UH Mānoa Resources
If you are in immediate danger or need immediate help, call 911 or UHM Public Safety at 956-6911.
- Confidential Offices
- Medical Options
- Safety Options
- Reporting Options
- Student Respondent Support
- National Hotlines
- Community Resources
- Employee Resources
- Title IX Brochure for Students
- Immigration/Visa Campus Resources
- All-Gender Restrooms
- Lactation Spaces
- Transgender Students’ Rights & Protections at University of Hawaiʻi
- Video Library
Report to the University
The University encourages you to talk to somebody about what happened in order to get the support you need, and so the University can respond appropriately. Contacting the Title IX Coordinator will put the University on notice of an allegation. Additionally, any information shared with other employees obligates the employee to report the information to the Title IX Coordinator. The only exception is information shared with Confidential Resources.
The university encourages victims of sexual violence to talk to somebody about what happened so victims can get the support they need, and so the University can respond appropriately. While some victims of sexual assault are ready to file a formal complaint against an alleged offender, others may want time and privacy to sort through their next steps.
The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has many campus resources available to victims and survivors of sexual harassment, sexual assault and domestic violence. There are also local and national resources student victims and survivors may want to consider contacting. Below is a list of some of the resources available.
Please remember that different employees on campus have different abilities to maintain a victim’s confidentiality. Before revealing any information, please make sure you understand the reporting obligations of the person you are speaking to.
Please be aware that a criminal investigation is separate and distinct from UH Mānoa’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 of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa will cooperate with law enforcement agencies if a criminal investigation occurs.
The many resources available can sometimes be overwhelming. As such, advocates can assist with navigating the many options available, helping to provide improved access to resources. While you have the final decision on how to proceed, advocates can assist in the decision making process through experienced information, allowing you to make the choices that best suit your individual circumstances. Advocacy is considered a confidential office, meaning that assistance can be received without placing the University on notice of a specific incident. This is so you can receive needed assistance while still retaining control of your decision to report an incident to the University and/or law enforcement. These offices will protect the identity of individuals who seek services, and will not divulge any individually identifiable information without consulting the individual first.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Student Services
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Student Services strives to maintain a safe and inclusive campus environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. The office provides direct services to students of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa to confidentially discuss or seek advocacy and support for mistreatment due to their actual or perceived sex, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation.
Office of Gender Equity
The Office of Gender Equity offers direct services to victims and survivors of sexual harassment and sexual assaults. The Office also maintains a list of some of the services offered, along with brief descriptions.
Prevention, Awareness, and Understanding (PAU) Violence Program
Prevention, Awareness, and Understanding (PAU) Violence Program exists to inspire, educate, and empower students and campus communities to build safe living-learning environments, end interpersonal violence, and encourage holistic well-being in ways that are supportive, collaborative, student-centered, and strengths-based. PAU Violence Program staff provides direct services to all University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa students including crisis response, safety planning, academic support, and referrals to campus and community resources.
Student Parents At Mānoa (SPAM)
Student Parents At Mānoa (SPAM) seeks to increase the visibility of and resources for student parents at UH Mānoa as they pursue education while parenting. SPAM staff provide advocacy, support, and referrals for pregnant and parenting students to help them succeed in their educational goals.
Counselors can provide emotional support, as you process the many options available. Counseling is considered a confidential resource, meaning that assistance can be received without placing the University on notice of a specific incident. This is so you can receive needed assistance while still retaining control of your decision to report an incident to the University and/or law enforcement.
Counseling and Student Development Center (CSDC)
The Counseling and Student Development Center (CSDC) offers support to UHM students, staff, and faculty to assist with personal, academic, and career concerns. All services are confidential and most are free of charge for Mānoa students. They also offer free consultation to faculty and staff on personal and student-related issues as well. CSDC office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. They also offer immediate walk in appointments for urgent or emergency/crisis services during their regular daily hours.
Medical Care and Evidence Collection
Although going to the hospital after a sexual assault may feel overwhelming, it is a safe place to get help. For example, at the Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women & Children, the acute forensic examination is available to adults and minors, females and males. Examinations are done within 72 hours of a sexual assault. If you are worried about sexually transmitted infections, HIV or other medical concerns, even if it is over 72 hours since the assault, it is important to seek medical care. Medical care following a sexual assault is important even if you have no visible injuries.
The acute forensic examination will:
- Ensure that you are physically all right, and address concerns about the risks of sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy, and HIV.
- It is a good idea to collect and preserve any evidence, even if you do not want to report the assault to the police. Sometimes people change their minds and decide later that they want to pursue legal action.
