The Hawai‘i Pacific University ‘ohana and the larger community of Hawai‘i joined at Aloha Tower Marketplace (ATM) for the third annual “We Care!” Campus Safety Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 12.
The safety fair, co-founded by Marites McKee, Dean of Students, and Jan Boivin, General Counsel, focused on a wide array of campus safety issues, including sexual violence prevention, alcohol awareness education, natural disaster preparedness, and commuter and pedestrian safety. A steady flow of visitors, including students and community members, attended the fair at the ATM atrium.
Adrienne Lampitelli, the Director of Student Activities and coordinator of the event, thanked the various HPU and community groups that supported the special evening. “It was great to see not only our HPU community, but organizations from our local community come together to raise awareness about important issues and resources,” said Lampitelli.
Visitors — including Provost Matthew Liao-Troth, Dean Allison Gough, Dean Brenda Jensen, Dean Warren Wee, and Dean Mani Sehgal — stopped by HPU’s Title IX and Dean of Students table, which included resources for victims of sexual assault and “beer goggles” that simulated the influence of alcohol on one’s visual perception and movement. Others visited the Kapiolani Medical Center’s Sex Abuse Treatment Center table, learning the important message of “RESPECT,” and the Student Government Association was present to promote campus safety and natural disaster information and trivia.
A warm Mahalo to our extended HPU ‘ohana, including community participants from the following organizations: the Honolulu Fire Department, the Honolulu Police Department (representatives in photo below), the Hawaii State Department of Health - Medical Reserve Corps, NOAA/National Weather Service, Bicycle Program - Department of Transportation Services, Walk Wise Hawai‘i Pedestrian Safety - Department of Transportation, the Domestic Violence Action Center, Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Child & Family Services, Hawaii Says NO MORE, the Sexual Abuse Treatment Center, Ho‘opla Na Pua, Are You Cleared Telemedicine, and Planned Parenthood – Generation Action.