HPU's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
Hawai’i Pacific University Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report are organized to meet the compliance requirements of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and the Higher Education Opportunity Act.
The full text of this report is also posted on the Hawaii Pacific University Security and Safety and campus crime statistics are posted on website: www.hpu.edu/About_HPU/security/index.html or Hawaii Pacific University Pipeline: campus.hpu.edu. Each year, all enrolled students receive e-mail notification of the website to access this report. Faculty and staff receive similar notification via e-mail and at new employee orientations. Copies of the report may also be obtained by contacting the Director of Security and Safety at 808-236-3597. All prospective employees may obtain a copy of this report from the Human Resources and Payroll Department located in the FH Building at 1132 Bishop Street, Suite 310, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96813, or by calling 808-544-1188. Crime Statistics for the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report 2013 are for the following years 2010, 2011, 2012.
Hawai’i Pacific University has security at its Hawai’i Loa, Windward Campus and Downtown Campus. Hawai’i Pacific University has an Security and Safety Director along with three in-house security officers. These in-house security officers are assigned to the Windward campus. The balance of officers assigned to the Windward and Downtown campuses are from a contracted security firm. Security personnel are trained in: cardiopulmonary resuscitation; patrol procedures; traffic control, report writing; human interaction; and enforcement of the Campus and Student Codes of Conduct. Security personnel do not carry firearms and do not have arrest powers. Security personnel are responsible for maintaining public order on campus. The approach to this responsibility is with professionalism and discretion and with the understanding that service to the campus community is paramount.
Campus Security on the Windward Campus has officers on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Downtown Security hours are from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm on weekdays, or 6:30 am to 5:30 pm on Saturdays, or 8:30 am to 8:30 pm on Sundays.
The Windward Campus has two security offices, one located in the main building (AC) ground floor and a second on the first floor of the Dining Commons, north side of building. There is also a front gate staffed 24 hours a day. The primary HPU Windward Campus Security phone number is 808-236-3515, or from an HPU land line is 33333. The Director for Security and Safety is available by dialing from an HPU lane line 22222. HPU Downtown Campus Security does not have an office but are visible on Fort Street Mall. HPU Downtown Campus Security phone number is 808-753-7304.
Windward Campus Security monitors CCTV systems, supervised by the University’s IT Division that will monitor many interior public areas, labs, high-risk areas on both the Windward and Downtown campus. Presently 38 cameras on the Windward Campus and 17 cameras at the Downtown Campus assist in security in monitoring campus.
Reporting Crimes and Emergencies
Whether it happens to you or you are a witness, you have the responsibility to report a crime. If a crime occurs on or around campus, report it immediately to HPU Security or the Honolulu Police Department (HPD). HPD has primary jurisdiction over the areas surrounding HPU’s campuses and is generally called for any incident, crime, or emergency that is outside of the authority of HPU Security.
Non-emergencies contact the campus security at 236-3515 (Windward) or 753-7304 (Downtown) or 911 for emergencies. Note: All those using HPU landlines must dial #-9-1-1. Whenever possible, the actual victim or witness of the crime should call the police directly. Firsthand information is always more accurate and complete. If someone merely gives you information and leaves, please include this information. There are Emergency Phones on the first or second floor of each Residence Hall; these phones are directly linked to HPU Security at the Front Gate and also call #-9-1-1. The HPU Front Gate is staffed 24-hours a day by a trained security officer. The Front Gate Security Officer will dispatch the appropriate Security Officer or contact HPD, firefighters or paramedics/EMTs to handle the call if necessary.
The HPU Security officers are in constant radio contact with other HPU Security Officers who are stationed or roving throughout the HPU community and available to respond to situations as they arise.
On receiving information concerning an incident, a security officer or police officer will investigate the incident, document the information, and take appropriate action. Hawai'i Pacific University Security may work with the Honolulu Police Department and other state and federal agencies. Cases are adjudicated through the county in which the incident occurred and/or through the university’s judicial system.
Campus Security Authorities
Students are encouraged to report crimes to Campus Security Authorities (CSA). The following are Campus Security Authorities as defined by federal legislation, specifically the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.
- Hawai’i Pacific University Director of Safety and Security
- Hawai’i Pacific University Security staff, in-house and contracted.
- Athletic Director, Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Trainers, Athletic Staff
- Computer Center staff
- Cheerleading and Dance Coaches, Assistant Coaches
- Advisors to student organizations
- Academic Advisors
- Financial Aid Counselors
- Registrar and Staff
- Dean of Student Life and Staff
- Intramural Coordinator/Fitness Center Manager
- Windward Campus Activities Coordinator
- Military Campus Program admissions counselors
- Honor Society sponsors
- Center for Academic Success staff
- Sea Warrior Center staff
- Downtown Campus Activities staff and Student Center Coordinator
- Director of First Year Programs
- Coordinator, Leadership Programs
- Associate Director of Spirit Programs
- Center for Graduate and Adult Services counselors
- Commuter Services Staff.
- Director of Performing Arts and Staff
- Director of Counseling and Mental Health Services
- University Chaplain
- HPU Residence Life Coordiantor and Staff
- Center for Student Life and First Year Program Staff
The Jeanne Clery Act states that if someone has “significant responsibilities for student and campus activities,” he or she is a Campus Security Authority (CSA). By law, CSAs must report a crime (that has been reported to them) to Security personnel or higher authority. There is no discretion. The CSAs “must” report the crimes that come to their attention. There is no need to investigate, only to officially report crimes that are reported to them.
Licensed counselors (including certified Sexual Assault Victim Counselors) and the HPU clergy (pastoral counselors) are exempt from reporting requirements. HPU encourages counselors and clergy; if and when they deem appropriate, to inform those they counsel of procedures for reporting crimes on a voluntary and confidential basis for inclusion in the Campus Security Report. Confidential/anonymous reports are extremely valuable in order to prevent further victimizations and to obtain a more accurate description of HPU campus crime.
