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WMI is committed to its moral, legal, academic, and intellectual responsibilities to its students and community.  

 

WORLD MEDICINE INSTITUTE P.O. Box 11130 Honolulu, HI 96828 Telephone: (808) 373-2849 FAX: (808) 373-4341 Email: admissions@wmi.edu Website: www.wmi.edu

 

Campus Safety and Security

YOUR RIGHT TO KNOW

This brochure is provided in compliance with the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 and Higher Education Amendments of 1992. World Medicine Institute is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Published by Director of Administrative Services and Dean of Student Services

 Campus Security

 World Medicine Institute is firmly committed to providing a safe and secure campus environment. Policies and procedures are designed to ensure that every possible precautionary measure is taken to protect persons and property. However, you need to be aware that preventative efforts on your part can effectively reduce the chances of you becoming a victim. This brochure is part of our effort to promote awareness of the current programs that exist at the campus to provide for your safety and well-being. The campus security department, under administration of the Director of Administrative Services, is responsible for providing security services for the campus.

 

Services Provided

Campus security officers conduct vehicle and foot patrols on campus. They are charged with the enforcement of federal, state, and local laws, College rules and regulations. They perform a full range of public safety services dealing with incident reports, campus investigations, medical and fire emergencies, traffic accidents, enforcement of laws regulating the use of alcohol, drugs, and weapons, and all other situations requiring campus security assistance. Campus security officers do not have police powers and are not authorized to carry firearms. Any campus incident requiring an arrest is referred to the Honolulu Police Department. Campus security officers are trained in areas such as emergency first-aid, CPR, report writing, investigative skills, and crowd control. Campus security maintains a close working relationship with all law enforcement agencies and, whenever appropriate, meetings are held with these external agencies and crime-related reports and statistics are exchanged.

 

Access to Campus Facilities

Most campus facilities are open to students, faculty staff, and the public during the day and evening hours when classes are in session. During times when the College is officially closed, buildings are locked and access is limited to faculty staff, and authorized students only. The general public may attend cultural and recreational events on campus, but their access is limited to the facilities in which these events are held.

 

Reporting of Crimes and Emergencies

Crimes and other emergencies on campus can be reported directly to the campus Security Office. To reach the College Security Office from off-campus telephones, dial 373-2849. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to report all suspicious activities and/or persons observed on campus. Such calls should be made promptly to improve Security’s ability to prevent potential crimes.

Crime Prevention Programs

The College’s crime prevention program is based upon the dual concept of eliminating or minimizing opportunities for crime while encouraging students and employees to assume responsibility for their own safety and the safety of others by taking common-sense precautions.

 

Sexual Offense

Any member of the World Medicine Institute community who commits a sexual offense is subject to criminal persecution and college disciplinary procedures. Under college disciplinary procedures, a variety of sanctions may be imposed including suspension, dismissal, or loss of employment. By law, all college disciplinary procedures provide due-process protection for the accuser and the accused. At the conclusion of the mandated hearings related to sexual offense, both the accuser and the accused shall be informed of the decision and sanction.

Any student or employee who is sexually assaulted should report the incident to either the Sex Abuse Treatment Center (524-7273), Campus Security (373-2849), the Honolulu Police Department regardless of whether or not the individual plans to press charges. A victim’s physical and emotional well-being is of paramount concern. However, it is important to consider preserving physical evidence to assist in apprehending and prosecuting any attacker. Information on a victim’s option to notify proper law enforcement authorities and to have the assistance of the Counseling Office in notifying these authorities will be provided.

 Students who are victims of a sexual offense will be assisted in continuing their studies by changing their academic or living arrangements if those changes are requested by the victim and are reasonable. Information on programs designed to inform students and employees about the prevention of crime and sex offenses as well as practices to encourage students and employees to be responsible for their own security of others is available from the Counseling Office on campus, telephone number (373-2849).

Alcoholic Beverages

 State law regulates the purchase, possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages. No one under the age of twenty-one may purchase, possess or consume alcoholic beverages. Consumption of alcoholic beverages is forbidden in all public and common areas. All other service or consumption of alcoholic beverages on campus requires the approval of the Provost. Students and employees found to be in violation may be subject to the provisions of state laws, University policy, and the Student Conduct Code.

Illegal Drugs

As prohibited by state and federal laws, College students an employees are not permitted to be under the influence of, possess, manufacture, distribute or sell illicit drugs at College sponsored or approved events, on College property or in buildings used by the College for its educational or recreational programs. Students and employees found to be in violation are subject to arrest. Conviction may result in probation, fines, and imprisonment. Students are also subject to disciplinary action under the Student Conduct Code.

The possession or use of lethal weapons on College premises is strictly prohibited. Lethal weapons include but are not limited to firearms, ammunition, spear guns, explosives, and dangerous substances. Any person found to be in violation may be subject to the provisions of state law, University policy and the Student Conduct code.

Safety Precautions

·       Travel in well-lit areas; travel in pairs if possible; be aware of your surroundings; use the escort service.

·       Report any suspicious persons or activities; report all incidents no matter how minor; report losses immediately.

·       Be sure to lock/secure window and doors in your room or office; lock cars and bikes; store valuables in the trunk of your car.

·       Never loan keys to anyone. They may be lost, stolen, or duplicated.

·       Don’t leave belongings/valuables unattended. Mark or engrave your belongings.

·       Familiarize yourself with the locations of phones and the security office.

Assistance Programs

National Hopeline Network                                                 (800) SUICIDE

Suicide Prevention Hotline

Suicide & Crisis Center                                                           (808) 832-3100

CFS Domestic Violence                                                            (808) 841-0822

Hotline & Shelters

Alcoholic’s Anonymous                                                           (808) 946-1436

Narcotics Anonymous                                                              (808) 734-4357

Sex Abuse Treatment Center                                                (808) 524-7273

Legal Aid Society of Hawaii                                                   (808) 536-4302

Emergency Numbers

Honolulu Police Department                                               911

 

 Click below to read additional statements on the respective policies:

WMI's Academic Freedom Policy

WMI's Affirmative Action Policy

WMI's Diversity Policy

WMI's Non-Discrimination Policy

WMI's Student Diversity Policy


 

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