Emergency Call Boxes
Located throughout the UH Mänoa campus are emergency call boxes. These phones can be distinguished by the red box and/or blue light. Emergency call boxes connect callers directly to the Department of Public Safety 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and immediately identify the location of the call box. Call boxes are activated by simply lifting the handset from the cradle or by pressing the button. Remain at the call box for the Department of Public Safety officers.
Department of Public Safety Escort Service
the Department of Public Safety will provide a point-to-point escort on campus during the hours of darkness for any individual who is faced with no other alternative but to walk alone. This service can be by walking or by vehicle. Residents may request this service by either calling the Department of Public Safety at 956-SAFE (7233) or by using any of the “blue light” emergency call boxes located throughout the campus. Please keep in mind that this is a service provided for the resident’s protection and is not intended to be basic transportation. We encourage people the use of a “buddy” system and to car pool if possible.
General Security Tips for Residence Hall Living
- Thefts can occur from unlocked residence hall rooms occur while the residents of the room are on the same floor, but have just stepped out for one minute. It takes approximately eight seconds for someone to walk into an unattended room and remove something, such as a wallet or cell phone. Residents should lock their door even when only going to the bathroom or to the room next door. Lock the door when in the room, especially when asleep.
- Never leave handbags, billfolds, jewelry, or other valuables unattended in rooms, showers, or lounges. Put them away in a safe place.
- Strangers loitering in or around residence halls should be reported to Student Housing staff.
- Do not prop open residence hall doors that are supposed to be closed.
- Try not to leave small items of value in the room during vacations and long holidays.
- Residents receiving annoying or obscene phone calls should notify the Department of Public Safety at 956-6911, or the resident’s hall staff at once. It may be a prank, but you never know.
- Do not let strangers into the room or building.
Related Safety Resources
Department of Public Safet 956-6911
Counseling and Student Development Center 956-7927
Gender Equity Specialist 956-9499
Civil Rights Specialist 956-4431
Women’s Center 956-8059
Vice Chancellor for Students Office 956-3290
Information Technology Services Safety Office (internet stalking) 956-2400
Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Student Services 956-9250
Sexual Assault Hotline 524-7273
Domestic Violence Hotline 531-3771
TRO for family/household members 538-5959
TRO for non-related/non-household members 538-5151
All crimes should be reported to Student Housing Services staff AND the Department of Public Safety as soon as possible. The Department of Public Safety can be reached by phone at 956-8211 (non-emergency) or 956-6911 (emergency).
For additional valuable security service, information, anonymous tips, bomb threats, crime logs and special bulletins visit the Department of Public Safety Web site at www.hawaii.edu/security.