Reporting to Law Enforcement will put the University on Notice of an allegation.
The decision to report to law enforcement is entirely yours. Some survivors say that reporting and seeking justice helped them recover and regain a sense of control over their lives. Understanding how to report and learning more about the experience can take away some of the unknowns and help you feel more prepared.
Please be aware that a criminal investigation is separate and distinct from the University of Hawaiʻi’s institutional response. You may choose to report to both the University and Law Enforcement, one, or neither of these options, depending on your individual decision. These options are available simultaneously, and the University will cooperate with law enforcement agencies if a criminal investigation occurs.
More information on reporting to law enforcement is available on RAINN’s (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) website.