|Has sex assault occured? Here's what to do.
- Go to a safe place.
- Report the assault to police (911) or campus
security (956-6911). UH campus security is available 24 hours
a day. Campus security is accessible to you whether you live on
or off campus.
- Call a family member, friend or campus advocate.
If you live in the dorms, there are in-residence counselors (pager:
252-1593), who also live in the dorms, that are available to help
you 24-hours a day.
- 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
- 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 Hosptial (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
- Write down as much as you can remember about
the circumstances of the assault, including a description of the
- Talk with a counselor who is trained to assist
victims about the emotional and physical impacts of the assault.
You can reach either the Women’s Center or Student Counseling
(956-7927) to talk to a trained counselor.
- 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).