his vehicle, began yelling at them and hitting
the couple's vehicle.  

Honolulu Police Department was called and responded; however, the suspicious male left the area before HPD arrived.

Description (as reported):
White male, late 20's, 5'6", "buzzed" haircut

SAFETY TIPS:
  • Be aware of your surroundings and trust your instincts.
  • Avoid situations that put you at greater risk, such as walking/jogging alone after dark.
  • Call Security Escort Service (956-SAFE) if traveling alone at night from one University facility to another.
  • When you go out alone, let someone know where you are going and when you plan to be back.
  • If you see anything unusual or suspicious, notify Campus Security.

Do not physically engage suspects involved in criminal activity. Stay at a safe distance, note suspect's description and direction of travel, and seek help as soon as possible.

Should you see this individual and his vehicle on campus, please contact Campus Security immediately at 956-6911 or anonymously at http://www.hawaii.edu/security/tip.html.

Please share the information contained in this crime alert with other people on campus who may not see this alert.

UHM Emergency Test Alert on February 19

The University will conduct an integrated campus-wide test of its emergency communications capabilities on Wednesday, February 19, at 9:30 a.m.

The following will occur:
  1. Test EMAIL messages will go out to all students, faculty, staff and vicinity contacts.
  2. Test TEXT messages will be sent to those who have signed up to receive emergency TEXT messages at www.hawaii.edu/alert.
  3. The UH Manoa home page at http://manoa.hawaii.edu, social media accounts, and the UH emergency hotline at 956-0001 will be updated to reflect the test.
  4. Campus Security will test its vehicle PA systems and will be making "test" announcements across campus.

All members of the UH Manoa community are urged to sign up to receive emergency TEXT alerts (if you have not already done so), by going online to the website at http://www.hawaii.edu/alert.

If you have already signed up, log in at http://www.hawaii.edu/alert to ensure that your contact information is up-to-date. You may test your cell phone information by sending a test message from the website to your phone. If you are having technical trouble with UH Alert, see the article at http://www.hawaii.edu/askus/1363 or send an email to em-info@lists.hawaii.edu.

Thank you in advance of the February 19, 2014 test of UH Alert.

UH Alert - Sex assault reported on UHM campus

On Monday, February 10, at 2:40 p.m., a UHM student reported being sexually assaulted while she was walking on Legacy Path. An unknown male appeared to be filming her with a camera phone when another male ran towards her and slapped her on her buttocks. Both men then ran towards Sinclair Circle.

Male #1 is described as: early 20's, 5'9", 170 pounds, medium build, wavy black crew-cut hair with tanned complexion wearing blue scrubs.

Male #2 is described as: early 20's, 5'9", 150 pounds, medium build, wavy black hair, with tanned complexion wearing blue scrubs.

If anyone has information on this incident, please call Campus Security at (808) 956-6911.  

For emergencies, call 911.

Campus Resources:
Women's Center: (808) 956-8059
Counseling and Student Development Center: (808) 956-7927
Dean of Students, Title IX Coordinator: (808) 956-3290

Off Campus Resources:
Sex Abuse Treatment Center: (808) 524-7273
Domestic Violence Action Center: (808) 531-3771

UH Alert - Power Outage

11:45 a.m. Friday, February 7
UHM Campus Security telephone service has been restored. Call (808) 956-6911 to speak with Campus Security. Call 911 for emergencies.

11:07 p.m. Thursday, February 6
There is a power outage affecting portions of the Mānoa campus. Most campus phones are out of service.

Call 957-8105 for Campus Security.

Dial 911 for emergencies.

UH Alert - Moped Thefts

The Office of Campus Security & Emergency Management has received six reports of moped thefts in recent weeks. Two reports were received on February 4, 2014, both having occurred at the Hale Lokelani moped parking area.

It is not known if there are any connections in these occurrences. Each has been referred to the the Honolulu Police Department for further investigation.

TIPS:
  • Use multiple locks when possible.
  • Do not leave keys in the moped.
  • Secure your moped to a stationary object.
  • Report suspicious person(s) on campus to Campus Security right away at 956-6911.

UH Alert - Burglary reported in UHM faculty housing

Campus security received a report at 3:39 p.m. today, January 5, 2014, of a burglary at a Kau'iokahaloa Iki faculty housing apartment located near Mānoa Marketplace. Entry was made through a window. Cash and other personals were taken.

Honolulu Police Department is handling the investigations.

Crime prevention tips for campus:
  • Make sure all your doors and windows are locked and secured, especially at night or if leaving your residence.
  • Call Campus Security immediately if you see someone lurking outside or near your residence.
  • If you suspect someone is inside your residence when you come home, do not enter and call 911.
  • Do not allow strangers into your home.
  • If you see anything suspicious, report it to Campus Security right away at 956-6911.
  • Remove yourself from potentially dangerous situations as soon as possible.

UH Alert - Break-In Reported at Hale Noelani

UHM Campus Security received a report at 1:53 p.m. on December 30, 2013 that unknown person(s) cut a screen window and entered a Hale Noelani apartment. Jewelry was taken.

Honolulu Police Department is handling the investigations.

Crime prevention tips for campus:
  • Make sure all your doors and windows are locked and secured, especially at night or if leaving your residence.
  • Call Campus Security immediately if you see anyone suspicious lurking outside or near your residence.
  • If you suspect someone may be in your residence when you arrive home, do not enter and call 911.
  • Do not allow strangers into your home.
  • If you see anything suspicious, report it to Campus Security right away at 956-6911.
  • Remove yourself from potentially dangerous situations as soon as possible.