Campus Security Authority Training
Hawaii Pacific University sent Administration, Security and Human Resources staff to a two-day Clery Act training course at the University of Hawaii, May 2011. Campus Security Authorities have been identified at Hawaii Pacific University. The Security Department under the direction of administration conducts annual training to Campus Security Authorities on responsibility in reporting crimes and procedures.
In certain instances, a crime victim may be reluctant to file a report fearing the process and/or loss of his/her anonymity. In such circumstances, crime victims are encouraged to consider making a confidential report to one of the designated campus security authorities. At a minimum, crime victims will receive valuable counseling and referral information. Confidential reports are important because they provide valuable information that will enhance the safety of the community-at-large and provide a more accurate depiction of actual campus crime.
If a victim of a crime does not want to pursue action within the University System or the criminal justice system, he/she may still want to consider making a confidential report. The Director of Safety and Security can file a report on the details of the incident without revealing the victim’s identity. The purpose of a confidential report is to comply with the victim’s wish to keep the matter confidential, while taking steps to ensure the future safety of the victim and others. With such information, the University can keep an accurate record of the number of incidents involving students, determine if there is a pattern of crime with regard to a particular location, method, or assailant, and alert the campus community to potential danger. Reports filed in this manner are counted and disclosed in the annual crimes statistics for the institution.
The university is committed to the safety and well-being of its faculty, staff, students, and visitors to the campus. In the event of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving the immediate threat to the health or safety or persons on the campus, the university will immediately notify the university community using the Rave Alert System, InformaCast and other media outlets to advice of the situation, unless notification would otherwise compromise the effort to assist victims or contain the emergency.
The Hawai’i Pacific University Security Department along with the Campus Emergency Response Team (CERT) will confirm the existence of a significant emergency and make the appropriate notifications to the Honolulu Police Department and the university community. HPU Security under the guidance of (CERT) will coordinate the response of emergency responders and other necessary actions during an emergency. Hawai’i Pacific University will also test the emergency response and evacuation procedures annually and publicize the emergency response and evacuation procedures throughout the university. For Rave Alert, the URL for users to sign up is http://phone.hpu.edu.
How Crime is reported to the HPU Community
Hawai’i Pacific University in compliance with the Clery Act keeps statistics which are reported to the Department of Education annually on October 1. Hawai’i Pacific University Security Department keeps a “Daily Crime Log” which is available for inspection upon request. HPU will make periodic reports, timely warnings or notices to the HPU community of recent crimes that may affect the quality of life on or around campus areas. These reports are intended to raise awareness regarding criminal activity so that the community can increase or implement personal safety strategies.
Timely Warnings and Notices will be distributed through one or more of the following means:
- The HPU Pipeline Website at: campus.hpu.edu
- The HPU Outlook electronic mailing list for faculty and staff.
- The Hawaii Pacific University Security and Safety Department website; www.hpu.edu/About_HPU/security/index.html.
- Flyers to selected offices on campus, including Student Affairs and Residential Life.
- Rave Alert System.
This is part of HPU’s ongoing effort to notify the community when incidents of criminal activity occur which may have an impact on the quality of life of the campus community at large and to share crime prevention information. HPU faculty, staff, and students can expect to receive timely alerts for HPU campuses and immediate surrounding areas when appropriate. There may also be periodic informational messages about topics in crime prevention such as theft prevention and night safety.
Collection of Statistics for Annual Security Report
The Director of Safety and Security coordinates the compilation of all statistics, identifying reportable crimes, and reporting/publishing statistics to the Department of Education from university campus security authorities and local police for inclusion in the annual report. The Clery Act requires statistics to be reported from a wider geographic area (e.g., adjacent public property and off campus student organization properties), and also requires reports of student disciplinary referrals in addition to arrests for drug in addition to arrests for drugs, alcohol, and weapon offenses. The Clery Act mandates the collection of information regarding crimes from non-law enforcement “campus security authorities” having “significant responsibility for student or campus activities.”
Hawai’i Pacific University on an annual basis, in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act, by October 1, will issue a report concerning the incidents on campus for the calendar year prior, January 1 to December 31 and the two preceding years for which the data is available, for incidents reported to campus security authorities or to the appropriate law enforcement agencies. Incidents reported are from the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR), Group A:
- Criminal Homicide
- Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter
- Negligent Manslaughter
- Sex Offense
- Aggravated Assault
- Motor Vehicle Theft
- Hate Crimes
A victim was intentionally selected because of the perpetrator’s bias. Criteria include:
- Sexual Orientation
- Simple Assault
- Destruction/damage/vandalism of property
Criminal Actions Concerning Drugs, Alcohol and Weapons
Hawai’i Pacific University maintains a policy regarding a drug and alcohol free campus. The abuse of drugs and alcohol are not compatible with the goals of the university. The Jeanne Clery Act also mandates reporting of drug or alcohol related incidents. Hawaii Pacific University keeps statistics concerning the number of arrests and /or university referrals, discipline for the following violations occurring on campus:
- Liquor Law Violations
- Drug Law Violations
- Illegal Weapon Possessions
Policy on Alcohol and Drugs
It is the policy of Hawai’i Pacific University to prohibit the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of controlled substances, drugs, drug paraphernalia, or alcohol by students on University grounds or other University-sponsored locations and activities. The University reserves the right to discipline any student who violates the prohibitions of this policy when on campus or at a University function if, in the University’s discretion, the conduct may impact the University’s educational mission, and/or the health, and/or safety of any member of the community. Students are responsible for the conduct of their guests and visitors on campus, at University functions, and off campus at all housing complexes where HPU students reside.
