Please be aware that a criminal investigation is separate and distinct from the University of Hawaiʻi’s institutional response. You may choose both, one, or neither of these options depending on your individual decision. These options are available simultaneously, and the University will cooperate with law enforcement agencies if a criminal investigation occurs.
Reporting to the University
Contacting the Title IX Coordinator will put the University on notice of an allegation. Additionally, any information shared with other employees ordinarily obligates the employee to report the information to the Title IX Coordinator. The only exception is information shared with Confidential Resources.
Reporting to Law Enforcement
The decision to report to law enforcement is entirely yours. Some survivors say that reporting and seeking justice helped them recover and regain a sense of control over their lives. Understanding how to report and learning more about the experience can take away some of the unknowns and help you feel more prepared.
More information on reporting is available at RAINN.