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HAWAI'I CC COVID-19 INFORMATION
In response to the COVID-10 pandemic, Hawai'i Community College has implemented Required Prevention Measures and changes to campus operations to keep our community safe. Find more information about what you need to do to stay safe, please visit hawaii.hawaii.edu/covid-19.

Crime Prevention Tips


SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION:
Aquaintance Rape

  • Know the person you’re going out with; if a TRUSTED friend recommends the person, go out in a group for first date
  • Meet in a public place
  • Arrange your own transportation
  • Make your limits CLEAR – “no” means NO!
  • Tell someone where you’re going and who you’re meeting
  • Avoid excessive alcohol use – do NOT lose control
  • Don’t leave your drink alone (if you do – order a fresh drink upon returning); don’t drink anything you didn’t get or open yourself

IF SEXUALLY ASSAULTED: Do not feel guilty - you did nothing wrong

  • Tell someone immediately/Report the incident to Campus Security, Police, Emergency Room, etc.
  • Contact a faculty/staff member
  • Get medical attention
  • Consider counseling, whether or not you think you need it

TIPS TO PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY:

  • Do not leave valuables alone and unprotected
  • Mark all electronics and valuables (etching, indelible marker)
  • Record all serial and model numbers
  • Install a tracking system on computers
  • Lock your valuables up
  • Install a computer cable lock to keep your computer locked down (for employee and student computers)
  • Protect personal information on your computer
  • Report missing items immediately
  • Photocopy all your personal documents in your purse or wallet and keep the photocopy in a safe place
  • Report lost ID badge immediately
  • Do not leave your office/room, even for a moment, unless it is locked
  • Do not leave valuables visible in a vehicle
  • Report suspicious people or activities to Campus Security immediately
  • Report malfunctioning locks to Campus Security and/or Maintenance

TIPS FOR PERSONAL SAFETY:

  • Know the nearest fire escape route
  • Be aware of what is going on around you
  • Avoid going out alone (a lion attacks the weak, young or sick), so do the two-legged predators
  • If you MUST go out alone – stay in sight or yelling distance of people
    • Use busy (people or cars) streets –do not take so called short cuts
    • Walk in center of sidewalk
    • If a stranger wants to talk, state “I’m meeting someone,” and continue walking
    • Walk CONFIDENTLY, with head up and shoulders back
    • Make eye contact, so the person(s) know you are aware of them
    • If you feel the need: “Yell, Scream, Cause a Scene” (Perpetrators do not want extra attention.)
    • Be constantly aware of your surroundings
    • Trust your instincts and act on them