HAWAII PACIFIC UNIVERSITY STUDENT HANDBOOK, DRUGS AND ALCOHOL
Student conduct is guided by the general Code of Student Conduct which is contained in the Hawai’i Pacific University Student Handbook. Implicit in the Code of Student Council understands that students are responsible for making their own decisions and accepting the consequences of those decisions.
It is unlawful and strictly prohibited for students to use, manufacture, possess, distribute, sell, any controlled substance, illegal drug, or alcohol, as prohibited by state and federal law on University-owned or University-controlled property or as part of any University activity.
Regardless of the legal age for alcohol consumption, the windward Hawai’i Loa campus residence halls are alcohol free:
- The consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages, possession of empty containers, or alcohol paraphernalia such as shot glasses, beer funnels, or bongs, is prohibited on University property, regardless of the student’s age.
- Any student’s behavior on campus or at any University event held on or off campus, that is unruly, disruptive, or destructive as the result of alcohol consumption will be documented and subject to referral/disciplinary action.
- Harm to persons or damage to either private or University property arising from the actions of individuals who are under the influence of alcohol on the premises of the University or at any University event held on or off the campus, will be full and sole responsibility of such individual(s).
- The use, possession, distribution, or sale of any amount of a potentially harmful or illegal drug (including marijuana) or drug-related paraphernalia is strictly prohibited. Anyone involved in the sale or distribution of illegal drugs on or off campus will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and possibly including suspension or expulsion from the University.
- Any student who resides in the residence halls and is found in violation of Alcohol or other Drug Policy will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and possibly including eviction from the residence halls, suspension, or expulsion from the University.
- Housing residents are responsible for the actions of their guest. Knowledge of, but not reporting, the illegal use of drugs or drug paraphernalia or alcohol, or being in the presence of such items in University housing, is also subject to disciplinary action. Roommates and suitemates, even if not present, are responsible for the Alcohol and Other Drug Policy violations in the common areas of their rooms or joint-use bathrooms.
Students are considered to be personally responsible for the conforming of their behavior to federal and state statutes and city ordinances, and all University policies including Alcohol and Other Drug Policy. When violations of law or University policy come to the attention of University officials, sanctions will be imposed and students may be referred to appropriate conduct boards or for criminal prosecution. Due to the serious nature of alcohol and other drug abuse, any student involved in an alleged violation may be summoned to meet with an University official and/or a University Student Conduct Review Board. Disciplinary sanctions shall be imposed upon a student who violates HPU’s Alcohol and other Drugs Policy. The sanction imposed is at the sole discretion of the University, up to and including suspension or expulsion from HPU. Students should refer to the Code of Student Conduct, which is contained in the Hawai’i Pacific University Handbook.
Alcohol and Drugs Policy Violation
Violators of the Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy may be subject to the following sanctions: All offenses, upon being found in possession of or using an illegal substance, including drug paraphernalia, the student may be placed on University probation. If the student is a resident in University Housing, he or she may be referred to a Housing Conduct Review Board (HCRB) for possible eviction from Housing without refund. The student may also be referred to a University counselor for a mandatory meeting. If the student is under the age of 21, the parent will be notified of the violation. The student may also be referred to a drug treatment center for assessment and/or treatment at his/her own expense, and the incident may be referred to the police. At its discretion, the University may also levy a monetary fine, depending on the circumstances of the case. A student found in violation of the University’s illegal substance policy a second time may, at the discretion of University officials or appropriate campus hearing board, may be suspended or expelled from the University and the incident may also be referred to the police.
The University may notify the parents/guardians of any student under the age of 21 of any violation of its Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy (in accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act [FERBA] as amended by the Higher Education Act of 1998).
There are federal and state statutes and city ordinances dealing with controlled substances. The information below is intended to highlight Hawaii statutes relating to the distribution, possession and use of a controlled substance or alcohol. For federal drug trafficking penalties, refer to the Federal Trafficking Penalties section. For further information on legal sanctions, go to hpu.edu/student life.
Highlights of the Hawaii Penal Code
Harmful Drugs, according to 712-1240, mean any substance or immediate precursor listed as a Schedule III or IV substance by Chapter 329, and includes marijuana concentrates, but not marijuana. Schedule III substances, which have a degree of danger or probable danger less than substances in Schedules I and II, include drugs which have a stimulant or depressant effect on the central nervous system. Schedule IV substances generally have a depressant effect on the central nervous system.
- Promoting a Harmful Drug 3rd, Knowingly possesses any harmful drug in any amount. The offense is a Misdemeanor.
- Promoting a Harmful Drugs 2nd, Distributes a Harmful Drug or Marijuana concentrate, Possesses 50 or more capsules of Harmful Drug or Marijuana concentrate, Possess 108 ounces or more of a Harmful Drug or Marijuana concentrate. The Offense is a B Felony.
- Promoting a Harmful Drugs 1st, Possess 400 or more capsules or tablets of a Harmful Drug or Marijuana concentrate, one ounce of Harmful Drug or Marijuana Concentrate. Distributes 50 or more capsules or tablets or 1/8 ounces or more of Harmful Drug or Marijuana concentrate. The Offense is an A Felony.
Detrimental Drugs, according to 712-1240, defined as Marijuana or any Schedule V substance listed in Chapter 329. Substance V substances, which are less dangerous than Schedule IV substances, include limited quantities of certain types of narcotic drugs combined with non-narcotic ingredients.
- Promotion of a Detrimental Drug 3rd knowingly possesses. The offense is a Petty Misdemeanor.
- Promotion of a Detrimental Drug 2nd if a person distributes. Also possesses 50 capsules or more of substance V, one-eighth ounce or more of substance, 1 ounce or more of Marijuana. The offense is a Misdemeanor.