To preserve evidence:
- It is best to not wash, bathe, douche, or brush your teeth (if oral activity took place). But even if you have cleaned up, you can and should still get a medical examination.
- If you have not changed the clothing you were wearing at the time of the assault, keep these on, as they can be collected at the time of the examination. If possible, bring a change of clothing.
- If you do change, put each article of clothing you were wearing in a separate paper bag and bring everything to the hospital.
- Do not clean or disturb the physical location where the assault occurred.
- If you suspect that you were a victim of a rape drug, medical care for testing and collecting evidence as soon as possible is important. These drugs leave your system very quickly.
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UHM Health Options
The University Health Services Mānoa (UHSM) is considered a confidential resource, meaning that assistance can be received without placing the University on notice of a specific incident. This is so you can receive any needed health services while still retaining control of your decision to report an incident to the University and/or law enforcement.
The University Health Services Mānoa (UHSM) is staffed by physicians, nurse clinicians, nurses, and other support staff, and offers a wide range of medical services and programs to UH Mānoa students, with many of the services also available to UH Mānoa faculty and staff and students from other UH campuses. Services include general medical care on a walk-in basis; women’s health, sports medicine, psychiatry, and dermatology clinics by appointment; pharmacy and clinical laboratory; and student training, employment and volunteer opportunities.
University Health Services Mānoa (UHSM)
1710 East West Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 956- 8965
Campus Security Services
The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Department of Public Safety provides protection and security at UH Mānoa 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.
Campus Escort Service: 956-SAFE (7233)
The Department of Public Safety (DPS) provides transportation or a walking escort from dusk to dawn for anyone walking alone on campus at night. By calling 956-SAFE(7233), an escort can be summoned to your location. The escort will either transport you in a Public Safety vehicle or accompany you on foot to any University parking lot or facility.
Mānoa Guardian is designed to allow users quick and easy contact with UH Mānoa Department of Public Safety (DPS) officers, and has additional features for increasing safety on campus. Using Mānoa Guardian, you can set a Safety Timer session, place a call to UH Mānoa Department of Public Safety, or send a tip to UH Mānoa Department of Public Safety.
Reporting to campus security will put the University on notice of an allegation. Further, the University must use the information when compiling and publishing annual statistics for certain crimes reported that occur on or adjacent to University properties.
The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Department of Public Safety (DPS)
The University encourages victims of sexual violence to talk to somebody about what happened – so victims can get the support they need, and so the University can respond appropriately.
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.
Obtain a Protective Order (Family Court)
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 you need to extend your protection for up to three years, you can obtain an injunction at District Court of if the TRO is against a household or family member, you make a request for a protective order at Family Court.
If granted, the order sets guidelines aimed at protecting you. This can include prohibiting the defendant from calling or visiting you.
If the defendant is a family member, or has or had a dating relationship with the person seeking the TRO, please file through Family Court.
If the defendant is not related by blood and has never lived together with the person seeking the TRO, please file through District Court.
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.
Report 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 here:
Honolulu Police Department (HPD)
Student Respondent Support
There are comprehensive support services are available if someone has filed a report or complaint against you regarding sexual violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating/domestic violence or stalking. These services are in place to help you understand your rights, responsibilities and the investigation and adjudication processes.
The PAU Violence Program Respondent Support staff member can provide services to any University of Hawai`i at Mānoa student who has been accused of misconduct by another student.
Respondent Support Services will:
- Help you understand your rights
- Provide you with a safe listening space
- Explain and help you navigate the investigation and adjudication processes, including formal hearings
- Support and connect you with campus and off-campus resources
It is important to note that the respondent support person is NOT legally required to maintain confidentiality, and does NOT provide any legal advice to the respondent.
Christopher Yanuaria, MSW
National Sexual Assault Hotlines
Requesting a Family Court Protective Order
Requesting a District Court Protective Order
Domestic Violence Action Center
The Domestic Violence Action Center is committed to ending domestic violence and other forms of abuse through leadership, prevention, legal services, individual and systemic advocacy and social change work. They believe all persons should be treated with equality, dignity and fairness. With high quality and culturally sensitive programs, delivered with integrity and compassion they are creating safety and self-sufficiency for survivors and their children.
