The primary mission of Kapi‘olani Community College’s Violence Prevention Task Force is to provide prevention education and services with the goal of creating a safer, more informed campus community.
The task force is made up of a collaborative effort between Instructional Faculty, Counselors, Staff, Students, Administrative Services, the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, and the Staff at the UH Mānoa’s Women Center. Sexual assault, stalking and dating violence prevention will be promoted through in-class workshops, professional training and peer education programs.
Reporting an Emergency:
- Call 911 (Emergency Services)
- Call 808-734-9900 (Kapi‘olani College Campus Security)
- Call 808-734-9522 (Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs)
- Call 808-734-9585 (Mental Health & Wellness Counselor)
College Policy on Harassment & Violence
Policy on Sexual Harassment
It is the policy of the College to provide a safe and comfortable learning and working environment for students and employees. Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination that can undermine the foundation of trust and mutual respect that must prevail if the University is to fulfill its educational mission. Sexual harassment will not be tolerated in any part of the University’s programs and activities. Sanctions will be imposed on members of the University community who violate this policy. Disciplinary actions against employees will be subject to the collective bargaining agreements. For more information, please contact the Office of the Dean of Student Services or the Personnel Officer.
Security Tips to Avoid Theft:
- Double check your locks after securing them.
- Don’t buy the cheapest lock.
- Don’t give your combination to anyone.
- Don’t leave anything unattended.
- When using the restroom, don’t leave bags or purses on the floor.
- Make your items look different from others, so it’s easily identifiable.
Security Tips at Night:
- Park in a well-lit area.
- Contact Kapi‘olani Community College Security for an escort.
- Don’t walk near shrubbery, bushes, in between cars, or suspicious groups of people.
- Have your keys out before you get to your vehicle.
- Walk confidently, head up and shoulders back.
Source: Wayne Fredericks, Kapi‘olani Community College Security Officer
Has sex assault occurred? Here’s what to do.
- Go to a safe place.
- Report the assault to Police (911) or Campus Security (734-9900).
- Call a family member, friend or campus advocate.
- Preserve all physical evidence of the assault. Do not shower or brush your teeth, and save all of the clothing you were wearing at the time. Place all garments in a paper (not plastic) bag.
- You can call the Sex Abuse Treatment Center (524-7273). They will send a counselor to meet you at Kapi‘olani Hospital. There, you will receive special treatment from one of their doctors. All of their services are free and confidential.
- Go to Kapi‘olani Hospital (983-6000) Emergency Room at 1319 Punahou Street. This hospital provides medical care for sexual assault victims, and not all hospitals provide the specialized forensic care you’ll need. A medical examination is important because it can protect you from possible injuries, STDs and pregnancy resulting from the assault.
- Write down as much as you can remember about the circumstances of the assault, including a description of the assailant.
- Talk with a counselor who is trained to assist victims about the emotional and physical impacts of the assault.
- To get information about legal issues you can contact the Sex Abuse Treatment Center (524-7273) or the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (1-800-565-HOPE)
- Tell someone where you’re going and when you’ll be back. You don’t have to spill all of the juicy details, but at least let someone know what your plans are.
- Drive yourself or agree to meet your date somewhere. While having your date pick you up may seem nice, it can also leave you stranded if the date isn’t going well and you want to leave.
- Go with another couple. If you’re not quite sure how interested you are in someone, go out with group of friends to make sure you aren’t alone.
- Go somewhere public. As romantic as a candlelight dinner at your date’s apartment might sound, meet somewhere very public for the first few dates.
- Use alcohol responsibly. If you’re old enough to be drinking, you’re old enough to handle it like an adult. Don’t get into a situation you didn’t plan on, due to alcohol.
- Say “NO” when you don’t feel like it. Saying “no” is fine at any point, and you shouldn’t worry about sounding rude. There are plenty of ways to say “no” nicely. (Thank you, but I’ve had enough to drink tonight).
- Listen to your gut. If something or someone doesn’t feel right, listen to that feeling. It’s there for a reason.
- Watch your drink at all times. Keeping an eye on your drink means someone else can’t change your plans for the evening without you knowing about it.
- Carry cash. Everything seemed great, but it went downhill fast. Now you’re stuck at a club and just want to run. Having cash makes catching a bus or cab easier.
- Agree to check in with a friend at a certain time. If you don’t want to worry about calling someone at a pre-set time have them call you. Decide beforehand what you will say if things aren’t going well. Having your roommate call you because they are sick is a great way out of a date that isn’t going well.
