Safety Tips and Campus SafeWalk Program

SAFETY TIPS AND CAMPUS SAFEWALK PROGRAM

Help prevent crime on campus. Please take the time to read below for your personal safety. Further, if you become aware of any criminal or illegal activity taking place Hawai’i Pacific University, please notify the Hawai’i Pacific University Security Center at 544-1400. Other points to consider:

  • Practice “situational awareness.” In other words, be aware of your surroundings, trust your instincts and be cognizant of your vulnerabilities.

  • Walk on well-lit routes. Refrain from taking short cuts: Always walk where there is plenty of light and traffic.

  • If possible avoid walking alone after dark or in high crime areas around the city. If you do find yourself alone on campus at night and need to move about the campus. 

  • Lock your doors and windows day and night. Do not lend your keys, university access cards or passwords to anybody. Do not prop open locked doors.

  • Do not leave your backpack or personal belongings unattended. Always secure valuable items such as laptops, cellular phones, tablets, cameras when not in use.

  • Inform your roommate or someone you trust if you are going out and when you may be returning. Better yet, walk with a friend or a group.

  • Keep Campus Security’s emergency phone number (544-1400) on your cellular phone.

  • Sign up for emergency alerts at: getrave.com/login/hpu.

  • Call SafeWalk at 544-1400 if you need to be accompanied by security while walking through the campus area. Click here for information on SafeWalk.

  • Personal information such as social security number, date of birth, mother’s maiden name, credit card numbers and bank PIN code should be kept in a secure place. Never give your personal information in response to an unsolicited phone call or email.

  • Use caution when posting personal information on Facebook and other social media sites. Go to www.idtheftcenter.org for information.

  • Do not accept drinks (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) from strangers. Alcohol is the #1 Date-Rape “Drug”!

  • If you see anything suspicious or unusual, notify Campus Security immediately. Do not physically engage suspect (s) in criminal or unusual activity. Keep at a safe distance, note suspect’s description, and seek assistance as soon as possible.

  • If you are a person with a disability and have been a victim of a crime, let campus security or emergency responders know so they can best assist you.