- Promotion of a Detrimental Drug 1st if a person possesses 400 capsules Schedule V, one ounce or more of Schedule V, distributes 50 or more capsules Schedule V, one-eighth ounce of schedule V. Possesses one pound or more of marijuana, distribute one ounce of marijuana, possesses, cultivates twenty-five or more marijuana plants. The offense is a Class C Felony.
Dangerous Drugs, according to 712-1240 deals with cocaine, heroin, morphine or any of their respective salts, isomers, and salts of isomers.
- Promoting a Dangerous Drug 3rd, knowingly possess any drug in any amount. The offense is a Class C Felony.
- Promoting a Dangerous Drug 2nd, knowingly possess twenty five or more capsules, one-eighth or more methamphetamine, heroin, morphine, cocaine, one-fourth ounce or more containing any dangerous drug. Distribute any dangerous drug in any amount. The offense is a Class B Felony.
- Promoting a Dangerous Drug 1st,, possess one ounce of more heroin, morphine, cocaine, possess one and one-half ounce any other dangerous drug except methamphetamine, distributes twenty five capsules, one-eighth ounce of heroin, morphine, cocaine except methamphetamine. Distributes any dangerous drugs in any amount to a minor except methamphetamine. The offense if a Class C Felony.
Methamphetamine Trafficking 2nd, knowingly distributes in any amount methamphetamine. The offense is a Class B Felony.
Methamphetamine Trafficking 1st, possess one ounce of more of methamphetamine, distribute one-eighth an ounce or more of methamphetamine, distributes to a minor in any amount, and manufactures methamphetamine in any amount. The offense is a Class B felony.
Note: Drug Possession and Distribution, state of mind is knowingly.
Hawai’i Revised Statutes, 281.101,5, Prohibitions involving minors.
- Any adult who provides or purchases liquor for consumption or use by a person under twenty-one years of age shall be guilty of the offense under section 712-1250.5
- No minor shall purchase liquor and no minor shall consume or have liquor in the minor’s possession or custody in any public place, public gathering, or public amusement, at any public beach or public park, or in any motor vehicle on a public highway; provided that notwithstanding any other law to the contrary. The offense is a Petty Misdemeanor
Hawaii Revised Statutes, 712-1250.5, Promoting intoxicating liquor to a person under the age of twenty-one.
A person including a licensee commits the offense of promoting intoxicating liquor to a person under the age of twenty-one if the person knowingly:
- Sells or offers for sale, influences the sale, serves, delivers, or gives to a person intoxicating liquor, and the person receiving the intoxicating liquor is a person under the age of twenty-one; or
- Permits the person to possess intoxicating liquor while on property under his control, and the person possessing the intoxicating liquor is a person under the age of twenty-one. The offense is a Petty Misdemeanor
Alcohol Offenses while in operation of a Motor Vehicle, Section 291.
- 291e-61, operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant. Sample is .08 BAC and above. Involved in a Motor Vehicle Accident, sample is .05 BAC and above. The offense is a Petty Misdemeanor.
- 291e-61.5, habitually operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant. Three (3) prior Driving under the Influence convictions. The offense is a Class C Felony.
- 291e-64, Operating a vehicle after consuming a measurable amount of alcohol; persons under the age of twenty-one, sample is .02 BAC and above. The offense is a Violation.
- 291-3.1, Consuming or possessing intoxicating liquor while operating motor vehicle or moped. No person shall consume or possess an unsealed container of alcohol on any public street, road, and highway. The offense is a Petty Misdemeanor.
- 291-3.2, Consuming or possessing intoxicating liquor while a passenger in a motor vehicle. No person shall consume or possess unsealed container of alcohol while a passenger in a motor vehicle or moped on Public Street, road, and highway. The offense is a Petty Misdemeanor.
Hawai’i Revised Statutes define Operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant. An intoxicant means any drug or alcohol. Hawai’i Revised Statutes defines operating a motor vehicle, motorcycle, moped or other motor vehicle on roadway. A law enforcement officer in the State of Hawaii can enforce Operating a Vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant on private property. Procedures for taking a breath or blood sample would be different for the judicial proceeding.
All members of the university community, to include students, faculty, staff, alumni, and their guests, are expected to comply with federal and state laws regarding the use of alcohol and university organizations. Students and employees are expected to take personal responsibilities for their own conduct when making decisions regarding the use of alcohol.
Federal Trafficking Penalties
Law Enforcement in the State of Hawaii follows the Hawai’i Revised Statutes in enforcing drug violations. Enforcement through a federal agency would be on request by a state agency or a federal investigation. For federal trafficking penalties refer to: www.usdoj.gov/dea,agency/penalties.htm.
Additional Resources: Laws Relating to Drugs and Alcohol
For the latest information regarding federal and state laws pertaining to drug and alcohol, refer to:
- http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/21cfr/21usc/index.html This site links directly to the Controlled Substance Act as put forth by the Drug Enforcement Agency. This document also provides definitions of government terms used in drug enforcement
- whttp://www.justice.gov/dea/divisions/hq/2013/hq062613.shtml This site links directly to current information about designer drugs.
- http://www.justice.gov/jmd/2010justification/pdf/fy10-ndic.pdf The National Drug Intelligence Center. A division of the Department of Justice, posts their yearly reports regarding drugs trends, research, and legislation.
- http://www.unodc.org/ The United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime prevention provides this web site for the viewer to obtain a world perspective on drug misuse, abuse, trafficking and trends.
- http://www.drugsense.org/cms/ Contains weekly updated newsletters, focal points of interest, and media news. Informs reader of decisions concerning chemical abuse.
