The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is dedicated to ensuring the safety of everyone in our campus community. As part of that commitment, on-campus agencies have teamed up to produce a video educating students on the university’s many resources for reporting sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking and other prohibited behaviors covered under Title IX and the Violence Against Women Act.
When an issue of sex/gender-based misconduct is reported, UH has a responsibility to provide support and resources and to proceed in a way that seeks to honor the rights of the students affected by the report. The UH Mānoa Office of Title IX, UH Mānoa Department of Public Safety, PAU Violence program and Office of Gender Equity collaborated on a video titled “Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence: What You Need to Know.”
The video features the different options available in the reporting process, resources available to responding parties, how each department will work on behalf of the student to meet their needs, and how the departments work together to ensure that the student receives all available resources and information.
“It is our hope that this video will help students understand the role of each department and how to navigate the reporting process in the way that fits their needs,” said Dee Uwono, UH Mānoa Title IX director. “We believe that by clarifying the roles of each office, students will have the tools necessary to decide which resources to enlist if they or someone they know is a victim of sexual assault or intimate partner violence.”