The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Department of Public Safety provides protection and security at Mānoa campus 24 hours a day throughout the year. The Campus Security patrol is responsible for enforcing UH Mānoa rules and regulations, and its duties include detecting fires, detaining trespassers, preventing theft and vandalism, and investigating reports of suspicious persons and incidents. Also, upon a reasonable request, officers will provide an escort service from dusk to dawn for students and employees.
Reporting to campus security will put the University on notice of an allegation. Furthermore, the University will use this information when compiling and publishing annual statistics for certain crimes reported that occur on or adjacent to University properties.
As part of the University’s commitment to your safety, you have the right to reasonable and appropriate interim measures designed to preserve your educational experience, ensure the safety of all parties and the broader University community, maintain the integrity of the investigative and/or resolution process, and deter retaliation. These measures can be provided to you regardless of whether you seek formal disciplinary action.
You have a right to live in a safe environment, free from the threat of harm from a family member or acquaintance. If someone you know is engaging in a pattern of harassment (including physical or sexual violence, verbal threats, property damage, or stalking), you can seek protection by obtaining a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the perpetrator. If granted, the order sets guidelines aimed at protecting you, which can include prohibiting the defendant from calling or visiting you.
If the defendant is a family member or has/had a dating relationship with the person seeking the TRO, you may petition for a protective order at Family Court.
If the defendant is not related by blood and has never lived with the person seeking the TRO, you may petition for a protective order at District Court.