- http://www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp The Office of National Drug Control Control Policy updates site weekly with current news, trends, links to the “Pulse Check” drug newsletter, legislation, testimonies.
- www.capitol.hawaii.gov- Information regarding Hawaii laws found in the Hawai’i revised Statutes.
The possession or the carrying of any weapon by any person, except a law enforcement officer, is strictly prohibited on university property in academic buildings, administrative office buildings, and student residence buildings. Entry on aforementioned university property in violation of this prohibition is expressly forbidden.
Hawai’i Revised Statutes definition of a deadly weapon is any dirk, dagger, blackjack, slug shot, Billy, metal knuckles, pistol, or any other deadly or dangerous weapon. 134-51, Deadly Weapons: prohibitions. The offense is a Misdemeanor unless used in a commission of a crime, will be classified a C Felony.
Hawai’i Revised Statutes, Section 134
- 134-31. Restriction on possession, sale, gift, or delivery of electric guns. It shall be unlawful for any person, including a licensed manufacturer, licensed importer, or license dealer, to possess, offer for sale, hold for sale, sell, give, lend, or deliver any electric gun.
- 134-25, Place to keep pistol or revolver, Firearms shall be confined to the possessor’s place of business, residence, or sojourn and can be transported between these locations unloaded and in an enclosed container. Other places firearm can be carried is to a place of repair, target range, licensed dealer’s place of business, organized firearms show, police station, sanctioned hunting or firearm use training or instruction. The offense if a Class B Felony.
- 134-24, Place to keep unloaded firearms other than pistols and revolvers. The offense is a Class C Felony.
- 134-26, Carrying or possessing a loaded firearm on a public highway. The offense is a Class B Felony.
- 134-27, Place to keep ammunition, the offense is a Misdemeanor.
Hawai’i Pacific University security in conjunction with the Honolulu Police Department are lawfully in charge for the purposes of forbidding entry on or remaining on university property while possessing or carrying weapons in violation of Hawaii Revised Statutes.
- Counseling and Behavioral health Services’ primary responsibility is to the student population on campus. The CBHS department also provides consultation and referral services to public and private community providers. Finally CBHS provides programs and activities related to drugs and alcohol. During normal business hours, contact the CBHS department at the following numbers: Downtown Campus: 544-1198; Hawai’i Loa Campus: 236-3578.
- Residence Life conducts various educational programs pertaining to drugs and alcohol education and prevention. Residence Life brings in guest speakers to address the university student body, especially the residents, regarding the effects, trends and consequences of drugs and alcohol ( speakers in the past included the Honolulu Police Department, Mothers against Drunk Driving and the Coalition for a Drug Free Hawai’i).
- The University Chaplain is an important resource for students looking for support and guidance in numerous areas. The Chaplain can address and advise on topics ranging from relationships, dependence, loss, spirituality and academics. The University Chaplain can be reached by telephone at any time: 544-9394.
- The Center for Student Life and First Year Programs serves as an information center for the HPU student body. Publications regarding various health issues, including drug and alcohol information are available to students. In addition, the Center continually refers to students to various University and community resources, and offers programs and activities to promote healthy living without drugs and alcohol throughout the year.
- BACCHUS (Boosting Alcohol Consciousness Concerning the Health of University Students). BACCHUS Peer Education network is an international collegiate alcohol awareness and health education initiative. BACCHUS is represented on more than 800 campuses in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia and Hong Kong. Students are trained to help their peers to talk honestly about and develop responsible habits, attitudes and lifestyles regarding alcohol and healthy decision making. The BACCHUS student group develops and promotes programs throughout the community and within the University that raise awareness and get students actively involved in healthy and positive choices. Web site: www.bacchusnetwork.org.
- Addiction Treatment Services, Salvation Army: 595-6371
- Adult Children of Alcoholics: 5214477
- Al-Anon: 546-5647
- Alcoholics Anonymous: 946-1438
- DASH (Drug Addiction Services of Hawai’i): 538-0704
- Hina Mauka (alcohol/drug treatment programs): 236-2600
- Narcotics Anonymous: 734-4357
- The Salvation Army (Addiction Treatment Services): 595-6371
- Suicide and Crisis Center (24 hours): 832-3100
- Women’s Way (residential treatment): 732-2802
- Shelter for Abused Spouses and Children: 841-0822
Missing Person Policy
The Higher Education Act of 2008 (HEOA) requires that all institutions that provide on-campus student housing must establish a student notification policy and procedures.
Statement of Policy:
Each resident has the option to identify and register confidential contact information for an individual to be contacted by the institution no later than 24 hours after the time that the student in question is determined missing. This is done via the Missing Person Emergency Contact Form at housing check-in. (In the event a student is under 18 years of age, and has not been legally emancipated, the student’s parents will also be contacted.)
If a member of the University community has reason t believe that a resident is missing for 24 hours, he/she should immediately notify the Director of Safety and Security at 808-722-2709. The Director of Safety and Security will generate a missing person report and initiate an investigation with the assistance of Residence Life staff.
Should the Director of Safety and Security determine that the student is missing and has been missing for more than 24 hours, he/she will notify the Honolulu Police department and the resident’s emergency contact, or the resident’s parents if the resident is under the age of 18 and not legally emancipated, no later than 24 hours after the student is determined to be missing.
Sexual Assault Policy
This policy applies equally to all members of the Hawai’i Pacific University community: students, faculty, administrators, staff, contract employees, and visitors.
Hawai’i Pacific University is committed to providing an institutional environment where all persons may pursue their studies, career, duties, and activities in an atmosphere free of threat of unwelcome and unwanted sexual actions. It strongly condemns sexual offense, will not tolerate sexual offenders, and supports those who have been victimized.
