HPU Provides College Campus Safety Training to Kamehameha High School Seniors

Jan Boivin and Marites McKee

Dean of Students Marites McKee (pictured right) and General Counsel Jan Boivin (pictured left) sparked conversations about college campus safety among graduating high school seniors and their parents on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Kamehameha Schools’ Kapalama campus.  The training program includes street-smart safety tips and addresses the strong correlation between alcohol consumption and sex assault.  During this unique session, high school seniors and their parents receive the same training content in separate rooms to encourage open questions and frank discussions.  As early as the car ride home and throughout the summer before college, high school students and their parents can "talk story" about students' experiences with alcohol, body mass, and alcohol tolerance, and what-would-you-do scenarios before the students enter their freshmen year.  

After five years of providing this community service, McKee and Boivin will be transitioning the training program to Lori Daniels, PhD., and Lyndall Ellingson, Ph.D., from HPU’s College of Health & Society, who will continue to educate students and parents for Kamehameha Schools and its partner schools while researching effective training methods and content.