Source: College Dating: 10 tips for dating safety, By Kelci Lynn
Could This Be You or Someone You Know?
- Has your partner ever been physically abusive to you? This may include slaps, shoves, punches, or scratches.
- Has your partner ever been emotionally abusive to you? This may include name-calling, insults, threats, or ignoring your wishes.
- Has your partner ever been sexually abusive to you? This could include threatening, pressuring, or forcing you to do something sexual when you don’t want to.
- Do you make excuses for your partner’s temper?
- Have you stopped seeing friends and doing activities that you used to enjoy?
- Is your partner excessively possessive or jealous?
- Do you try to change your behavior to prevent your partner from being angry?
- Has your partner treated you in a way that you do not want your friends or family to know about?
- Have you ever slapped, punched, shoved or otherwise, physically harmed your partner?
- Have you ever threatened or said something to intentionally hurt your partner?
- Have you ever pressured, threatened or forced your partner to do something sexual?
- Do you get so angry you “lose control”?
- Do you monitor or track your partners activities?
- Do you feel you have to compete for your partner’s attention?
- Do you treat your partner in ways you regret later?
- Have you ever treated your partner in a way you do not want your friends or family to know about?
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, please consider speaking with a counselor or someone you trust, and remember you are not alone.
Source: Sex Abuse Treatment Center Hawaii: www.satchawaii.com
Resources on Campus
|Emergency||Kapi‘olani Community College Campus Security||Phone: (808) 734-9900 or Dial x9900 from a Campus Phone|
|Honolulu Fire & Honolulu Police Departments||Dial 911|
|General Information||Mona Lee, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs||Phone: (808) 734-9522
|Kapi‘olani Community College Academic Counselors||Counseling Directory|
|Mental Health & Wellness||Lori Ferreira, LMHC
Mental Health & Wellness Counselor
Phone: (808) 734-9585
Resources: In the Community
|Domestic Violence||Domestic Violence Shelters||Honolulu/Leeward:
|Intimate Partner Violence||Domestic Violence Action Center||(808) 531-3771|
|Pu‘uhonua Family Peace Center||(808) 585-7944|
|Developing Options to Violence||(808) 532-5100|
|PACT Family Peace Center||(808) 832-0855|
|Aloha Pride Center (LGBTQIA)||(808) 545-2848|
|National Domestic Violence||1-800-799-7233|
|Hawai‘i State Coalition Against Domestic Violence||Oahu: (808) 841-0822
Town/Leeward: (808) 526-2200
Windward: (808) 528-0606
|Restraining Orders||Domestic Violence Action Center||(808) 531-3771|
|District Court (Non-Household)||(808) 538-5151|
|Sex Assault||Sex Abuse Treatment Center||(808) 524-7273
Other Resources: In the Community
|Health Centers||Health Centers – Low Cost||Kahuku: (808) 293-9216
Kalihi-Palama: (808) 528-0606
Kalihi Valley: (808) 848-0979
Wai‘anae Coast: (808) 696-7081
Waimanalo: (808) 259-7948
Waikiki: (808) 922-4787
|Diamond Head STD Clinic||(808) 733-9280|
|Substance Abuse||Drug Addiction Services of Hawai‘i (DASH)||(808) 538-0704|
|Sand Island Treatment||(808) 841-2319|
|CHOW Project (Needle Exchange)||(808) 848-2469|
|Salvation Army Treatment Center||(808) 522-8400|
|Addiction Treatment Services||(808) 595-6371|
|Homelessness||Housing Solutions||(808) 947-7181|
|Men’s Shelter||(808) 537-2724|
|Women’s Shelter||(808) 845-7052|
|Legal Assistance||Legal Aid Society||(808) 536-4302|
|Na Loio (Immigrants)||(808) 847-8828|
|Victims/Witness Kokua Services||(808) 768-7401|
|Domestic Violence Action Center||(808) 531-3771|
|Self-Help/12 Step Group||Al-Anon||(808) 546-5647|
|Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)||(808) 946-1438|
|Narcotic Anonymous (NA)||(808) 734-4357|
|Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous||(808) 926-0166|
|Codependents Anonymous||(808) 589-2632|
|Child Abuse||Child Protective Services||(808) 832-5300|
|Information & Referral||Aloha United Way 24 hour Resource Line||(808) 275-2000