UH hears safety concerns

University of Hawaii at Hilo administrators plan to discuss ways to improve security and communication with students after a false report of a sexual assault rattled nerves on campus.

On Monday evening, senior staff with the university met with students to discuss the incident as well as hear their concerns about campus security.

About 50 students attended. Staff spoke of ways students can protect themselves and what security services are available to them.

Some students said they were uncertain about how to call for help or get security alerts.

Afterward, Luoluo Hong, vice chancellor for student affairs, said staff will meet to discuss the feedback and ways to make improvements.

Asked what could be improved, she replied, “Dialogue. (We need) more dialogue.”

“We got to continue to do outreach and awareness,” Hong said.


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