P.O. Box 3198
Honolulu, HI 96801-3198
Legal Helpline: (808) 531-3771
Toll-Free Neighbor Island Helpline: 1-800-690-6200
Business Office and Administration: (808) 534-0040
Fax: (808) 531-7228
Sex Abuse Treatment Center
The Sex Abuse Treatment Center (SATC) of the Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women and Children (KMCWC) is a statewide program valued for its leadership and expertise in providing treatment services for survivors of sexual assault, preventing sexual violence and effecting change through public policy, awareness and education.
Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children, An Affiliate of Hawai‘i Pacific Health
Harbor Court, 55 Merchant Street, 22nd Fl. Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96813
24 Hour Hotline: (808) 524-7273
Parents and Children Together
The mission of Parents And Children Together is to promote and support healthy individuals, families and communities by creating opportunities for them to identify and address their own strengths needs and concerns and successfully realize their potential.
Oahu Family Peace Center
Provides individual and group services for offenders, victims, and child witnesses of domestic violence.
1505 Dillingham Blvd., Suite 208
Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone: (808) 832-0855
Fax: (808) 832-0853
Ala Kuola assists victims of domestic violence in obtaining a TRO in Family Court against their abuser.
550 Halekauwila Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 545-1880
Hawaiʻi Immigrant Justice Center
The Hawaiʻi Immigrant Justice Center at Legal Aid provides advocacy, and community outreach and education, in addition to free legal services to indigent immigrants.
245 North Kukui Street
Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone: (808) 536-8826
Neighbor Islands: (800) 499-4302, ext. 279
Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
The Legal Aid Society of Hawaiʻi is a public interest, not-for-profit law firm whose mission is to achieve fairness and justice through legal advocacy, outreach and education for those in need. They continue to provide full representation to those in need and have improved access to justice by also training clients to handle legal matters on their own.
Legal Aid Society of Hawaiʻi – Honolulu Office
924 Bethel Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 536-4302
Temporary Restraining Order Hotline (Family Court)
The Temporary Restraining Order Hotline of Family Court (Oʻahu First Circuit) can be reached to answer questions you may have about TROs or the process to obtain a TRO.
Phone: (808) 954-8090
Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii
Volunteer Legal Services Hawaiʻi serves Hawaiʻi’s low and moderate income community through volunteer attorneys. Their pool of pro bono attorneys provide legal services in a wide range of civil matters, including divorce, paternity, custody, child support, guardianship, adoption, basic estate planning including powers of attorney, advance healthcare directives and wills, landlord-tenant, collections, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, and Veterans Administration benefits. They are able to assist as long as you meet income guidelines and have a legal issue that the organization handles.
Note: Act 208, effective July 1, 2016, mandates that faculty members are “responsible employees” for the purposes of Title IX. This template has been revised to comply with Act 208.
Immigration/Visa Campus Resources
International Student Services (ISS)
ISS serves as a resource to international students and the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa campus community by encouraging and supporting international students to meet their educational, professional and personal goals. ISS monitors visa status for international students attending UH Mānoa with the F-1 or J-1 student visa status.
Faculty & Scholar Immigration Services (FSIS)
UH System & University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
FSIS provides immigration assistance to University of Hawaii (UH) departments and to international scholars and employees across the UH System. FSIS also monitors visa status for international students with the J-1 student visa status who attend the 9 other UH campuses and also monitors the visa statuses of international faculty, researchers, professionals, performers, etc.
Nine all-gender restrooms are now available at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa campus, and 73 percent of the bathrooms in the residence halls are all-gender bathrooms. Similar to “family restrooms” that can be found in some shopping malls and airports, each all-gender restroom is a lockable, single-stall and provides both ADA accessibility and privacy.
The all-gender restrooms on the Mānoa campus are located in Architecture Building 315; the Dole Street Offices; Gartley Hall 11; Hamilton Library 303A and 303B; Holmes Hall 271, 371 and 471; and Webster Hall 401A.manoa.hawaii.edu/campusmap/pdf/UHM-all-gender-restrooms-map.pdf
Student parents returning to school and needing a clean and comfortable space to express milk are welcome to use the designated lactation spaces on campus, located at:
- Gartley Hall Lactorium (GH 201). To reserve a space call 956-7182 or email:email@example.com.
- Hamilton Library Lactation Space (HL 313). You can reserve the Hamilton Library Lactation Room online or get more information on the Library’s site. The space can be booked in 30 min. increments up to 60 min.
- Women’s Center Lactation Space (QLCSS #205). For more information, please call the Women’s Center at 956-8059 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate use of the Lactation room in the student services building.
- Map of Lactation Locations on Campus – a printable map of Lactation Locations on the UHM campus is also available.
Additional information can be found here: manoa.hawaii.edu/studentparents/