Sexual Assault includes the attempt or act of rape (sexual intercourse without consent or with a child under the age of 14, by a stranger, an acquaintance or an intimate friend), forced sodomy, or the forced penetration by a foreign object either animate, such as a finger or inanimate. Non penetration sexual assault includes the act of touching an unwilling person’s intimate parts such as genitalia, anus, groin, breast, or buttocks, or the clothing covering these parts, or forcing an unwilling person to touch another’s intimate parts.
The above acts constitute sexual assault when they are committed against a person’s will as evidenced by refusal of consent or through the use of force, threat, manipulation, or intimidation, or against a person who, by virtue of mental incapacity, or physical helplessness, is unable to give or withhold consent. This includes, but is not limited to, incapacity or helplessness caused by alcohol or other drugs. Intoxication of the assailant shall not diminish the assailant’s responsibility for sexual assault.
The university will respond promptly, fairly, and decisively to all reports of sexual assault. Members of the university community accused of sexual assault will be subject to university disciplinary procedures when the alleged incident has occurred on campus or when the incident has occurred off campus and materially affects the learning environment or operations of the university.
Sexual assaults are serious violations of the university’s student judicial code, faculty standards, and university employee policies. There are crimes under the Hawai’i Revised Statutes Sec. 707-730
707-730, Sexual Assault in the first degree. A person subjects another to an act of sexual penetration by strong compulsion; sexual penetration with another person who is less than 14 years old; person subjects to sexual penetration another who is mentally defective; person subjects to sexual penetration another person who is mentally incapacitated or physically helpless as a result of a substance that the actor knowingly caused to be administered to the other person without the other person’s conduct; at least fourteen years old but less than sixteen years old, the suspect is five years older. State of mind is knowingly. The offense is an A Felony.
708-731, Sexual Assault in the second degree. Person subjects another to an act of sexual penetration by compulsion; person employed in a correctional facility or private company providing services at correctional facility; police detention facility, residential facility subjects another to sexual penetration. State of mind is knowingly. The offense is a B Felony.
707-732, Sexual Assault in the third degree. Person recklessly subjects another person to an act of sexual penetration by compulsion; person subjects a person under fourteen years old or causes that person to have sexual contact with that person; person knowingly subjects to sexual contact another person who is mentally defective, mentally incapacitated, or physical helpless to have sexual contact with the person; person subjects another in a correctional, police facility or residential setting to sexual contact. The offense is a C Felony.
707-733, Sexual Assault in the fourth degree. Person knowingly subjects another to sexual contact by compulsion or causes victim to have sexual contact by compulsion; person exposes genitals to another person causing alarm or fear of bodily injury to another; person knowingly trespasses on property for purposes of subjecting another person to surreptitious surveillance for the sexual gratification of that person. The offense is a Misdemeanor.
Rape Prevention Education
Sponsored by the Honolulu Police Department and the Women’s Center, the Rape Prevention Education Program provides education and information about sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking. Programs explain laws and definitions, suggest strategies to increase safety, and dispel the common myths about sexual violence. The RPEP also provides assistance for survivors of sexual violence and their family and friends. Assistance includes crisis counseling, information about reporting to law enforcement and the campus judicial system, help with legal and medical questions, and help with academic and housing problems and referrals to other campus and community resources.
Procedures to follow when a sexual offense occurs:
GET TO A SAFE PLACE. CALL A FRIEND OR SOMEONE ELSE TO BE WITH YOU.
- If you know you want to report to the police, call 9-1-1, (#-9-1-1 on campus phone line) and say, “I want to report: an assault.” You will need to provide your name and pertinent information.
- If you are not sure what you want to do, call the Honolulu Rape Crisis Center’s 24-hour hotline (524-7273). You do not have to give your name. The advocate will talk with you about your options, rights, and choices.
- You may also call or come in to the Sex Abuse Treatment Center, Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm (808-524-7273). A staff member will help you with your decisions about what to do.
- If you are not sure about reporting but think you might want to later, you must make a police report in order to obtain an evidence exam. The evidence exam can only be done if you make an official police report. You have the right to change your mind later about being involved in a legal case. Evidence Exams are initiated by handling detective, done at Kapiolani Medical Center.
- Do not eat, drink, wash, shower, or go to the bathroom, as hard as this is, your body comprises the evidence in a sexual assault. If you have already done these things it is still okay to make a report; be sure to let police officer know.
- If you definitely do not want to initiate a report with police, it is still good to have a medical exam to see if you are injured internally and to check for sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy.
Information about counseling
Counseling and Behavioral Health Services (CBHS) are available to provide students with individual therapy, crisis intervention, and referrals to private and public resources. The Director of the CBHS department also serves as liaison to university faculty and staff to support students who are experiencing academic difficulties due to life stressors. In addition, the department serves students reporting incidents to the proper law enforcement authorities. Counseling services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL to all current registered HPU students.
Pastoral counseling is also available. Contact the University Chaplain at 808-544-9394.
Other counseling resources on campus
- Counseling and Career Services for students;
- Academic and Staff Assistance Program for staff and faculty.
Notification about changes in academic/living situations
Victims of sexual assault may:
Request academic assistance for missed classes or exams, or help with rearranging coursework.
- Be moved if both of you and the accused live in a residential housing, or you may request that the accused be moved pending a campus conduct hearing.
Sex Offender Registry
Hawai’i Pacific University is in advisory role in informing the campus community where information provided by the state concerning sex offenders may be obtained. Hawai’i Pacific University is not required to collect sex offender information.
