At UH Mānoa, your safety is a top priority. Department of Public Safety (DPS) officers patrol the campus 24 hours a day by vehicle and bike and on foot.
Safety escorts are available after dark, the Mānoa Guardian app for smartphones is designed to allow users quick and easy contact with DPS officers, and Emergency Call Boxes are located throughout campus for your safety and protection.
To report an emergency:
- Dial 911 for the Honolulu Police Department
- Dial 956-6911 for the Department of Public Safety
- Pick up one of the on-campus Emergency Call Boxes to talk to a dispatcher
In the event of an emergency on campus, the Emergency Information page provides information about the nature of the incident, how to remain as safe as possible, and when status has returned to normal.
UH Alert Emergency Notification System
The UH Alert emergency notification system provides notifications to the university community in the event of an emergency. Alerts are sent to all hawaii.edu email addresses and can also be sent via text message to student, faculty, and staff cell phones. Sign up for UH Alert (UH System).
The Department of Public Safety provides a number of services to the community. For additional information on the services listed below, visit the Department of Public Safety website.
Reporting a Crime on Campus
All students, faculty, staff, and visitors at UH Mānoa are encouraged to report all crimes and safety-related incidents to the Department of Public Safety in a timely manner. Learn how to report a crime and request resources on the DPS “Reporting a Crime” page.
Emergency Call Boxes
Emergency Call Boxes located throughout campus. In case of an emergency, these call boxes connect you directly to the DPS dispatcher. To activate the call box, simply pick up the handset. DPS will immediately identify your location even if you are unable to communicate verbally with the dispatcher.
The Department of Public Safety provides transportation or a walking escort from dusk to dawn for anyone walking alone on campus at night. Call 956-SAFE(7233) to request an escort. The escort will either accompany you on foot or transport you in a Campus Safety vehicle to any UH Mānoa parking lot or facility.
The Mānoa Guardian app for smartphones is designed to allow users quick and easy contact with 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 the UH Mānoa Department of Public Safety.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded education programs and activities. All public and private elementary and secondary schools, school districts, colleges, and universities receiving any federal financial assistance must comply with Title IX. Visit Title IX at UH Mānoa for more information.
Other Safety Resources
The Environmental Health and Safety Office provides students, faculty and staff with information and training on how to stay safe and healthy on campus.