- The federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2000 was enacted on October 28, 2000, and became effective on October 28, 2002; this law requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where law enforcement agency information provided by a state concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. In Hawaii, the information is available at the following website: sexoffenders.ehawaii.gov
Date Rape Drug
Date rape drugs can be placed in any drink, not just alcohol. The drug may act as an aphrodisiac or intoxicant. Effects may include a feeling of well being and short term memory loss. Some other common side effects includes a drunken appearance, drowsiness, light-headedness, staggering, confusion, muscle relaxation, and amnesia that can last up to 24 hours. Serious adverse effects can occur such as seizures, insomnia, anxiety, nausea, dizziness, hallucinations, coma, and even death.
If you or someone you know has been drugged and/or assaulted, go to a safe place, contact HPU Campus Security or the Honolulu Police Department. Then go to a local hospital’s emergency room for immediate treatment of any injuries.
Stalking is considered a crime in the State of Hawai’i.
711-1106.5, Harassment by stalking. A person commits the offense of harassment by stalking if, with intent to harass, annoy, or alarm another person, or in reckless disregard of the risk thereof, that person engages in a course of conduct involving pursuit, surveillance, or other non-consensual contact upon the other person on more than one occasion without legitimate purpose. Harassment by stalking is a misdemeanor.
711-1106.4. Aggravated harassment by stalking, a person commits the offense of aggravated harassment by stalking if that person commits the offense of harassment by stalking as provided in section 711-1106.5 and has been convicted under section 711-1106.5 within five years of the instant offense. Aggravated harassment by stalking is a class C felony.
Common elements of stalking include: annoying or threatening phone calls and emails; unwanted letters or gifts; showing up uninvited at the victim’s home, place of work, or class; taking photos or spying on the victim, threats, and intimidation of the victim. If you feel that you are being stalked or need further information, contact Campus Security or the Honolulu Police Department.
Temporary Restraining Order (TRO)/ Restraining Order (RO)
A TRO is a court document that can be obtained to provide legal assistance which prevents an individual from contacting another individual if they have a history of harassing, threatening, or abusing that individual. There are times when students, faculty, and staff find themselves in a situation where they need to file for a TRO. A TRO is temporary in nature with a pending court date and hearing. At this hearing if respective judge finds cause that a danger exists, the TRO will be dissolved and a permanent restraining order issued. Permanent Restraining Orders go into effect for three years.
For assistance from Campus Security regarding TRO/RO, you will need to provide the TRO/RO information to the Security Office. Security Office needs a copy of the TRO/RO, which will allow them to better develop an appropriate response and provide accurate support and assistance if called on to do so. In addition to a copy of the TRO/RO, please provide a current picture of the person who the TRO/RO restrains, along with a description of any vehicle the subject may own or operate. Contact the Campus Security Office for further information.
Filing for a Temporary Restraining Order
You may request a District Court temporary restraining order (TRO) if the person harassing or abusing you:
- Is not someone to whom you are married or were married.
- Is not a relative.
- Has never lived with you.
- Is not someone with whom you had a child.
- Is not a dating partner.
Otherwise, obtain a Family Court Protective Order.
District Court- O’ahu- Honolulu District Court, Regular Claims Division, 1111 Alakea Street, third floor, (808) 538-5151.
Family Court- O’ahu- Honolulu Family Court- 777 Punchbowl Street, (808) 538-5959.
Crime Victim and Witness Rights
As a victim or a witness of a crime, individuals have certain rights under the Victim/Witness Assistance Program which is with the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney. If you have questions about this program, please call (808) 541-2850.
Crime Victim Assistance
If you need further information please contact:
Crime Victim Compensation Commission
State of Hawai’i, Department of Public Safety
1136 Union Mall, Suite 600
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 587-1143
Security Daily Log Information
The University keeps a daily log of all incidents that are reported on campus.
If you need further information you may go to the security office at 45-045 Kamehameha Highway or contact Campus Security at 808-236-3597.
The University Security can help students engrave unique identifiers on personal items kept on campus, such as bicycles, computers and radios. Engraving on personal property helps in the recovery and identification of stolen items. The University Security also suggests keeping a record of serial numbers and unique identifiers, and taking photos of valuable items kept on campus to aid in identification and recovery.
Hawaii Pacific University Security upon request will accompany individual students and members of the faculty and staff between academic or residence buildings parking lots. The Downtown escort service will include from academic and office buildings to the shuttle or city bus stop and to university downtown parking lots during the hours of darkness. To request an escort contact 808-753-7304 (Downtown) and 808-236-3515 (Windward).
Buildings and Residences
Security and fire safety considerations go into planning and design of all campus buildings. On request, the University Security will evaluate the security strength of university officers and residences and recommend corrective action. The University Security also works closely with Facilities Management to ensue prompt repair of maintenance issues that pose a safety or security concern to the community.
All university buildings can be secured by a key- or card-lock system. Students are issued keys to their residences, and authorized faculty and staff are issued keys to their workplaces. After-hours access to locked academic buildings is restricted to authorized persons holding keys or electronic access cards for the facilities.
Security Lighting and Emergency Phones
Parking lots, sidewalks and all major walkways are lit at night at the both the Downtown and Windward campuses. Emergency phones are located on the first floor of all residence halls on the Windward campus.
Responsible University Officials and Departments
The Director of Safety and Security is responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of this policy as it relates to fire and life safety. He is also responsible of this policy as it relates to fire system testing. The Office of Safety and Security is the responsible office for fire and life safety. The Office of Safety and Security along with the Physical Plant is responsible for the maintenance of the fire systems. Assisting at the Physical Plant will be the Assistant Vice President of Operations, Procurement and Facililties, Facilities Manager and the Facilities Coordinator.
Who is Governed by this Policy
All faculty members, staff, affiliates, students and visitors of and to the Hawaii Pacific environs are governed by this policy.
Who Should know this Policy
All faculty members, staff, and students at HPU should be aware of and understand the fire safety policy and procedures. No member of the HPU community is excluded from this policy.
It is the University’s policy to attempt to protect all persons on its premises from the hazards of fire. Specifically, the University endeavors to ensure:
- That adequate means of egress in case of fire exist for all persons on University premises.
- That all means of egress are correctly maintained, kept free from obstruction and available for safe and effective use at all times.
- That all fire detection and annunciation equipment that is required to give warning in the event of fire is properly installed and maintained.
- That fire suppression equipment for containing or fighting fire is present and maintained in proper working order.
- That emergency response, management, notification and investigative management procedures are followed in responding to and in aftermath of a fire.
- That appropriate fire safety training is developed and implemented to provide faculty, staff, and students with a working knowledge of fire and life safety practices and evacuation policy and procedures.
- That all premises owned and occupied by the University receive a fire and life safety inspection at reasonable intervals.
- That there adequate measures taken to mitigate potential risk in buildings, installations and equipment from fire that are commensurate with the risks and are appropriate to the values of teaching, research or commercial importance of these aspects.
The Office of Safety and Security is responsible for all aspects of fire and life safety within the Hawai’i Pacific University community. Duties and responsibilities include but not limited to:
- Development and implementation of all fire-related training material for faculty, staff and students.
- Development and dissemination of emergency response protocols and procedures.
- Development and dissemination of fire and related emergency evacuation protocols.
- Conducting required fire drills in all academic residence halls and buildings.
- Inspection and reporting of all fire and life safety deficiencies in University buildings.
- Inspection of all buildings for code compliance.
- Acting as a liaison with the Honolulu Fire Department and all other agencies involved with fire and life safety issues.
- Maintaining a repository for all fire and life safety data and statistics.
Fire Safety Team
The Fire Safety Team of Hawaii Pacific University is responsible for the proper operation of all fire systems including testing, inspecting, maintenance and repairs to ensure reliability in case of fire or emergency. Fire systems include fire extinguishers, emergency lights, fire alarm monitoring systems, sprinkler systems, fire pull stations, smoke detectors and megaphones. Fire Safety team members are: Assistant Vice President of Operations, Procurement and Facilities, Facilities Manager and Facilities Coordinator and the Director of Safety and Security.
Fire Drills at Residence Hall on the Windward Campus of Hawai’i Pacific are done once in the fall semester, once in the spring semester. Each Residence Life staff and resident advisors receive fire and life safety training that includes, but is not limited to, the following topics:
- Fire extinguishers
- Emergency Evacuation
- Health and Safety Inspections
- Campus Violence
Training of Resident Life staff and resident advisors is done annually during the month of August. Throughout the course of the year, a variety of fire and life safety education opportunities are presented to residential students. The two unannounced fire drills for all residence halls were done on February 10, 2012 at 0630 hrs. and September 24, 2012 at 0630 hrs. Facility Management, Security and Residence Life plan the drills that were successful in moving residents to pre-determined evacuation areas. All residents receive information stressing the importance of fire drills and quick, safe, efficient evacuation during a real emergency.
The academic classrooms and buildings of Hawaii Pacific University have a yearly fire drill. From January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011 the following had one fire drill.
- Amos Starr and Juliette Montague Cooke Memorial Academic Center, Windward Campus
- UB Building-1164 Bishop Street
- LB Building- 1060 Bishop Street
- MP Building-1188 Fort Street
- FC Building- 1132 Bishop Street
- FH Building- 1132 Bishop Street
- FS Building- 1166 Fort Street
- BH Building- 1154 Fort Street
- Kukui Plaza- 55 South Kukui Street
Residential Fire Safety Reporting
Hawai’i Loa Campus, 45-045 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe, HI 96744
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Hawai’i Pacific University - Hawai’i Loa Campus - Amos Starr and Juliette Montague Cooke Memorial Academic Center, Oceanic Institute
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Residential Fire Policy
Candles, incense, oil lamps, burning insecticides, flammable liquid, and halogen-bulb lamps (even as room decorations) are prohibited in all University housing as a fire-safety measure. Cooking in the residence halls is not encouraged. Due to the danger of fire, any type of open flame, exposed, and/or external heating elements, including charcoal grills, compact or electrical grills, hotplates, toaster ovens, toasters, and stoves are not permitted in the residence halls or outside near the campus buildings. Only one small refrigerator/freezer unit (no larger than 5.0 cu. Ft. total) and microwave per room is permitted and should be plugged directly into wall outlet.
Smoke Detectors are located in every room along with the hallways of Residence Hall. Smoke Detectors are serviced annually in the month of August. Security and Maintenance will check smoke detectors regularly. If smoke detectors are defective, they are repaired or replaced in a timely manner. Smoke Alarms are run on the fire alarm system which can immediately be responded to by security. Smoke Detectors should always be in good working condition; tampering with or removing smoke detectors from the ceiling jeopardizes hall safety, and will be subject to disciplinary action. Do not hang anything from or attach anything to any smoke detector in the residence halls.
Fire Alarm/Fire Extinguishers
The Fire Alarm is located on each floor of residence hall, located toward the rear of building near fire exit. The Fire Extinguisher is located on each floor of residence hall. The Fire Alarm/pull station and Fire Extinguisher is serviced annually during the month of August.
The Fire Alarm and Smoke Detector system was installed and maintained by a licensed alarm contractor.
All electrical items must be plugged directly into wall outlets. Acceptable equipment for use with fused surge protectors includes: computers, printers, answering machines, fans, and desk lights. Due to electrical loading capacities for the residence halls, air conditioning units are not permitted in the halls. Extension cords and outlet multipliers are safety hazards in the residence halls and are prohibited from use. Live holiday/Christmas trees are not allowed in the residence halls.
Fire Safety and Systems:
Fire Systems and Maintenance: